Route 344 crash sends seven to hospitals
Leetonia Fire Chief Larry Hephner surveys an accident scene on state Route 344 Monday. ( Seven-people including four children were transported to area hospitals following a head-on crash on state Route 344 just outside Leetonia Monday afternoon.
Leetonia Fire/EMS responded to the crash just before 3:45 p.m. and found a 2012 silver Kia Sportage on its side with two adults and four children injured inside the vehicle and a 2011 black Chevrolet Traverse with the driver injured.
Audrey Wylie, 31, of Salem was driving the Kia with Clifford McFarland Sr., 34, of Salem as the passenger. The four children are reportedly theirs.
Jennifer Russell, 33, of Columbiana was driving the Chevrolet westbound on state Route 344 and went left of center, striking the Kia.) Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Crash on Route 14
Tanya A. Barnhart, 30 of East Palestine was airlifted from Morris Airfield by STAT MedEvac to St. Elizabeth’s Health Center in Youngstown following a two-car crash at state Route 14 and Macklin Road. Three children riding in Barnhart’s 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix were also transported to Akron Children’s Hospital in Boardman. Barnhart’s daughter was transported by New Waterford EMS and Barnhart’s niece and nephew were transported in a private vehicle by their mother. Barnhart was southbound on state Route 14 when she was reportedly broadsided by Kaitlyn Dewell, 16, of New Waterford, who was driving a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup eastbound on Macklin Road. New Waterford and East Palestine Fire and EMS responded to the crash. Trooper Jared Paine of the Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and was assisted by Sgt. Barry Thompson. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Jodi Snell talks to her rescuers as they work to free her from the wreckage of a two-vehicle accident Wednesday at the intersection of Leetonia Road and state Route 558 in Salem Township. Jodi Snell, 36, of Leetonia was airlifted by STAT MedEvac to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown with serious injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash on Leetonia Road at state Route 558 shortly before noon Wednesday. According to Sgt. Barry Thompson of the highway patrol, Snell was southbound on Leetonia Road and was struck by a 1972 International truck driven by John Grubbs, 64, of Leetonia. Grubbs was attempting to turn left onto state Route 558. Grubbs was cited for failure to yield when turning left. Leetonia firefighters were assisted by Columbiana firefighters in the extrication of Snell as medics from Leetonia and Columbiana EMS along with KLG ambulance and STAT MedEvac medical personnel stabilized Snell. Trooper Michael Smith is investigating the crash assisted by Trooper Craig Monte. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Leetonia man injured
Matthew Kern, 33, of Leetonia was airlifted by STAT MedEvac to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown following a crash on state Route 344 around 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Leetonia Police, Fire and EMS found Kern ejected and laying to the west of his 1979 Chevrolet pickup. Trooper Steve Tucci is investigating the crash and was assisted at the scene by trooper Jodi Bolen and accident recreation specialist Todd Jester from the highway patrol. Preliminary reports indicate Kern was traveling east on state Route 344 at a high rate of speed, crossed over the center line and continued to exit off the left side of the roadway, sliding sideways across Zetts Road and into a field were he struck a red utility pipe. Kern, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the passenger side at the pipe. Alcohol reportedly is a factor in the crash. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
April Johnson from Hanoverton was airlifted by STAT MedEvac to St.Elizabeth's Health Center in Youngstown Saturday following a rollover crash on state Route 644 just north of Summitville. Franklin Township Fire Department responded to the crash site and also set up a landing zone at Summitville Lake with the assistance of Salineville firefighters. EMT Ambulance transported the woman to the landing zone. Trooper Race Baker of the Highway patrol said preliminary reports indicate the woman was traveling south on state Route 644 in a 2004 Mitsubushi Endeavor SUV and traveled left of center, overcorrected and went off the right side of the road riding up an embankment and then flipping over onto its roof. She did not strike anything in the northbound lane. Trooper Neil Everett assisted with the accident which is still under investigation by trooper Baker. 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
The highway patrol is investigating a two-car crash that sent five people with non-life threatening injuries to area hospitals Wednesday night near Gavers. Jennifer Shields, 29, of Hanoverton and two children were transported by Tri-County Ambulance to Salem Regional Medical Center and Amanda Brandenburg, 29, of Salineville and her passenger, Jessica Harris, were transported by Tri-County to East Liverpool City Hospital. According to preliminary reports, trooper Kevin Thompson said, Shields was northbound on state Route 164 in a Saturn and turned left onto state Route 518, crossing into the path of Brandenburg who was traveling southbound on state Route 164 in a Kia Soul. Franklin Township firefighters extricated the children from the Saturn. A couple Salineville firefighters also assisted with traffic control. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Tony D. Rump, 33, of Beaver Falls, Pa., was cited for OVI and failure to control Saturday afternoon after allegedly losing control of his car on state Route 164 and crashing into a garage. No one was home at the time of the accident.
