A Sept. 6 preliminary hearing was set in Columbiana County Municipal Court for Jordan L. Gainer, 28, last known address Morton Street, East Liverpool, charged with robbery for allegedly punching Robert Shirey in the face, knocking him to the ground when Shirey refused to give him $20.

The approval of a court petition by Buckeye Water District, which the organization filed in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court, will allow the district to discharge more wastewater, but not sewage from the area of the plant. Attorney Fred Emmerling said the plan of operation for Buckeye Water District will now include a portion clarifying the intent to discharge some industrial wastewater.

John D. Gbur, 48, homeless in Salem, pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to domestic violence for harming to Kacey Rohaley on March 26. Gbur has previous domestic violence convictions from 1995, 2011 and 2013, making this charge a third-degree felony. Gbur faces up to three years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

Melanie D. Paulin, 39, Sharp Avenue, Salem, was served a secret indictment for three counts of possession of drugs and two counts of endangering children. Paulin allegedly had less than a gram of heroin, less than five grams of cocaine and less than the bulk amount of fentanyl in the vicinity of a 5-year-old and a 6-month-old child on March 16. The indictment was issued by the county grand jury in August.

Robert R. Connell Key, 37, of Niles was sentenced on Monday to eight months in prison for drug charges, despite telling Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge C. Ashley Pike he has been working hard and improving his life lately. Key pleaded guilty in late June to possessing heroin and buphrenorphine.

A New Waterford man has been charged with vehicular manslaughter for his role in a June crash which killed Stanley W. Miller, a retired employee of Columbiana County Probate Court. This week in Columbiana County Municipal Court, an Oct. 25 pretrial was set for Paul D. Strawbridge, 77, Bull Creek Road, New Waterford, who is now charged with vehicular manslaughter and failure to yield the right of way.

Police are looking for two men after several residences on Perry Grange, Jersey Ridge and Cunningham roads reported vehicles being entered and various items stolen Saturday morning. Valentine received reports through Saturday morning from residents, some who said prescription medicine, cash, tools and, in some cases, nothing was taken.

Rayshawn L. Gilmore, 26, Youngstown, pleaded guilty to counts one and three of a superseding indictment in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. The two charges he pleaded to were receiving stolen property and heaving weapons while under disability.

A 71-year-old Salem man pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Monday to felonious assault for suddenly stopping his pickup in the path of a bicycle rider, injuring him last August. Stephen R. Bauman, West School Street, was driving a 1996 Dodge pickup on North Ellsworth Avenue with cyclist Kurtis R. Masters in front of him.

I think its appalling that the Democratic headquarters for Columbiana County in Lisbon, Ohio, has not had yard signs for Clinton. First I was told that they would come out after the primary.

A woman reported having difficulty with her juvenile son and his behavioral issues. The juvenile had calmed down and nothing more was needed.

Anthony Vohar - 1 p.m. today at Pickerington, Ohio, Nazarene Church. Visitation one hour prior to service today.

A Madison Township man who set fire to his home during an alleged domestic fight on Sept. 23, 2015 pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court on Friday to charges of aggravated arson and having a weapon while under a disability.

Lisbon is one of the last municipalities in Columbiana County that uses parking meters, but now the Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce is asking village council to eliminate them. Chamber members feel the parking meters are deterring people from shopping in downtown Lisbon and several business owners cited instances of paying patrons' parking tickets for them just to retain their business.

An elderly East Liverpool man was sentenced in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court on Friday to three years in prison for groping three young girls, even as he continued to tell Judge Scott Washam this should have never gotten this far. Peter L. Boyd, 79, Lisbon Street, East Liverpool, had previously pleaded guilty to three counts of gross sexual imposition on June 22. His attorney, Colleen Hall Dailey said he pleaded to the offense because of his previous health problems and to spare the girls and wife having to go through the trial.

Shirley Miller, Speidel Road, Hanoverton, reported at 8:30 a.m. Friday her husband, David, listed a camper for sale online and someone agreed to pay $800. However, they sent a $2,800 check using Priority Mail Express, postmarked in Carson, Calif.

Two men recently indicted by the Columbiana County Common Pleas Court grand jury - one charged with murder and one with rape - had arraignment hearings late Friday afternoon before Judge Scott Washam. Both Terry A. Strosnyder, 50, East Second Street, Salem, who is accused of killing his girlfriend Athena Nicholas in July and Donny W. Knight, 43, Haessly Road, Hanoverton, charged after having a longterm relationship with a teenage girl, had their initial appearances in common pleas court.