To the animal who took decorations from my baby's grave, here is a bit of a background: she would have been 8 months old tomorrow . I held her once and never got to see her again.


Seats are still available for the Salem Memorial Building's bus trip to Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens for this season's "Deck the Hall" Christmas program. The bus will leave at 3:45 p.m. Saturday and return at approximately 9 p.m..


Reappointed Wednesday to another term on the port authority was Charles Presley of Salem, but commissioners opted to replace board member Don Crane with Brian Kennedy, a recently retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel. With both of their terms expiring at the end of the year, Presley and Crane formally asked to be reappointed.


Some members of the village council believe a tip line for the Columbiana County Drug Task Force currently located inside Mayor Susan Haugh's office should be placed in the village police department instead. The tip line is actually an anonymous voicemail system where tips are recorded as voicemail messages and forwarded to law enforcement, including the county DTF.


Darlene Cope, state Route 45, Lisbon, reported at 1:11 p.m. Friday she is divorced from Mark Cope and they own a house together Steubenville Pike. Mark Cope had allowed someone to live in the house and fix it up in exchange for rent, but Thursday he had gone to the house to check on it and found the person living there was gone.


The woman told police she and her brother were arguing. An officer viewed the text messages and determined they were not threatening in nature.


Robert Charles "Bob" Roberts, retired Columbiana County Judge, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 in his Beaufort, S.C., home of complications due to a rare form of cancer known as neuroendocrine tumors . He was 62. Bob was born in Salem, Ohio on Aug. 2, 1952 to Robert E. and Marilyn Roberts.


Kip A. Bailey, 26, state Route 267, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to arson for setting fire to a 2002 Chevy Malibu belonging to Joni May on June 14 outside Scotty's Bar in East Liverpool. He faces up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.


In Columbiana County Municipal Court, a Jan. 8 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set for George Porschner III, 48, Salem Warren Road, Salem, charged with felony OVI and headlights required. Porschner reportedly has five prior OVI convictions between 1996 and 2012.


Salem Police charged a Cleveland man with felony tampering with evidence after he threw up suspected crack cocaine he allegedly ingested before being taken into custody for a parole violation, Chief J.T. Panezott said. Tremaine D. Cowan, 24, became ill Monday afternoon while being booked at the police station on the warrant out of Franklin County.


Columbiana County Career and Technical Center ABLE offers free GED classes in Salem, Lisbon, and East Liverpool. Orientations begin on Jan. 6 at all locations.


The Community Action Agency of Columbiana County will take applications for Emergency HEAP, Winter Crisis Program through March 31 at the Lisbon office located at 7860 Lincole Place . Appointments can only be made by calling the automated scheduling system beginning on Nov. 3 at 330-424-1386.


A mother concerned about her son possibly harming himself with a shotgun called the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office on Monday afternoon. According to Sheriff Ray Stone, the mother said the son was in Hanoverton near the bowling alley, but he then traveled to Franklin Square and Columbiana while deputies were searching for him.


The Salem school board approved retirement resignations for eight teachers effective at the end of the school year and for one maintenance worker in February. That's a combined 180 years of service to Salem City Schools, Superintendent Dr. Joe Shivers said, adding they all contributed extra time to other school activities, too, such as coaching or extracurriculars.


Alliance Community Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a Mary Kay products sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in the hospital cafe. A large assortment of items will be available at $10.


Three Alliance men have been charged after allegedly breaking into a gas station in Damascus in the early morning hours on Saturday. According to the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office, deputies received a call about a break-in in progress at the Station 62 gas station at 4:12 a.m. Saturday.


An Alliance man who stole 17 handguns from his uncle's garage was placed on four years probation by Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam on Friday. Walker Lee Lanham, 21, was ordered to serve up to the first six months of his probation at the Eastern Ohio Correction Center.