Commissioners OK alley closure

LISBON — A St. Clair Township alley was closed this week by Columbiana County commissioners at the request of the lone property owner.

Dale Diddle and his wife own property between Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road and EDI-South on Sprucevale Road, and splitting the property in two is a 12-foot-wide alley that exists only on paper and has never been used as a public thoroughfare.

The Diddles are the only affected property owners, and no one showed up to oppose the application when a public hearing was held last month.

Commissioners approved the application on Wednesday after it was reviewed by the county prosecutor’s office.