County Sheriff

— Lorie A. Smalley, Lorey Road, West Township, reported at 1:35 p.m. Thursday she wrote out a check for $23,500 to Greg McDaniel of Minerva for work to remove a septic system on her property. The check was cashed, but the work was never done. A deputy left a phone message for McDaniel about the matter, but he could not be reached at that time.

Highway Patrol

— Dolores I. Witherow, 65, Jimtown Road, East Palestine, was eastbound on state Route 558 in Fairfield Township at 7:40 a.m. Thursday and struck a school bus driven by Alice L. Haldiman, 61, Bye Road, East Palestine, who was also eastbound. Witherow was taken to the St. Elizabeth Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No citations were issued.

— Wade A. Schneider, 41, French Street, East Palestine, and Brandon Jeffrey Nulf, 24, West Clark Street, East Palestine, were westbound on state Route 14 in Unity Township at 11 a.m. Sept. 2 and Nulf struck Schneider. Nulf was cited for assured clear distance.

— Timothy R. Groger Jr., 42, state Route 172, East Rochester, was eastbound on Georgetown Road in Butler Township at 6:10 a.m. Sept. 2 and struck a cow.

— Gregory K. Brown, 29, state Route 267, East Liverpool, was southbound on state Route 7 in Madison Township at 1 a.m. Sept. 2 and struck a deer.

— Gary R. Vulcan, 72, Adams Road, Lisbon, and Gregory R. Wright, 64, Berry Road, Kensington, were eastbound on U.S. 30 in Lisbon at 1:45 p.m. Sept. 1 and stopped for a red light when Vulcan pulled forward and struck Wright. Vulcan was cited for improper starting.

— Amanda B. Sanor, 37, Kettering Road, East Rochester, was southbound on McCann Road in Hanover Township at 8:47 p.m. Aug. 31 and struck a deer.

— Robert David Walters, 19, Old state Route 344, Leetonia, was westbound on Schneider Road in Hanover Township at 6:15 a.m. Aug. 31 and reportedly swerved to avoid a deer and went off the right side into a ditch and several fence posts. He was cited for failure to control.


— John McClough reported at 2:29 p.m. Thursday someone broke into a building he owns on Maple Street. Nothing was found to be missing.


— Officers responded to a 200 block Vine Avenue apartment complex at 8:01 a.m. Thursday where a resident reported other tenants had been threatening him with bodily harm. One of the accused tenants denied the claim. Less than an hour later, another resident reported on station that neighbors had been calling her names and making untrue allegations against her.

— Officers responded to the 1800 block of East State Street at 12:55 p.m. Thursday in reference to a fight and found two people who were involved and several witnesses who said several other individuals involved had already left the scene. One of the men involved said he was sitting in the passenger seat of his sister’s vehicle when a man he did not know starting yelling at him and then assaulted him. He was treated on scene by medical personnel for his injuries. Officers located and spoke with all the other individuals involved.

— Officers responded to a 600 block South Union Avenue home at 2:13 p.m. Thursday where the resident said he found his home trashed and items missing from within it after returning home that day.

— A New Garden Avenue woman reported at 2:50 p.m. Thursday that someone she knows had been posting derogatory comments about her and her business on a social media network. The woman said she does not want the person to return to her business.

— An officer responded to a 400 block Sharp Avenue home at 2:54 p.m. Thursday where a driver had exited his vehicle after shutting it off with it left in gear, causing it to travel through the yard and striking a garage. The driver was treated on scene by medical personnel.

— Carter James Rose, 21, Canterbury Lane, Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash in the 800 block of East State Street at 4:47 p.m. Thursday in which he was westbound and failed to stop for traffic, striking the rear of a vehicle driven by Allyson A. Perry, 43, Brooklyn Avenue, Salem. No injuries were reported.

— An officer responded to a report of juveniles riding bicycles in front of traffic in the 100 block of Continental Drive at 5:24 p.m. Thursday, but was unable to find them.

— Officers responded to a domestic dispute in the 1100 block of East Pershing Street at 6:46 p.m. Thursday and found it to be verbal only. One of the people involved agreed to leave until the situation calmed down.

— Eugene C. Striffler, 26, Salem; and Jacob S. Miller, 33, Salem, were both cited for drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop on South Lincoln Avenue at Franklin Street at 7:03 p.m. Thursday.

— An officer responded to a report of a dog running loose in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue at 7:19 p.m. Thursday. The complainant was able to put a lease on it and it was retrieved by the humane officer.

— An officer responded to a dispute in the 600 block of Prospect Street at 7:23 p.m. Thursday in which the resident said the landlord had started an argument with them while they were moving out.

— An officer responded to a 100 block Benton Road home at 9:08 p.m. Thursday where a woman reported she typically visits the resident each day, but that day she did not answer the door. The officer found that the resident was not at home.

— Officers responded to a 500 block Aetna Street home at 9:19 p.m. Thursday where the resident reported her son was intoxicated and she wanted him removed from the home. The officers advised her that since the son made no threats of violence and resides at the home, he could not be removed.

— John D. Carrion, 38, East Third Street, Salem, was cited for possession of marijuana following a traffic stop in the 300 block of North Ellsworth Avenue at 11:52 p.m. Thursday.