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Columbiana County coroner pleads to assault

LISBON — Dr. George Scott Wilson, county coroner, pleaded no contest to assault in county Municipal Court Wednesday morning for an incident that left his girlfriend with a black eye in December. He was fined $1,000 but will do no further jail time provided he is not charged in any similar ...

ARP funds may be headed to townships

LISBON — Local townships have learned the latest proposal by the state of Ohio for dividing up the COVID-19 American Rescue Plan money would now include them. However, earlier amounts cited for cities and towns in Columbiana County will be reduced by the new proposal as more entities will ...

Volunteers to refurbish Salem playground

SALEM — Swings-N-Things playground at Centennial Park is scheduled to get a fresh coat of stain Saturday, with more than 85 volunteers ready to grab a brush. City Parks Director Shane Franks reported on the project Wednesday during the Salem Parks Commission meeting. “Keep your fingers ...

South Range BOE approves SRO contract

CANFIELD – The South Range school board this week approved a cost increase in school resource officer services with Beaver Township police for the 2021-2022 school year. The board approved an agreement with Beaver Township for a school resource officer for $45,425. The amount is an increase ...

Hanoverton area man charged in sex-related crime

HANOVERTON — A Hanoverton area man has been charged with sex-related solicitation crimes with other charges possible after a number of electronic items were seized from his home after a search warrant was issued Wednesday. Jay Thomas Kelly, 58, state Route 518, Hanoverton, has been charged ...

Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Despite damp weather, a large group of volunteers gathered Saturday in the parking lot of the Damascus Friends Church for an outreach program. Teaming with the Sleep in Heavenly Peace organization, volunteers built 24 beds. Collected were 28 twin-size complete beddings in bags donated by church ...