Police & Courts

9 years for driver of drive-by shooting

LISBON — Joseph Reed, the driver during a drive-by shooting in the Rogers area, was sentenced to nine years in prison by Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam Thursday morning. “You might not have fired the weapon, but you were right there and you had a chance to stop ...

Columbiana County Municipal

In county Municipal Court, a June 21 preliminary hearing was set for Joseph Urgitus, 33, North Liberty Street, East Palestine, charged with possession of cocaine and possession of heroin, both fifth-degree felonies, after a warrant was executed at his home on March 17, 2018. William E. ...

Columbiana County Grand Jury

LISBON — The Columbiana County Common Pleas Court grand jury issued 40 indictments during three days this week. The grand jury determined not to indict on two cases presented to it and issued one superseding indictment, 10 open indictments and 29 secret indictments. The secret indictments ...

County woman flown to hospital following accident

LISBON — A Salem woman was taken by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown for serious injuries on Thursday after her vehicle was struck by a box truck at the Salem Grange Road intersection. According to a preliminary report from the highway patrol, Bethany A. Uptegraph, ...

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Staff complacency, supervision problems, and outdated security policies and orders are among problems identified at Ohio’s highest-security prisons following an attack on a correctional officer earlier this year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