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– A woman on State Route 558, Fairfield Township, reported Wednesday that she had received a notification of a student loan program that ultimately turned out to be a fraud.


– An attempted theft on State Route 14 was reported at 9:42 a.m. Thursday.

– An official reported Thursday at 10:52 a.m. to a Park Court residence for a social check-up regarding truancy.


– Suspicious activity was reported in the 800 block of West Perry Street at 11:46 pm Thursday. The officers checked the area and cleared the scene.

– An officer en route to Columbiana County Jail at 10:35 p.m. Thursday saw a vehicle turn left of center several times in front of the marked cruiser and almost hit another vehicle in the oncoming lane. For public safety reasons, the vehicle was stopped and the Ohio State Highway Patrol arrived and handled the stop.

– An alarm went off at 8:24 p.m. Thursday at Block 800 on South Lincoln Avenue where a safe place was found.

– A caller requested a social check-up on the 400 block on West Fifth Street at 7:56 p.m. Thursday. The person was contacted and found ok.

– Police made two arrests during a traffic stop in the city on Thursday at 4.19 p.m. after fictitious license plates, suspended the driver and found the passenger with an active arrest warrant. K-9 Simon indicated the presence of a narcotic odor during the stop and contraband was found. The passenger, Tasha Higgins, 36, from 42851 State Route 518, Lisbon, was taken into custody on the theft warrant and turned over to a proxy. The driver, Raymond Edwards, 37, also from 42851 State Route 518, Lisbon, was cited and jailed for speeding, fictitious license plates, locking driving and drug paraphernalia. Additional charges can include pending lab results.

– Police responded Thursday at 3:47 pm in the 900 block of West Wilson Street about a youth problem and spoke to the children involved and their parents. The police found that it was an ongoing problem between the children. The parents were informed about ways to cope with the situation. The youth warden is questioned.

– A spokesman for Salem Propane, 445 Prospect St., reported Thursday at 11:49 a.m. that a stranger had removed the catalytic converters from two of the company vehicles parked in the parking lot.

– Officials were asked at 11:31 a.m. Thursday to check the welfare of a city dweller on the 900 block on East Third Street. She said she was fine.

– On Thursday at 10:41 a.m., a disturbance between a brother and a teenage sister was reported in Block 500 of Continental, allegedly because of a dog that the sister had brought with her. The stories were contradicting what exactly happened. The sister left after a parent picked her up. Nothing physical happened.

– A noise complaint was reported Thursday at 6:50 a.m. in the 800 block of West State Street. Police spoke to construction staff about the complaint and provided a copy of the city ordinance. The manager said they would take care of the problem.

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