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Stark Memorial to offer on-site cremations

SALEM — Stark Memorial stepped closer to becoming the first funeral home in Salem to offer on-site cremation services, taking delivery of the cremation retort Tuesday. A large crane from Diamond Steel of North Lima had the task of moving the 33,910-pound piece of equipment used for ...

Wellsville man arrested for 2021 EL shooting death

LISBON — A 24-year-old Wellsville man is being held on fugitive from justice charges in Hancock County, W.Va., after he was picked up Thursday afternoon on a warrant connecting him to an East Liverpool shooting death from last May. Tyrell Marques Travers, formerly of Clover Avenue, ...

Area woman charged for actions in baby’s death

LISBON — A Lisbon area woman faces felony charges after alleged actions surrounding the death of her infant shortly after its birth in the summer of 2020. Rebecca D. Young, 23, Lusk Lock Road, Lisbon, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony; child endangering, ...

Murder suspect fires attorney

LISBON — Accused murder suspect Gary Joiner fired his defense attorney just weeks before he was scheduled for a jury trial in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. Joiner, 43, Homeworth Road, Homeworth, is charged with two counts of aggravated murder, two counts of aggravated burglary, ...

Negley man arrested following police chase

BOARDMAN (WKBN) — Police say a Boardman shoplifting suspect led officers on a chase starting in Poland Village and ending on Interstate 680 as the vehicle’s engine failed. Police said they first received a report just after 4 p.m. Wednesday that a suspect who had been at the Walmart on ...

Salem woman sentenced for embezzlement

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — A Salem woman has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for embezzling $2.1 million from a federal credit union in Beaver, Pa., along with failing to file tax returns. According to a press release issued by United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung of the ...

Community Calendar

FRI/1-21 Boardman DARE, Card Night at Perkins, Meet there at 5 p.m.; 330-729-0127 Canfield Calla Church homemade Soup Sale, 4 p.m. until sold out; $7 per quart; stuffed pepper and chicken tortellini; homemade bread, $2 a loaf; preorders at 330 501-1597 Chester CANCELED: Quaker State ...

County Briefing

West Township Dumpster Day West Township Dumpster Day will be Feb. 5, 2022, from 8 a.m. until noon. The township garage is located at 8610 Knox School Rd., Minerva. This service is for west township residents only. If you have any questions please call the township garage at ...

Ambulance reduces wear on fire engine

SALEM — Salem Fire Department personnel continued to spend the majority of their shifts on medical calls in 2021, but instead of arriving on a fire truck, they arrived by ambulance the last six months. In reviewing stats from last year, Chief Scott Mason indicated the addition of the squad ...