All hands on deck
All hands on deck
Emergency management personnel from three counties and the state were at the Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency operations center Tuesday as part of the week-long nuclear plant diaster drill. Among them were (from left) First Energy liaison Colin Kellar, sheriff’s department representative Kip Dowling, Ohio EMA liaison observer Michelle Sower, county Commissioners Tim Weigle and Jim Hoppel and county EMA Director Peggy Clark. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
All together, now
Connie Sams, 75, Alliance, was cited for failure to control and taken to the Salem Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries after this crash Friday afternoon. According to the highway patrol, Sams was eastbound on Teegarden Road near Camp Road in Hanover Township around 1:30 p.m. when the 2014 Dodge Dart RT she was driving went off the right side of the road and into an embankment, the sidewalk culvert, and then overturned. Sams was extricated from the vehicle by Hanover Township firefighters. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Search ends in tragedy
The body of missing pilot, Willard Olds, 83, of Western Reserve Road in Salem is escorted up from the ravine where his plane lays by Carroll County Coroner Investigator, Darcy Boylan and Coroner Mandal B. Haas, M.D. along with Carrollton and Fox Township firefighters. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Neither snow, nor rain...
Neither snow, nor rain...
Thomas Orfin, 68, of Cortland escaped injury after reportedly losing the brakes in his 2001 Dodge Caravan while coming down state Route 154, rolling over and coming to a stop by striking the walkway and ramp entrance to the Elkton Post Office. Trooper Eric Carroll of the highway patrol is investigating the crash which happened around 2 p.m. as Orfin, a vendor at the Rogers Sale, was returning home. Postal clerk Lori Ensell had to temporarily close the post office Friday. Lisbon Postmaster John Morris was also on scene to assess damage and make sure everyone was uninjured. Orfin was cited for operating an unsafe vehicle. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
It's been said that 13 is an unlucky number and James Bumbarger most likely feels this way after his over-sized load of fracking coil didn't pass through the 13-foot clearance under the Youngstown-Southeastern Railroad Co.'s train trestle Wednesday afternoon. The 1930s-built bridge trestle was ripped off the overpass and fell onto state Route 558 in Fairfield Township blocking it completely. According to highway patrol trooper Michael Smith, a tractor-trailer driven by Bumbarger, 43, of Phillipsburg, Pa., was eastbound on Route 558 hauling a large fracking coil. The coil, made up of steel tubing, was too high for the overpass and tore most of it down, leaving just a strand of track. Bumbarger, driving for Allison Crane and Rigging, was cited for assured clear distance ahead. Route 558 was expected to be closed at least until this morning.
Sunday afternoon crash
Six people were taken to area hospitals following a two-car crash on state Route 14 in Unity Township just before 2 p.m. Sunday. Highway patrol trooper Jared Paine is investigating the crash where preliminary reports indicate 20-year-old Autumn Davis of Washingtonville was eastbound in a 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier and traveled left of center, spun around and collided with a westbound 2014 Chevrolet Malibu driven by 32-year-old Tania Reddick of Ambridge, Pa. Reddick and another passenger in her rental car were transported to St. Elizabeth's in Youngstown and the other three passengers were transported to St. Elizabeth's in Boardman. Davis was also transported to the Boardman hospital. All of the injuries are reported to be non-life threatening. Davis was cited for an unsafe vehicle. Firefighters and EMS personnel from New Waterford and East Palestine tended to the injured before transporting them to the hospitals. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Nellie Roe, 69, of Leetonia walked away with a bag of her possessions from a roll over crash on state Route 14 Thursday afternoon. Roe was northbound and went off the right side of the road just past the entrance to Catalpa Farms. Witnesses say the vehicle rolled two or three times before coming to rest on its wheels. Columbiana Fire and EMS responded to the crash. Roe refused treatment, and the fire department disconnected the battery. Trooper Brian DePizzo of the Canfield Post of the Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
From delete gallery
When a tree falls, the experts arrive
When a large tree comes down in a storm, the emergency responders show up to a scene and keep it secure until the utility crews gather their equipment and go to work. Removing a large fallen tree from Old Route 558 in Salem Township is Asplundh worker Chris McQuiston of Salem carefully cutting sections of the tree from the electrical wires. Assisting McQuiston is Petro Trikkas of Canton. Working on restoring power to area residents as the tree is being removed are Ohio Edison workers Jason Pierson, Glenn Fabis and Jeff Osterling, all of Salem. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Greg Phillips of Negley was a airlifted by STAT MedEvac to St. Elizabeth’s Health Center in Youngstown following an early evening crash in front of Southern Local High School that caused his 1995 Jeep Wrangler to roll onto its side. According to highway patrol trooper Kevin Thompson, Phillips was traveling east on state Route 39 when he was struck by Tariq A. Larkins, 22, of East Liverpool who traveled left of center in a Buick Regal. Larkins was taken into custody by the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Department for outstanding warrants in both Columbiana County and the state of New Jersey, where he previously resided. The warrant from Columbiana County was issued this week for failure to appear in court on a 12-point driver’s license suspension. A passenger in Larkins’ car, Satin Foster, 22, also of East Liverpool was transported by Lifeteam Ambulance to East Liverpool City Hospital. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Crash Knocks out power in Springfield Twp.
