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COLUMBIANA COUNTY, Ohio – A community in Columbiana County comes together to mourn the loss of a nine-year-old girl.

On Tuesday, the community said its final farewell to Reilly Elementary fourth grader Olivia Thompson.

Calling hours and a funeral service were held at the First United Methodist Church in Salem.

Those who stopped by to pay their condolences were asked to wear bright colors in memory of her vibrant personality.

"My granddaughter was in her class last year and she knew her and it's just a shame that anyone would have to think about burying their child before they would pass away," said Phil Rager from Sebring.

The accident happened near the State Street Tattoo Parlor on Friday night. The business owner now plans to donate a portion of his tattoo and clothing profits to help the family cover funeral costs.

"I see a lot people gathering together to really help the family. The family's been through a lot of tragedies from what I heard recently, so we're just doing what we can. It just really hits home when its, you know, in front of your business and you know we were there, so we're just trying to do what we can," said Brandon Mohr, owner of State Street Tattoo Parlor.

As family and loved ones mourned their loss, the man accused in the fatal hit skip remained free on bond.

Twenty-seven-year-old Todd Roberts appeared in Columbiana County Municipal Court on Tuesday.

He's charged with failing to stop in an accident that caused the death of another.

The felony of the third degree charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Roberts asked Judge Carol Ann Robb when he would have access to his car and if he was allowed to return to work.

The judge says all matters will be discussed at his next court date. A preliminary hearing is set for Monday.

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