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August 7, 2013
Salem News

- James W. Oblisk, 55, of Sebring, was driving on Winona Road in Butler Township at 1 p.m. Saturday, causing Russell A. Leyman Jr., 42, of Sebring swerve to avoid an accident. Leyman overcorrected and slid off the road and into a fence.

- Vernon M. Elwonger, 61, of Columbiana, was cited for failure to yield after he ran a stop sign and his car struck a motorcycle operated by Taylor A. Murdoch, 29, of Youngstown at the intersection of state Route 164 and Route 344 in Fairfield Township at 3:34 p.m. Sunday. Murdoch and his passenger declined treatment at the scene.

- David C. Brown, 58, of Rogers, was cited for failure to control after his abandoned Corvette was found nearly in Guilford Lake at 7 a.m. Saturday. Brown said the Corvette "got away" from him while driving on Eastlake Road and went off the road and over an embankment before coming to rest at the lake's edge. Brown said the accident occurred about 1:30 a.m. and he called his daughter for a ride. He contacted the highway patrol later that day.

- Heather N. Kirby, 19, of Salem, was driving on Butcher Road in Salem Township at 10:30 a.m. Friday when she swerved to miss an oncoming vehicle, striking a tree.

- Sandra L. Sattler, 40, of East Liverpool, was cited for assured cleared distance after she drove into the rear of an SUV driven by Sylvia E. Haupt, 60, of Rogers. The accident occurred on state Route 7 in Middleton Township as Haupt slowed to turn onto Church Street at 12:18 p.m. Thursday. Haupt was cited for driving with expired plates.

- Ethan H. Smith, 16, of Rogers, was cited for failure to control after he went off the road, striking a guardrail and coming back onto the road and striking an unoccupied parked vehicle owned by James O. Burkey, state Route 154, Lisbon. The accident occurred at the intersection of Route 154 and Lusk Lock Road in Elkton at 7 a.m. Thursday. Smith said he fell asleep at the wheel.



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