An reward is being offered by the owners of a farm where a vehicle left the scene of a Saturday accident that killed a 15-year-old girl. Tina Costarella said her family was away in Costa Rico, and returned on Monday to learn of a tragic accident that occurred on Township Road 299, which runs past their farm, in Brush Creek Township just south of the Columbiana County line.
Edward M. Stasik, 71, was arrested following a domestic dispute involving his wife July 25 at their state Route 267 residence. According to Sharon L. Stasik, 66, her husband got mad following a comment she made while the two were talking.
One of the two teenage girls missing since the Salem Super Cruise in June was found in Minerva late last week. County Sheriff Ray Stone said Minerva police, following up on a tip, went to a home where they located 17-year-old Jessica Phillips late in the afternoon on Thursday.
In Columbiana County Municipal Court, Chelsea R. Faloba, 27, Lisbon Road, Salem, was bound over to the grand jury on a possession of drug abuse instrument charge. Faloba allegedly had a black plastic case in her purse on March 8, containing dirty cotton swabs, Brillo pad, two syringes, crack pipe, push rod and an old receipt from Dunkin Donuts that allegedly had heroin in it.
A 61-year-old Han-overton woman accused of misappropriating nearly $14,000 from elderly day care clients was sentenced Monday by Judge C. Ashley Pike to spend 30 days in the county jail. Sharon F. Kenst, Bethesda Road, was employed by the Columbiana County Office on Aging when $12,470 in monthly payments of the day care clients began being misspent.
Pictured are some of the ladies of the West Point Lions Club who were cleaning "The Lions Den" in preparation for the Columbiana County Fair. They will be serving breakfast from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day of the fair.
While not a political event, the opening ceremonies for the 2015 Columbiana County Fair on Monday attracted politicians from all realms, joined together for the common purpose of promoting agriculture. "Agriculture is Ohio's largest industry and county fairs give us the opportunity to show its importance to our culture and our economy," Monica Robb said.
The owners of partial mineral rights for some property on Longs Crossing Road, Leetonia, filed a lawsuit in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court last week claiming they have not been receiving any compensation from Chesapeake Exploration, LLC. Ohio Land Management, LLC, of Poland, claims to be the undivided owner of one-third of the mineral interest for the property. It also lists that James and Sandra Bell, were the owners of the remaining two-thirds mineral interest until Oct. 10, 2013, when Ohio Land Management acquired their interest as well.
From left, 2014 Columbiana County Sheep and Wool Ambassador Hunter Urmson, senior at United; Molly Sell, eighth grader at United; 2015 Ambassador Becca Bock, senior at United; Shelby Peters, sophomore at Salem; Ashley Hahn, junior at United; and Jaret Hahn, eighth grader at United. Not pictured is Rachel Amos, senior at United.
Although the Columbiana County Fair officially begins today, Sunday is when things actually got underway with the garden tractor pull. Hosted by the Winona Garden Tractor Pullers and the Buckeye Dirt Draggers from Washingtonville, the annual event signals the unofficial start of the fair.
The Columbiana County Engineer's Office has quit inspecting bridges in cities and villages because the Ohio Department of Transportation is offering to perform the same service for free. The issue came up at this week's meeting of the Lisbon Village Council, when council agreed to ask ODOT to take over the inspections.
The 2015 recipient of the annual Jonathan Gamble Memorial Scholarship administered by the Winona Fire Department is Andrew Bock, son of Larry and Jodie Bock of Winona. Bock is a 2015 graduate of United High School and plans to attend Youngstown State University pursuing a physics major.
Hundreds of people took time out Saturday to show their appreciation towards veterans throughout Columbiana County during the second annual Veterans Appreciation Picnic at Calcutta Square. Veterans and guests were treated to hamburgers and hot dogs, a variety of side dishes and drinks, and even enjoyed some ice cream courtesy of Bruster's.
It started with a simple brown bag lunch. It was an event to help seniors take their medications safely and on schedule.
Madilynn Baker, 10, from Homeworth, walks Korie, her milking shorthorn, out of the competition arena after placing second in Junior Showmanship at the Ohio Stare Fair. Ten-year-old Madilynn Baker really, really wanted to spend the night at the Ohio State Fair, snuggling inside a sleeping bag and listening to the quiet mooing of hundreds of dairy cows.
David A. Garcia, 54, East State Street, Salem, was served a secret indictment for four counts of trafficking in drugs. Garcia is accused of selling or offering to sell less than a gram of heroin on March 12, 2013; less than five grams of cocaine on May 20, 2013; and both less than a gram of heroin and less than five gram of cocaine on May 22, 2013.
A day after East Palestine police again raided his home finding alleged drug paraphernalia and marijuana, Franklin "Alex" Quinones attempted to withdraw his guilty plea to attempted theft, forgery and meth-related charges in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court.