PETERSBURG — Connie Borelli, 52, of East Palestine was not injured in a crash that shut down state Route 170 in Petersburg and left part of Springfield Township residents without power during the early evening hours.
According to state highway trooper Matt Voytek, Borelli was southbound on Route 170 when she lost control of her Chevrolet Trailblazer, went off the right side of the road and struck a mailbox, over-corrected and crossed over the center line and sheered off a utility pole as she went off the left side of the road. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
A young man was flown to Pittsburgh Presbyterian Hospital after a two-car collision on state Route 39 at the intersection of Oak Ridge Road just north of Wellsville at about 6:30 p.m. Friday. He was driving a Plymouth Neon. Also involved was a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Highlandtown and Wellsville firefighters responded along with the highway patrol. Trooper Kevin Thompson is investigating the crash with the assistance of Trooper Neil Everett. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Wish you were here
Marissa Walter, 22, wore her brother's jersey at the Penn-Ohio Stateline Classic Friday night at Geneva College. Nineteen-year-old Marcus Walter was killed in a traffic accident Thursday. Marcus, a recent Southern Local grad, had been scheduled to play in the game. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Sixty-five-year-old Albert Bragg of East Liverpool was airlifted by STAT MedEvac to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) following a single-vehicle crash on state Route 7 just before noon Friday. According to the investigating trooper Eric Carroll, Bragg was southbound on state Route 7 and went left of center continuing off the left side of the road where he struck the embankment of a ditch and rolled over landing upright on the wheels. Bragg was not wearing a seatbelt and struck the windshield. West Point Fire Department extricated Bragg and he was transported by North Star Critical Care to Beaver Local High School to the helicopter. Lisbon and Negley Fire departments assisted West Point with traffic control shutting down state Route 7 for about an hour. Trooper Eric Derrington is assisting Carroll with the investigation. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Recent sub-zero temperatures followed by Saturday’s snow-rain mix made travelling difficult both on area highways and on the Ohio River flowing along the county borders. This Hunter Marine tug from Nashville Hunter was at a standstill for a while on Saturday. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Martsolf works OT at EOWL
Beaver Local’s Dustin Martsolf (front) takes on West Branch’s Justin Mitchell in 126-pound action at the Eastern Ohio Wrestling League Tournament on Saturday. Martsolf went on to win the weight class. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Vinnie Barbone and his family thought a nearby gas well had exploded shortly after midnight on Saturday. But as they looked outdoors, they discovered what was left of a Pontiac Grand Am laying in their back yard at 9061 Warren-Salem Road.
