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U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, listens as Pennex Aluminum Technical Director Henry Bertolini leads him on a tour of the aluminum extrusion and fabrication facility at World Trade Park in Leetonia Friday. Portman spoke privately with company officials before touring the plant then holding a town hall session with employees.  (Salem News photo by Mary Ann Greier)

Sen. Portman tours Pennex plant in Leetonia

Local News

LEETONIA — Export more, keep imports fair — that’s how U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said he feels about trade, especially when it comes to leveling the playing field for companies like Pennex Aluminum. “My view is you can compete with anybody anywhere in the world, as long as it’s ...

Opioid wave swamps child visitation

Local News

LISBON —The opioid problem is continuing to create a need for additional local government services, this time because of the growing number of children placed in court custody to protect them from their drug-addled parents. Columbiana County commissioners on Wednesday gave the county ...

Salem man bound over for alleged assault on jail guard

Local News

LISBON — A Salem man accused of assaulting a corrections officer at the Columbiana County Jail was bound over following a preliminary hearing Thursday before Judge Mark Frost in Columbiana County Municipal Court. Corrections Officer Sgt. Edwin Alvarez said he was working on Feb. 15 when the ...

Disabilities board agrees to spend $6K a month on candle marketing

Local News

LISBON — The Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities voted this week to spend $6,000 a month on a company providing someone to market the Beaver Creek Candle Co. Superintendent Bill Devon told the board the contract with the company, called IMG, will allow a company to hire, ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

Police and Court Reports

LISBON — In Columbiana County Municipal Court Thomas Ripley, 23, Diagonal Road, Salem, was fined $150 and had his driver’s license suspended 180 days for possession of marijuana. David Palmer, 31, Fifth Street, Carrollton, was fined $900, sentenced 15 days jail, placed on two years ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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—Ryan Davis, Signal Road, Columbiana, reported Thursday receiving harassing phone calls from a man he knows because of his girlfriend. —Harold Hill, Y&O Road, Wellsville, reported going outside to look around at 2 a.m. Thursday when he believes he was struck in the back of the head ...

POLICE REPORTS

Police and Court Reports

SALEM — An ice chest at the front of the Circle K West building, 780 W. State St., sustained minor damage after a vehicle driven by Richard Davis of Boardman struck it at 12:15 p.m. Friday. Davis told police he attempted to brake but went forward and hit the ice chest. No citation was ...

PROPERTY TRANSFERS

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Butler Township John and Iva Williams, trustees, to Todd and Raeann Sanor, 16 acres Slater Road; $38,000. Columbiana Wayne and Kelly Witmer to Kelly and Michael Williamson, home on Woodland Avenue; $16,500. East Liverpool VA LLC to G & D Hospitality, property on Edward Street ...

EP man claims food poisoning after McDonald’s meal

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LISBON — An East Palestine man is suing the local McDonald’s Restaurant claiming he received food poisoning after eating a sandwich from the restaurant a year earlier. Michael Henry, Waterford Road East, East Palestine, contends he and his girlfriend, Audrey, purchased two orders of ...

Annual pierogi sale set at St. Patrick’s

Neighborhood News

LEETONIA—St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 167 Main St., will hold its annual pierogi sale March 1 through April 7. Pick up days will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, as well as after Mass on Sundays. Pierogies will only be sold by the dozen at $6 per dozen. Varieties include ...

On The Calendar This Week

Neighborhood News

SAT/25 ALLIANCE Bingo, 6:25 p.m., Disabled American Veterans #50, 9540 McCallum Road NE; doors open 5 p.m. BELOIT All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will, 3-7 p.m., West Branch High School cafeteria; $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4-10. HANOVERTON All-you-can-eat “Eggstravaganza” ...

Greenford Lutheran Church hosting Shrove Tuesday supper

Neighborhood News

Greenford Lutheran Church invites the community to a Shrove Tuesday pancake and sausage supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28. The annual Shrove Tuesday pancake supper is in preparation for the season of Lent, which begins with an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. March 1. The church, ...

CHURCH HAPPENINGS

Neighborhood News

LEETONIA — St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 167 Main St., will hold its annual pierogi sale March 1 through April 7. Pick up days will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, as well as after Mass on Sundays. Pierogies will only be sold by the dozen at $6 per dozen. Varieties include ...

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Neighborhood News

Spaghetti dinner offered at West Branch High School today BELOIT — An-all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be served from 3 to 7 p.m. today in the West Branch High School cafeteria. The meal includes spaghetti, salad, bread and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 4 ...

Coach Trisha Nord directs the Columbiana speech team in preparation for Speech Night on Sunday. (Submitted photo)

Columbiana speech team to demonstrate skills Sunday

Neighborhood News

COLUMBIANA — Columbiana’s Speech and Debate Team Ranks in the top 23 percent of speech teams across the nation. This Sunday, the public can see the outstanding performances and results of practicing up to 10 hours a week, and competing most Saturdays for months on end. On Feb. 26 A Night ...

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Swimming for state

Local News

West Branch freshman Jamyson Robb competes in the 100-yard breaststroke in the state swimming championships Thursday in Canton. (Salem News photo by Patti Schaeffer)

On the Calendar

Neighborhood News

FRI/24 LEETONIA Public fish fry, 5-8 p.m., Leetonia Italian American Club; carryouts available, 330-427-9900. NEW WATERFORD Fish specials, 4-9 p.m., New Waterford Eagles. NORTH GEORGETOWN Free spaghetti and meatballs dinner, 4:30-6:30 p.m., First Brethren Church, 27333 Main ...

ODOT to fund Salem signal pole replacement

Local News

SALEM — Work to replace all traffic signal poles and cross arms in the downtown is scheduled to begin next week by the Ohio Department of Transportation, three years after a traffic light crashed onto State Street when a pole collapsed. “The (new) poles are galvanized and painted ...

New owner for company that runs county jail

Local News

LISBON — The company that operates the Columbiana County Jail has a new owner. County Commissioner Mike Halleck said he was told by a Community Education Centers (CEC) official on Wednesday the company had been sold for $360 million to GEO Group Inc., a Florida-based company specializing in ...