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FIRE REPORTS

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SALEM - Firefighters at 2 p.m. Tuesday responded to a report of a large amount of smoke in the area of West Wilson Street, finding a resident in the 500 block burning an illegal fire. The resident extinguished the fire and both the laws and burning ban were explained to the resident. - A ...

Late notice keeps RITA tax bid in committee

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City council’s meeting agenda Tuesday included an ordinance related to the city joining the Regional Income Tax Agency, but the legislation never made it to the floor. There weren’t enough yes votes to suspend council rules to introduce the ordinance, even though the vote to suspend rules ...

On the calendar this week

Neighborhood News

WED/16 COLUMBIANA Free kids movie, 3:30 p.m., Columbiana Public Library; movie is PG with an approximate runtime of 100 minutes; for information and movie title call 330-482-5509. HANOVERTON United Local Board of Education, regular meeting, 7:30 p.m., High School ...

End in sight? GM CEO Barra joins talks with striking union

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DETROIT (AP) — General Motors CEO Mary Barra joined negotiators at the bargaining table, an indication that a deal may be near to end a monthlong strike by the United Auto Workers union that has paralyzed the company’s factories. Barra and GM President Mark Reuss were in the bargaining ...

East Palestine to seek state grant for bridge replacement

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EAST PALESTINE— Village Manager Mark McTrustry announced at Monday’s village council meeting that East Palestine has applied for the Ohio Department of Transportation municipal bridge grant for the bridge at Park Drive. They have applied for a 95 percent grant with a 5 percent match, as ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

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LISBON — An Oct. 21 preliminary hearing was set in county Municipal Court for Douglas E. Gill, 38, East Lake Road, Lisbon, charged with failure to verify a change of address, which he allegedly is required to do as a registered sex offender due to a conviction of indecency with a child in ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

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New Cases Cassandra and Ted Elliott, Toronto, vs. Ronald Barton, East Liverpool, et al., excess of $25,000 sought for alleged injuries and damages from a traffic crash on Oct. 18, 2017 on state Route 7, East Liverpool, involving a CARTS vehicle driven by the defendant. John and Amy Sousa, ...

Salem city government meetings set

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SALEM — City government has several meetings coming up, including the Board of Health meeting at 2 p.m. today in board offices at the KSU City Center. Topics for the meeting include food service fees, drug take back, accreditation update and pool survey. The Utilities Commission will meet ...

POLICE REPORTS

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SALEM — K-9 Argo and his handler, Patrolman Steve LaRosa, were called at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday to assist the Ohio State Highway Patrol on a traffic stop at state Route 45 and Miller Road. K-9 Argo indicated to the presence of a narcotic odor and contraband was recovered by the patrol. — A ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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— A Gavers Road, Hanover Township, woman reported at 9:23 a.m. Sunday there was a court hearing on Thursday where a woman was placed on probation and was ordered to have no contact with someone. However, the woman was currently texting someone, according to the woman filing the report. ...

Pa. man charged with drug possession

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LISBON — Christopher M. Allman, 37, Industry, Pa., was served a secret indictment charged with possession of heroin and possession of a fentanyl-related compound for allegedly having the substances on May 14. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in August.

PATROL

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— Barbara Bansberg-Schied, 67, of Homeworth, was cited for failure to control after driving off the side of Georgetown Road in Knox Township and striking a guardrail at 11:40 a.m. Monday.

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

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Salvation Army joins Food Care Program SALEM — The Salvation Army Corps Community Center, 1246 N. Ellsworth Ave., is participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program for Fiscal Year 2020. In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil ...

Kids movie to be shown at Columbiana Library

Neighborhood News

COLUMBIANA—Children of all ages are invited to a free kids movie at 3:30 p.m. today at the Columbiana Public Library. The movie is rated PG with an approximate runtime of 100 minutes. It is about a gang of toys that embarks on a road trip with Bonnie and a new toy named Forky. The adventurous ...

Food Protection, ServSafe Manager course offered

Neighborhood News

SALEM—A Food Protection Manager Certification and ServSafe Manager Course will be offered at the Salem Community Center on the following dates: — 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 — 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 and 5 Register on or before Oct. 21 by phone at 330-332-5885 at the Salem ...

West Branch driver qualifies for state competition

Neighborhood News

West Branch Local School District bus driver Kimberly Fink placed third at the Ohio School Bus Road-E-O Oct. 5. She will advance to the Ohio School Bus Road-E-O State Competition, which will take place Oct. 26 in Grove City. The Ohio School Bus Road-E-O brings together school bus drivers from ...

Kids Kicking Cancer

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Members of Eastern Ohio Martial Arts at the Salem Community Center gather for a kick-a-thon Monday to raise funds for Kids Kicking Cancer, an organization which provides martial arts therapy to kids with illnesses, teaching them about power, peace and purpose. Front from left are Chloe Dowd, ...

On the calendar this week

Neighborhood News

TUE/15 CANFIELD Mahoning County Public Health Finance Committee, 8:30 a.m., Canfield Fairgrounds Administration Building, 7265 Columbiana-Canfield Road. COLUMBIANA Workforce Development Board, 8 a.m., Dutch Village Inn. DAMASCUS Coffee Talk with West Branch Schools Superintendent ...