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Going airborne

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Eighty-six-year-old Richard Smith of Wellsville was not injured in a crash at HMF Recycling in Lisbon on Friday. Lisbon firefighters and KLG Ambulance personnel responded to the crash. Workers at HMF saw Smith apparently hit the gas of his 2015 Toyota Camry and become airborne at the edge of an ...

On the Calendar

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SAT/23 ALLIANCE Bingo, 6:25 p.m., Disabled American Veterans #50, 9540 McCallum Road NE; doors open 5 p.m. CANFIELD That Quilt Guild I Belong To, quilters garage sale featuring fabric and crafting supplies, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 3735 Barber Drive; ...

Fed disaster funds to help repair Elkron road

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LISBON — An Elkrun Township road in danger of washing away will be repaired after qualifying for federal assistance. Columbiana County commissioners this week gave county Engineer Bert Dawson the requested permission to hire an engineering firm to perform the design work on the slip, which ...

Wellsville man gets community control for underage relationship

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LISBON — Dakota Powell, a 22-year-old Wellsville man who began a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl when he was 19, was placed on five years community control on Friday. But first Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam questioned his mother, Teresa Hawk, who made ...

New Columbiana water plant up and running

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COLUMBIANA — Water from the city’s brand new water plant should be flowing through the system and into residential homes in as little as two weeks. City Manager Lance Willard said the plant is already treating water and the Environmental Protection Agency will be doing a walk through of ...

United school board OKs new 3-year contract with teachers

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HANOVERTON — The United school board Wednesday night approved a new contract with the teachers union. The board approved a three-year agreement with the United Education Association (UEA) effective Sept. 1, 2018, through Aug. 31, 2021. Schools Superintendent Lance Hostetler said the ...

Egypt Road to close next week

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PERRY TWP. — Egypt Road will be closed from Monday through Wednesday for a culvert replacement, with signs posted at state Route 14 and Egypt Road, Painter Road and Egypt Road and New Albany and Egypt Road.

MUNICIPAL COURT

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LISBON — A June 28 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set in Columbiana County Municipal Court for Michael F. Lewis, 34, West Pershing Street, Salem, charged with robbery, theft and disorderly conduct. Lewis’ bond is set at $50,000 cash or surety. On Thursday, Lewis is accused of ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

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New Cases Witmer’s Feed and Grain, Inc. vs. Alfred and Brenda Knotts, Berlin, Pa., $20,820 plus interest sought for alleged debt owed. Lisa Brumbaugh, New Springfield, vs. Ford Motor Co., excess of $25,000 sought for alleged lemon law violations on a 2016 Ford F-150. Jeri M. Close, ...

Salem water report released

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SALEM — The Salem Utilities Department announced that a revised copy of the 2017 Annual Water Quality Report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), has been uploaded to the following link: http://www.cityofsalemohio.org/utilities/Salem-CCR-2017.pdf Customers may also pick up a ...

EL man charged with gross sexual imposition

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LISBON — Jacob J. Henderson, 26, Sprucevale Road, East Liverpool, was served a secret indictment on a charge of gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony. Between Nov. 6 through Nov. 20, 2017, Henderson is accused of having sexual contact with a child who was just turning 3. The ...

Salem woman pleads guilty to child endangering

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LISBON — Stephanie J. Hibbert, 31, East Third Street, Salem, pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to endangering children, a third degree felony. She is facing up to a three year prison term and a $10,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Sept. 24. On May 24, 2017, Hibbert, the ...

HIGHWAY PATROL

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— Lee N. Givens, 31, Park Drive, East Palestine, was eastbound on state Route 558 in Salem Township at 10:35 a.m. Thursday when he drove off the right side of the roadway and struck a bush and a rock. Givens was cited with reasonable control. — Dylan M. Feezle, 26, East North Avenue, East ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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— A repossession company reported at 5:44 p.m. Thursday they were at a state Route 45 location attempting to take a vehicle and the owner was giving them a hard time. Deputies found the family sitting in the vehicle, preventing it from being taken. Deputies explained to the repossession ...

PROPERTY TRANSFERS

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Center Township Robert Marshall to Joshua and Olha Kupka, 2.1 acres on state Route 172; $5,000. Mortgage Equity Conversion to Justin and Olga Hickman, home on Steubenville Pike; $42,000. Eleanor Salter and Charles Frazier to Bryant Nestor, home on state Route 45; $68,500. Sean and ...

EP school staff sued by parent

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By DEANNE JOHNSON Staff Writer LISBON — Two East Palestine Middle School employees have been named in a lawsuit filed by the mother of an 11-year-old student in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. Linda Thomas, the mother of the boy, is claiming Patrick Dinapoli inflicted corporal ...

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

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Programs planned at Salem Library SALEM – The following programs and class will be presented in the Quaker Room at the Salem Public Library. “Is This Tree Worth Saving” by Chris R. Carlson will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 27. Carlson is the associate professor of ...

Churches donate to Salem Police K-9 fund

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Four Salem churches donated $1,000 to the Salem Community Foundation for the Salem Police Department K-9 unit on Thursday at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church at 1089 E. State St. Pictured from the left are Salem police Officer Steve LaRosa with Argo, Melissa Costa of the Salem Community ...

Lisbon bank robber nabbed within hour

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LISBON — A local man was charged with robbery Thursday after demanding money from a teller at the Farmer’s National Bank in Lisbon an hour earlier Lisbon Police Chief Mike Abraham said a man believed to have been Michael Foster Lewis, 34, Caldwell Avenue, walked into the bank at 3:36 p.m. ...

Church Happenings

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SALEM — An exciting vacation Bible school adventure awaits children at the Salem Bible Methodist Church, 1647 N. Ellsworth Ave. “Follow His Plan” is the theme featuring music, stories, crafts, prizes, etc. to be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 26-29. The closing program begins at ...