Kurt Jennings, who served as board president as recently as 2014, abruptly announced his resignation at the May board meeting, citing a difference of opinion with the board majority. He did not, however, submit a letter of resignation.

A West Virginia woman charged with bringing drugs into the Columbiana County jail decided to waive her preliminary hearing Thursday.

A meeting between Columbiana County commissioners and some 4-H members ended with the former program director accusing them of being stingy with their funding. Hannah Jarvis and three other 4-H members asked for a place on the agenda at this week's meeting to provide a brief description of how they have benefited from the program and are better persons because of it.

Timothy A. Earlenbaugh Balash, 19, was westbound on state Route 172 in Hanover Township at 9:20 p.m. Monday and went off the left side into a telephone box and a tree. He was cited for failure to control.

A Salineville woman who took thousands of dollars from the Girl Scout Troop she was leading was placed on four years probation Thursday. Denise Everhart, 37, Monroeville Heights, was granted the probation by Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam.

A new Farmer's Market Voucher Program is being offered to income eligible Columbiana County residents. Households can receive vouchers that can be redeemed at eleven Farmer's Markets throughout Columbiana County to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

City council's Finance Committee gave the go-ahead for a new snow plow truck, seeking an engineer to bid out the city hall roof replacement and reallocating some funds to increase the amount for street repaving this year. An idea for increasing the money stream for the street department for equipment and materials by increasing the city's fee on vehicle registrations didn't fly.

Donald A. Huff, 35, last known address Plymouth Place, Salem, was sentenced in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to 240 days in a state prison after his probation was dishonorably terminated. He was granted mandatory credit for 80 days spent in the county jail.

In Columbiana County Municipal Court Wednesday, Tierra John Alfred Jones, 24, 15th Street, Wellsville, was fined $600 and had his driver's license suspended 180 days for three counts possession of marijuana, speeding, fictitious plates and tinted glass.

Brooklyn, an 8-year-old pit bull and members of the Humane Society of Columbiana County greeted patrons as they walked into the Bob Evans restaurant in Salem Wednesday. Fifteen percent of the patron's meal bill was donated to the HSCC with the presentation of an event flyer, coupon, or the clipped newspaper article or a photo on a cell phone of any of these items.

Two people running for East Liverpool City Council as independent candidates were disqualified from appearing on the November ballot after voting as Democrats in the May 5 primary election. The Columbiana County elections board agreed Tuesday to reject the independent candidacy petitions of Scott Barrett and Kathryn Hyatt Smith because of a policy that prohibits a candidate from running as an independent if they voted in the primary election of the same year as a Democrat, Republican or member of another political.

Thunderstorms, which developed ahead of an upper air disturbance, tracked across the area during the mid to late afternoon hours, then lingered into the evening before tapering off. A number of stations across northeastern Ohio reported rainfall amounts of one quarter to three quarters of an inch, however a couple of isolated locations saw higher amounts.

An educational management company was granted a $30,000 small business loan Tuesday by the Community Improvement Corporation for the start up costs of three new charter schools, one of which will be located downtown. At the recommendation of its finance committee, the CIC board of trustees voted to give the 90-day bridge loan to Scholastic Endeavors, also based downtown, to be used for advertising , supplies , fees/licenses and rent .

Thomas Brown, U.S. Route 30, Kensington, reported someone stole his pickup truck from his driveway at 11:41 p.m. Monday. Brown said he heard his truck start up but it was gone by the time he got dressed.

The board approved a resolution of intent to place the renewal emergency levy in November and authorized Treasurer Jennifer Coldsnow to submit it to the Columbiana County Auditor's Office to determine the millage. The five-year levy will generate $350,000 and was originally approved by voters in 1991.

Columbiana County Commissioner Mike Halleck intends to add his voice to those who oppose legislation requiring Ohio veterans to begin paying for obtaining an identification card. "Are we going to start charging veterans for dog tags and uniforms? ... Two dollars isn't going to make or break anyone.

Columbiana County's 911 plan will soon be capable of accepting text messages, photographs and videos sent from cellphones and other electronic devices. County commissioners agreed Friday to transfer the 911 funds necessary to contract with General Dynamics, the company chosen for the job of upgrading the county's 911 system to Next Generation 911 by the 911 advisory committee.

Presenters included local experts featured in this photo. Front Row: Doug Koffel, Family Recovery Center; Brenda Hamilton, Ohio Change Addiction Now; Cassie Moore, Family Recovery Center.

The Columbiana County Board of County Commissioners will meet at 1 p.m. today at 105 S. Market St. to approve appropriation for the 911 C02 Fund. NORTH GEORGETOWN - The public is invited to the free monthly community dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at the First Brethren Church, 27333 Main St. SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Masonic Building, 788 E. State St. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10 and free for children under 2. The menu offers pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits, homefries, toast, fruit cocktail, orange juice, coffee and tea.

SALEM Cleaning mud off their rims side by side at the 10th annual Steel Valley Super Nationals on Saturday, two friends geared up to face one another. Richard Johnson was ready for a rematch with Cameron Reynolds from last year's event.