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Football nearly here

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The Pride of Salem Marching Band takes to the field Friday during a "jamboree game" against Springfield. The Quaker's football season begins at 7 p.m. next Friday at Reilly Stadium against East Palestine. (Salem News photo by Gary Leininger)

On the Calendar

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SAT/19 ALLIANCE Alliance Balsa Bees present “Warbirds Over Alliance,” 9 a.m.-3 p.m., northeast end of Barber Airport, four miles north of Alliance off state Route 225. Bingo, 6:25 p.m., Disabled American Veterans #50, 9540 McCallum Road NE; doors open 5 p.m. CALCUTTA Flynn Auto ...

Hearings set for new zoning book

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LEETONIA — Village Council is considering a new zoning ordinance book, with public hearings set for the next three consecutive council meetings. Council this week held a zoning committee meeting to discuss any questions and concerns regarding the new book, which largely updates verbiage of ...

Religious Happenings

Neighborhood News

SALEM — A fun afternoon for the family is planned during the “Kids Back to School Jamboree” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at Solid Rock Community Church, 1780 Franklin Ave. (state Route 344). In addition to a bounce house, there will be music, Bible stories, games, crafts, food and hourly ...

County to raze old elections building

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LISBON — County commissioners intend to raze the old county elections board/municipal court building on West Park Avenue. Commissioners agreed at Wednesday’s meeting to hire Total Environmental Services of Toledo for $9,865 to perform the asbestos abatement, which must be done before the ...

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Glick Family Singers will perform Aug. 27

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The public is invited to the John Glick Family Singers concert at 11 a.m. Aug. 27 at the Calvary Baptist Church, 1779 Depot Road, Salem. John and Lanette Glick of Massillon and their family have released five CD recordings which will be available by free will donations following the event. ...

Damascus Ruritan car show

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The Damascus Ruritan Club hosted its fifth annual car show Friday evening in the Damascus Friends Church parking lot. The event filled the entire front parking lot with vehicles model years 1992 and older. In conjunction with the car show, the Damascus Area Historical Society held an open ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

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New Cases Nikki Smith, Raccoon, Ky., vs. Amber Bleibel, Salem, divorce sought. Docket Entries U.S.A. Acting through Rural Housing Service vs. Richard L. Hannah, et al, case returned to the active docket. U.S.A. Acting through Rural Housing Service vs. Caroline L. Sobek, et al., case ...

PROPERTY TRANSFERS

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Butler Township Kirk and Mary Bloss to Mary Bloss, home on Georgetown-Damascus Road; $35,000. Perry and Michelle Fredman to Joshua Owen, home on Hillside Drive; $54,700. Columbiana Jonathan Burrows to Judy and Eric Blystone, home on Lucretia Lane; $195,000. Zachary and Amy Orville to ...

POLICE REPORTS

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SALEM — An officer responded to a 500 block Woodland Avenue home at 4:45 p.m. Thursday to check the wellbeing of a man moving back into the residence. The officer found the residents had remarried and there were no court documents preventing the man from being there. — An officer ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

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LISBON — In Columbiana County Municipal Court, Nickolas Polin Perez, 26, Firestone Avenue, Columbiana, was fined $600, credited with nine days in jail and sentenced to an additional 171 days for resisting arrest and two counts of receiving stolen property, which were reduced from felonies to ...

FIRE CALLS

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SALEM — Firefighters responded to a 100 block Washington Avenue home at 4:20 a.m. Thursday in reference to a bat inside the home. They were unable to locate the animal. — Firefighters responded to a day care center in the 200 block of South Broadway Avenue at 12:54 p.m. Friday to remove ...

Columbus man gets 90 days in jail

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LISBON — A Columbus man found riding in a stolen rental car in June 2016 was sentenced to 90 days in jail for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Deshawn Lamar Lewis, 32, was found in a Hertz rental car, a 2015 Toyota Prius in the Wellsville area on June 19, 2016. He was initially charged ...

SHERIFF

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— Chasity of Elkrun Industries reported at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday sometime during the weekend someone entered the property and stole several automotive batteries from trucks on the property. There was also a large pile of copper wire taken. — Mary Bule, McCormick Run Road, Salineville, ...

Man gets 33 months on drug charges

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By DEANNE JOHNSON Staff Writer LISBON — Richard T. Lowe, also known as Young, 34, Cleveland, was sentenced Friday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to 33 months for tampering with evidence, two counts of possession of drugs and four counts of trafficking in drugs. Lowe during the ...

Eagles fundraiser to benefit Salem K-9s

Neighborhood News

SALEM — The public is invited to a fundraiser today at the Salem Eagles #316 Club, 1884 N. Ellsworth Ave. All proceeds will benefit the Salem K-9 Unit of Simon and Argo. A breakfast buffet will be available from 8 to 11 a.m. The menu offers scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, ...

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

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Piranha Aquatics session set SALEM — The coaches of Piranha Aquatics will host an informational session at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Salem Community Center. For more information or to register visit PiranhaAquatics.com or contact Head Coach Caroline McDermott at 330-548-SWIM or ...

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Key master

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With a lanyard of keys almost as tall as he is, 2-year-old Tucker Palmer runs down the track around Sebring's football field to make sure his dad, head coach Brian Palmer is able to get where he's going. (Salem News photo by Patti Schaeffer)

On the calendar this week

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FRI/18 COLUMBIANA Log House Museum, open 2-4 p.m. Crown Theater Productions present “Steel Magnolias,” 8 p.m. Main Street Theater; tickets at crowntheaterproductions.org or 800-838-3006. DAMASCUS Damascus Ruritan Club Car Show, 5-8 p.m., Damascus Friends Church parking lot; entry ...

Commissioners join lawsuit over opioid drugs

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LISBON — County commissioners are going to join the growing wave of lawsuits being filed against major drug wholesalers blamed for playing a major role in Ohio’s opioid crisis. Commissioners agreed on Wednesday to contract with the Cleveland-area law firm of Lancione & Lancione, which ...