A Salem man was sent to prison this week in Columbiana County Pleas Court after previously pleading guilty to three counts of drug trafficking. Joshua J.L. Lapin, 37, of East State Street, was sentenced to 15 months in prison by Judge C. Ashley Pike on the charges, with mandatory credit granted for 282 days already served in the county jail.

James M. Horne, 31, of New Castle, Pa., charged with four counts of drug possession. Horne was allegedly found in possession of heroin, cocaine, oxycondone and hydrocondone on March 22. Richard H. Stoddard III, 37, Lincoln Avenue, East Liverpool, charged with three counts of drug possession.

Terry McCoy, left, and Larry Deidrick, right, of the Columbiana County Tourism Bureau present Ron Detwiler, president of the Park, Recreation & Cemetery Board, with a check symbolic of a $4,500 donation to be used for a renovation project at the Harvey S. Firestone Recreational Park in the city. Each year, partial proceeds from the annual Joy of Christmas Holiday Light Display held in the park are designated for various park improvements and renovations.

Pat Stuba of Lisbon was Wednesday for 20 years of volunteer service as a Columbiana County Juvenile Court CASA/GAL for abused, neglected and dependent children in the county. Pat was sworn in on July 2,1996 as a CASA/GAL volunteer at Juvenile Court.

Kent State University's Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Todd Diacon today announced that David Dees, Ph.D., has been appointed interim dean and chief administrative officer of the Kent State University Columbiana County campuses, effective July 1. Dees will provide overall leadership of Kent State University at East Liverpool and Kent State University at Salem, two of the regional campuses in the university's eight-campus system. Dees joined Kent State in 1991 and has served as director of Kent State's Center for Teaching and Learning since 2013.

Miner graduated this year summa cum laude from Youngstown State University with a bachelor of arts degree in political science, public management track. While at YSU, Miner served as Gov. John Kasich's appointee as student trustee on the board of trustees.

Mark Chenawetch, Opal Road, Madison Township, reported he pulled into his driveway with his dog on Monday when his neighbor's pitbull jumped on the side of his pickup truck, leaving deep scratches. Chenawetch said when he got out of his truck to speak with his neighbor about the incident the pitbull charged at him but did not bite him.

Without a final accounting for city overtime, Service-Safety Director Ken Kenst said there is still no tally on how the city made out during the 11th Salem Super Cruise earlier this month. "The payroll hasn't run yet," he said during a Super Cruise meeting on Wednesday and expected to have the results soon.

A Lisbon-area woman was sentenced to 19 months in prison on eight drug-related charges during action last week in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. Megan C. Ripley, 22, of U.S. Route 30, was sentenced by Judge Scott Washam after she pleaded guilty to three counts of drug possession and tampering with evidence, and to three more counts of drug possession and smuggling drugs into the county jail, which were added by way of prosecutor's information.

The prison sentence imposed in March 2015 against a former substitute teacher who solicited sex from a 14-year-old girl, among other charges, was finally carried out after his appeal was rejected recently. Chad R. Grey, 29, of East Liverpool, has begun serving a nine-month prison sentence originally imposed 15 months ago by Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam after he pleaded guilty to soliciting sex from a 14-year-old girl, having nude photographs of the girl on his phone, and sending an 11-year-old girl photographs of his genitalia.

Department of Transportation road maintenance in Columbiana County this week includes mowing along state Route 39 from Salineville to Wellsville, state Route 164 from Lisbon to Salineville and state Route 518 from Gavers to Millport; ditching along state Route 14 from Salem to the Mahoning County line, drainage work along state Route state Route 170 in the Calcutta area; and pavement repairs on state Route 39 from Salineville to Highlandtown. BOARDMAN- Gamblers Anonymous, a 12-Step fellowship of compulsive gamblers who want to recover from their gambling addictions, will meet twice this week in the Youngstown-Warren area.

One of the people involved in a scheme to steal percocet by forging prescriptions in East Liverpool was placed on four years community control for illegal processing of drug documents by Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge C. Ashley Pike this week. On May 14, 2015, Shannen E. Myers, 36, Primrose Lane, East Liverpool, took a forged prescription for percocet to the Rite Aid in East Liverpool.

Daniel T. Landsberger has pleaded guilty to beating Quinn J. Wilson to death, dismembering him and disposing of his body in a wooded area along a country road. The 56-year-old Landsberger accepted a plea deal during a hastily scheduled hearing held Monday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court, pleading guilty to murdering the 33-year-old Wilson, who was from East Liverpool, gross abuse of a corpse and two counts of tampering with evidence.

On Father's Day, a minister in Columbiana County presented a sermon on "The Four Ingredients for Successful Parenting." These ingredients are: Later in the day, a young woman, "L" approached her mother.

"Approximately half of students do not go to college, a career/technical school or the military, so high schools need to look at what they are doing for those students," state Rep. Tim Ginter said earlier this year. To address the growing concern, Leetonia High School will pilot a Columbiana County Pre-Engineering and Manufacturing Academy for juniors and seniors.

A public hearing on the 2017 tax budget for the city of Salem is set for 6:45 p.m. July 5, preceding the next city council meeting. The tax budget includes an estimation of the city's revenue and expenses for next year in the general fund, along with projected carryover, and is a requirement to be submitted to the Columbiana County Auditor's Office each year in July.

She wanted to know her options in dealing with her husband while he is suffering from a mental illness. She was told her options.