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Woman’s parting shots rebutted

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COLUMBIANA — The woman whose handicapped son was known as the Columbiana Clippers’ biggest fan before his passing in 2015 is leaving town, but not before taking some complaints to city council. Cyndi Grate went before council on Tuesday to share her concerns about what she says is ...

Sebring BOE votes to shift 6th grade to high school

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SEBRING—The Sebring Board of Education on Monday voted to move the sixth-grade from B.L. Miller Elementary School to Sebring McKinley Junior/Senior High School. Sebring Local Schools plan to introduce a new science and math curriculum to sixth, seventh and eighth grades during the 2019-2020 ...

Little Free Library loaded with books, ready for Salem readers

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SALEM — The little box of books near State and Ellsworth is loaded and ready for readers. City Service/Safety Director Ken Kenst said the wooden box, which is mounted on a pole, has been installed just off the Liberty Park parking lot entrance on East State Street just east of the ...

POLICE REPORTS

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SALEM — Police, along with fire department first responders and EMT ambulance, responded to the 100 block of West Sixth Street for a juvenile having medical issues at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday. The juvenile was voluntarily transported to Salem Regional Medical Center by EMT. — Police at 3:50 ...

Pa. woman pleads guilty to child abuse charges

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LISBON — A Pennsylvania woman pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court Tuesday to three charges involving the mistreatment of her boyfriend’s child while in her care. Heather Lavella, 26, Jeannette, Pa., pleaded guilty to three counts of endangering children. The charges claim that on March ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

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New Cases Huntington National Bank vs. Amanda and Dustin Green, et al., foreclosure sought for property on Main Street, Wellsville. 21st Mortgage Corp. vs. Wendell and Darlene Beatty, $14,648 and repossession of a manufactured home sought. Thomas Lacey, East Liverpool, vs. Amy Lacey, East ...

3 charged with drug possession

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LISBON — David E. Boggs, 27, Vine Avenue, Salem, was served a secret indictment charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drugs and three counts of aggravated possession of drugs. On June 18, Boggs is accused of having cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl and buprenorphine. Then on Dec. ...

EP man gets 18 months in prison for felony OVI

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LISBON — Bryan W. White, 53, West Martin Street, East Palestine, was sentenced in Common Pleas Court to 18 months in prison, fined $1,500, ordered to attend an addiction program within 10 days of his release from prison, had his license suspended for 30 years and had his 1997 pickup forfeited ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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— Landpro, state Route 14, East Palestine, reported at 11:25 a.m. Saturday sometime overnight someone stole a tractor from the parking lot. It was apparent where someone had pulled in, loaded the tractor onto a trailer and took off with it. The tractor had a front end loader and a finish ...

POLICE REPORTS

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SALEM TWP. — An Old State Route 344 resident reported at 8:11 a.m. Sunday someone had entered his home between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. the previous day and stole several appliances and multiple household items. GOSHEN POLICE DISTRICT — Charles Esenwein, 85, Lisbon Road, Leetonia, was cited ...

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Neighborhood News

Community breakfast set at Damascus church DAMASCUS— Damascus United Methodist Church and Middle Sandy Presbyterian Church will hold their monthly community breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Damascus church, 300 Valley Road. The breakfast features all-you-can-eat, ...

‘Steel Magnolias’ on stage at Minerva’s Roxy Theatre

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MINERVA—Minerva’s Roxy Theatre, thanks to a grant from ArtsinStark, will present “Steel Magnolias” at 7 p.m. April 26 and 27. It’s the 1980s, in Truvy’s beauty shop in Chinquapin, La., where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. The motto: “There is ...

Blossom welcome

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Blossom Nursing and Rehab, 109 Blossom Lane, Salem, will host a “Meet & Greet” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today to welcome Jack Nordquist, left, and Lori Rusyn. Nordquist is the administrator and has been in his position for eight months. He brings 16 years of nursing home administrator ...

Tom Corey appointed Deputy Director for ODOT District 11

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NEW PHILADELPHIA — Tom Corey was recently appointed as the District 11 Deputy Director for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 11. Corey is a 23-year veteran with ODOT. Prior to his appointment as ODOT District 11’s deputy director, he served the department as the deputy ...

McCulloch Park plan far from funding goal

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SALEM — Members of city council’s Economic Development Committee didn’t commit any money, but voted in support of a project to renovate McCulloch Park into a downtown destination, suggesting Salem Preservation continue working on fundraising in 2019. Salem Preservation wanted the city ...

On the calendar this week

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TUE/16 CANFIELD Mahoning County District Board of Health Finance Committee, 8 a.m., Canfield Fairgrounds Administration Building, 7265 Columbiana-Canfield Road. COLUMBIANA Workforce Development Board Inc. Mahoning and Columbiana Counties, 8-10 a.m., Dutch Village Inn-Downstairs Banquet ...

Project will transform Salem High library

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SALEM — A place to incite creativity — that’s how Superintendent Dr. Joe Shivers described the Maker Space planned for the New Learning Commons at Salem Junior/Senior High School. Learning Commons is the name attached to a project to renovate the library/media center into a 21st century ...

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

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KSU-Salem professor to hold book signing SALEM—Dr. Craig Paulenich, professor of English at the Kent State Salem Campus, is holding a book signing and reading at 6 p.m. April 25 in the Academic Learning Commons on campus. Books will be sold, cash only, for $16 each. Paulenich will share ...

Man charged with assault on EP cop bound over

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LISBON — Todd A. Kirtley, 31, South Washington Street, East Palestine, was bound over to the grand jury after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing in county Municipal Court on Monday. Kirtley is charged with assault on a police officer for allegedly charging and repeatedly punching ...

Washingtonville officials hope for report on water tower

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WASHINGTONVILLE—Village officials should have a better idea of what work needs completed on the water tower after today, according to one council member. Councilman Eric Sobek reported Monday night that Howells and Baird civil engineers will be conducting routine maintenance on the tower ...