Motorists can expect some traffic snarls this coming week as work begins on the city street paving program Monday and State Street closes between Lincoln and Ellsworth on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for the TanFastic building fix. Mayor John Berlin said the work to shore up the column of bricks in danger of falling from the TanFastic building downtown is still scheduled to begin Tuesday and continue through Thursday, barring any complications or last-minute adjustments.


Marcia Cunningham, 16 School Road, Irondale, went to the East Liverpool City Hospital after starting to "feel funny" after an argument with her adult daughter became physical. The hospital contacted the sheriff's office at 3:47 a.m. Sunday.


Brian Fullum followed up his complaint to the Ohio Elections Commission against Columbiana County Auditor Nancy Milliken last month by filing a civil protection order against her claiming she is harassing him. The request for an emergency civil stalking protection order was denied by Common Pleas Court Magistrate J. Bradley Allison, who ruled the court finds the evidence insufficient to grant the order.


Although the preparations may not have been specifically for an Ebola virus outbreak, EMA Director Luke Newbold and Health Commissioner Wes Vins believe the county is ready to handle the situation. Vins said although there are people being monitored for Ebola symptoms in the region in connection with the Frontier Airlines Flight 1143, none are in Columbiana County.


In Columbiana County Municipal Court a Dec. 4 pretrial was set for Fadi A. Mourra, 34, Brooklyn, charged with keeping a place where alcohol was illegally sold, furnished or given away and five counts of selling alcohol without a permit. The charges stemmed from the Ohio Investigative Unit, which reportedly had agents purchase beer and liquor in the Kings Carryout in August and September while the store's liquor license was under suspension.


Trustees referred a proposed central production facility that Hilcorp Energy Co. wants for build to the zoning board during Thursday's meeting.


In a recent television ad my opponent accused me of being dishonest during the course of this campaign. He made a similar charge a few days prior in a public forum that afforded me no time to respond.


The Lions Club will have a fish fry from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Fish sandwich $5; fish dinner $8 and all sides $2.


In Columbiana County Municipal Court Michael J. Bilas, 54, Pleasant Valley Court, Salem, was bound over to the Columbiana County Common Pleas Court grand jury for two counts of passing bad checks for allegedly writing dishonored checks to Leake Oil on March 14 and April 15, the first for $6,753 and the latter for $1,000.


Peter M. Lynch, the co-owner of Friends Roastery in Salem, was placed on four years of probation Thursday by Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam for third-degree felony possession of marijuana charge. Lynch, 53, Summit Street, Salem, has no criminal record, but Washam did note there were some things in the case which concerned him, including the amount of marijuana found in Lynch's home, which he said by his calculations was more than a pound.


Bryant M. Allen, 23, Independence Square, Wellsville, was sentenced by Columbiana County Judge Scott Washam to five years on Thursday for aggravated robbery for attacking the owner of For Your Convenience gas station in March in a failed attempt to get money to support his drug habit. Allen went into the store on 17th Street and paced near the door until the owner, Laddie Wallick opened the store.


A series of fires in the Center Avenue area of Center Township are drawing the scrutiny of the state fire marshal's office and the Columbiana County Sheriff's Department. The two agencies were asked to investigate following a Wednesday morning fire at the home of Alan Ingledue, 39383 Center Ave., the fourth suspicious fire in the area in the past month.


The Humane Society of Columbiana County will host the 2014 Retro ROCC and Rescue Reverse Raffle on Nov. 1 at The Guilford Lake Grille, East Lake Road. Ticket price is $50, which includes two dinners, beverage and one chance at the Grand Prize of $1200.


Members and directors of the Tri-State Area Tuition Mission Foundation, formerly known as Dollars for Scholars, met for their annual meeting. The following directors were re-elected: Beaver Local - Tom Cunningham and Jim Lyons; East Liverpool - Rebecca Harper, Phil Kelly, Jim Savage and Len Walker; Midland Roylin Petties; Oak Glen Michelle Bernardi and Erin McConnachie; South Side Bob Dye, Jennifer Dye and Carson Robbins; Wellsville Bob Rudder and Cathy Wollam; and Western Beaver Patty Acon and Joe Mulach.


Columbiana County Auditor Nancy Milliken announced that her website has been updated to show the levies being presented to the voters at this November election and the cost of each levy to the individual property owners. Issues to be presented for voter approval at this election involve Butler Township, Center Township , Columbiana City, Children's Services, East Liverpool City , East Liverpool City School District, East Palestine Village, Elkrun Township Franklin Township, Hanover Township , Liverpool Township, Madison Township, Salem City, Salem City School District, Southern Local School District, Summitville Village, Washington Township and Wayne Township.


Michael J. Tittle, 42, Forbes Road, Wellsville, pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to five counts of possession of drugs. He faces up to 10 and a half years in prison, a fine of up to $35,000 and a 25-year license suspension.


Sherry Kissinger, owner of Humtown Self Storage on state Routes 46 and 7, reported at 10:26 p.m. Monday, she returned home after being gone for a few days and found nine of her storage units broken into. Kirt Conser, Winona Road, Winona, reported at 12:45 a.m., Oct. 7, they could hear a car alarm going off.


The September meeting of the Winona Area Historical Society was held recently at the Winona Friends Meeting House, with 21 people attending.


In Columbiana County Municipal Court, Brett S. Lee, 23, Canton, was fined $250, had his license suspended for 180 days, required 40 hours community service and credited with three days served in jail for reckless operation amended from OVI first offense. Clarence O. Kinder, 59, Pinewood Drive, New Waterford, was fined $250 and credited with 14 days served and ordered to serve 166 additional days in jail for assault for punching Tammie Peterson twice in the face in late July.


The Nov. 4 General Election is three weeks away. Are you prepared? The registration deadline in Ohio has passed, but those in West Virginia have until the end of the workday today to register.