Chestnut Ridge Road between Hubbard Masury Road and State Line Road in Hubbard Township will be closed through Oct. 30. The Trumbull County Engineer's Office is recommending that motorists travel north on Hubbard Masury Road, southeast on Sharon Bedford Road and south on State Line Road. Palmyra Road between Hewitt Gifford Road and Kibler Toot Road in Warren Township will be closed through Oct. 31. The recommended detour is west on Hewitt Gifford Road, north on Leavitt Road and east on Risher Road.

The case of a northwest Ohio county auditor charged in a corruption scheme and accused of illegally using government-owned computers will be heard by a visiting judge.

Demand for illegal drugs in the county may always exist, but the Drug Task Force is working hard to eliminate the supply, according to DTF director Brian McLaughlin. Speaking during a recent drug abuse education training seminar at David Anderson High School, McLaughlin also cautioned county residents to educate themselves before voting on any future legislation that proposes to legalize marijuana.

A judge has chastised three adults as he sentenced them to jail and probation time for the branding of a 17-year-old boy last year. Mahoning County Judge Lou D'Apolito told the adults that laws protecting children exist because kids don't always exercise the best judgment.

U.S. Route 62 between Knauf and Calla roads will be closed beginning July 6 through the end of the month for bridge replacement over the Meander Creek. The detour will be U.S. Route 224 to state Route 45 to state Route 165.

The group that wants to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational uses submitted nearly 700,000 signatures to the Secretary of State's Office June 30 to push the issue toward the November ballot. The submission came a day before the deadline and caps several months of signature gathering by ResponsibleOhio.

Ohio Department of Transportation projects for Columbiana County this week include drainage work on U.S. Route 62 west of Salem near Duck Creek Road, brush cutting on state Route 9 from Hanoverton to Salem, pavement repairs on U.S. route 30 approximately one mile west of Lisbon and mowing along state Route 7 from U.S. Route 30 to the Mahoning County line, state Route 154 from Lisbon to the Pennsylvania state line, state Route 170 from Calcutta to the Mahoning County line and state Route 644 from Summitville to Kensington. SALEM- The 51st annual Salem Kiwanis Antique & Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 18 at Centennial Park, with free admission to the public.

West Branch schools next year will participate in a pilot program to streamline its math program in grades kindergarten through sixth. The middle school will also participate in a separate program that will be incorporated into the planning.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the pilot of a single-engine plane was killed in a crash shortly after taking off from a small northeast Ohio airport. Seventy-two-year-old Robert Stuhlmiller of Alliance was pronounced dead at the scene Friday by the Mahoning County coroner's office.

With heavy rains in the forecast for Saturday, Sunrise Entertainment is postponing the next River Rock at the Amp Concert at Warren Community Amphitheatre. The Journey tribute band Escape and local acts Full Moon All-Star Band and Sam & Gary now will perform Aug. 28, at the amphitheater.

Police continue to seek information regarding an attempted burglary in Green Township Tuesday afternoon foiled when the 71-year-old homeowner fired a handgun at the intruder. Officers from the Goshen Police District and Mahoning County Sheriff's Office scoured the fields and woods surrounding the home at 7931 Garfield Road for several hours, but were unable to find the intruder.

When she came home she found three flash drives were missing. The flash drives had been hidden and contained valuable documents.

Sebring police booked James Edward Phillips, 21, of 9015 Mellow Road, Kensington, in the Mahoning County Jail Friday morning on charges of trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs and possession of criminal tools, according to the jail records department. Sebring police declined to release any information regarding Phillips or a drug bust at United Tool and Die on Thursday evening.

Thursday night's storm wreaked havoc in Marlboro Township, but left most of the rest of the area unscathed, except for a lot of water. The National Weather Service reported rainfall totals of between 1 inch in northern Mahoning County to 1.44 inches in Stark County and confirmed a tornado touched down in the area.

A Franklin Avenue resident who was run over, dragged and partially pinned under the wheel of a taxi cab Tuesday evening died from his injuries Wednesday. The accident is under investigation by Salem police and the Mahoning County Coroner's Office because the death happened in Youngstown.

A Hubbard man stopped by police on his bicycle and charged with driving under the influence was ordered to be released from the Trumbull County Jail on Thursday after serving 12 days. A judge dismissed the charge and Nathaniel Walker, 22, pleaded no contest to riding the bike abreast on the road.

After just six months on the Ohio Board of Education, Democrat Robert F. Hagan has resigned to take an out-of-state job. Hagan, a former state legislator and locomotive engineer, has fought to retain collective bargaining and other worker rights, been a strong advocate for traditional public schools and pushed for more accountability for privately operated, tax-funded charter schools.