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The Easter Bunny and buckets of candy!

Local News

Easter egg hunts by age divisions were held throughout Salem Waterworth Memorial Park Saturday. Despite soggy conditions, the rains cleared away in time for dozens of eager children to collect over 9,000 eggs. The event which featured an appearance by the Easter Bunny was co-sponsored by BHHS ...

On the Calendar

Neighborhood News

MON/22 LEETONIA Cards & Games, 2-5 p.m., Leetonia Community Public Library. LISBON Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board’s Operations Committee, 5:30 p.m., CCMHRSB Office, 27 Vista Drive. Al-Anon, 7-8 p.m., Fleming House. NORTH GEORGETOWN West Branch Levy ...

Expansion projects means potential job growth

Local News

SALEM — Salem has some potential job growth coming, according to Julie Needs, who oversees economic development for the city. Needs, the executive director of the Sustainable Opportunity Development Center, delivered her quarterly report to city council’s Economic Development Committee ...

Salem Schools honor rolls

Neighborhood News

SALEM SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL “A” Honor Roll 12th Grade: Lindsey Barnett, Tyler Bowers, Blaise Chaffin, Chloe Chappell, Jackson Corbisello, Ellie Davidson, Casey Dickey, James Doerle, Haley Gaither, Ethan Gill, Samantha Gomez, Meghan Griffith, Holly Heestand, Emma Kelly, Cole Kern, Adam ...

West Branch voters being asked to back earned income levy

Local News

BELOIT — West Branch Local School District residents will once again be asked to approve an earned income tax on the May ballot. The school board is seeking a five-year, .5 percent earned income tax levy that will generate over $850,000 annually to help battle a deficit in spending. It is ...

Columbiana Schools honor rolls

Neighborhood News

COLUMBIANA HIGH SCHOOL Distinguished Honor Roll Ninth Grade: Emily Blosser, Joseph Brown, Samantha Bucholtz, Ethan Clark, Drake Daugherty, Camille Davis-Zentner, Trevor Dearing, Lily Dieter, Dylan Fletcher-Hunchuck, EmmaRae Foy, Adrianna Goehring, Faith Kulka, Lauren Mackall, Gabriella ...

Leetonia business owner will help repair sidewalks

Local News

By KEVIN HOWELL Staff Writer Village Council this past week authorized village officials to contract with a downtown business owner to fix sidewalks. Council authorized authorized Village Administrator Gary Phillips, Superintendent of Utilities Butch Donnalley and Mayor Kevin Siembida to ...

New legislative plan floated to fund schools

Local News

LISBON —All 12 local school districts could see an increase in state funding, some significantly so, under a new funding formula proposed by two state legislators. Southern Local would benefit the most, with state funding allocation increasing by an estimated $1.95 million in two years. ...

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

Neighborhood News

‘Soup N Salad’ planned in Deerfield DEERFIELD — The April Soup N Salad hosted by Palmy Chapter #114, Order of the Eastern Star usually held the third Thursday will be held the fourth Thursday in observance of Holy Week. The event will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 25 at the ...

Columbiana County Dairy Boosters crown princess at banquet

Neighborhood News

LISBON—The Columbiana County Buckeye Dairy Boosters crowned Tess Neville the 2019 Columbiana County Dairy Princess at their Spring Banquet April 7. Tess, daughter of Bo and Megan Neville, is a junior at Crestview High School. She is active in the Farmer’s Pride 4H Club, Spanish Club, ...

Local artist speaks to Sons of American Revolution

Neighborhood News

Compatriots of the Mahoning Valley Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution gathered for lunch and a presentation by local Artist Ray Simon, who presented his painting “Devine Providence.” The original painting hangs in the Gallery in Washington’s home, Mount Vernon. From left, John Opre, ...

WR Rangers fill eggs for Easter

Neighborhood News

BERLIN CENTER - Members of Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club filled 1,067 eggs with candy for the Community Easter Egg Hunt at their April meeting. Abby and Isabel Schors supervised the group as they filled the eggs. Members also signed up to help with the egg hunt on April 19. President ...

WB music community recognized nationally

Neighborhood News

BELOIT — The West Branch Local School District was named one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the country by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation (NAMM). Now in its 20th year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that ...

WBMS STEM classes build coasters

Neighborhood News

BELOIT — Students in the STEM classes at West Branch Middle School built their own small-scale model roller coasters. Student had to use pipe insulation and marbles to build their coasters, which would examine conversions between potential and kinetic energy. They also studied the ...

Lucas Duncan named CCCTC March Student of the Month

Neighborhood News

LISBON—Lucas Duncan is the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center’s March Student of the Month. A student from Columbiana High School, Lucas is enrolled in the Information Technology Academy under the instruction of Bob Melczak. Lucas is a member of the Business Professionals ...

Crestview welcomes new administrator

Local News

NEW WATERFORD — Crestview Local Schools will have a new person coordinating special education and as assistant principal elementary school next school year after the board voted this week to hire Timothy Pancake. The decision came after an executive session at the end of Wednesday’s ...

2 arrested at Shelby Road trailer

Local News

LISBON — When county sheriff deputies went to a Center Township residence Friday morning, they just had been trying to serve a woman with an assault warrant; however, officials encountered a lot more of a problem. According to deputies, the officer arrived at 7327 Shelby Road to serve ...

State Briefing

Local News

State warns of timber theft COLUMBUS — State officials in Ohio say timber theft has increased due to high prices for white oak and black walnut. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry is offering tips to help residents prevent thefts on public and private land. ...

Dash for deliciousness: Lions hold annual Easter egg hunt

Local News

LISBON — Rain or shine, the Lisbon Lions Club has hosted its annual Easter egg hunt for more than three decades. According to Rod Seacrist, usually members prepare enough goodies for 300 children; however, there is little doubt that the weather did impact participation this year as some ...

WBMS students perform at Solo and Ensemble

Neighborhood News

BELOIT — The seventh- and eighth-grade West Branch Middle School Band and Vocal Music students participated in 16 different events and received a 11 “Superior” (I) ratings and five “Excellent” (II) ratings at the Ohio Music Education Association’s Solo and Ensemble Contest March 30 ...