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Victim identified in fatal train accident

COLUMBIANA — Police have identified Daniel J. Shirley, 36, of Metz Road, as the man who died when his Ford Fusion was struck by an Amtrak at the Elm Street crossing at 1:29 a.m. Sunday. As the investigation continues, the Columbiana police have continued to work with officials from Amtrak ...

Teen charged with inducing panic

LISBON — A Salineville teenager was charged with inducing panic, a first-degree misdemeanor, after reportedly making threats against students and a principal at the Opportunity School in Lisbon. Elijah Manley, 18, East Main Street, Salineville, appeared in county Municipal Court for ...

Salem man pleads guilty to infant abuse

LISBON — With his jury trial about to commence in Common Pleas Court, Elton John Elliott, 23, formerly of Salem, pleaded guilty Monday to two charges he faced in connection to injuries to a baby he was watching in May of 2018. Elliott pleaded guilty both to felonious assault, a ...

Helping one’s neighbor

EAST LIVERPOOL — Sometimes surviving a personal disaster can create a volunteer. That was the case for John Pomeroy, whose family suffered a devastating loss of their Clearview Street home in December 2017. Karen Conklin, executive director of the Lake to River chapter of the American Red ...

Traffic stops lead to home search, drugs cash seized

EAST LIVERPOOL — Two Saturday night traffic stops for drugs resulted in a Claibourne Street home being searched and the seizure of a small amount of suspected drugs and $2,200 in cash. Columbiana County Drug Task Force Director Brian McLaughlin said East Liverpool police called him at 10:30 ...

Six named BDC director

WEIRTON — The Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle has a new executive director, along with plans to continue the growth of the economic development agency for the future. The BDC announced Friday morning it has named Marvin Six as its new director, filling a void left with ...

County man killed in vehicle, train collision

COLUMBIANA —A 36-year-old man from the Columbiana area has died after a vehicle and a train collided in Columbiana early Sunday morning. Columbiana police say the driver of a Ford Fusion was struck by a train and killed at the Elm Street crossing about 1:30 a.m. Columbiana police released ...

Mayor seeks change in vacant building ordinance

LISBON — Mayor Peter Wilson wants village council to consider changing the new vacant building ordinance by scrapping the self-reporting requirement and giving village officials the inspection authority instead. The 2018 ordinance requires property owners in the downtown business district ...

County man found competent for trial

LISBON — The Columbiana man accused of assaulting a medic before jumping from the ambulance on the entrance ramp to state Route 11 and running away in the fall was found competent to stand trial. William Swagger, 25, Park Avenue, is charged with assault, a fourth-degree felony, for ...

Village holds second public hearing for wastewater treatment plant improvements

WELLSVILLE— The village held its second public hearing for the wastewater treatment plant improvements last week. The hearing explained the details of the project. Alan Knapp, a program manager and community development specialist at Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association, OMEGA, lead the ...