Emmanuel Presbyterian Church will celebrate Pentecost with Nancy DeStefano at the 11 a.m. worship service. The public is invited to wear red and join us for a reception at noon.


Jerrod Butts, New Garden Avenue, Salem, reported at 5:16 p.m. Tuesday he was supposed to pick up his children at their aunt's after work. His ex's father was there and told Butts he was not getting the children for visitation.


If you doubt that one vote can make a difference, ask the people in Butler Township, where a new road levy has apparently passed by a single vote. The new 1.5-mill road levy was determined to have been approved 178 to 177 by township voters after the official count was performed Thursday by the Columbiana County Board of Elections.


The rummage sale at United Christian Church, 11407 W. South Range Road, continues from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday. 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.


The changes coming in direct services for clients served by the Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities were approved by the board Wednesday. By the end of 2015, Employment Development Inc. will be responsible for operating EDI-South in Calcutta.


A Youngstown area attorney was found in contempt of court by Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam on Thursday after he failed to show up for his client's sentencing hearing. Dennis Dimartino, who lists his attorney office on Southwestern Run, Youngstown, was scheduled to appear with his client Hugh Miller.


The second victim in a fatal fire on April 19 at 537 Franklin Ave. has been positively identified as 36-year-old Jashua Metzgar of Salem, Det. Brad Davis of the Salem Police Department said Thursday.


A July 9 pretrial was set for James D. Harter, 36, North Market Street, Lisbon, charged with domestic violence and resisting arrest for allegedly choking his wife April Harter while restraining her on the bed on May 9 and then attempting to pull away from police taking him into custody. A driving under suspension citation against James Sprague, 22, McCracken Road, Salem, was dismissed when a Bureau of Motor Vehicle error was found.


Three people charged with burglary for allegedly trespassing inside a home at 589 E. Third St. in Salem on March 31 and also meth-related crimes, were among those indicted by the Columbiana County Common Pleas Court grand jury this week. The grand jury issued 10 open indictments and 14 secret indictments, while choosing not to indict in three cases.


A man accused of several sexual related crimes with a 7-year-old child was among indictments issued this week by the Columbiana County Common Pleas Court grand jury. Erwin E. Brown, 37, Columbiana County Jail, Lisbon, formerly of Green Lane, East Liverpool, is charged with two counts of kidnapping with a specification of sexual motivation.


The annual 4-H Field Day sponsored by the Columbiana County Fair board and OSU Extension Service was held recently for area school children to give them the opportunity to learn about 4-H programs and the fair. Members of the 4-H Junior Fair board give demonstrations and talk with kids about the different farm animals and the special guests of Field Day.


The Counseling Center conducted a ground-breaking ceremony May 6 for its Hornsby House project - the eight one-bedroom apartment complex, located on Rose Drive off state Route 45, just north of the new Job and Family Services building and south of Family Recovery Center's Fleming House. These apartments will house adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses, who may have co-occurring substance use disorders, with a history of housing instability.


Columbiana County Career and Technical Center is partnering with the Oh-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative and will offer a one year adult machining program beginning Fall 2015. This entry-level machining program focuses on the skills needed in manual machining.


Jeffrey Keeder, Haiti Road, Salineville, reported his brother threatened to take tools belonging to his father from his vehicle. The deputy spoke to Keeder's brother, who agreed not to remove the items.


Laquan D. Jones, 24, Weirton, W.Va., was fined $350 and had his license suspended for six months for driving without a valid license and possession of drug paraphernalia. Robert M. Valle II, 27, Wintersville, was credited with 12 days served in jail for fictitious plates and no license amended from driving under suspension.


The classic oldies vocal group The Vogues will perform at 7 p.m. May 29 at Salem High School, all to benefit area families and children supported through Fraternal Order of Police Quaker Lodge 88 programs. "The money we raise is all used for the betterment of the community, in particular the children's programs," F.O.P. Quaker Lodge 88 President Donn Beeson said.


Patricia A. Dougherty, Salem, vs. Allstate Insurance, et al., excess $25,000 sought for alleged injuries from a motor vehicle crash on June 8, 2013. Cynthia Scarabino, Wellsville, vs. Principal Life Insurance Co., et al., excess of $25,000 in damages sought for alleged breech of contract for failure to pay $50,000 in death benefits.