The 2015 Columbiana County Spelling Bee kicks off at 6:30 p.m. March 11 at Lisbon David Anderson High School auditorium. Kent State University English Professor Matthew Stewart will be the pronouncer for 47 of the best spellers in Columbiana County.


In Columbiana County Municipal Court, Kelly R. Watkins, 21, West Fourth Street, East Liverpool, was bound over to the county grand jury after she waived her right to a preliminary hearing for a complicity to receiving stolen property charge involving a television taken in Wellsville on Oct. 25, 2014. Carl B. Moore, 36, Lusk Lock Road, Lisbon, was fined $705, had his license suspended for six months, required 40 hours community service and sentenced to three days in jail for OVI first offense and a seat belt violation.


Two East Liverpool Road, Lisbon, residents accused of manufacturing meth on July 18, 2014, were among those served with secret indictments Wednesday. Tyler D. Gallimore, 22, and Adam M. Gallimore, 28, are both charged with illegal manufacture of drugs and illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs.


Columbiana County will be getting a new 911 system that can accept text messages, photographs and videos sent from cellphones and other electronic devices. The 911 emergency services committee agreed on Thursday to upgrade to Next Generation 911 by selecting General Dynamics to provide and maintain the new system.


The plan to move a historic steel-arch bridge to the Columbiana County Fairgrounds in time for this year's county fair has hit a snag after the low bid received for the project exceeded available funding by 33 percent. The lowest of the two bids received was $1.17 million from U.S. Bridge of Cambridge.


The Wellsville High School Class of 1967 will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Riverside Roadhouse. All former classmates are welcome.


Venus Wittenauer, Rauch Road, East Palestine, reported at 2:13 p.m. Monday someone entered her truck overnight and took $5 in change. Cynthia Thompson, Rauch Road, East Palestine, reported at 2:04 p.m. Monday someone broke into her vehicle between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. taking $120 in change and an old GPS unit.


Jacob James Henderson, 23, Sprucevale Road, East Liverpool, was southbound on state Route 45 in Salem Township at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and attempting to turn east onto state Route 558 and slid off the right side into a guardrail. He was cited for failure to control.


The company that helped Columbiana County commissioners resolve their lawsuit over the leaky municipal court roof is being brought back to address the latest problems to beset the building. Commissioner Jim Hoppel reported during Wednesday's meeting he asked Mays Consulting & Evaluation Services Inc. of Delaware, Ohio, to determine what needs done to prevent water pipes and sprinkler heads at the municipal court building from bursting when the temperatures drop well below freezing for prolonged periods.


In Columbiana County Municipal Court, Christopher D. Zepernick, 34, Depot Road, Salem, was fined $300, credited with one day served in jail, had his license suspended for 180 days and required 40 hours of community service for six counts of possession of drug abuse instruments. Two additional counts of drug abuse instruments and two counts of endangering children were dismissed.


Although no details were released from the first sanity evaluation of accused murder suspect Christopher Adkins, his attorneys on Monday asked Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge C. Ashley Pike for the funds for a second opinion. Defense attorney Richard Hura requested the court pay for a second expert, John M. Fabian, a board certified forensic and clinical psychologist, to conduct a second evaluation on Adkins.


Police Chief Mike Emigh said an area dealership created a cruiser by piecing together what he wanted and got the price for a Ford Taurus down to $27,399 so the final cost would be $23,899 after a $3,500 trade-in. A Ford Explorer with the trade-in had been $25,461, leaving a difference of only $1,562 between the two vehicles.


The possible closing of the EDI-South facility in Calcutta has been halted yet again, and the board is considering several options for how to deal with funding and state mandated changes. Originally targeted for closure in August 2014, the board decided last summer to extend the date to the end of this school year.


The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 18 new horizontal drilling permits for the week ending Feb. 14 in the Utica/Point Pleasant shale play. Twelve were issued for the week ending Feb. 7. Five new permits each were issued in Carroll, Harrison and Monroe counties, two in Belmont County and one in Columbiana County.


Deputies were asked to check on two children at 103 Roseland Commons Apartments in Lisbon at 9:13 p.m. Saturday. It was found the apartment numbers do not go up that high and the manager told deputies he does not having anyone by the name Patricia Weyand living in the complex.


For the first time in less than a decade, non-union management employees of the Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities were awarded base raises. Board member Bill Montgomery suggested the raise, saying it will fall in line with what other union employees and service and support administrators have received.


In the Saturday Feb. 7, 2015, edition of The Review was an article by Tom Giambroni entitled "Newly elected Ginter co-sponsors first bills." The article was about Columbiana County newly-elected state Rep. Tim Ginter co-sponsoring his first two bills - House Bill 8 and House Bill 18. Two bills that Giambroni describes as one that addresses oil and gas issues and the other as allowing renters to display U.S. and military service flags.


Roses for everyone from the Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club and Salem Community Center involved with the Feed the Community Pantry Fat Tuesday event. All money raised benefits the local pantry which has an endless list of residents in need.


A Salem woman who stole alcoholic beverages from her employer - Gene's Drive-Thru - was placed on three years probation on Thursday by Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam. Ashley N. Dawson, 24, Lexington Avenue, Salem, had previously pleaded guilty to felony theft.


Columbiana County commissioners did not say yes, but they also did not say no when asked for help in paying for a new water wheel to operate the historic grist mill at Beaver Creek State Park. Meeting Wednesday with county commissioners were Karen Russo and Dan and Cindy Lyon, who are president, vice president and secretary, respectively, of the Friends of Beaver Creek State Park, an all-volunteer non-profit group in charge of preserving the pioneer village located at the park.