Morning Journal/Kevin Howell Police and emergency personnel responded after a two-vehicle crash on Monroe Street in Salem at 12:39 p.m. Wednesday. Ronald L. Sowers, 67, East State Street, pulled from a driveway into the path of an eastbound vehicle driven by Debora F. Kisner, 58, Monroe Street. Sowers was cited for failure to yield from a private drive and was transported to the Salem hospital with possible injuries. Here, patrolman Michael Garber and Sgt. Karl Toy evaluate the crash scene while firefighter Kevin Bryan sweeps up debris. Kisner is seen behind the wheel.

County Sheriff

— Billie Smith, no address listed, spoke to deputies on the phone at 10:07 p.m. Wednesday, stating she was outside her husband’s sister’s home on Taggart Drive, Wellsville, sitting on the roadway because she was upset with her husband for several reasons and she was asked to leave the property. Deputies suggested she go home for the evening.

— Steven D. Rudibaugh, state Route 172, East Rochester, reported at 4:41 p.m. Wednesday he believes someone has been stealing money from his bank account. He went to the Huntington Bank ATM in New Garden on Nov. 20 and deposited seven $100 bills. He followed the directions, but once the money was deposited into the machine, the screen had a glitch and ejected his card. He got no receipt, but assumed the money was in the machine and all was well. A week later he realized the $700 was not in his account. Huntington told him they have no record of the transaction.

Highway Patrol

— Justin Matthew Phillips, 19, of Sebring, and Lincoln T. Hubbard, 45, of West Washington Street, Lisbon, were eastbound on U.S. 62 in Knox Township at 3:33 p.m. Wednesday and Hubbard slowed to turn right into a private drive and was struck from behind by Phillips. Phillips was cited for assured clear distance.


— Cindy Palmer, North Beaver Street, reported her smoke detectors were going off at 5:47 p.m. Nov. 13 but she could not find any fire. Police arrived and made sure the children were out of the house and the officer remained while the fire department was on scene.


— Brandon O’Malley, 23, of Columbiana, was arrested on a warrant during a traffic stop on Salem Street near Vine Street at 7:39 a.m. Thursday.

— Marci Mancuso-Kirkpatrick, 32, of Leetonia, was arrested for falsification after giving the wrong identity during a traffic stop on West Park Avenue near Union Street at 1 p.m. Wednesday. She was also cited for driving under suspension.

St. Clair Township

— Vicki L. Banicki, 49, Hickman Road, was slowing her vehicle for traffic on Bell School Road when it was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by Cody E. Flowers, 16, Stagecoach Road. Flowers was cited for assured clear distance.

— While northbound on St. Clair Avenue, Jenna E. Alvarez, 29, St. Clair Avenue, had the green light and proceeded through the intersection of McGuffy Drive. Curtis A. Palmer, 79, McCoy Avenue, was eastbound on McGuffy Drive when he passed out due to a medical condition, causing his vehicle to travel through the green light and strike Alvarez’s vehicle in the driver’s and passenger’s doors. Palmer was transported by Lifeteam Ambulance to the hospital, and he was cited for failure to control.

— Floyd E. Saltsman, 71, County Airport Road, Wellsville, was making a left turn from Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road onto East Liverpool Road when he failed to yield, striking a vehicle driven by Katherine L. Clark, 73, St. George Street, East Liverpool. Both vehicles sustained minor damage, and no injuries were reported.

— Alisa D. Hughes, 33, Park Avenue, East Liverpool, was eastbound on Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road when a vehicle driven by Courtney M. Elliott, 17, Longs Run Church Road, pulled from Longs Run Church Road in front of Hughes and was struck. Elliott told police she never saw Hughes’ vehicle. Elliott was transported by Lifeteam ambulance to Children’s Hospital in Boardman, while Hughes went by Lifeteam to East Liverpool City Hospital. No citations were reported.


— A woman reported on station at 12:27 p.m. Tuesday that she had purchased a new cell phone in September and that the company had already given away her old number. She said family and friends who don’t know she changed numbers have been calling the old one, and the current owner is being vulgar with them.

