County Sheriff

— After Dkwan Wise, an inmate at the jail, became extremely disruptive and disorderly while in the holding cell at county Municipal Court, he was informed on the way back to the jail at 3:58 p.m. Monday he was going to be charged due to his behavior. At that point he threatened the deputy to fight him.

— A state Route 154, Middleton Township, man reported at 12:56 a.m. Tuesday his son took a gun out back and he heard a shot. The father took the gun away from his son, who then took a book bag full of beer and went walking eastbound along state Route 154. Deputies checked the area, but could not find him.

— Loud noises were reported by a Yeager Drive, Madison Township, woman at 2:35 a.m. Tuesday. Deputies checked the area, but did not find anyone.

— A vehicle stolen from a Birch Road, St. Clair Township, owner was recovered by deputies at 3:25 a.m. Tuesday.

— A Foundry Hill Road, Franklin Township, man reported he had $100 laying in his kitchen, but on Tuesday he noticed the money was missing. He believes someone unhooked the back screen door, came in and stole the money.

— An assault was reported at The Bargain Store on Salem-Alliance Road at 3:53 p.m. Tuesday. Kester Young said Daniel Yoder became angry with him when he was asked to move some boxes. Yoder then attempted to leave, but Young told him he would have to call someone because he was responsible for Yoder’s safety, but would not loan Yoder his phone. Yoder reportedly ripped Young’s shirt, slapped him in the face multiple times and tried to gouge his eye with his fingers. Yoder was charged with assault.

— A Campbell Road, Hanoverton, man reported to dispatchers at 9:57 a.m. Tuesday he was assaulted by his wife in the car at the red light near the Dunkin’ Donuts on state Route 45 in Lisbon. He said he would go to the sheriff’s office to file a report at noon on Tuesday, but did not up.

Highway Patrol

— Barry L. McClintock, 67, Greensburg, Pa., was southwestbound on Pancake Clarkson Road in Middleton Township at 12:10 p.m. July 17 and struck the bottom of a railroad overpass with the trailer of his vehicle. He was cited for assured clear distance and seat belt and taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital with serious injuries.

— William E. Schragal, 54, Canfield, was southwestbound on state Route 45 in Madison Township at 9:38 a.m. Tuesday and was struck by Kimberly D. Riggs, 51, Lisbon, who pulled from a private lot. Riggs was cited for right of way.

— Harry A. Goldinger, 62, Rochester, Pa., was westbound on state Route 14 in Unity Township at 2:19 p.m. July 14 and went off the left side into an embankment and became airborne and was ejected from the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene and the crash remains under investigation.

— Stevie Joe Stephens, 47, Lisbon, was southbound on state Route 164 in Wayne Township at 10:10 p.m. Sunday and hit a deer.

— Brian D. Lowther, 41, Lisbon, was northeastbound on state Route 172 in Hanover Township at 5:23 p.m. July 14 and went off the right side into a ditch then re-entered the road and went left of center off the left side into a ditch, an embankment and a tree and overturned. Lowther was taken by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth Hospital with serious injuries and passengers Madelyn M. Lowther, 14, Lisbon, and Brennan D. Lowther, 6, Lisbon, were taken to Akron Children’s in Boardman with minor injuries.

— Bradley Weber, 35, Salem, was northbound on Spillway Road in Hanover Township at 6:44 p.m. July 17 and made a left turn and went off the right side into a utility pole. He was cited for failure to control.

East Liverpool

— A resident reported someone entered her vehicle and took $5 shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of Etruria Street.

— Police responded to the first block of Logan Street around 11:34 p.m. Tuesday, where two women got into a physical altercation over a man. According to the caller, she and her friend were walking when another female accused her of sleeping with her ex-boyfriend and then assaulted her in the face, leaving visible injuries. The caller’s friend intervened, and the parties separated.


— Julie Hott, 35, of 636 Washington Ave., was taken into custody at 4:27 a.m. Wednesday at her residence and taken to the Columbiana County jail on a active warrant for child endangering, a third-degree felony. Detective Brad Davis said the charge stemmed from her 8-month-old child overdosing on narcotics on April 13. Police were called to Salem Regional Medical Center and Children Services also responded. According to Davis, the child is ok.

— A domestic was reported at 4:06 a.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Vine where a man said he could hear a female screaming from the apartment complex nearby. Police were unable to find anyone and spoke to several people at one apartment who said they heard nothing.

— An officer on patrol at 1:19 a.m. Wednesday noticed two juveniles walking in the 900 block of East State Street past curfew. They said they were staying in the 1200 block of Southeast Boulevard, so the officer gave them a ride to the residence and issued a verbal warning for the curfew violation and left after speaking to a guardian.

— A barking dog was reported at 1:05 a.m. Wednesday in the 1500 block of Merle Road, then dispatch said a dog was heard on Franklin. Police were unable to find the dog.

