Columbiana Co. man sentenced for illegally dumped waste, which spilled into stream


A man from Columbiana County was sentenced Friday for helping to illegally dump waste, which spilled into a Yellow Creek Township waterway.

Christopher Joy, 35, was sentenced to six months at the Eastern Ohio Correction Center and three years of probation. If he violates probation terms, Joy could spend two years in prison.

“There’s a stiff price for treating our environment like a dumping ground,” said Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost. “This sentence fits the crime.”

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