Sun. 4:20pm: Trial postponed in death of Salem girl

LISBON – A jury trial set for Sept. 17 has been continued until Dec. 3 for the man charged with the death of a 9-year-old Salem girl last year.

Columbiana County Common Pleas Judge C. Ashley Pike approved the continuance upon the request of Todd Roberts’ attorney James Hartford on Friday.

Roberts, 28, of East Main Street in Washingtonville, was charged in November with aggravated vehicular homicide after leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in the death of Olivia Thompson of Franklin Avenue, Salem. The daughter of Billy and Beth Thompson was a fourth-grader at Reilly Elementary.

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