Some police dogs now have cameras, too

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MILWAUKEE — Police dogs have always helped their human counterparts through their eyes and nose, and now some of the dogs are getting their own backup — cameras that transmit live video. The devices generally attach to dogs’ backs on a vest and transmit video to a handler watching from ...

Take Back tally: 45,000 pounds

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COLUMBUS — Ohioans turned in 45,000 pounds of prescription drugs this fall during an effort to get rid of old and expiring medication. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration says Ohio had the fifth-highest amount among all states during the latest National Prescription Drug Take Back ...

Report backs needs for natural gas storage hub in Appalachia

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy cites the potential of West Virginia and other Appalachian states for the location of a centralized storage hub for natural gas production. The report, released last week, takes a look at West Virginia, ...

Salem auditor details budget numbers

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SALEM — In reflecting on the 2019 budget just passed by Salem City Council last week, city Auditor Betty Brothers said “the city is financially healthy.” Barring any huge unexpected expenses in the next few weeks, she said she’s expecting to see at least a $1.6 million carryover in ...

Bill creates database of violent offenders

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COLUMBUS — Ohio lawmakers have approved the creation of a statewide database of violent offenders under legislation named for a college student who disappeared while bicycling and was abducted and slain. The bill named for Sierah Joughin and known as “Sierah’s Law” was approved ...


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Highway Patrol — Dylan W. Klass, 23, Beloit, was eastbound on Georgetown Road in Knox Township at 9:51 p.m. Tuesday and went off the left side into a tree and overturned. He was cited for failure to control. — Tyler W. Reynolds, 18, East Palestine, was northbound on Hunston Road in ...

Three life-flighted from Route 39 accident, another from ATV crash

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LISBON — A total of four people were life-flighted to area hospitals in two separate vehicle accidents on Friday that are under investigation by the highway patrol. According to information released by the patrol on Saturday, three people were taken by medical helicopter following a ...

As backhoe sits, dispute remains stuck in court

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LISBON — This is the story of a stolen backhoe and whether Perry Township trustees or an insurance company will pay the $40,000-plus impoundment bill incurred while the equipment was being held as evidence. The story begins with Danny L. Koster, 65, West Pine Lake Road, Salem, who was ...

Wellsville parade

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Mia Meadows as Cindy-Lou Who and Mason Meadows as the Grinch, winners of the Grinch look-a-like contest, ride high upon the Wellsville Library float during the Wellsville Christmas parade held Saturday. The giant Grinch in the float is the librarian. (Photo by Patti Schaeffer)

Salem chamber hands out annual awards

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SALEM — A fourth-generation family business that’s continuously expanding, a citizen who’s a mentor in both industry and community service and a non-profit hospice that caters to patients and families first all earned honors Wednesday. The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce named Hickey ...