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Inmate hitches ride with cop

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GREENUP, Ky. — A jail inmate who escaped from authorities and tried hitchhiking along a highway didn’t enjoy freedom for long because the motorist he flagged down was a law enforcement officer. Greenup County Jailer Mike Worthington told The Independent that 31-year-old Allen Lewis was ...

Engineer hired for Franklin Street work

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SALEM — The city Utilities Commission selected Benesch Engineering to serve as the engineer on the Franklin Street water and sanitary sewer main replacements set for next year for a fee not to exceed $90,000. City council’s Utilities Committee will need to meet next to recommend an ...

Leetonia school board accepts donations

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LEETONIA — The Leetonia school board Thursday night accepted donations from four community members to ensure students in the elementary grades receive a book for Christmas. The board accepted $20 each from Lurie Umbs, Peggy Mays, Tracy Rees and Suzie Mason for elementary book donations. ...

Services set for kids killed in fire

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YOUNGSTOWN — Funeral services have been scheduled for five children killed in a fire at their Ohio home. Services for the children who ranged in age from 1 to 9 will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at New Bethel Baptist Church in Youngstown. Penny Wells, director of Mahoning Valley Sojourn to ...

STATE BRIEFING

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Suspect killed in police station TOLEDO — A man suspected of killing his grandmother in the Detroit area was shot and killed inside Toledo’s police headquarters Thursday after he rushed at officers and grabbed one of their stun guns. The man, who wasn’t handcuffed at the time, was being ...

Roadside weed decorated for Christmas sprouts holiday cheer

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TOLEDO — A few weeks ago it was just another overgrown street corner weed. Now it’s decked out with Christmas lights and ornaments and sprouting holiday goodwill. The Christmas weed, as it’s affectionately known across Toledo, has become an overnight holiday attraction, bringing out ...

Yellow Creek cuts road weight limits for winter

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WELLSVILLE — Yellow Creek Township Trustees on Tuesday voted to reduce weight limits on its roads for the winter. The frost law for certain roads lowers weight limits by 50-percent, retroactive to Nov. 1 and continuing through April 30. Trustee Kenny Biacco said the roads under the ...

Fredericktown project moves to funding phase

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WELLSVILLE — With the Buckeye Water District now in full support of the proposed Fredericktown Road waterline extension project, all that awaits is for funding to come in to get the project started. BWD trustees of Thursday verbally threw its full support the extension project, in which ...

ESC event to combine business, education

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LISBON — The Columbiana County Business Advisory Council has been looking at the ways educators and local businesses can better prepare students for the jobs in this area. The group will be hosting a Business Educational Symposium with speakers from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Jan. 29 at the ...

POLICE

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County Sheriff — A Bayard Road, West Township, woman reported at 10:43 a.m. Sunday her sister-in-law took photos of her children, ages 9 and 5, and posted them to social media. The photos were taken of a group of children at a birthday party in Wellsville. Deputies explained to the mother ...