They also found two men, 21-year-old Canfield residents Andrew Franklin and Michael McDonald, who had been ejected from the car. Amazingly, both men were conscious and transported by Damascus Fire/EMS to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown. After sideswiping a tree and rolling numerous times, the car came to rest over 1,000 feet from the roadway with the engine, shown left, stopping in the neighbor’s backyard another 100-feet beyond the car. Highway Patrol Trooper Timothy Dobbins, of the Canfield post, is investigating the crash. Citations are pending against the driver, Franklin. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
A woman was transported by Leetonia Fire/EMS to St. Elizabeth’s Health Center in Youngstown following a single-vehicle accident on state Route 164 south of Beeson-Mill Road just before 8:30 a.m. Monday. According to patrol trooper Mike Smith, the woman was traveling south on state Route 164 in a 2001 Nissan Altima and drove off the right side of the road, striking a culvert. The woman had to be extricated by Leetonia firefighters. Steve’s Towing also assisted in pulling car to the road surface so she could be removed from the vehicle. The name was of the driver was not available. The car is owned by Willis Barnhart of Columbiana. The accident remains under investigation. Morning journal/Patti Schaeffer
Accident reconstruction specialist, Trooper Todd Jester investigates a fatal accident Sunday night on U.S. 30. Allen Coe, 77, of Lisbon was killed while operating this motorized mobility scooter when he was struck from behind by a woman driving the 2005 Ford Taurus. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Leetonia and Columbiana Fire Departments along with Leetonia Fire/EMS and KLG ambulances responded to a crash where three vehicles came to rest in a ditch off the west bound lane of state Route 558 between Fairfield School and Lower Elkton Roads shortly before 8:30 a.m. Monday. Preliminary investigations by the Sgt. Thompson of the Highway Patrol indicate that the dark blue Pontiac G6 slid off the road coming to a stop in the ditch. Deborah See, 58 of East Palestine driving the white Pontiac Vibe had slowed down for the G6 when she was struck from the back by Cory Wiley, 25, of New Middletown driving the Ford F-150 pick-up that ended up in ditch in front of See. A passenger in Wiley’s truck was transported with minor injuries to the hospital by KLG ambulance. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Lisbon firefighters responded to the home of Alan Ingledue, 39383 Center Ave. shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday to find the structure fully engulfed through a steady rain. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Workers from Lencyk Masonry of Youngstown were busy this week laying cement block for the Ohio Department of Transportation's new full service maintenance facility on U.S. Route 30 just west of Lisbon. If all goes well, the facility will be completed between the middle of December and the first of January. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Leetonia and Columbiana fire departments responded to a car fire in the northbound land of state Route 11 under the state Route 344 underpass just after 3:30 p.m. Friday. Rick Casteel of Akron said he was driving a 1999 Buick LeSabre that he and his chase driver had just picked up in Calcutta, on their way to the Akron Auto Auction, when smoke started coming through the vents. Casteel pulled over to find the car on fire. Highway Patrol Trooper Jodi Bowlen is investigating. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) honored Charles B. Lang of East Liverpool for 50 years of service at the District 13 Annual Meeting at Salem Golf ClubTuesday. Lang received a plaque from OSBA President Martin Mohler, Toledo. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Route 11 closed
State Route 11 was closed in both directions for a short time Saturday night as STAT MedEvac landed in the southbound lane to transport 27-year-old Gregory Burdelo of Wadsworth to St. Elizabeth Medical Center, following a one-vehicle accident. Trooper Neil Everett is investigating the crash that ended with Burdelo’s Ford Ranger coming to rest on the guardrail in the northbound lane. Sgt. Barry Thompson was assisting with the crash. Lisbon firefighters had to extricate Burdelo from the truck.
Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Highway patrol Sgt. Craig Monte talks with Darlene Ingledue after she wrecked at the intersection of Gamble and Sell roads in Center Township Tuesday evening. Two people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Thirty-year-old Amanda Carrigan of Wheeling, W.Va. was cited for OVI and assured clear distance after driving her 2001 Honda Civic into the back of a semi tractor-trailer on state Route 11 Saturday afternoon. Justin Childs, 39, of Hackett, Ark. was driving his 2013 Freightliner northbound on state Route 11 when he was reportedly hit from behind and actually pushed forward by Carrigan’s car. Childs was not injured in the crash, and Carrigan, who was reportedly recovering from a medical procedure earlier in the week, refused transport to the hospital. Leetonia Fire/EMS responded to the crash. Leetonia medics bandaged Carrigan’s injuries at the scene and encouraged her to get further immediate medical attention. After refusing transport, Carrigan was given a field sobriety test, shown above, by troopers Jodi Bolen and Brian Kavanagh at the scene and taken into custody where she was transported to the Lisbon Post for a urine test. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
The 45-year-old Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Columbiana County maintenance facility on U.S. Route 30 in Center Township has been demolished to make room for a new $7.6 million complex to be constructed by Regency Construction Services of Lakewood. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
The biggest star at Saturday's "Dancing with the Alumni Stars" was reigning Miss Ohio Heather Wells. A native of Howland, Wells served as one of the judges and capped off the evening with her own performance. She is shown above with one of the other judges, Stevie Halverstadt. The event, held at the Salem Golf Club, was sponsored by the Lisbon Alumni Association to benefit its scholarship fund. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
William Lanzendorfer of Leetonia was one of the many unlucky motorists who fell victim to the icy roads brought on by Friday morning’s sudden snowfall. Sgt. Craig Monte of the highway patrol is investigating the Leetonia Road crash, which didn’t cause any injuries but resulted in extensive damage to the Chrysler New Yorker Lanzendorfer was driving. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
The driver of this semi was not seriously injured when it rolled over on state Route 11 Friday afternoon. No other vehicles were involved and passing traffic was routed to one lane while the state Highway Patrol investigated. Morning Journal/Katie Schwendeman
Patrol trooper Vic Wolfe investigates a fatal crash on state Route 172 near Guilford Lake early Wednesday. — A 23-year-old Guilford Lake-area man, John Guappone, was killed early Wednesday in a single-vehicle accident on state Route 172 in Hanover Township. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Weather conditions contributed to a single-vehicle crash on state Route 45, north of Lisbon, just before 3 a.m. Sunday. Erin Lamb of Leetonia was the driver of a northbound 2007 Dodge Ram pick-up owned by Trevor Speigle of Salem that went off the right side of the road striking a utility pole and knocking down wires. Lamb and her three passengers were not injured in the crash. Sheriff’s Deputy Caleb Wycoff discovered the crash while driving on state Route 45. Leetonia Fire/EMS responded to the crash. State Highway Patrol Trooper Vic Wolfe is investigating the crash. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
The third demethanizer tower was put into place at the UEO (Utica East Ohio) Midstream Kensington plant Saturday. Working in between breaks in the rain and wind the placement of the tower marks another completion in Phase III of the building process. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
The third demethanizer tower was put into place at the UEO (Utica East Ohio) Kensington plant Saturday. Working in between breaks in the rain and wind the placement of the tower marks another completion in Phase III of the building process. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Tyler Wilson is one of the construction workers putting the cryogenic processing plant near Kensington in business. Wilson, of Lisbon, is the son of Scherry DeSarro, the clerk for county commissioners. He works for the MMR Group, inc. of Pittsburgh, contracted to do some of the electrical work at the plant
Trooper Kyle Shirer and Sgt. Mike Warner of the highway patrol's Cambridge district inventory the vehicle of Gregory Shannon, the victim of an apparent suicide Wednesday at Beaver Creek State Park. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
University of Mount Union senior point guard Maggie Miller, who led United High School to an Inter-Tri County League and district title, brings the ball up the court during Saturday’s game against Ohio Northern. Miller has played every game the past two seasons for the Purple Raiders. Ohio Northern (21-1) wrapped up the Ohio Athletic Conference title with a 71-53 win Saturday. Mount Union finished the regular season at 18-5 overall and 12-4 in the OAC. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
A woman and her infant daughter were taken to Akron Children’s Hospital after a single-car accident south of Leetonia at about 8 p.m. Tuesday. Patrol trooper Brian Kavanagh said the westbound car driven by Steffanie Johns, 25, of Leetonia Road, went off the right side of Crestview Road, struck an embankment and rolled over, landing on its roof in front of 39933 Crestview Road. Kavanagh, who is investigating the crash, said alcohol was a factor. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer