Columbiana County Sheriff
A Valley Road, Butler Township, man reported at 1 p.m. Tuesday about seven cows escaped from the auction barn on Valley Road sometime during the overnight hours. Four cows were found in his yard. His invisible fence system was rooted up and destroyed by the cows and there was other damage to his yard. Someone backed a trailer into his yard to load the cattle up and the yard, soft from the recent rains, was damaged by the weight of the vehicle. He further reported damage to the fences on two of his neighbor’s properties.
A couple hangup 911 call was received from an address on Lower Elkton Road at 10:46 a.m. Tuesday. Deputies spoke to the residents of the house, who said they had not called 911 on Tuesday. However, they had a young child in the house playing with an inactive phone. Deputies explained if the battery is charged, a 911 emergency call can be made on an inactive phone. The residents looked at the phone and saw attempts to call a cell phone, but not 911. Deputies also checked on elderly neighbors nearby to make certain no one needed help.
Michael M. Nagel, 34, South Vine Street, Columbiana, was found to have come through the Common Pleas Court security with several knives, hunting and folding, in his backpack at 9:52 a.m. Tuesday. Deputy Jen Tucker found the knives and confiscated them until Nagel’s hearing was through. He was warned he could be arrested if he brings his weapons to the courthouse again. Nagel said he is homeless and has no place to leave them.