Police & Courts

Report blames ‘complacency’ for prison stabbing

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Staff complacency, supervision problems, and outdated security policies and orders are among problems identified at Ohio’s highest-security prisons following an attack on a correctional officer earlier this year that landed the officer in the hospital for weeks with ...

East Liverpool Police Reports

While on patrol, an officer reported seeing a vehicle sitting on Mapletree Street which drove off after a male got into the passenger seat. The vehicle was stopped for no front license plate and the rear license plate not being registered to that vehicle. The driver, Eric J. White, 42, Ohio ...

Liverpool Township Police Reports

Dispatched to 1170 Dilworth St. for an unconscious male, officers found a vehicle leaving the residence and attempted to stop it to no avail. Jessica Morris was at the residence with Carl Morris, who was sitting on the couch, unconscious and taking breaths only every two to three minutes. ...

Columbiana County Sheriff

Debra Hurford, 12th Street, Beloit, reported at 3:53 p.m. Monday she was contacted that morning by a person with a foreign accent claiming to be from the Social Security Administration. He claimed her Social Security number had been compromised and drug dealers were using it. Additionally, he ...

East Liverpool Municipal

In Municipal Court Wednesday, Raymond Shaw III, 19, Youngstown, was fined $150, sentenced to 90 days, suspended, and placed on probation two years for obstructing official business. For possession of marijuana, he was fined $150. He was fined $50 each on charges of one-way street and window ...

Columbiana County Municipal

A July 19 pretrial was set in Columbiana County Municipal Court for Four (no other name listed), 34, Sophia Street, East Liverpool, charged with drug paraphernalia and obstructing official business for allegedly attempting to falsify a drug test with a bottle of warm, suspected urine, concealed ...

Columbiana County Common Pleas

Melvin W. Vollmar, 60, Lisbon Street, Hanoverton, pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to four counts of rape. If the counts could be served consecutively, Vollmar faces up to 44 years in prison and a $100,000 fine. A sentencing hearing is set for July 2. Vollmar will be ...

East Liverpool Municipal

In Municipal Court Tuesday, Garrett A. Mays, state Route 7, Lisbon, was fined $675, sentenced to 180 days, 177 suspended,had his license suspended one year and was placed on probation three years for OVI. He was fined $50 each for no tail lights and expired plates. A charge of driving under ...

Columbiana County Grand Jury

James Heck, 43, Lexington Avenue, Salem, was served a secret indictment as a part of the Operation Big Oak indictment during a special session of the county grand jury last fall. Heck is charged with six counts of aggravated possession of drugs and seven counts of possession of cocaine, all of ...

Columbiana County Juvenile

A 17-year-old Wellsville boy was cited into Columbiana County Juvenile Court for allegedly having multiple individual packages of marijuana, which he admitted to the Highway Patrol trooper on May 26 that he intended to sell it. A 12-year-old Salem child was cited for allegedly assaulting Jodi ...