Trustees took no action Monday on bids opened last month for construction of an equipment storage building for the road department. The bid opening at the last meeting was the second time around after bids opened in November were all rejected.
Discussing the need for substitutes as well as looking to bring more individuals into the system, Superintendent Melissa Watson proposed the possibility of providing a $10 increase for those teachers from $80 per day to $90 per day, while retirees would receive around $100 per day. During a Personnel Committee meeting, Watson said she recently attended a superintendent's meeting and noted the low pay rate amongst a consortium of other school systems in the county.
A 24-year-old man accused of having sex with a 13-year-old girl in Salem in 2014 had his bond revoked by Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge C. Ashley Pike on Monday after police believed the man repeated the act with a 14-year-old Alliance girl last November. Cody A. Staufenger, Main Street, Alliance, had been out on a $25,000 recognizance bond while he awaited a jury trial in May on charges of importuning, sexual imposition and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles.
Christopher L. Miller, one of the four people reportedly found with a meth lab in his East Washington Street apartment last winter pleaded guilty Monday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. Miller, 23, pleaded guilty to illegal manufacture of drugs, a first-degree felony, and illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs, a second-degree felony.
A Feb. 18 preliminary hearing and pretrial were set in Columbiana County Municipal Court for Christopher M. Bias, 31, West Main Street, Washingtonville, charged with domestic violence for allegedly pinning Chelsea Paulin on the ground, choking her and stepping on her neck on Jan. 31. Bias is also charged with misdemeanor obstructing official business charge for refusing to stop when police saw him walking in the yard of another home on Walnut Street on the same date. A Feb. 25 preliminary hearing and pretrial were set for Chad R. Anderson, 24, Spillway Road, Lisbon, charged with a felony charge of improper transportation of a weapon and cited with possession of marijuana, OVI first offense, speeding and a seatbelt violation.
Martina L. Michael, 23, Lincoln Avenue, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to two counts of possession of drugs for having both less than five grams of heroin and cocaine on Dec. 12, 2014. Count three, another possession of drugs charge, this one for buprenorphine, was dismissed.
The Columbiana County Educational Service Center will receive a "Straight A" Grant to promote job skills and career education for students with disabilities. The CCESC was one of 20 applicants chosen to receive the funding from the Ohio Department of Education.
The latest example may be a directive issued Jan. 29 by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted asking county election boards to use standard letter-sized return envelopes for absentee ballots instead of larger envelopes because of postmark problems that occurred in the November general election. Husted's four-page directive included a couple of orders and several recommendations, including a recommendation that election boards use letter-size return envelopes because they are automatically marked and sorted by machine by the postal service.
A Columbus man already serving 18 months following a federal conviction will serve a concurrent nine months for cocaine in his possession in Wellsville in 2013. Dennis D. White, 28, Columbus, pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court on Friday to the possession of drugs charge, a fifth-degree felony, and requested immediate sentencing.
A 16-year-old resident of the East Palestine School District was cited into Columbiana County Juvenile Court for allegedly shoving his mother against a desk, punching his stepfather in the head and face and pushing his sister into a coat rack and against a desk all on Sunday. A 17-year-old East Palestine student was cited for allegedly being chronically truant for having 90 unexcused absences during the current school year.
Robert J. Anderson III, 36, Dutchtown School Road, Rogers, was served a secret indictment on charges of possession of drugs, carrying a concealed weapon and possessing drug abuse instruments. On Aug. 7, Anderson allegedly had less than five grams of cocaine, three knives and some type of hypodermic or syringe used for administering a dangerous drug.
The Leetonia School District is the first in Columbiana County to begin creating a manufacturing curriculum for the high school classroom, according to consultant Carol Straub of the department of distance learning education. Rob Mehno, Leetonia superintendent, said talks with his school board led to looking, from a local workforce standpoint, at ways to provide students with viable skills to meet the needs of manufacturers for quality employees.
Police were called to the Columbiana County Mental Health Center at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday because Jay Farrow was causing problems and refusing to leave. En route to the scene the MHC called back to say Farrow had left, but police continued on their way to make sure he was gone.
Four youth were awarded the Country Club Scholarship that is funded by the proceeds from the miniature golf course at the 2015 Ohio State Fair. Pictured from left to right are: Emily Bauman of Adams County, Haley Drake of Columbiana County, Josie Vanco of Gallia County and Jordan Bonham of Fayette County.
Lutetia R. Maffitt went to the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office in reference to threats that were made towards her and her family. Police responded to 11937 Steubenville Pike Road and spoke with Danyail Hayko about her boyfriend.
The state senator representing Columbiana County has introduced a bill requiring the state to step in sooner after a local government fails to notify the public of problems with its municipal water supply. The bill was introduced this week in the state legislature by Sen. Joe Schiavoni, D-Boardman, in response to the recent events in Sebring, where unsafe levels of lead found in the water of some customers went unreported to the public.
Karl C. Rogers, 58, Orrville, was northbound on state Route 45 in Salem Township at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday and could not slow in time for traffic and went off the right side into a ditch and a pole. He was cited for failure to control.
Someone at Beaver Creek Auto Sales reported at 2:23 a.m. Wednesday there was a disoriented driver there. The man was being checked by EMTs when deputies arrived and he decided he was feeling better, declining to go to the hospital.
The "Go Wild in the Park" cardboard sled race planned for Saturday has been canceled due to the expected lack of snow. The race will be held at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Kelley Park on Prospect Street.
Trustees discussed chip and sealing roads during Thursday's meeting and the loss of stone on some roads from last year's program. Trustee Barry Miner said they may have to go back to work on some roads, noting Apples Way and Bunker Hill in particular.