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Man indicted on child sex charges

Police and Court Reports

LISBON — William A.A. Poteet, 21, Mountz Road, East Rochester, was served a secret indictment for charges of unlawful sexual conduct and gross sexual imposition. On Nov. 2, 2017, at the age of 20, Poteet is accused of having sexual conduct with a 14-year-old child, including compelling the ...

Girls basketball program asks fans to bring toys

Neighborhood News

Salem eighth grade basketball players from left, Kami Rohm, Kylie Skinner, Mikaylynn Murphy and Ella Double look over some of the toys already donated to the Toys for Tots campaign being held at Stadium Superstore in Salem sponsored by the U.S. Marines. The girls basketball program is asking ...

On the Calendar

Neighborhood News

THU/29 DAMASCUS TOPS Chapter 1329, 9:30 a.m., Damascus United Methodist Church; 330-537-3796. HANOVERTON Redeemed Recovery support group, 6:30 p.m., Hanoverton Christian Church, 10251 Plymouth St.; 330-223-1560. LISBON Stage Left Players, auditions for its grade seven to 12 ...

United Community Outreach helping those in need

Local News

United Community Outreach helping those in need — United Community Outreach is organizing a Christmas gift and turkey dinner giveaway this holiday season for those in need. Student Council and Ruriteen members help wrap the gifts and organize the food. To give a monetary donation, send a ...

On stage at Main Street Theater

Neighborhood News

Crown Theater Productions will present “A Christmas Carol” at Main Street Theater in Columbiana. The show opens Friday and runs Dec. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9. Friday and Saturday shows start at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows begin at 2 p.m. Doors open one hour prior to show time. Tickets can be purchased ...

Fire chief: Run-down buildings dangerous

Local News

LISBON — For the past two years, the village has been focusing on passing laws to get property owners in the downtown business district to fix up the exterior of their dilapidated buildings. Fire Chief Paul Gresh Jr. told village council on Tuesday they need to turn their attention to what ...

Parks office moving Tuesday

Local News

SALEM — Salem Parks and Recreation will have a new phone number effective Tuesday at 330-271-8913 and open in a new location at 2222 Oak St. next Wednesday, Dec. 5. Parks Director Shane Franks confirmed during the Salem Parks Commission meeting on Wednesday night that moving day is Tuesday, ...

Across our Communities

Neighborhood News

Stage Left Players production opens Friday at Trinity Playhouse LISBON — Stage Left Players will present “Christmas at Mamaw Jo’s Stop-n-Go” at the Trinity Playhouse, 234 E. Lincoln Way. Shows begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7 and 8 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9. Admission is $14 for ...

New Memorial Building phone number

Local News

SALEM — Effective Dec. 5, the new phone number for the Salem Memorial Building will be 234-575-7170. The Salem Memorial Building had to get the new phone number since the city was shutting down the old number due to moving the parks department out of the Memorial Building into a new location ...

Lighting up Lisbon

Local News

On the count of three the Lisbon Village Square is transformed from a dark cold area to a brightly lit spot filled with Christmas cheer and fellowship. The hard work of a citizens group spearheaded by sisters, Doris Hayes and Debbie Richards brought light to the square with a ceremonial tree ...

Columbiana offers after-school meal

Local News

COLUMBIANA — In the next week the Columbiana School District is kicking off a brand new after-school meal program for high school students who aren’t able to get home for dinner. Superintendent Don Mook said during this week’s board of education meeting that he has seen a lot of ...

NW still waiting on Corps OK for water bids

Local News

NEW WATERFORD — The village is waiting to hear from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding plans to bid the work out for Phase II of its mult-million dollar water distribution project. Council passed a resolution to put Phase II out for bidding on Nov. 13. “We are ready to go to ...

Greenford Ruritans rebuild footbridge in Coy Park

Local News

GREENFORD — The Greenford Ruritan Club rebuilt a small footbridge that crosses a creek that works its way through the wooded area in Coy Park in Green Township, Trustee Chairman Dave Slagle said Wednesday. During its regular meeting, trustees discussed the bridge that was a Boy Scout ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Police and Court Reports

— Joshua B. Petersen, 28, High Street, Leetonia, was charged with robbery after deputies were called to a domestic incident, reported by a school bus driver on Hartley Road in Knox Township on Tuesday. Petersen reportedly threatened to harm his mother, Gail Petersen; his grandmother, Sara ...

SALEM FIRE

Police and Court Reports

— Firefighters were called at 5:42 a.m. Wednesday to the 100 block of South Howard Avenue for a possible structure fire. Firefighters arrived and found burnt food in the microwave. The microwave was removed from the residence and the affected area was checked with the thermal imaging camera. ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

Police and Court Reports

LISBON — A Feb. 4 pretrial was set in county Municipal Court for Josiah Paul Laughlin, 19, Rogers, charged with theft and criminal damaging. On Sept. 17, Laughlin allegedly took a stove and refrigerator, put several large holes in the walls and removed the back splash from the kitchen wall in ...

HIGHWAY PATROL

Police and Court Reports

— Hallie E. Reiss, 22, Lisbon, was cited for failure to control after she went off the road and struck a guardrail while rounding a bend on state Route 45 in Madison Township at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday. — Randall L. Friess, 60, East Liverpool, was cited for OVI and failure to control after he ...