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Don’t forget to look both ways

It would be nice if deer stopped to look both ways before crossing the street. It might give motorists a chance. But more often than not, they are in a full-out run as they cross the road, causing drivers to slam on the brakes. This deer was spotted on Gavers Road recently.

Morning Journal/Katie White
A stockpile of ammunition inside three mobile homes off Hazel Run Road in Washington Township posed some danger to firefighters battling a blaze Friday night, although no injuries were reported.

Firefighters duck for cover

HAMMONDSVILLE — A group of firefighters took refuge behind an old discarded refrigerator when ammunition inside three mobile homes exploded during a fire Friday night. Highlandtown Fire Chief Matt Greaves said the three single-wide trailers at 39916 Hazel Run Road are owned by Don Voss, a ...

Mayor’s vote breaks the tie

COLUMBIANA — It took two ballots and tie-breaking vote cast by the mayor, but the city planning commission has a new member. Local banker Scott Jones was chosen from among six applicants at this week’s city council meeting to replace Kirby Zellers, who resigned from the planning ...

Salineville police chief hopes extra patrols will prevent holiday crimes

SALINEVILLE — Police Chief Matt Devlin was given permission to hire another part-time officer to patrol town at night during the Christmas season. Devlin was given permission at this week’s council meeting to hire Chase Askoures, who will be assigned to work the midnight shift on a ...

County auditor gets another clean report

LISBON — Columbiana County Auditor Nancy Milliken received her best state audit to date, with zero citations and one recommendation. “I’m very, very happy with the results. It was a good audit and there are no (citations) and we’re currently working on the item brought up in the ...

COUNTY BRIEFING

‘Elf’ coming to the library The Friends of the Leetonia Library will host a Christmas movie showing of “The Elf” at 1 p.m. Dec. 2 at the library. Pizza, popcorn and beverages will be provided. Santa will also visit to pass out candy and be available for photos. Cost is $5 per family. ...

MARKET REPORT

Damascus Livestock Auction Quotations Tuesday November 21, 2017 Hogs – Receipts 8 Head No. 1’s 230 to 260 lbs. $25 to $62 No. 2’s and 3’s 230 to 260 lbs. $25 to $52 Sows 300 to 500 lbs. $20 to $40 Sows 500 to 650 lbs. $20 to $40 Boars $3 to $5 Light Boars $3 to ...

Morning Journal/ Patti Schaeffer

Remembering two who have left us

Morning Journal/ Patti Schaeffer During the East Palestine American Legion's dinner last weekend, post commander Dave Beachler, Jr. and the Rev. Dr. Barry Walker honored two men who passed to the great commander in the sky, as Beachler phrased it. They honored Dr. William Fullerton and ...

Lisbon may add a pair to force

LISBON — Village Council’s finance committee intends to recommend the police chief be allowed to hire two additional full-time officers so the department can go to four 10-hour shifts as a way to provide more coverage, while reducing reliance on part-time officers. The committee will also ...

Dynamite found in Alliance home, man charged

ALLIANCE — A city man is facing charges after dynamite was discovered in a vacant home. Wesley H. Mulinix, 60, of North Park Avenue, was arrested after the incident Wednesday that involved Alliance police, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Summit County’s bomb squad. The ...