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PATROL

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— Johnathan D. Harstine, 29, Lisbon, was southeast on Y&O Road in Madison Township at 3:40 a.m. Sunday and went off the right side into a mailbox and a culvert and overturned into a tree. He was cited for failure to control and arrested for OVI and taken to the East Liverpool hospital ...

Lisbon man seriously injured in ATV crash

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Staff Reports LISBON — Thomas Lockhart, Cream Ridge Road, Lisbon, sustained serious injuries following an ATV accident Tuesday evening. Police were called to state Route 154 at 11 p.m. after learning Lockhart’s nephew had driven him there on their way to the Salem hospital following ...

POLICE REPORTS

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NEW WATERFORD — Police were called to the 3000 block of Creek Road at 2:52 p.m. April 10 for a report that two men were chasing each other and one was carrying a pistol. Police found the men and they were carrying BB guns and warned to discharge them outside of village limits. — ...

ELECTION FILINGS

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East Liverpool City Councilman Jeff Kreefer has filed for re-election with the county elections board. Kreefer filed candidacy petitions on April 11 to seek the Third Ward council seat as an independent.

EL man charged with child rape

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LISBON — Austin Lee Powell, 27, East Liverpool Road, East Liverpool, was served a secret indictment charged with rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition. On Jan. 1, 2009 and continuing through Dec. 31, 2010 , Powell allegedly was having sexual contact with a child less than 13 years of ...

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

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Home Economics scholarship offered LISBON—A $200 scholarship is available for a college junior or senior majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences or Home Economics or a related field such as dietetics, nutrition, child development, housing, culinary arts or interior design. A student who ...

Bright Easter event set in Salem

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SALEM —The Brightside Project will host its annual Bright Easter event at the new office at 138 S. Broadway Ave., in downtown Salem, from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Income and age-qualifying children in Columbiana County can attend the event and receive a free Easter ...

Having fun at Damascus Community Center Park

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The Damascus Community Center Park was busy Saturday during an Easter Egg Hunt and petting zoo that drew a large turnout of eager children along with their parents and grandparents. Shown here, an inquisitive 1-year-old Cayden Early checks out some eggs while watched by his cousin, Ragan ...

On the calendar this week

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WED/17 COLUMBIANA Crestview Local school board, 7 p.m., middle school cafeteria. EAST LIVERPOOL Senior Wellness Health Market, 1-3 p.m., Valley Oaks Care Center, 500 Selfridge St. HANOVERTON United Local school board, 7:30 p.m., high school library. LEETONIA Leetonia High School ...

Panel takes new look at RITA tax collection

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SALEM — City council’s Finance Committee listened to a presentation about the Regional Income Tax Agency known as RITA Tuesday night and asked questions about the service, but made no decision, instead requesting an updated cost quote. This wasn’t the first presentation by RITA, which ...

Goll raises alarm about city emergency sirens

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SALEM — Apparently there was an issue with the city’s emergency siren when the severe storm hit Sunday, bringing wind, rain and hail to pound the city. “The sirens went off, just not when they should have,” city Service/Safety Director Ken Kenst said Tuesday. The issue was raised ...

Idea to hike permissive tax bumped to council panel

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An idea for city council to increase the vehicle registration permissive tax by $5 or $10 to keep up with increasing street department expenses will go next to city council’s Committee of the Whole for discussion. The Finance Committee of city council discussed the tax Tuesday night, opting ...

South Range BOE approves raises

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BEAVER TWP. — The South Range school board Monday night approved two-year contracts with both the teacher and classified employees unions that provide slight raises for the workers. The board approved the contract with the South Range Education Association effective Sept. 1, 2019 through ...

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 ...