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Columbiana County Common Pleas

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Robert O. Birch, 68, last known address Lincoln Street, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony. He’s facing up to 60 months in prison, a $10,000 fine and a Tier II sex offender designation. Sentencing is set for May 9. On July 6, ...

Columbiana County Municipal Court

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A March 14 preliminary hearing was set in county Municipal Court for Richard L. Newlen, 34, Lincoln Avenue, East Liverpool, charged with failure to verify a change of address. Newlen is reportedly required to keep the sheriff’s office informed of his address as a result of his 2013 conviction ...

Motion filed, jury trial postponed for dog warden

Local News

LISBON —Next week’s scheduled jury trial for former County Dog Warden Dawn Croft has been postponed following a motion filed last week by her attorney requesting her statements to investigators be suppressed. Croft, 42, Bacon Avenue, East Palestine, is charged with theft in office, money ...

Two departments receive K-9 grants

Local News

SALINEVILLE — With the help of the foundation of veteran Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the police departments of two local municipalities — the village of Salineville and the city of East Liverpool — will be getting some help with their K-9 programs. During Monday’s ...

Columbiana County Municipal Court

Police & Courts

A March 11 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set in County Municipal Court for Justin Ryan Barrett, 34, Lang Street, East Liverpool, charged with a felony charge of improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle and cited with driving under FRA suspension, tail lights, possession of drug ...

Columbiana County Common Pleas

Police & Courts

Jeffrey A. Falk, 43, Alice Street, East Palestine, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to possession of drugs and was placed on four years community control, including up to six months at the Eastern Ohio Correction Center in Wintersville. Falk had cocaine on Oct. 1, 2016. Richard A. ...

Columbiana County Grand Jury

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Megan A. Detchon, 29, Waddell Street, Leetonia, was served a secret indictment on Saturday, charged with three counts of identity fraud, along with one count each of telecommunications fraud, misuse of credit cards, tampering with evidence, illegal possession of drug paraphernalia and OVI. ...

Lisbon Police Reports

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Tracy A. Schultz, 50, Stookesberry Road, Lisbon, was stopped for having a faulty exhaust while driving on Pritchard Avenue at 5:07 p.m. Thursday. The officer detected an odor of alcohol and saw an empty can of beer and another can that was open. Shultz admitted to having one beer on his way ...