Help on the way
State Route 11 north of East Liverpool was closed in both directions
for a short period of time early Thursday evening as STAT
MedEvac flew an accident victim to St. Elizabeth’s in Youngstown.
The Pontiac G-6 apparently went off the right side of the road and
spun around, striking several small trees before coming to a stop.
The female driver was the only person in the car. Liverpool Township
officer Lacey Barker is investigating the crash. Liverpool
Township and Glenmoor firefighters also responded to the scene. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Crash hits close to home for EMT
Safety forces investigate an accident near the Cook family farm on state Route 558 in Fairfield Township. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
While the cold temperatures and bands of lake effect snow gave the students in the county another day off from school, for others it meant more wintertime hassles with accidents and fires. Above, Trooper Steve Tucci of the Highway Patrol photographs the damage to the cars involved in a two-vehicle accident at state Route 164 and Leetonia Road just after 3 a.m. Friday. There were no injuries reported. Marshella Richards, 44, of Lisbon driving a 2001 Ford Escort was struck from behind when she lost traction and began to slide sideways. Joshua Carroll, 21, of East Liverpool was driving a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 pick-up. Both drivers were northbound on Route 164. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Twenty-four-year-old Paul Zook was transported with serious injuries by Maple Cotton Ambulance to Aultman Hospital in Canton following a single car crash on state Route 644 north of Summitville. Franklin Township Firefighters helped to extricate Zook who was northbound when he lost control of his Nissan Altima near the intersection of Willard Road. Above, Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Race Baker investigates the crash with the assistance of Trooper Brian Kavanagh.
A rear seat passenger was transported By Columbiana EMS to an area hospital after receiving minor injuries in a crash at E. Park Avenue and state Route 14 shortly after 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The driver of the BMW sedan missed the curve and continued down an embankment into a ditch and then back up to state Route 14. The crash is being investigated by Columbiana Patrolman Brandon Ericsson. 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
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
According to Trooper Dylon King of the State Highway Patrol, Dianna Marquis, 25, Randel Road, Hanoverton, was traveling west on state Route 39 in Washington Township near state Route 164 around 4:17 p.m. Saturday and was coming around a curve when she lost control of her Chevrolet Cavalier, drove off the right side of the road, struck a tree and spun around. Highlandtown fire crews cut off the roof of her car to free her. She was taken by Lifeteam Ambulance to East Liverpool City Hospital. Her injuries were not life threatening. Charges are pending. Salineville fire and police also assisted at the scene.
Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
A home on a bend at the intersection of U.S. Route 30 and Wayne Bridge Road near Lisbon was the scene of another accident Friday night. The driver of this pickup failed to negotiate the bend, crashed into another pickup, through a stone wall and onto the porch of the house.
Matthew Cresanto is taken into custody after he wrecked his pickup truck on U.S. 30 near Lisbon.
Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
No serious injuries were reported, but Crestview's freshman football team didn't make it to the game against Western Reserve following a crash on state Route 46 just south of state Route 11 Thursday afternoon. The bus carrying 21 players, two coaches and the driver, Timothy Van Horn of Lisbon, was traveling north on Route 46 and had slowed and come to a stop for traffic waiting for a car turning left into the Midway Mennonite Church. Daniel Tancer of North Jackson, who was driving a 1995 S-10 Chevrolet pickup, did not stop and rear-ended the bus. Beaver Township police and fire/EMS responded to the scene. None of the people involved were seriously hurt. Some of the football players complained of neck pain and all were interviewed and checked by fire/EMS personnel. Some of the players were taken by their parents to area hospitals for further treatment. Trooper Brian DePizzo of the Canfield post of the highway patrol is investigating the crash. Tancer was cited for assured clear distance. 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
A man was transported by KLG Ambulance to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown and a woman was taken to Salem Regional Medical center following a three vehicle crash at McCracken's Corners around 8 p.m. Wednesday. Leetonia Fire/EMS responded to extricate the woman from her Chevrolet pickup truck. Preliminary reports indicated the woman who was westbound on Salem Grange Road yielded at the stop sign at state Route 45 and then proceeded to pull out into the path of a Buick Roadmaster heading north on state Route 45. The two vehicles collided and then slid into the path of a semi tractor trailer traveling south on state Route 45. The driver of the semi was not injured. Trooper Jodi Bowlen of the Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. 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
Highway patrol trooper Eric Derringer is investigating a wrong way crash on state Route 11 just south of the state Route 154 exit near Lisbon Wednesday night.
The Lisbon post received a call at about 10:30 p.m. that someone was traveling the wrong direction in the southbound lane of state Route 11 and before trooper Derringer could intercept the car the call became an accident call.
According to Derringer, a 2001 Toyota Avalon driven by 26-year-old Ross Resneder of Norman, Okla., was traveling north in the southbound lane and struck a 2001 Kia driven by Kathleen Perry of McDonald.
Resneder claimed lack of sleep and recovering from being ill is caused him to enter the highway in the wrong direction at the West Point exit and then fall asleep while driving.
Both Perry and Resneder declined treatment. North Star Critical Care and KLG Ambulances responded to the crash.
Lisbon and West Point firefighters also responded to the crash to provide traffic control and wash down the highway along the crash route.
Resneder, who is currently living in Lisbon while working with the oil and gas industry, was cited for driving the wrong way on a divided highway. 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
A 47-year-old Fairfield Township woman was seriously injured in an ATV accident Saturday near her home. Karen E. Painter of Roberts Road, Leetonia, was flown to St. Elizabeth’s in Youngstown with serious head injuries after the accident at 1:45 p.m. at the intersection of Roberts and Lodge Road. According to the highway patrol, Cindy Hoy, Miller Road, Leetonia, was driving a car west on Lodge Road. As she neared the intersection with Roberts Road, patrol Sgt. Craig Monte said, the ATV operated by Painter turned from Roberts onto Lodge in front of her. The two vehicles attempted to avoid each other, Monte said, and the ATV tipped over. The vehicles did not collide and there was no damage to the car, Monte said. Leetonia Fire/EMS also responded to the scene, as did a STAT MedEvac helicopter. The accident is still under investigation. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Forty-seven-year-old David Valiquette of New Waterford after crashing his Chevy pick-up into Bull Creek, is carried up the embankment by New Waterford firefighters Josh Cresanto, Chris Walton, Casey McEwen and Chief Greg Van Pelt. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Perry Township crash
Two vehicles collided Friday evening on state Route 45 in Perry Township after a woman entering her driveway reportedly turned left into the path of and oncoming car. According to township police, Ruthann Conrad, 64, of South Lincoln Avenue, was turning into her driveway on the east side of the road when her 2012 Nissan Altima was struck by Tadley Burt, 38, of Akron, who was driving north. According to Sgt. George Mlinarcik, drug or alcohol use is not suspected, and no injuries were reported. Both driver’s were wearing their seatbelts. The accident happened around 6:20 p.m. at the entrance of Highland Creek. Conrad was cited for failure to yield. 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
A husband and wife, Jeffrey and Lori Dugan, both 40, of Louisville were transported by EMT ambulance to St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Youngstown with non-life threatening injuries following a rollover crash on state Route 172 in New Garden late Friday night. Hanover Township Fire Department firefighters extricated the couple from their 2007 Ford F-150 after it went off the left side of Route 172 onto Eagle Pass Golf course, flipping over after sliding sideways and striking a large rock in the creek. Highway Patrol Trooper Steve Tucci is investigating the crash. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
This truck was involved in a head-on on U.S. Route 30 in Kensington that seriously injured the driver of the car, Joe Hicks of Hanoverton. 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
Leetonia fire and EMS personnel look over a Ford Explorer that came to rest on its roof in a field off Salem Grange Road near the intersection of state Route 558 in Franklin Square on Tuesday. According to highway patrol Trooper Kevin Thompson, Joshua Ackler, 27, of Gromley Road, Salem, was coming down the hill on Salem Grange when he lost control, went off the left side of the road and into the field. Ackler was ejected from the vehicle, Thompson said. Ackler was taken by KLG Ambulance to St. Elizabeth's in Youngstown with non-life threatening injuries. The accident remains under investigation. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Emergency personnel tend to sheriff's deputy Willie Coleman after he was involved in an accident early Sunday. A Columbiana County sheriff’s deputy is out of the hospital and recovering after his cruiser was struck by an alleged drunk driver early Sunday on Market Street.
