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Man sent to prison after exposing cop to fentanyl during traffic...

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 05:23:14 GMT

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Columbiana County Prosecutor Robert Herron have announced a man accused of assaulting a police officer with fentanyl pleaded guilty to multiple drug-related charges. Justin Buckel, 25, of East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to the following 23 charges: Engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity; aggravated trafficking in drugs ; trafficking in heroin ; trafficking in cocaine ; aggravated possession of drugs ; tampering with evidence and assault on a peace officer.

Community news from around the area

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 01:21:02 GMT

The Wellsburg Elks Lodge at 834 Charles St. will hold a wine tasting, featuring samples from the Tri-State Winemakers Club, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 24. Admission is $15, with proceeds going to community projects supported by the Elks.

Fabulous Food Show 2018 cancelled again

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:13:32 GMT

Organizers have cancelled the Fabulous Food Show for the second consecutive year. The show was held at the International Exposition Center in November.

Making Ohio driver licenses and identification cards more secure

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:03:38 GMT

In an effort to ensure greater security and identification protection for customers, and to comply with federal regulations, the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles is introducing a single, central point of production for state driver licenses and identification cards, effective July 2, 2018. Licenses and identification cards will no longer be produced while you wait at each of the more than 180 Deputy Registrar offices statewide.

breaking 'That was our whole life'

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:46:24 GMT

A family of four lost its home, dog and everything else - right down to shirts and shoes - in a fire that happened Wednesday evening at 9085 Ohio 113. Bethany Suarez said she, her fianc, her 8-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter had lived in the house for four years.

Nashville to London in 29 Tracks

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:26:29 GMT

Last summer, almost everyone from Nashville went to London, and they came home with a 29-track DVD. Their show at the legendary Royal Albert Hall was filmed to bring the songs from the TV show to life, and its late April release will let the music of Nashville live on long past the series finale at the end of July.

Four people arrested on charges of sex trafficking nearly a dozen...

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 04:17:23 GMT

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and members of the Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force have announced the arrests of four individuals accused of trafficking nearly a dozen women in the Columbus area. The Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force, which is part of Ohio Attorney General DeWine's Ohio Organized Crime Investigations Commission, began investigating the case in 2016 after receiving several tips regarding an alleged human trafficking ring.

Ohio attorney general will appeal ruling in Down syndrome abortion ban

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 02:15:46 GMT

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said Thursday his office will appeal a federal judge's order blocking the state's Down syndrome abortion ban from taking effect. On Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black issued a preliminary injunction putting House Bill 214 on hold while abortion providers challenged the law's constitutionality.

Sen. Brown speaks to Ohio Farm BureauNearly 100,000 Ohio farmers from ...

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 02:15:45 GMT

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown , a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, delivered the following remarks to the Ohio Farm Bureau on Wednesday: If this were any other crowd, I might apologize to you for the early hour of this speech. But I know for Ohio farmers, this is probably a late start.


Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:02:09 GMT

The March meeting of the Tri County Borough Association , hosted by Bentleyville and Marianna boroughs, will take place today at Bentleyville Volunteer Fire Department's social hall, 900 Main St. A meal will be served at 7 p.m. with a business meeting to follow.

Bones found in Buckeye awaiting DNA analysis, could clear speculation about Jesse Wilson

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:56:48 GMT

A Maricopa County forensic anthropologist was unable to determine if the bones found in a Buckeye field March 8 were male or female. Bones found in Buckeye awaiting DNA analysis, could clear speculation about Jesse Wilson A Maricopa County forensic anthropologist was unable to determine if the bones found in a Buckeye field March 8 were male or female.

Opinion: Ohioans who want green energy are free to use - and pay for - renewable generation

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:25:32 GMT

The article begins with the assertion that conservatives in Ohio favor clean energy policies, and accuses the Republican legislature of engaging in efforts to water down or kill renewable energy rules. It also cites a poll showing that 85 percent of conservative voters are willing to pay more for their electricity if it is sourced from renewable energy sources.

Defense: Exclude suspect's comments at trial for fatal fires

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 08:53:17 GMT

Attorneys for an Ohio man charged in fires that killed nine people on his street say his statements to police should be excluded at trial in the potential death penalty case. Fifty-eight-year-old Stanley Ford, of Akron, has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder charges in an April 2016 fire that killed two adults and a May 2017 blaze that killed two adults and five children.

Nursery in Ohio prison lets inmate moms bond with their kids

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 04:26:22 GMT

In this Feb. 26, 2018 photo, Janisha Meredith plays with her son, Javon Jackson, in his crib at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville, Ohio. Meredith is part of the Achieving Baby Care for Success program that allow babies to stay with their mothers during incarceration.

I-71 crash involved 81 vehicles, patrol says

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 23:56:11 GMT

MOUNT GILEAD - Eighty-one vehicles, including 11 commercial motor vehicles, were involved in a Tuesday afternoon crash on Interstate 71 in Morrow County, according to the Mount Gilead post of the Ohio Highway Patrol. The crash happened at 4 p.m. Tuesday on I-71 northbound near the Ohio 95 exit in Franklin Township.

Morning Headlines: Ohio Students Participate in National Walkouts; Rover Pipeline Halts Construction

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:35:05 GMT

Hundreds of students at Upper Arlington High School walked out of class on February 21, one week after the South Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead. Northeast Ohio students to support gun control in nationwide walkouts Students at scores of schools in Northeast Ohio are expected to join a nationwide walkout this morning to honor the 17 people shot to death at last month's high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., and to bring attention to gun violence.

Lawson could still get death penalty

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 15:17:33 GMT

An uncuffed Arron Lee Lawson, 23, gets ready to sit down for a pre-trial hearing Friday, Nov. 3, at the Lawrence County Common Pleas Court in Ironton, Ohio.