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State warns of timber theft COLUMBUS — State officials in Ohio say timber theft has increased due to high prices for white oak and black walnut. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry is offering tips to help residents prevent thefts on public and private land. ...

And they’re off…

Morning Journal/Deanne Johnson Three youngsters run toward the candy at the beginning of the 36th annual Easter egg hunt held in Leetonia by the Leetonia Masonic Lodge and the Leetonia Fire Department last week. There will be more kids in motion today when egg hunts are held around the ...

Bercik hired as Lisbon schools public relations representative

LISBON —The school board is joining with four other area school districts in hiring a public relations person to highlight things going on in the district that do not always receive coverage by the local news media. The board on Thursday voted to join with the Columbiana, Springield Local, ...

Pa. man charged with stealing tractor

EAST PALESTINE — A Pennsylvania man arrested last year for impersonating a police officer was recently charged with breaking into a Unity Township business and stealing a tractor. According to the East Palestine Police report and court documents through the Columbiana County Municipal ...

Police seize drugs during welfare check

EAST LIVERPOOL — City police uncovered 31 grams of suspected crack cocaine at a Woodland Hills home while performing a welfare check with the East Liverpool Municipal Court Probation Department. The police department announced on its Facebook page that the work was the result of citizens ...

Stevens murder trial remains on June schedule

LISBON — The jury trial remains scheduled for June for Robert Stevens, the Calcutta man accused of murder in the home invasion robbery and assault, which is believed to have ultimately led to the death of Charles Travis, Jr. During a brief hearing on Thursday, defense attorney Jennifer ...

Salineville council hears from land bank representative

SALINEVILLE — With Salineville Village Council expressing desires about tearing down some dilapidate properties in town, Robert Ritchey of the Columbiana County Land Reutilization Corp. stopped by Monday’s meeting to answer their questions. Ritchey explained when the land bank was ...

Juveniles charged with criminal damaging

SALEM — Police charged two boys, ages 10 and 16, with delinquency for criminal damaging after one of the boys admitted they had been at Centennial Park throwing rocks through the restroom windows for fun Thursday night. The admission came after the other boy claimed he was attacked at the ...