Hanover Township Fire Department responded to single-vehicle crash on Gavers Road around 5:30 p.m. when Susan Allison, 62, of Hanoverton struck a cow belonging to the Richard Zehentbauer Farm on Gavers Road. Allison and one of her two passengers, Lisa Gullett, 43, were transported to an area hospital by KLG Ambulance with non-life threatening injuries. Trooper Jodi Bolen of the Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Morning journal/Patti Schaeffer
Highway patrol Sgt. Craig Monte and trooper Kevin Thompson investigate a single vehicle rollover crash Wednesday on state Route 7 that claimed the life of a 43-year-old Rogers man, Jack E. Artrup, and injured his passenger, Pamela S. Bradds, 45, also of Rogers. The patrol said the vehicle was northbound when it went off the right side of the road just north of the Middle Beaver Road intersection shortly before 6 p.m. The car struck a guardrail, continued through the weeds and then cut back up the embankment and across the road, striking some trees and overturning. Artrup was pronounced dead at the scene. Bradds was flown by LifeFlight helicopter to Allegheny General in Pittsburgh with non-life threatening injuries. Alcohol use is suspected and seat belts were not used, the patrol said. Lisbon firefighters and Tri-County Ambulance responded to the scene, and West Point firefighters set up the landing zone. Lisbon firefighter Kurt Gresh is also shown in this photo. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Josh Elerick was flown for medical attention after he was reportedly found lying on state Route 9 by a Winona Firefighter Saturday evening. The teenage boy’s name was not being released Saturday evening by the Highway Patrol, who had no report available. According to Winona Fire Chief George Brantingham, firefighter Lt. Corey Andric was driving on state Route 9 and found the teen, who was believed to have crawled or walked away from where his pickup crashed into three trees about 100 yards down the road. He was flown to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
A teen was flown for medical attention after he was reportedly found lying on state Route 9 by a Winona Firefighter Saturday evening. The teenage boy’s name was not being released Saturday evening by the Highway Patrol, who had no report available. According to Winona Fire Chief George Brantingham, firefighter Lt. Corey Andric was driving on state Route 9 and found the teen, who was believed to have crawled or walked away from where his pickup crashed into three trees about 100 yards down the road. He was flown to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
West Point firefighters stand by as Geary's Towing winches a pickup truck back up the embankment and over the guardrail after a single-vehicle crash on East Liverpool Road in Madison Township Tuesday afternoon. Logan Marion, 18, of West Point, driving a Chevrolet pickup, went off the north side of the road shearing off two utility poles and ending up over an embankment, coming to a stop against trees. Marion was not hurt. The highway patrol is investigating the crash that closed the road west of Y&O Road for two hours. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
A motorcycle crash off state Route 9 in East Township in Carroll County sent the passenger to Aultman Hospital in Canton by Maple Cotton ambulance. The driver went to an unknown hospital by a private vehicle. Deputies were called at 5:09 p.m. Saturday after the driver reportedly slid off the road. The passenger was ejected from the motorcycle, a 2006 Harley Davidson. Names were not being released, but the driver was from Aurora Road Northeast in Carrollton. The factors which led to the crash remain under investigation by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Emergency personnel had to extricate Neal K. Tenderholt, 46, Echo Valley Road, Wellsville, from his 1995 Ford Bronco after he crashed on Y&O Road in Glenmoor late Tuesday night. According to St. Clair police, Tenderholt was traveling toward Calcutta when the vehicle went off the right side, struck a ditch, went airborne and came down nose-first, causing it to spin around. He was not wearing a seat belt and was tossed into the cargo compartment. Firefighters from Glenmoor and Liverpool Township used the Jaws of Life to remove the back hatch door so Tenderholt could be administered medical treatment and then be removed to a waiting North Star ambulance. He was transported to a waiting Air Evac helicopter at the Walmart plaza, where a landing zone was prepared by Calcutta firefighters. He was flown to Allegheny General, where he was listed in stable but guarded condition. Patrolman Ryan Stovall said he could face a failure to control charge. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Jack Artrup of Rogers was transported to East Liverpool City Hospital by North Star Critical Care with injuries sustained in a fiery crash on state Route 7 near Lowes Road Wednesday night. According to the investigating state Trooper Vic Wolfe, Artrup was driving his silver Dodge pick-up northbound on state Route 7 behind a red Dodge Durango. The driver of the red Durango was slowing to turn left onto Lowes Road and Artrup tried to pass him striking the drivers side of the Durango. The driver of the Durango was also taken by a family member in a private vehicle to East Liverpool Hospital. West Point Firefighters extinguished Artrup's pick-up and provided traffic control at the accident. Charges are pending against Artrup who was out of the vehicle when firefighters arrived at the accident. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
David Bass of Deridder, La., was transported by Maple-Cotton Ambulance to Aultman Hospital in Canton with non-life threatening injuries following a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 30 at Lynchburg Road just before noon Friday. Bass was eastbound on U.S. 30 in a red Chevrolet Silverado when Robert Piecynski of Carrollton, driving a white 2001 Chevrolet Silverado northbound on Lynchburg Road, proceeded through a stop sign and was struck by Bass. Neither Piecynski nor his father, who was a passenger in his truck, were hurt. Hanover Township Fire Department provided traffic control and stood by at the scene, where a utility pole was split from the impact. State Trooper Eric Carroll is investigating the crash and cited Piecynski for failure to yield at a stop sign.
Sheriff's Deputy Mike Helman is investigating a dirt bike crash that took place at the old Salem Motorcycle Club on Teegarden Road around 6 p.m. Friday. Matt Hodgkinson, 38, of Newton Falls was transported with leg injuries by KLG Ambulance to Salem Community Hospital. Hodgkinson was riding with other club members when he crested a hill and his dirt bike kicked up on him. Heading for a group of trees Hodgkinson ditched the bike coming down on his leg and injuring it. Winona fire department assisted with Hodgkinson. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Winona Fire department and Damascus Fire/EMS tend to 41-year-old Tracie Taylor of Salem following a head-on crash on Depot Road Friday night. Taylor driving the red Ford Taurus was southbound and went left of center striking Amanda Gutierrez driving a silver Chrysler Voyager north on Depot Road. Taylor was transported to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown and Guiterrez was taken to Salem Community Hospital. Sgt. Todd McDonald and Trooper Brian Kavanagh are investigating the crash. Alcohol is a suspected factor in the accident. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Brandon Andrews, 26, of Chester, W.Va. is in critical condition Thursday night after wrecking on state Route 11 south of Leetonia at about 3:30 a.m. Thursday. According to patrol Sgt. Todd McDonald, Andrews, who was ejected through the rear windshield, was airlifted by STAT MedEvac from the scene to St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. Columbiana Fire/EMS responded to the accident that shut down state Route 11 for nearly an hour. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Firefighters from Highlandtown and Wellsville extricated Nicole Zernich of Lisbon after a single-car rollover crash on state Route 39 just east of Bill Smith Road in Yellow Creek Township Tuesday evening. Zernich was airlifted from the scene by Air Evac and taken to Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh with undisclosed injuries. Trooper Joy Bolen of the highway patrol is investigating the crash in which the westbound vehicle went off the right side of the road and overturned, coming to rest on the its roof. Zernich was wearing a seat belt. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer