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2nd arson in East Palestine area investigated

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EAST PALESTINE — A second possible arson fire is being investigated near the village. Fire Chief Josh Brown said the department was notified around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday that somebody set a shed on fire at the Unity Township baseball fields at Elwonger Road and Brookdale Avenue. He said the ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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— Deputies responded to a Middle Street, Knox Township address at 10:21 p.m. Monday after a man reportedly was making suicidal threats when his girlfriend took their child and left. Deputies could hear the man shouting on the phone when they arrived, “If he isn’t back by tonight, I’m ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

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New Cases Citizens Bank vs. Tammy Lynn McGhee, et al., foreclosure sought for property on Ohio Avenue, Salem. Amy S. Bailey, East Liverpool, and Robert N. Bailey, East Liverpool, dissolution sought. Docket Entries Ditech Financial LLC vs. Keith A. Grimm, et al., foreclosure ordered for ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

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LISBON — In Columbiana County Municipal Court, John Yerkey, 44, Middletown Road, Salem, was bound over to the grand jury on two charges of violating a protection order. According to the charges, on Aug. 7, Jamie Dattilio, the person with a protection order against Yerkey, allegedly ...

POLICE REPORTS

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SALEM — A non-physical domestic dispute was reported at 1:12 a.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of Rose Avenue where police spoke with the victim and planned to reach out to the other party. Information will be sent to the prosecutor’s office for review. — A resident in the 1200 block of ...

Cleveland man charged with drug possession

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LISBON — Christopher E. Wiggins, 28, Cleveland, was served a secret indictment for two counts of possession of drugs with a forfeiture specification. On Jan. 9, Wiggins allegedly had cocaine and fentanyl, along with $2,960 believed derived or intended for use in drug-related crimes. The ...

EL man pleads guilty to child sex counts

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LISBON — Michael Arden Owens, 58, West Ninth Street, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to two counts of gross sexual imposition, both third degree felonies. On May 16, 2017, Owens sexually touched two girls under 13 years old with his hand and attempted to ...

Newton Falls man charged with break ins

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LISBON — A Newton Falls man who allegedly stopped on the way home to break into an East Liverpool business in an attempt to recoup money he lost at Mountaineer, was among those indicted by the Columbiana County grand jury this week. The grand jury heard 51 cases, issued 45 indictments and ...

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Neighborhood News

Pancake breakfast offered at Winona Fire Station WINONA — The public is invited to a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Winona Fire Station. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for ages 3 to 10. Damascus Ruritan antique car show set Friday DAMASCUS — The annual ...

“War Birds Over Alliance” fly in

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Alliance Balsa Bees will host its 15th annual “War Birds Over Alliance” fly in from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the northeast end of Barber Airport, three miles north of Alliance off Route 225. Aircraft will range from World War I to modern day warbirds. Visitor are asked to vote for their ...

2nd Avenue Project to perform

Neighborhood News

The final concert for Salem Concert Series will feature 2nd Avenue Project at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Orashan Memorial Civic Center at Waterworth Memorial Park. This talented band was well received last year and is returning to offer vocals and instrumentals of Las Vegas favorites. The members of ...

Time to drop in

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Members of Skydive Rick’s jumped onto the property of Capital Senior Living at Whispering Pines Village in Columbiana on Saturday, bringing small gifts for the residents. Molly Howsare, the third jumper, comes in for a landing in the field next to Whispering Pines.

Northside Regional Medical Center will close on Sept. 20

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Northside Regional Medical Center will close on Sept. 20, according to a community letter the health care provider posted to its website today. The decision to close the hospital on Gypsy Lane “was made after careful analysis and consideration of the hospital needs of the community,” ...

On the calendar this week

Neighborhood News

WED/15 ALLIANCE Local health and wellness vendors will be on hand to provide senior citizens with information and answer questions, 10 a.m.-noon, Alliance Senior Center, 602 W. Vine St.; fresh fruits and vegetables will be distributed. CANFIELD Mahoning County District Board of Health, 8 ...

Area cops seeing mostly ‘ice’ meth lately

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SALEM — Local police had not seen a homegrown methamphetamine lab in nearly two years before uncovering a meth lab last week on East Third Street, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t seen meth, according to Salem Police Chief J.T. Panezott. “We haven’t been seeing the meth cooks like ...

Goshen trustees eye deal on trash

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GOSHEN TWP. —Township trustees are considering a single trash hauler with curbside recycling for the entire township including Damascus and developments. Trustee Chair Bob McCracken reported Monday night that he is getting closer to making the single hauler plan a reality. He said he has ...

Lisbon’s new dog park open and ready for canine customers

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LISBON — The early reviews of the village’s new dog park are in and all agree it’s a howling success. “Everyone’s excited about it. It’s great, and so far, so good,” said Lisbon parks and pool director Dana Blackburn, speaking at Tuesday’s village council meeting. The dog ...

Crestview English teacher heads for YSU as professor

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NEW WATERFORD — Jacklyn Mercer, the teacher who brought the cousin of Emmett Till and other civil rights history events to Crestview High School, resigned her position as an English teacher on Monday. Following an executive session, the board of education voted 4-1 to accept Mercer’s ...