Open container strictly enforced during holiday
CHESTER-The Chester Police Department will strictly enforce open container and public intoxication laws during Friday's Fourth of July celebration, Chief Ken Thorn said.
People with alcoholic drinks will not be permitted on Carolina Avenue or in Chester City Park and must limit their drinking to the VFW Post 6450 patio, he said.
Thorn said city residents and out-of-town visitors should remember that the annual festival is meant to be a family-friendly event.
Residents asked to report suspicious activity
CHESTER-The Chester Police Department is asking residents to report any suspicious activity following several recent burglaries involving unlocked vehicles in the downtown area.
Chief Ken Thorn said houses on Woodland Court and Bridgeview Drive also had their screen porches entered, so people should be extra vigilant.
Any suspicious activity should be reported to the police by calling 911 or 304-387-2820.
Siblings attempt to gain control of brother's home while he undergoes mental counseling
LISBON - The siblings of Leonard Coursin, who is currently undergoing mental counseling and facing felony charges, have filed a civil lawsuit in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court on Monday attempting to gain full control of Coursin's home.
M. Viola Adkins, Hill Street, East Liverpool; Betty V. Haring, Maryville, Tenn.; and Rebecca E. Peterson, Vine Street, East Liverpool, have filed a civil lawsuit against their brother, Coursin of East Liverpool, asking the property the four of them own on Henry Avenue, East Liverpool, be split three ways or court ordered to be sold.
According to the lawsuit, the home was inherited from their mother, Kathleen Coursin, also known as Viola Kathleen Coursin, who died on April 25, 2009. The lawsuit claims Coursin, who was living on the property prior to his incarceration, has allowed the property to severely deteriorate.
Coursin is charged with breaking and entering and having weapons under disability. A rifle, a flare gun modified to shoot shotgun shells and a spear created from a kitchen knife, duct tape and a wooden pole were reportedly found in Coursin's home.
He is currently at Heartland Behavioral Healthcare after Judge C. Ashley Pike determined him incompetent to stand trial.