Where there's smoke...
Lisbon firefighters were kept busy Friday night responding shortly after 6 p.m. to a house fire at 215 Beaver St. Upon their arrival, smoke was coming from the top back bedroom of the structure. Chief Dave Lewton said the fire which was quickly extinguished was possibly caused by an electrical problem, but it is still under investigation. The house that is owned by Catherine Williamson, and her son, Barry Stearns, is unoccupied and under renovation. Lisbon firefighters also responded to a fire in the woods at Depot and Sell roads around 9:30 p.m. Friday. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Beaver Street Fire
Lisbon police officer Jason Sletvold assisted David and Karen Hayes in the evacuation of their Beaver Street home as firefighters battled a blaze in the neighboring building at 215 Beaver St. Mr. Hayes is on oxygen after recently having undergone surgery. The couple was also assisted by neighbors Bruce and Marcy Carmen. It was Mrs. Carmen who first spotted the fire while cleaning up her kitchen and called the fire department. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Believe it or not it could have been worse
A barn was destroyed and a home on County Line Road damaged in a fire Thursday.
Columbiana Fire Department’s quick response likely kept a home on County Line Road from being destroyed by fire Thursday afternoon, Beaver Township Fire Chief Russ Osborne said.
Beaver Township and Columbiana firefighters were called to the fire at 822 County Line Road around 2:30 p.m., with the Columbiana department the first to arrive. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
A group of people sits in front of the West Beaver United Presbyterian Church in West Point on Wednesday as another group of officials from the West Beaver Cemetery Foundation tries to get a stay against the demolition of the building built in 1857. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Seven-year-old Miley Menough of East Liverpool poses with a bear mount being held by naturalist Richelle Slomer during the Explore the Outdoors event at Beaver Creek State Park last weekend. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Man's body discovered as crews battle blaze
Firefighters from seven departments battled a blaze at a home on Lisbon-Canfield Road in Green Township late Friday. (Investigators aren’t releasing much information about a fire which destroyed a Lisbon-Canfield Road farm house or a person found dead on the property late Friday/early Saturday.
Green Township Fire Chief Todd Baird confirmed that one person was on the property at 12955 Lisbon Road and was deceased, but the death was not fire-related.) Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Hall of Famers
Morning Journal reporter JoAnn Bobby-Gilbert (BLHS Class of 1972) and former public educator, Columbiana County commissioner and recorder Gary Williams (BLHS Class of 1961) were the 2015 Hall of Fame inductees at the Beaver Local Alumni Association’s dinner at the East Liverpool Country Club Saturday. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Over 140 Cub Scouts in the Sandy Beaver District competed in the 2015 Pinewood Derby Saturday at Crestview Middle School. Over 40 volunteers work the day-long event coordinated by George and Maggie MacGillivray now in its 11th year. Reacting to their race are Gregory Mummert (left) of Pack 50 in Alliance and Kris McNeely of Pack 62 in Hanoverton. 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
Beaver Local's Jack Dawson pinned West Branch's Seth Schroeder in 49 seconds during the Division II Regional Dual Team Wrestling Tournament at Carrollton High School Wednesday. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Beaver Township firefighters returned to the scene of the fire at the historic Firestone mansion on Lipply Road in Beaver Township around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. Firefighters doused hot spots and pulled down some unsteady burning walls. Manning the hose here is Mike Sherol.