— Officers responded to the 500 block of Cherry Street at 1:44 p.m. Tuesday in reference to two males who exited a vehicle and entered a private property, walking west toward the old China factory on the other side of the property. Officers checked the area with a K-9 officer but were unable to find anyone.

— Elizabeth D. Hoffee, 18, Washington Street, Salem, was cited for assured clear distance ahead following a two-vehicle crash on East State Street at North Union Avenue at 5:12 p.m. Tuesday in she was westbound and struck the rear of a vehicle driven by Dawn M. Thomas, 51, West Spruce Street, Lisbon, who had started and stopped with traffic at the stop light. No injuries were reported.

— Officers responded to a 100 block South Union Avenue home at 6:19 p.m. Tuesday after a woman next door reported hearing arguing for a long time. The officers were unable to contact anyone at the home and did not hear any arguing.

— Officers responded to a 2700 block East State Street business at 7:12 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a customer who became irate following an issue regarding his credit/debit card funds. The customer was told not to return, but said he would. Employees were advised to contact the police department if the customer returns.

— Officers responded to a duplex in the 400 block of West State Street at 9:41 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a noise complaint in which a resident said the upstairs neighbor had been making enough noise to wake the occupants of her apartment. She said when her husband confronted the neighbor, the neighbor began stomping around and yelling vulgarities. The neighbor initially was uncooperative with officers and denied making the noise, but was advised to keep any noise level down.

— Officers responded to a 900 block West Pershing Street home at 12:19 a.m. Wednesday in reference to a verbal dispute between a man and woman. While investigating the incident, the man made threats to harm himself and was voluntarily transported to the Salem hospital for evaluation.

— Police responded to the area of East Third Street and North Lincoln Avenue for a report of a suspicious person at 11:37 p.m. Wednesday. An anonymous caller said a man was walking with what appeared to be a limp and they were concerned for his well-being. An officer made contact and learned the man had a prosthetic leg and was ok.

— A domestic in progress was reported at 10:51 p.m. Wednesday at North Madison and East State Street where a male and female said the dispute was just verbal and nothing physical occurred. Both said they would stay away from each other for the rest of the night.

— During a traffic stop at 9:29 p.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of North Lincoln Avenue, the driver was found to be an elderly man who appeared to be having a medical issue. Fire department first responders and KLG were called to the scene and the male was taken to Salem Regional Medical Center. The family was notified and the vehicle was left legally parked.

— Police responded at 9:11 p.m. Wednesday to the 2200 block of Pearce Street for an interior motion alarm. The exterior was found secure and the homeowner was inside. Officers checked the interior and everything was found secure.

— Loud music was reported in the 1600 block of Southeast Boulevard at 8:33 p.m. Wednesday. The resident said he would turn it down.

— An officer at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday saw two vehicles operating in a reckless manner in Centennial Park. An officer attempted to locate the vehicles and did on Cunningham Road, pulling into Walmart. The officer made contact and found the drivers were operating in a reckless manner due to being involved in a domestic dispute. Neither reported physical violence and both were given verbal warnings for reckless operation.

— A dog was reported at large at 3:18 p.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of East Seventh Street. An officer was able to locate the dog and contact the owner who secured the dog inside the residence. The owner received a verbal warning for dog at large.

— Ronald Sowers, 67, of 1483 E. State St,, was cited for failure to yield and taken to Salem Regional Medical Center by EMT for non-incapacitating injuries after a two-vehicle accident at 12:39 p.m. Wednesday. The report said Sowers failed to yield from a private drive on Monroe Street and his vehicle was struck by an eastbound vehicle driven by Debora Kisner, 58, of Monroe Street.

— A bad check was reportedly cashed at Consumers National Bank Wednesday morning, according to a report filed at 12:08 p.m. Wednesday. The report said a person of interest was arrested in Minerva for the same type of offense. The matter is under investigation for possible charges.

— A caller reported a suspicious male standing in a back yard in the city without cause, wearing a brown coat and hood up with jeans. He was not found.

Perry Township

— Police responded to the 2200 block of Goshen Road at 12:34 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a fire burning out of control, but the resident said they had it contained. The fire department was contacted in case the fire re-ignited.

— A patrolling officer was flagged down at Michigan Boulevard and Van Buren Avenue at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a downed wire in the roadway. The officer determined it to be a cable wire and safely removed it from the roadway.

