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DeWine administration says mandates don’t apply at Trump rallies

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Ohio’s public health order in response to the pandemic doesn’t bar President Donald J. Trump, or any other politician, from gathering thousands of supporters indoors for campaign rallies, according to Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration. Campaigns can ignore the state’s mask mandate, ...

POLICE REPORTS

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SALEM — A possible intoxicated driver was reported at 1:52 a.m. Saturday in the 900 block of West State. He was not intoxicated; however, he was warned for a traffic infraction. — Allen S. Vancooney, of Union Avenue in Salem, was served with a failure to appear warrant at 1:49 a.m. ...

Better body cameras for Salem police

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SALEM — New body cameras worn by Salem Police officers provide better video, better audio and ease of use, all for the protection of both the police and the public. That’s according to Chief J.T. Panezott and Detective Brad Davis, who talked about the new equipment while thanking Robert ...

Family theft worth one year for Leetonia woman

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LISBON — A Leetonia woman will serve a year in prison for stealing more than $30,000 from family among other crimes she committed while addicted to drugs. Megan A. Detchon, 30, Waddell Street, Leetonia, had pleaded guilty in June to tampering with evidence, misuse of a credit card, drug ...

On the calendar

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SAT/19 COLUMBIANA Men of Faith Breakfast, 7:30 and 9:30 a.m., Das Dutch Haus; limited to 45 people each session; RSVP 330-427-6578; $10 “Saturday Stretch,” 10-11 a.m., TownCenter at Firestone Farms; sponsored by SRMC Foundation and Step by Step with Lisa; information, Amy Reed at ...

Halloween rules issued; county at yellow

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LISBON — With only 20 new coronavirus cases in the past week, Columbiana County went down to a level one, yellow, on the state’s public health advisory map, while at the same time Gov. Mike DeWine’s office issued guidance on which Halloween activities have the green light. “Some of ...

4 people arrested in EP drug raid

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EAST PALESTINE — A Wednesday search of a home where suspected drug activity has been going on resulted in several arrests. The police department in conjunction with the County Drug Task Force used a search warrant obtained by the county prosecutor’s office to gain entry to 36 N. Walnut ...

SCC fundraiser goes virtual

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SALEM—The women won’t be together for a night out this year at the Salem Community Center, but they can hang out virtually and win a designer purse over 10 days in October. Tickets went on sale Sept. 1 for the 10th SCC Women’s Night Out to support children’s programming and the SCC ...

Sheriff to handle security at municipal court

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LISBON — The county sheriff’s office will take over the security duties at county municipal court starting Sept. 21. Sheriff Ray Stone confirmed he was asked by the judges and county Commissioner Mike Halleck to take over the security duties just like they did at the county courthouse 18 ...

POLICE REPORTS

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SALEM — A domestic dispute was reported at 2 a.m. Friday in the 600 block of East Ninth Street. Officers spoke with both people involved, who said no physical violence occurred. The incident was verbal only. — A 911 hangup call was reported at 1:30 a.m. Friday in the 800 block of East ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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— A horse trailer was reported stolen from Pennsylvania and authorities there heard the suspect and the trailer were possibly at an East Liverpool Road, Madison Township address at 8:56 a.m. Wednesday. Deputies found the trailer along with many other pieces of equipment and recreational ...

Chick-fil-A truck to stop at SRMC

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The Salem Regional Medical Center Foundation and Southern Park Mall Chick-fil-A restaurant are partnering again to raise funds in support of breast cancer awareness month. On Monday, Sept. 28, and Friday, Oct. 16, the Southern Park Mall Chick-fil-A will make a stop at Salem Regional Medical ...

Salem police investigate robbery

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SALEM — Police are investigating a robbery and assault that took place late Thursday in the area of North Lundy Avenue and Sugartree Alley. Salem Police Detective Dave Talbert said the victim, a 41-year-old man, used the ATM at KeyBank at Second and Broadway and was walking home, traveling ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

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LISBON — A Sept. 24 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set in County Municipal Court for Cody A. Lawson, 24, Berlin Center, charged with failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, burglary, obstructing official business, resisting arrest, illegal use or possession of ...

Leetonia hydrant flushing to begin

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LEETONIA – Hydrant flushing will begin on the north side of town (north of High Street) on Monday. Once the north side is completed, flushing will move to the south side of town. Residents can expect low pressure and discolored water during this time. The village is hoping to complete hydrant ...

Grades for county schools: incomplete

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COLUMBUS — Ohio’s latest report cards for school districts don’t have the usual performance rankings and some other key indicators, after school closures and legislative changes related to the coronavirus affected the state’s system for reporting and accountability. State testing ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

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New Cases County Treasurer vs. Jeffrey Ross Billingsly, foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for properties on Michigan Avenue, East Liverpool. County Treasurer vs. Crist and Anna Mary Yoder, et a., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for properties on state Route 14, ...

COURT NEWS

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LISBON — John Peter Elia, 58, West Bloomfield, Mich., pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to both trafficking in marijuana and possession of marijuana. The charges are third-degree felonies due to the amount of marijuana he had at least 5,000 grams, but less than 20,000 grams. Sentencing is ...

East Palestine OKs vacant structure ordinance

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EAST PALESTINE — Over the past few years, village council and the planning commission have worked toward putting a vacant structure ordinance into the zoning code. Looking for ways to make improvements to the village, an easy place to look was Main Street, where there have been a plethora of ...