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More working, yet jobless rate climbs

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LISBON — Columbiana County’s unemployment rate went up in July, marking the third consecutive monthly increase since the jobless rate reached a 45-year low in April. The county’s unemployment rate was 5.5 percent last month, an increase of 0.7 percent over June, according to figures ...

Cleveland man pleads guilty in robbery at jail

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LISBON — In Common Pleas Court, Christian R. Barrow, also known as, 2-1, of Cleveland, pleaded guilty to a lesser offense of complicity to robbery, felonious assault and two counts of intimidation. Sentencing is set for Oct. 18. Barrow was involved with several inmates at the county jail on ...

PATROL

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— Marcia Bradford, 65, Salem, and Matthew L. Miller, 41, Minerva, were eastbound on state Route 172 in West Township at 2:50 p.m. Aug. 11 and were cut off by Roy S. Joseph, 53, Lisbon, who failed to yield and cut into Bradford’s path causing her to slam on her brakes and be struck from ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

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New Cases Jeanine E. McCarty, Lisbon, vs. Charles R. McCarty Jr., Lisbon, divorce sought. Robert L. Thompson, Salem, vs. Lisa A. Miller-Thompson, Hanoverton, divorce sought. Brenda Hardesty, Columbiana, vs. Sham V. Hardesty, Ellwood City, Pa., divorce sought. County Treasurer vs. David ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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— A Campbell Road, Hanover Township, man reported at 6:03 a.m. Tuesday his mail is being forwarded to his soon-to-be ex-wife’s home in Salem. He was told to contact his postmaster. — A state Route 7, Elkrun Township, man reported at 4:11 p.m. Sunday he and the mother of his child were ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

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COLUMBIANA — In county Municipal Court, an Oct. 1 pretrial was set for Kevin a. Miller, 35, Bowman Road, Homeworth, cited with OVI second offense and a turn signals violation. Brian William Curran, 31, Lemon Street, East Liverpool, was fined $955, had his license suspended for a year, ...

POLICE REPORTS

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LEETONIA — An officer responded with the fire department to a smoke investigation at a 700 block Cherry Valley Drive home at 8:57 p.m. Friday and stood by until firefighters entered the building. — A woman reported on station at 5:29 p.m. Monday that a person was receiving mail at an ...

Boardman crash victim ID’d

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Staff Reports BOARDMAN —Officials have released the name of the elderly man who died Monday morning following a three-vehicle crash that involved a Columbiana County official. The Ohio Highway Patrol identified the deceased as Cecil Chamberlain, 69, of Carlsbad, Calif. His name was being ...

Best of the month

Neighborhood News

The Beautification Committee presented Bryan and Delores Ward who reside at 1117 Franklin Ave. The award for August’s Yard of the Month. The ferns hanging on the beautifully decorated front porch spotlight this home. The geraniums on the front steps make a lovely transition to the neatly ...

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

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Fourth Thursday Banquet to feature pulled pork sandwiches SALEM—Friends of the Banquet will sponsor the Fourth Thursday Banquet from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Memorial Building The menu will include pulled pork sandwiches (plain or BBQ), tater tots, baked beans, applesauce, fresh ...

Reilly renamed Sebo Stadium

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SALEM—The Salem school board Monday night agreed to rename Reilly Stadium in honor of local philanthropist Bob Sebo. The school board approved a naming rights agreement with Sebo, renaming the stadium Sebo Stadium. The agreement runs for 25 years, at which time the Sebo estate will have ...

On the calendar this week

Neighborhood News

TUE/20 HANOVERTON United Local Class of 1961, lunch, noon, Adele’s Place. LEETONIA Crochet of Charity, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Gentle Yoga, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Leetonia Community Public Library. LISBON Columbiana County Park District, 4:30 p.m., park district office, 130 W. Maple ...

Board statement details Sebo’s generosity

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The Salem school board issued the following press release regarding the naming rights agreement of Reilly Stadium with local philanthropist Bob Sebo: In recognition of his ongoing and significant financial support of the Salem City Schools, the Board of Education voted tonight to name the ...

Official involved in fatal accident

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Staff Reports BOARDMAN — A three-vehicle crash on Monday that claimed the life of an elderly man involved Columbiana County Recorder Theresa Bosel. The identity of the 69-old man who died is being withheld at this time pending notification of his family. The accident occurred on Western ...

First day of school

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Six-year-old Molly Bagwell, center, of Columbiana goes off on her first day in the first grade at South Range Monday. Sending her off are her sisters, Sadie, 4, and Josie, 2, who wished they could go with her. They are the daughters of Brian and Dr. Brianne Bagwell. (Submitted photo)

POLICE REPORTS

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LEETONIA — Ernest J. Smith, 49, Votaw Boulevard, Lisbon, was cited for OVI, OVI refusal, U-turn and failure to use a turn signal following a traffic stop in the 200 block of Main Street at 1:05 a.m. Saturday. — An officer responded to the state Route 344 overpass at state Route 11 at ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

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New Cases Wells Fargo Bank vs. Willis James Roller Jr., et al., foreclosure sought for property on Elm Street, Leetonia. Nationstar Mortgage LLC vs. Gerald D. Anderson, et al., foreclosure sought for property on state Route 9, Salem. Morgan R. Little, Columbiana, vs. Roberta J. Gillam, ...

FIRE CALLS

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WEST POINT — A woman in the 13000 block of state Route 45 called for EMTs at 12:08 a.m. Monday because her son was dancing around and acting strangely. She believes he may have taken some drugs.

HIGHWAY PATROL

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—Glenn L. Borkowski, 73, of East Canton, and Michael R. Phillis, 35, of Lisbon, were both driving north on state Route 45 in Salem Township at 1 p.m. Wednesday when Phillis began to pass Borkowski and the vehicles made contact. Both claimed the other went out of their lane, but there was no ...