Fri., 8:55am: Large fire at Columbiana factory

COLUMBIANA — Columbiana and Leetonia fire departments responded to a large fire at Zarbana Industries on Easterly Road in Columbiana shortly before 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Workers at neighboring Buckeye Transfer reported hearing what sounded like a truck hitting the building and then, upon looking at the structure, saw the north wall bow out followed by fire breaking through the siding in the press area of the plant. A trucker picking up sand at Buckeye Transfer called 911. Columbiana Fire Department was still at the scene late Thursday.