A 2006 Freightliner and 2012 Toyota Highlander were traveling southbound on state Route 7 near Metz Road.,A 2010 Kia Forte was traveling northbound on state Route 7.,The driver of the Kia, 46-year-old Tracy Swinehart of Columbiana County, was transported to Mercy Health of Youngstown by Columbiana EMS.,The Toyota driver, Joseph Remish and his passenger, Kathy Remish, each 47 years old, were transported to Mercy Health of Youngstown with non-life threatening injuries.,The Ohio State Highway Patrol always encourages drivers and occupants to wear the safety belts, reduce speed on rural routes and, if impaired to contact a designated driver.

FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP — During Thursday’s trustee meeting, Zoning Inspector Adam Booth said he is waiting for a response from a private consulting firm to 15 questions on the final revisions to the zoning code.,Trustee Barry Miner agreed, saying they were 25 years out from 1993 and pointed to issues with enforcement.,He advised trustees he wanted answers to the questions, submitted by the zoning commission’s text review meeting, held last month.,Also, in other business, Miner said there will be a meeting with Howells and Baird Engineers to set a bid date for the large-diameter culvert project that will address four priority culvert areas determined to be the worst.,During the December meeting, Miner said, “Spring is the optimum time, my concern is we’ve talked about this a long time and I don’t want to be sitting here if we have a failure.”

The board on Thursday hired Bryce Minor as deputy director to fill the vacancy created with the recent resignation of elections board Director Adam Booth, whose last day is Feb. 15.,Minor graduated summa cum laude in 2016 from Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science, and while in college he served as an intern for U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta.,After that Minor helped run the Ohio House’s legislative page, intern and constituent service program until last month, when he took a job as legislative liaison for new state Auditor Keith Faber.,Under Ohio law, the elections board director and deputy director have to be from opposite political parties to serve as a checks-and-balance.,Minor, at 26, is only 18 months younger than when Booth was hired in 2009 as deputy director.

Public breakfast buffet, 7:30-10 a.m., Masonic Building, 788 E. State St.; $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10, free for children under 2; pancakes, waffles, ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits, homefries, toast, fruit cocktail, orange juice, coffee, tea; elevator available.,Chicken parmesan dinner, 5-7 p.m., St. Patrick Catholic Church; $10 adults, $5 children 10 and under; tickets available at door or at 330-921-8744; proceeds go toward St. Patrick Food Pantry.,Salem Community Pantry, 794 E. Third St.; open 4-7 p.m.; bring photo ID and proof of address.,Chicken parmesan and pasta dinner fundraiser, 5-7 p.m., St. Patrick’s Church; $10 per adult, $5 for ages 10 and under; carryouts available; reservations, 330-921-8744.,Salem Community Pantry, 794 E. Third St.; open 4-7 p.m.; bring photo ID and proof of address.

— “The biggest thing is to try and get in front of it,” said Fairfield Township Road Supervisor Mel Miller.,All four road crewmen, Miller, the longest tenured, John Rankin, a crewman since 1999, Shawn Butler, a five-year veteran, and Kevin Rice, the junior and newly hired member, were busy preparing for the winter blast that forecasts a 50 percent chance of over 10 inches of snowfall in the area, along with rain, ice and wind.,Miller said, “We’re fortunate we’re able to have four trucks out,” and immediately attributed that to township voters who support the road levies.,Miller, with the township since 1987, served as assistant road supervisor from the mid 1990’s through 2011.,Miller said that anytime there is a power outage or car off the road they clean up the area and “try to make it easier” for first responders, utility crews and tow trucks.

— “The biggest thing is to try and get in front of it,” said Fairfield Township Road Supervisor Mel Miller.,All four road crewmen, Miller, the longest tenured, John Rankin, a crewman since 1999, Shawn Butler, a five-year veteran, and Kevin Rice, the junior and newly hired member, were busy preparing for the winter blast that forecasters claim has a 70 percent chance of dumping over 10 inches of snowfall in the area, along with rain, ice and wind.,Miller said, “We’re fortunate we’re able to have four trucks out,” and immediately attributed that to township voters who support the road levies.,Miller, with the township since 1987, served as assistant road supervisor from the mid 1990s through 2011.,Miller said that anytime there is a power outage or car off the road they clean up the area and “try to make it easier” for first responders, utility crews and tow trucks.

Leetonia Police Department has issued a parking ban from 11 a.m. Saturday until 1 p.m. Jan. 20.,A parking ban has been issued today through Sunday in Springfield Township.,The ban will affect all township roads to allow for snow removal.,The Historical Society of Columbiana-Fairfield Township will welcome Jay Groner as the guest speaker 7 p.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church in Columbiana.,Groner will give the presentation, “The Early History of the Columbiana Fire Department 1840-1900.”

COLUMBUS (AP) – How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Akr.,Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Cin.,Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Albany Alexander 26.,Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Cortland Maplewood 17.,COLUMBIANA — Liberty got 17 points from Darrion Williams in a 62-44 win over Crestview in an All-American ... Not so lucky seven for Quakers West Branch turns to one of its own BELOIT — New West Branch head football coach Ken Harris says he walks by the Warriors’ 1994 Division III state ... Branch, Quakers to face off in duals ALLIANCE — Beaver Local earned the second seed in the Div. read more

Adam Honeycutt also reached double figures for the Tigers with 10 points.,Ryan Gordon and Riley Miller also reached dobule figures, scoring 12 points each.,Three other Eagles reached double figures, including Jody Hayes (14 points), Chris Williams (13), and Cameron Hollobaugh (13).,Garret Scott was one of three Wellsville players in double figures with 17 points.,Melvin Neail also reached double figures for the Eagles with 10 points.

For the Blue Jays, Mason Robison led with 22 points.,Josh Young led Salem with 14 points and Trey Double added 13 in defeat.,Logan Regal (13 points), Kyle Caracanas (12), and Aidan Ricks (11) were the other Wildcats in double figures.,Preston Reed added 14 points and Ryan Gordon and Riley Miller scored 11 and 10 points respectively for the Blue Devils.,How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):

Others receiving 12 or more points: 11, Akron Hoban 41. read more