— Anthony Mercado, 36, of Youngstown, was charged with menacing after a fight was reported at 10:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 2200 block of Southeast Boulevard. Police separated the parties and learned that one of the males made threatening text messages to the other one, then drove over to his house to start a physical altercation. The male who resides on Southeast Boulevard chased the other male away from the house with a baseball bat, allegedly striking him once and striking his vehicle multiple times causing damage to the windshield. The male who showed up at the residence, Mercado, was charged with misdemeanor menacing. The male resident was told the case would be sent to the prosecutor with possible charges pending against him as well. The vehicle had been parked on Kennedy Drive and rendered inoperable due to the damage to the windshield and had to be towed. K-9 Argo indicated to the presence of narcotics , but no contraband was found during a probable cause search of the vehicle. Mercado complained of pain to his elbow and was checked out by fire department first responders but signed a refusal of treatment.

— A caller at 9:44 p.m. Tuesday reported people being very loud and using profanity in the area of Reilly Avenue. Officers made contact with several juveniles playing on the field. They elected to leave for the evening.

— Sean Leon, 44, of North Jackson, was taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear and also cited for driving under suspension after a traffic stop at 8:17 p.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of South Broadway. He was given a warning for expired registration.

— Police were called at 7:56 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of Arch Street for an intoxicated person call which turned out to be an domestic violence incident. The victim and caller reported their father, who was intoxicated, became angry and placed the victim in a chokehold. There was no visible injury on the 16-year-old victim, who was being picked up by his sister and taken somewhere for the night. Officers made several attempts to contact the suspect, but were unable. Information was being forwarded to Children Services.

— A caller at 7:46 p.m. Tuesday reported a motorcycle with two riders ran a stop sign in the 100 block of North Lincoln Avenue. Police did not find the motorcycle.

— Police, along with fire department first responders and KLG ambulance, were called at 5:51 p.m. Tuesday to the 400 block of West Wilson Street for a medical after a person fell and struck their head. They were taken to Salem Regional Medical Center.

— Nicholas Mancini, 30, of Poland, was cited for assured clear distance ahead after his eastbound vehicle struck the rear of another eastbound vehicle driven by Larry Goodman, 69, of Lisbon, who was stopped at the traffic light on East State Street at Lincoln at 5:28 p.m. Tuesday.

— No citation was issued after a two-vehicle accident occurred at 3:24 p.m. Tuesday involving a vehicle in a funeral procession at North Ellsworth Avenue and Second Street. A vehicle driven by Myrna Hugh, 80, of New Philadelphia was in a funeral procession with no funeral marker on the vehicle but had hazard lights on and went through the red light on North Ellsworth, getting struck by a vehicle driven by James Poffenberger, 92, of McCracken Road, who had the green light and proceeded onto North Ellsworth. There was damage to both vehicles and Hugh was considered at fault, the report said.

— A caller at 3:22 p.m. Tuesday reported children in the roadway in the 300 block of Roosevelt but none were found.

— Police were called at 2:11 p.m. Tuesday to the 1200 block of Fairview Avenue for a junk vehicle in a driveway. A warning tag had been left at the residence on July 14 advising the vehicle would be towed if not removed and made operable with valid registration plates. The vehicle had not been removed, the tires were half flat and the license plate registration was expired. The vehicle was towed away.

— A man in the 300 block of South Ellsworth Avenue reported at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday that a blacktop company had started to do work on his parking lot without his permission. He asked the manager of the restaurant and she advised she did not give the company permission. When he came back out, they had left a mess in his upper parking lot.

— A phone found at the rear of the Emmanual Lutheran Church property was turned over to police at 1:32 p.m. Tuesday and secured at the station.

— Police were called at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday to North Howard Avenue for a complaint about the roadway being obstructed by two car haulers parked in tandem. The driver to the one which arrived last was told at least one lane needed to remain open to allow traffic to get through. The driver said would refrain from blocking the street in the future. He was nearly finished loading and said he was going to be on his way in less than 10 minutes.

— A Hanoverton woman spoke to police at a residence on Newgarden Avenue at 8:04 a.m. Tuesday regarding problems with her husband. She was told it’s a civil matter and to call the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office if other problems arise at her residence since she lives in Hanoverton.

— A woman on Quaker Lane reported finding multiple items in her yard at 7:26 a.m. Tuesday. Officers collected the items and located a driver’s license, returning the items to the owner.

Perry Township

— Police were called at 8:18 p.m. Monday to Blossom Nursing Home on Blossom Lane for a male giving nurses problems while they were trying to give his mother medication. The report said he wasn’t allowing them to give his mother the medication she was ordered to receive from the doctor. Police were able to speak to the man and he agreed to leave until he calmed down because he did not want to witness it. He later contacted police and asked if it was ok if he went back to see his mother and was told he was allowed by Blossom as long as he did not cause a scene.

— Police went to the 1100 block of West Perry Street at 6:46 p.m. Monday to conduct a welfare check on a male who earlier said to his online teacher from Grand Canyon University that he wanted to harm himself. Police were unable to make contact at that time, but the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office was able to reach the male by phone later. He said he was just upset that the college took advantage of him and took his GI money. He refused to speak with an officer but was made aware if he needed to speak to someone to contact Perry Township Police.


— Firefighters responded to a report of an odor of gas in a home on East Chestnut Street at 5:59 p.m. Tuesday.


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