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Greenford Twp. Fire Department beset by equipment problems

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GREENFORD — Problems with the EMS garage doors on the new building, radio tower issues and rebuilding the turbocharger on #214, were all on Green Township Fire Chief Todd Baird’s agenda during Tuesday’s meeting. Baird said the doors work occasionally but won’t go up and down all the ...

Leetonia schools looking for varsity volleyball head coach

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LEETONIA—The Leetonia schools superintendent informed the school board that the varsity volleyball head coaching position is currently empty. Schools Superintendent Rob Mehno reported that Leanna Meeks has resigned as varsity volleyball head coach to pursue her master’s degree. She had ...

Salem Club donates $1,172 to Community Hospice

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SALEM — The Salem Club had more than $1,100 left over from the veterans poker run it held in 2017 and wanted to make a charitable contribution. Randy Agee, president of the club located at 542 S. Broadway Ave., said it donates a minimum of $2,500 each year to charity. On Monday, Agee, ...

Negley ambulance involved in wreck in Boardman

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Staff Reports NEGLEY — A Negley Volunteer Fire Department ambulance taking two people to a hospital was involved in an accident in Boardman Township on Monday. According to the preliminary report through the Canfield post of the highway patrol, Cody Banicki, 23, of Negley, was driving the ...

HIGHWAY PATROL

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— Cadee N. Johnson, 18, of Lisbon, was cited for failure to control and failing to wear a seat belt after she slid off the road and struck a tree while driving on state Route 517 in Center Township at 11:37 a.m. Saturday. Johnson was taken by her father to Akron Children’s Hospital. — ...

POLICE REPORTS

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LEETONIA — An officer responded to an Oak Street home at 9:32 a.m. Sunday where the resident reported her neighbor had gotten his vehicle stuck in the snow and she was worried that he was going to strike her house with the vehicle while attempting to get it out. She said the noise from him ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

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New Cases State of Ohio, Department of Job and Family Services vs. Dilco Industries, Inc., $35,958 plus interest sought for alleged uncollected unemployment contribution taxes. Shannon Etto, Sebring, vs. Ventra Salem, LLC, Salem, excess of $25,000 sought for alleged compensatory and ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

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LISBON — A Jan. 28 preliminary hearing and pretrial was scheduled in county Municipal Court for Jeremy H. Johnson, 32, Sunset Drive, Alliance, charged with theft for allegedly taking his father’s 2001 Chevy Blazer without permission on Nov. 21 and cited with domestic violence for allegedly ...

EL woman pleads guilty to drug possession

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LISBON — Cristal S. Adams, 44, Lincoln Street, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to three counts of possession of drugs. She faces up to three years in prison, a five-year license suspension and a $7,500 fine. Sentencing was set for March 28. On Nov. 5, 2016, Adams had a ...

Salem man charged with drug trafficking

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LISBON — Steven M. Colian, 43, North Ellsworth Avenue, Salem, was served a secret indictment charged with aggravated trafficking in drugs, a third-degree felony. Colian allegedly had methamphetamines for sale on Oct. 23, 2017 in the vicinity of the St. Paul’s Elementary. The indictment was ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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— Deputies were sent to check on a dog left outside in a cage in sub-zero temperatures at a Winona Road address in Butler Township at 11:36 a.m. Monday. When deputies arrived the dog was inside the house. — Mike Bachman, Rochester Road, West Township, reported at 8:43 a.m. Monday someone ...

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

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Children’s social media use topic at Crestview COLUMBIANA — Dr. Elizabeth Bandy, communications professor at the University of Mount Union, will discuss children’s social media use at 7 p.m. today in the Crestview Performing Arts Center. Bandy will offer information that parents can use ...

Super moon over Lisbon

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The super moon or blood moon is shown in its near full eclipse stage with the stars and stripes flying at the Columbiana County fairgrounds. The super moon event that will not be seen until 2021 was visible to countians only for a short period of time in between the lake effect snow bands that ...

On the calendar this week

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TUE/22 BELOIT West Branch Coffee Talk, 9 a.m., high school auditorium lobby. COLUMBIANA Robotic scrimmage for area middle school and high school teams, 9 a.m., Crestview Local Schools gymnasium. Crown Theater Productions, auditions for “The Spitfire Grill,” 7-9 p.m., Crown House ...

Grant covers repairs, renovations in Salem , East Liverpool

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SALEM — A two-year grant through the Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program (CHIP) will allow qualifying lower-income homeowners in the cities of Salem and East Liverpool to make emergency repairs or fix problems to bring their homes up to code. The two cities partnered to apply ...

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

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Overeaters Anonymous support group canceled SALEM — Effective immediately, the Overeaters Anonymous support group has disbanded. Meetings were held on Tuesdays at the Oxford House. Salem High School Class of ‘69 raffle ends Friday SALEM —The Salem High School Class of 1969 will be ...

Lawmakers raised pay for county, township officials

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LISBON — State officeholders and legislators are not the only elected officials who will benefit from pay raise legislation passed in the last days of the 2017-2018 session of the Ohio General Assembly. The legislation passed by Ohio House and Senate in December also granted pay raises to ...

Washingtonville council adds another Frank to ranks

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WASHINGTONVILLE — Village Council appointed Herman Frank III to fill its vacant council seat during Monday’s meeting. Frank is the son of Mayor Herman Frank and Councilwoman Peggy Frank. Council had 30 days to appoint a successor to Councilwoman Becky Vignon who resigned effective Dec. ...

East Palestine celebrates success of small businesses

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EAST PALESTINE — It takes a lot to make a small business successful, and even more to ensure that it remains successful over decades. That effort and hard work put in by local business owners to see that their companies not only continue operating in East Palestine, but flourish and make a ...

Semi overturns

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A semi-truck slid off the road and overturned on its side while traveling on snow-covered U.S. Route 172 in Hanover Township. The accident occurred about 11 a.m. Monday across from the Robert Bycroft School. The driver was uninjured, according to the highway patrol. (Special to the Salem ...