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Church Happenings

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DAMASCUS — Damascus United Methodist Church and Middle Sandy Presbyterian Church will host a monthly community breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. today at the Damascus Church, 300 Valley Road. The breakfast features all-you-can-eat, made-to-order pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, toast, juice and ...

Salem man gets 15 year sentence for child rape

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LISBON — A Salem man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday on rape and gross sexual imposition charges. Charles Weyand Jr., 43, was charged with engaging in sexual conduct with a child under the age of 13 between June 1, 2017 and Nov. 1, 2017. Weyand pleaded guilty to the charges ...

Palestine finance chief named interim manager

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Staff Reports EAST PALESTINE — The East Palestine Village Council unanimously selected Finance Director Traci Thompson to serve as interim village manager during a special meeting Friday. Council met in executive session for an hour before making the decision. Thompson previously served as ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

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LISBON — In county Municipal Court, Leona Gerree Reed, 52, Wellsville, was fined $100, given credit for three days served, placed on one year probation and required 30 hours community service for disorderly conduct. Logan Shae Roberts, 26, Lisbon, was fined $150 for equipment ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

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New Cases Carrington Mortgage Services LLC vs. Thomas A. Fryfogle and Megan R. Fryfogle, Salem, foreclosure sought for property on North Ellsworth Avenue, Salem. Huntington National Bank vs. Marcie L. McMannis, Columbiana, et al, foreclosure sought for property on Albright Avenue, ...

POLICE REPORTS

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SALEM — An officer responded with medical personnel to a 1500 block Southeast Boulevard home at 9:14 a.m. Thursday for a medical issue involving an 8-year-old female. The juvenile was transported by ambulance to the Salem Regional Medical Center. — An officer responded with medical ...

PROPERTY TRANSFERS

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Butler Township Jeffrey Johnson to Chad and Carolyn Zines, home and 7.1 acres on Carey Road; $234,000. Columbiana Tan Ver Development to John and Melanie Hepler, 0.4 acres on Juniper Drive; $32,000. Michael Rutecki and Cynthia Kilgore to Michael and Jody Simon, home on Stonehaven Drive; ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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— A deputy was called to 11109 state Route 644 in Kensington at 7:22 p.m. Thursday for a domestic violence complaint. Dakota S. McCluskey, 26, was arrested for domestic violence for pushing his brother Nathaniel.

Stevens murder trial moved back to June

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LISBON — The murder trial of Robert Stevens has now been postponed until June. Stevens is accused in the home invasion robbery and assault, which is believed to have ultimately led to the death of Charles Travis, Jr. Defense attorneys Jennifer Gorby and Christopher Weeda have filed a motion ...

Annual plants topic at Salem Library

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SALEM— Amanda Tkacik, owner of L&M Greenhouse in Columbiana, will present and educational and fun session exploring and detailing various annual plants at 6:30 p.m. March 27 in the Salem Public Library Quaker Room. She will talk about the colors and assortments available in annual flower ...

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

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Salem parks sets special meeting Wednesday SALEM— The Salem Parks & Recreation Department will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m., Wednesday in the parks office, 2222 Oak St., to propose new wage, hours and job description for the recreation supervisor position and discuss the grant ...

Celtic music, dance featured in Minerva

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MINERVA—The music of Ireland and Scotland, as well as Irish step dancing, return to the Roxy Theatre stage in Minerva at 7 p.m. March 23 The Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce will offer its seventh annual Evening of Celtic Music and Dance, featuring tunes from traditional to contemporary ...

Incredible Kid Day set March 21

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Nationwide Camp Fire is asking adults to tell kids and teens in their lives how incredible they are on March 21. Camp Fire founded Absolutely Incredible Kid Day in 1997 to activate millions of adults across the U.S. to write/tell a young person in their life what makes them incredible. Adults ...

Police investigate Columbiana death

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COLUMBIANA — City police are investigating an incident that stopped traffic at the Main Street intersection near Newton’s Service Station on Thursday. Police Chief Tim Gladis said police were notified about 4:15 p.m. that a woman in a vehicle behind a pickup truck at the light at the ...

On the calendar this week

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FRI/15 ALLIANCE HealthTalk, Essential Oils and Health Care, noon, Aultman Alliance Community Hospital, 200 E. State St.; reservations required, 330-754-4508 or aultman.org. LEETONIA St. Patrick Catholic Church pierogi sale, 1-3 p.m., $6 per dozen; for types and orders call Suzanne Tobuck ...

Leetonia man charged with murder in dad’s death

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LISBON — A Leetonia man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of his father in early 2018. The county Common Pleas Court grand jury charged David M. Shafer, 49, state Route 558, Leetonia, with having weapons while under a disability, tampering with evidence and murder in ...

EP village manager to resign

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EAST PALESTINE — The village will be looking for a new manager now that Pete Monteleone has announced his plans to resign. Village Council will meet in executive session today to discuss the resignation and also appoint an interim manager before beginning the hiring process for a permanent ...

Touring Ventra

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Ventra Automation Manager Damieon Adams shows Leetonia High School students one of the robots used in the production process at the plant in Salem which specializes in injection molded products. The visit Thursday by the Leetonia Robotics Team was in recognition of the team’s achievement in ...