Local News

Lisbon Street work will begin with manhole repair

EAST LIVERPOOL — The long-awaited reopening of Lisbon Street could occur within two months, according to information shared with city council’s streets committee Tuesday. Service-Safety Director Brian Allen told the committee the project will take place in four phases to repair the ...

Columbiana names school resource officer

COLUMBIANA — A military veteran and longtime member of the city police force, Sgt. Wade Boley has been selected to serve the Columbiana school district as resource officer. Superintendent Don Mook made the announcement during the Tuesday’s board of education meeting. He said Boley was ...

Ice puts a chill in county cops

SALEM — Local police had not seen a homegrown methamphetamine lab in nearly two years before uncovering a meth lab last week on East Third Street, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t seen meth, according to Salem Police Chief J.T. Panezott. “We haven’t been seeing the meth cooks like ...

DAHS Class of 1973

The Lisbon David Anderson High School Class of 1973 held an unofficial 45th reunion Aug. 11 at Mark’s Landing. Attendees were (in no particular order) Donna Phillis Wellman, Janni Borroni, Jayne Wallace, Patty Crowell Sopko, Karen Arsuffi Crouse, Debbie Newland Short, Becky Morris Donatelli, ...

Region Briefing

No known motive for doctor’s slaying BEACHWOOD — Police are trying to determine a motive in an Ohio doctor’s slaying that was followed by his two sons killing themselves during a standoff with SWAT officers. Beachwood Police Chief Gary Haba said Tuesday police believe Dr. Richard Warn ...

Morning Journal publisher dies

LISBON — Morning Journal Publisher Larry Dorschner died Sunday at his home following a lengthy illness. Dorschner, 67, had been publisher of the Morning Journal since 2000 and was named a group publisher by Ogden Newspapers in 2005, making him also responsible for The Review in East ...

Major time on theft charges

LISBON — A 45-year-old Salem woman was sentenced Monday to eight and a half years in prison for stealing money from the elderly relatives of her husband. Kimberly A. Whitman, of Adams Avenue, appeared before Judge C. Ashley Pike in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. However, before he ...

Straight from the sky

Jim Drumond from Skydive Ricks nears the ground at Whispering Pines Village with an American flag during a special jump Saturday at the senior living facility in Columbiana.

Fire at vacant Palestine home ruled arson

EAST PALESTINE — The vacant West Main Street home that caught fire on Friday night has been ruled as arson by the state fire marshal’s office. East Palestine Fire Chief Josh Brown said that anyone with any information relating to the fire should call the fire department at 330-426-4341 or ...

Levy funds not stretching far enough for Palestine police

EAST PALESTINE — A retired East Palestine police sergeant was surprised to learn during this week’s council meeting that the local police force only has five full-time officers. John Martin wondered why the department wasn’t hiring more full-time officers, and when told that it was ...