Highway Patrol

— Deputy Willie Coleman of the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office was traveling on Knox School Road north of state Route 172 at 12:05 a.m. Thursday in his department vehicle when another vehicle went left of center, causing Coleman to swerve to avoid a collision according to the report from the highway patrol. Coleman’s vehicle went off the road and struck a ditch before overturning. Coleman was trapped upon arrival of first responders but was able to be freed without mechanical means. He was then transported by EMS to a local hospital for minor injuries. The area surrounding the scene was checked by multiple units to try and locate the other driver but the vehicle was unable to be located and the driver has not been identified.

— Evan Campbell, 23, Salem, was cited with failure to control and failure to wear a seat belt after he traveled off of Fink Road and overturned in an embankment before coming to a rest on McKarn Road in Franklin Township at 4:44 p.m. Saturday. Campbell sustained possible minor injuries.

— Summer M. Felker, 27, Leetonia, was cited with assured clear distance and failure to wear a seat belt after she rear-ended a vehicle driven by Craig R. Weber, 56, Columbiana, while traveling on state Route 14 in Fairfield Township at 9:12 a.m Thursday.

— Kyle L. Claypool, 19, Lisbon, was cited with failure to yield after he entered the intersection of state Route 164 and Lodge Road in Salem Township and collided with a vehicle driven by Sheila Schauer, 47, Columbiana, at 4:17 p.m. May 25. Schauer sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

— Joshua R. Speelman, 21, East Liverpool, was cited with assured clear distance after he rear-ended a vehicle driven by Barbara J. Brewer, 60, who was at a stop sign on the US Route 30 exit ramp to state Route 7 in Madison Township at 5:18 p.m. May 26.

County Sheriff

— A suspicious man was reported walking on Randel Road near Hanoverton with two small children at 8:08 a.m. Friday. Deputies found Justin Givens, who said they were just out for a walk. Givens had a warrant and phoned his mother-in-law, who came and picked up the children. Givens was then taken to the county jail.

— A Crestview Road, Fairfield Township, man reported at 11:45 p.m., Friday another man was harassing him on Xbox and he wants a report on file.

— A state Route 172, West Township, man was reportedly depressed and drinking a lot, prompting a concerned person to ask deputies to check on his well being at 12:37 p.m. Friday. Deputies found him to be extremely intoxicated and he was taken by a friend to Aultman of Alliance Hospital for medical assistance.

— A man was reported passed out on a porch at a home on Grant Street, Center Township, at 11:37 p.m. Thursday. Deputies and KLG responded to the home, but were unable to find him.

— A domestic dispute was reported at a home on Dutchtown School Road in Elkrun Township at 2:48 a.m. Saturday. Both people claimed they had been assaulted by the other and both Kia S. Clemmer, 23, and Edward C. Rogan, 36, were charged with domestic violence.

— The East Palestine Fire Department reported a suspicious fire at a Chain School Road, Unity Township, address at 4:59 a.m. May 26. There was no electricity to the house trailer, which had just been moved to the property and leveled a day earlier.

— Deputies and the highway patrol responded to the area of state Route 7 in Rogers where a domestic dispute was reportedly happening inside a moving vehicle at 11:14 a.m. Saturday. A trooper located the vehicle and the passenger fled on foot. The trooper was injured while chasing the man, Kyle Melott, who was located and taken into custody both on several outstanding warrants and new charges of obstruction of official business and failure to comply. The driver of the vehicle, Ashley Messenger, also had fled while the trooper was chasing Melott, but she later returned and was charged with obstruction. She denies any assault occurred.

— Deputies and Leetonia police responded to a South County Road, Washingtonville, address where there was a domestic argument at 7:28 p.m. Sunday. The man had become angry because another man was texting his girlfriend. He threw food and an ashtray on the living room floor. He was also highly intoxicated. Both agreed nothing physical happened and it was only an argument. Deputies responded to the same home at 10:13 p.m. Sunday because the couple were arguing again. She wanted him to return the TV remote, which he agreed to do.

— Deputies were asked to remove someone from a Randel Road, Hanover Township, property at 12:03 a.m. Sunday, but deputies were unable to locate the person.

— Deputies recovered a stolen vehicle in the area of Yates Road in Salem Township at 9:12 p.m., May 24. The vehicle had been reported stolen in Goshen Township.

— Sara Hoon, 43, was charged with OVI after deputies saw her showing signs of impairment entering a parking lot at the County Municipal Court to meet with her probation officer at 9:15 a.m. May 26. Her probation was violated after a positive urine test through the probation department and she was taken to the county jail. Hoon refused to provide a test for impairment for deputies.

— Deputies checked a U.S. Route 30, West Township, home at 10:15 p.m. Saturday someone reported it appeared someone was breaking into the house. Deputies found the home secure with no one at home. They were unable to contact the current resident.

