The Ohio House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee will hold a hearing in Salem focusing on rural development at 1 p.m. today at Kent State University, Salem Branch. The hearing will include state Rep. Tim Ginter, Chairman Brian Hill, Vice-Chair Tony Burkley and members of House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.


The resident said she was moving in a month. She was told the trash had to be moved within 48 hours or she would be cited.


The Hanoverton woman who drove left of center, killing three and injuring five more in January 2014, was sentenced to five years of probation during an emotional hearing Monday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. Rachael K. Lindesmith, 33, Lindesmith Road, turned to the packed courtroom and offered her apologies to the family and friends of James D. Nign, his wife Meghann D. Nign, and Addisyn Benzel, the three people who lost their lives in the crash.


The local board seeking to revive the U.S. Route 30 project was not as fortunate this year when seeking state funding to further its efforts. The Columbiana County Transportation Improvement District board reported last week it will not be among the TID projects to be funded in 2016 by the Ohio Department of Transportation.


Kevin May, state Route 172, Hanoverton, reported his neighbor told him that while May was in Florida someone in a white flatbed truck has been pulling into his driveway and backing out. Regina Cooper, Grant Street, Lisbon, reported Friday her neighbor has been coming in her yard yelling "explicit words and hand gestures."


The police departments that answer calls under Columbiana County's 911 system want a second opinion on whether is it necessary to reduce the number of dispatching centers. For that reason, Ohio 911 Administrator Rob Jackson has been asked to meet with the chiefs, the county sheriff and county 911 Director Peggy Clark.


One of the most important responsibilities of a state legislator is to take the time to listen to the people of Ohio and learn about the issues that are important to them. For this reason, I was pleased when Speaker of the Ohio House Cliff Rosenberger announced that three House committees would be traveling the state this summer to examine and discuss ways that we can work together to improve our communities and our state.


The Lepper Library will be showing a classic silent film 2:30 p.m. Monday. For information, call the Library at 330-424-3117.


A New Waterford man charged earlier this month with child pornography related charges was released on a personal recognizance bond Friday after pleading not guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. Howard A. Sheely, 54, Metz Road, New Waterford, is charged with pandering obscenity involving a minor and pandering in sexually oriented matter involving a minor.


Two Ohio House committees are scheduled to meet at the local campuses of Kent State University in September, starting Tuesday at the Salem campus, according to state Rep. Tim Ginter. The House Agriculture and Rural Development Committee will be at KSU-Salem to hear about rural development and how rural land is being used today as a catalyst for economic development.


In Columbiana County Municipal Court, a Sept. 1 preliminary hearing was set for Richard T. Lowe, 22, Cleveland, charged with tampering with evidence for allegedly attempting to flush a plastic bag of drugs down the toilet when members of the Columbiana County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a home on North Market Street, Lisbon, on Tuesday.


Rotarian Sue Giambroni introduced Linda Dankert as the speaker at the club's luncheon meeting on Aug. 25. Dankert is the new director of Heartbeat of Columbiana County, which offers counseling and mentoring services to women with unexpected pregnancies. The center, located at 130 W. Fifth St. in East Liverpool, is being remodeled to provide medical services, such as ultrasound.


A Wellsville man who assaulted a police officer following his arrest for domestic violence and criminal trespassing last October was sentenced in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court on Thursday. Judge Scott Washam sentenced Juan J. Baez, 33, Center Street, to six months in jail after he pleaded guilty in June to misdemeanor charges of assault, domestic violence and criminal trespassing.


Glenn Warner, Teegarden Road, Hanoverton, reported at 9:15 p.m. Sunday he has a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer from JD Bye Rider and is about a day or so late on the payment. The vehicle was at his mother's home and at about 9 p.m. he found it was missing.


Two people living in a home on state Route 517 were among those served with Columbiana County Common Pleas Court secret indictments over the weekend. Chad D. Williams, 35, state Route 517, Lisbon, was served a secret indictment charged with five counts of trafficking in drugs, five counts of possession of drugs, one charge of possession of a dangerous drug with a forfeiture specification and one charge of tampering with evidence.


Add the Columbiana County commissioners to the list of those who oppose the proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana in Ohio and create a commercial monopoly to control its production. Commissioners voted Wednesday to go on the record officially opposing state Issue 3, saying it will harm many while benefiting only the private investors behind the amendment.


Nathaniel D. Carter, 33, Broadway, Wellsville, stipulated in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to violating the terms of his probation for a previous illegal use of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits conviction. His probation was dishonorably terminated and he was sentenced to 11 months in prison.