— Police responded to an 1100 block West Perry Street home at 4:21 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a woman suffering a possible drug overdose. The woman was found to be displaying symptoms of an overdose despite no contraband being found and was transported to the Salem hospital for evaluation.

— Police responded to an 1100 block Prospect Street home at 6:39 p.m. Tuesday in reference to a child custody dispute in which the father of a child had arrived to take the child. The complainant said the father had taken the child, but returned it to the mother before leaving, but said he would return. The complainant and child’s mother mother were advised to lock their door and call the police department if the father returned.

Goshen Police District

— An officer responded to a 10000 block Salem-Warren Road home at 8:34 a.m. Nov. 22 at the request of Tuscarawas County officials in reference to a man with possible suicidal thoughts. The man said he was just arguing with his ex-girlfriend and had no intention of harming himself.

— An officer responded to a 5000 block West South Range Road home at 3:35 p.m. Nov. 22 in reference to a 4-year-old child who had suffered a possible broken or dislocated elbow. The child was found already being attended to by Green Township EMTs and was ultimately transported to Akron’s Children Hospital in Boardman.

— Officers responded to a 12000 block West Calla Road home at 1:40 p.m. in reference to a domestic dispute regarding a woman using crack cocaine in front of her children. Upon officers’ arrival, the woman in question said she had been in a verbal dispute with her husband regarding an Instagram post that made him jealous. The husband claimed that his wife was using crack cocaine while pregnant, but she showed no signs of impairment. They agreed to separate for the evening.

— An officer responded to the area of Seacrist and Garfield roads at 9:25 p.m. Nov. 23 in reference to a vehicle with multiple occupants shooting at road signs. The incident was determined to have occurred in Smith Township and the information was forwarded to that department.

— An officer responded to a 12000 block Goshen Road home at 11:46 a.m. Nov. 24 where the resident reported her husband, from whom she is separated, had entered the home without permission while she was away, breaking in through the back door and damaging it. She was advised since the estranged husband sporadically stays at the home, she cannot prevent him from entering without her permission.

— An officer responded to a 12000 block Goshen Road home at 12:07 p.m. Nov. 24 where the resident reported the neighbor’s dogs acting aggressively and causing her to fear going outside. The dogs were observed to be indeed actively aggressively, but were on the owner’s property. The officer advised the complainant to contact the Mahoning County dog warden.

— An officer responded to a 100 Oakwood Drive, Beloit, home at 11 p.m. Nov. 24 where the resident reported her brother who had intermittently resided with her the past two years had broken a window at the residence after returning to the home following a dispute. She was advised that he legally needed to be evicted, but that he would be contacted and advised not to return.

— An officer responded to the Beloit Park on Fifth Street at 7:10 p.m. Sunday where a village employee reported a resident informed him of graffiti spray painted on a ballfield dugout.

— An officer responded to the 13000 block of South Pricetown Road at 5:07 p.m. Monday in reference to possible deer poaching, but could not find any evidence of such.

— An officer responded to an Oak Street, Beloit, home at 8:21 p.m. Monday in reference to neighbor dispute and found it to be verbal only.

— An officer responded to a Fifth Street, Beloit, business at 9:22 p.m. Monday in reference to two possible intoxicated males inside the store. Alan Ray Reed, 42, West Ohio Avenue, Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence, driving under suspension, possession of drugs, no seatbelt and traveling left of center. Donald G. Hill, 61, West Ohio Avenue, Sebring, was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, obstructing official business and wrongful entrustment.

— An officer responded to a 14000 block South Duck Creek Road home at 4:02 a.m. Tuesday in reference to man who had sent text messages to a friend threatening to harm himself. He was voluntarily transported to the Salem hospital for evaluation.


— Firefighters and police were called at 7:26 p.m. Wednesday to the 100 block of West 12th Street for a possible natural gas leak. The residence was checked and nothing was found. The resident was advised to contact Columbia Gas if they continue to smell natural gas.


— A security guard at the county courthouse reported a trash can outside the courthouse was on fire at 1 p.m. Thursday. The fire department sent two trucks and four firefighters only to learn the fire had been extinguished by a passerby using a water bottle.