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Superintendent indicted on sex charges

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WINDHAM —The superintendent of a Portage County school district with local connections, has been indicted on charges that she had sexual relations with a student. Laura Amero, 35, is charged with two counts of sexual battery, two counts of attempted sexual battery and two counts of ...

Man arrested following chase

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PERRY TWP. — A man caught by police after allegedly ditching a stolen vehicle and fleeing on foot Monday afternoon was already wanted on active felony warrants in the city of Canton and Lorain County, according to a township police report. Kevin Wasmire, 46, of Alliance, was taken into ...

Salem celebrates Arbor, Earth Day

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SALEM — Salem Parks & Recreation personnel and Mayor John Berlin celebrated Arbor Day and Earth Day together on Monday afternoon by gathering in front of a newly-planted Tulip tree at Centennial Park and recognizing the city’s 36th year as a designated Tree City USA. This morning, ...

Encouraging words heard about Crestview levy

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NEW WATERFORD — Two residents on the Crestview Schools Levy Committee made a push for the measure on the upcoming May 7 ballot, when voters in the district will be asked to pass a 2.43 mill levy for new construction and a .5 mill levy to continuously cover the cost of upkeep. If the levy ...

7 more Wellsville homes on land bank’s hit list

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WELLSVILLE — Village Council did not have a majority of its member present to officially conduct business at this past week’s meeting, but those in attendance did learn another seven homes are scheduled to be torn down as part of the Columbiana County land bank’s demolition ...

Feeling punished enough, man asks for leniency, gets probation

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LISBON — Jerry L. Taylor told Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam he had already been punished enough when he appeared for sentencing on Thursday. Taylor, 61, Lisbon Road, Leetonia, had pleaded guilty Feb. 7 to possession of drugs and tampering with evidence. Originally, he had been ...

Range considers change in grading scale

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BEAVER TOWNSHIP — The South Range school board is considering a change to the grading scale and class rank. Schools Superintendent Dennis Dunham this past week presented the board with policy changes to consider for the May meeting that would establish a plus-minus grading scale and a laude ...

Leetonia seeking new EMS leader

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LEETONIA —Village Council is seeking a new EMS coordinator. Council this past week acknowledged the resignation of Seth Randolph as EMS coordinator to pursue other employment options. Assistant Coordinator Lisa Unkefer will be the acting chief. Mayor Kevin Siembida said the position will ...

Group home still on block

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LISBON — The sale of the former Rogers Group Home for boys will likely be turned over to a realtor after only a single bid was submitted for half the estimated price. The only sealed bid received by county commissioners was from Baer Auctioneers in the amount of $135,000. The group home and ...