— Deputies spoke to two people at an Elk Avenue, Center Township, home regarding a civil issue involving a dog at 5:19 p.m. May 24. They were referred to the appropriate people who can assist them.


— Benjamin M. Kuhlen, 24, Lisbon, was charged with domestic violence and resisting arrest at 8:09 p.m. Sunday. Officers were dispatched to a residence on East Lincoln Way for a disturbance. A woman at the residence said that there was a “screaming match” between her and Kuhlen earlier. When asked what happened, Kuhlen shouted expletives at the officer and refused to show the officer his identification. The officer spoke with Kuhlen’s mother who said she wanted him out of the house after he allegedly threatened to beat her and then allegedly hit their dog. Kuhlen was arrested and transported to the county jail.

— Officers were dispatched to a residence on North Beaver Street at 3:26 p.m. Friday on report of a suspicious vehicle. The caller said it was parked in front of a garage under some apartments and that it had been there for days. None of the residents knew whose vehicle it was and it was reported to the landlord.

— An officer was dispatched to Smith Oil on East Lincoln Way for a possible fight at 5:13 p.m. May 26. The worker advised the officer that there was a man trying to start a fight with another customer. The customer said the man was taunting him in the parking lot but a fight never broke out. The officer advised the man to stop taunting people and told him he is not allowed on Smith Oil premises due to a previous charge.

— Officers were dispatched to a residence on East Lincoln Way for a neighbor dispute at 8:13 p.m. May 19. The caller advised that his neighbor is making threats because he cut the grass and some clippings went on their driveway, and the neighbor posted about it on Facebook. The officers advised them to stop arguing and to respect each others property.

East Palestine

— Police and EMS responded to a West Clark residence Saturday morning regarding an elderly female who passed away while sleeping.

— A man reported that his wife had destroyed marital property Saturday morning at a West Taggart Street address.

— A woman at West North Avenue asked for officers Friday after she heard what she believed was someone walking around the first floor of her home.

— Friday evening officers responded to North Sumner Street for a complaint about a woman hanging out of the sun roof of an SUV moving at a high rate of speed.

— Friday a patron at Moose Lodge called to report a stolen vehicle. Daniel Mathes was arrested and the vehicle was recovered and returned to the owner.

— Officers checked a West Taggart Street residence for a man wanting to harm himself. Officers made contact with the man who denied wanting to harm himself.

— An elderly female called to report that she was unable to gather property from her family Friday.

— Officers completed a welfare check at Pinetree Circle Thursday afternoon.

— An officer was dispatched to Thomas Street Thursday morning regarding a domestic issue. Nathanial Beatty was charged with domestic violence.

— A school resource officer was contacted Wednesday morning regarding a student matter.


— The owner of Cobblers Corner came on station to speak with an officer about a case of fraud/ theft Thursday.

— An officer responded to a private crash at Marathon Gas Station Thursday.

— Joseph Frantz, 39, of Lisbon was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop Friday.

— Rachel Snedeker, 30, of Negley was issued a citation for driving under suspension following a traffic stop on North Main Street Friday.

— Police responded to a private property crash at Das Dutch Haus Friday.

— A driver was arrested on an unrelated warrant Friday following a request from Leetonia Police Department for assistance from K9 Bax.

— Ohio State Patrol requested assistance from K9 Bax for a vehicle pursuit Friday.

— Police conducted a traffic stop on Columbiana-Lisbon Road near Lower Elkton Road Saturday where suspected contraband was located. The driver was given a verbal warning for traffic offenses and a possession of drug abuse instruments charge was prepared pending lab results.

— William Adams, 30, of East Liverpool was issued a traffic citation Saturday for driving left of center and fictitious plates. Charges regarding suspected narcotics and paraphernalia are pending lab results.

— A traffic stop conducted on State Route 14 Saturday required assistance from K9 Bax. Police located suspected paraphernalia in the passengers possession. A drug paraphernalia charge will be prepared and forwarded to the Columbiana Municipal Court.

— A traffic stop conducted near New Buffalo Road Monday where K9 Csuti was deployed yielded suspected drug paraphernalia. A charge has been prepared and forwarded to the courts.

— Bandon Hopkins, 22, of Youngstown was cited for driving under suspension Monday.

— Giovanni L. Felix, 32, of Campbell was cited for driving under suspension Monday.

Liverpool Township

–A man reported at 10:38 p.m. Thursday that he had found his female cousin deceased in her room in the 1900 block of Park Place Avenue. She had been suffering from a lung infection, which she was receiving treatment. The coroner was called on scene.

–No citations are noted for a one-vehicle crash at 2:46 a.m. May 29 in the 2500 block of Lisbon Street. Brandon W. James, of Southeast Boulevard in Salem, struck a telephone pole, after failing to negotiate a bend.


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