Over 50 raffle baskets and a $1200 grand prize will highlight The Humane Society of Columbiana County Retro ROCC and Rescue Reverse Raffle to be held from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at the Guilford Lake Grille. Doors open at 5 with music by DJ Chip Highley.

The Ohio Elections Commission has dismissed a complaint filed against Columbiana County Auditor Nancy Milliken over allegations she failed to report certain campaign expenditures. The commission voted 5-2 on Thursday to dismiss the complaint filed against Milliken last month by Brian Fullum, a former county coroner's investigator with a lawsuit pending against the county in which the auditor's office is a defendant.

He's been missing for nine days and now police and a Columbiana County family are asking for your help. Charles Fluharty is 57-years-old and the last time he was seen was at Riverview Towers on Oct. 18th.

She described the driver as tall with dark hair and a dark mustache, saying he exited the vehicle and removed political signs from a yard and threw them into her yard. She made contact and asked him what he was doing and he said "I'm the anti Christ," got back into his vehicle and drove away.

Virginia Mills, Buffalo Road, Hanoverton, reported at 3:48 a.m. Monday a relative has been harassing her. Deputies called the relative and left a message for her to stop.

A man wanted by police after an alleged abduction and assault at his Cunningham Road residence Sunday night is now in custody after police found him back home Tuesday night. James W. Strait, 34, of 1137 Cunningham Road, was placed under arrest at 6:13 p.m. Tuesday on a warrant for abduction, a third-degree felony charge, related to the incident Sunday when he allegedly fled the residence and made his ex-girlfriend Jackie Cruz come with him.

One of the criticisms leveled against Columbiana County Auditor Nancy Milliken by her opponent is that she has failed to inspect gas pumps and scales in a timely manner. Brandon Kovach made this charge in his interview with the Journal editorial board and repeated it at the Oct. 22 candidates' forum, where he said he had evidence to back up his claims.

Brandon Kovach, who is running against Columbiana County Auditor Nancy Millken, changed a posting on his public Facebook page that indicated he was being supported by someone on Milliken's staff. The Oct. 15 posting stated, "I won't publish who but a certain county auditor employee who has been an outstanding asset to my preparedness for this election made a donation to my campaign this morning without my prior knowledge ... " While being interviewed by the Journal on Monday for another story, Kovach was asked about the posting, and he said the employee referred to was with the Mahoning County Auditor's Office.

Blakely S. Cooper, 23, Lincoln Avenue, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to 12 counts of receiving stolen property and 12 counts of forgery. She was granted intervention in lieu of conviction and placed on a three-year intervention plan.

The West Point Community Coalition and Communities United for Responsible Energy invites all concerned citizens to attend a public information meeting about a landfill expansion in Columbiana County. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. today at the West Point Nazarene Church located at 13333 West Point Road, Lisbon.

A Kensington area man accused of pointing a loaded shotgun at a Columbiana County sheriff's deputy on Saturday was arraigned Monday morning in county Municipal Court. A Nov. 3 pretrial was set for Mark A. Gromley, 48, Emerick Road, Kensington, who is charged with aggravated menacing, weapons while intoxicated and resisting arrest.

A dozen Columbiana County municipalities are encouraging aggregate buying for natural gas, and their residents will make that decision at the Nov. 4 general election. Municipalities offer gas aggregation to save money on the utility based on bulk buying power.

Ricky, Liz and 8-year-old Morgan Scott received the keys to 944 E. Third St. on Saturday, followed by Michael, Courtney and 10-year-old Madison Fast receiving the keys to 223 W. Pershing St. on Sunday. Two different families, two slightly different homes, two different neighborhoods - bonded by a single, strong thread known as Habitat for Humanity of Northern Columbiana County with hundreds of volunteers from both here and across the country, literally.

Dilapidated commercial buildings in the city are being eyed for demolition by the fire department, which is responsible for inspecting them. Speaking to City Council last week, fire Chief William Jones referred to a comment made at a previous meeting by a landlord concerning dilapidated commercial buildings, saying he had since done some research into state law.

Columbiana County Auditor Nancy Milliken was following procedures when she replied to a complaint by mailing a copy of her response to Brian Fullum, the person who filed the complaint. Fullum is seeking a protection order against Milliken because she forwarded a copy of her response to him via certified mail.

Kent State University at East Liverpool recently recognized the academic achievements of numerous students, and the generosity of scholarship donors during its annual Fall Scholarship Reception. Dr. Stephen Nameth, dean of the Kent State Columbiana County campuses, welcomed the students, donors, family members and friends, while emphasizing the important role each relationship plays in measuring success at a university.

Seniors from the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center attended a college fair on Sept. 30 at Eastern Gateway Community College.