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Winona Memorial Day services

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Lt. Col. John Tucker (Ret.) gave the Memorial Day message during Memorial Day services in Winona on Sunday. The program was moved inside the church due to rain. The United High School concert choir sings "Let Freedom Ring." (Salem News photo by Wayne Maris)

On the calendar this week

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TUE/23 BEAVER TOWNSHIP South Range school board, 5 p.m., high school band room; consider athletic league affiliation. Beaver Township Crime Watch, 7 p.m. Shepherd of the Valley, 9111 Sharrot Road. LEETONIA Board of Trustees meeting for the Leetonia Community Public Library, 5:30 ...

Perry trustees say no way to marijuana

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PERRY TWP. — Trustees unanimously approved a resolution prohibiting medical marijuana cultivators, processors and retail sellers from locating in the unincorporated areas of the township, earning a round of applause from some Cider Mill Road residents. “We wanted to make sure the trustees ...

Planning board backs larger garages on big lots

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The city Planning Commission voted Monday to support a proposed ordinance allowing for a bigger detached garage on a property based on lot size. City council already had first reading on the measure, then sent the proposal to the Planning Commission for its approval. Now the ordinance will ...

East Palestine and New Waterford firefighters donned their turnout gear complete with air packs and hiked about a quarter-mile up a narrow driveway to fight a basement fire at 4987 Peace Valley Road Saturday night. (Salem News photo by Patti Schaeffer)

Candles blamed for fire

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UNITY TWP. — A basement cleaning project turned into a fire on Peace Valley Road in Unity Township this weekend, and scented candles are to blame. East Palestine Fire Chief Josh Brown said on Monday that the family of the home at 4987 Peace Valley Road had just finished cleaning out the ...

Fairfield trustees discuss zoning, property clean up

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FAIRFIELD TWP. — Tires collected by the township during the recent drive were delivered to Liberty Recycling, Road Supervisor Mel Miller advised trustees during Thursday’s meeting. Along with replacing several culverts, Miller said they took down a willow tree on Woodville Road for ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

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New Cases JP Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Corp., vs. Kris and Summer Bailey, et al., foreclosure sought for property on Lisbon Street, East Liverpool. Michael Jerome Pierre Jr., Salem, vs. Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, appeal sought of a license suspension. PNC Bank vs. Jeffrey P. Toker, ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

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LISBON — A May 25 preliminary hearing was set in Columbiana County Municipal Court for Christopher D. Price, 34, Purinton Avenue, East Liverpool, charged with theft for allegedly stealing tools from JWB in Lisbon along with two other suspects. The Dewalt tools are worth $1,251. James Clair ...

POLICE REPORTS

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COLUMBIANA — Police checked on a report of several people hearing gunshots around the Arrowhead Bay area at 12:12 p.m. Saturday. Police found the noise was coming from devices used to remove geese from the area. — Someone reported at 10:49 a.m. Saturday someone in a van was taking ...

Helen Potter Hayes, the Salem High School Alumni Association (SHSAA) 2017 Honored Alumnus, speaks the class of 2017 during the SHSAA’s annual reunion and banquet Saturday. (Salem News photo by Kevin Howell)

SHSAA sets new record in scholarships awarded

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SALEM—The Salem High School Alumni Association (SHSAA) celebrated Helen Potter Hayes as the 2017 Honored Alumnus at its 136th annual reunion and banquet on Saturday evening. Hayes, a 1957 Salem High School (SHS) graduate, has been employed as an office coordinator at the association’s ...

POLICE REPORTS

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Salem — Police responded to the 900 block of Barclay Avenue at 4:51 a.m. Sunday for a loud music complaint and located two people sitting around a small fire in the backyard playing music. The music was barely audible from approximately 50 feet away. Police advised them of the complaint and ...

On the calendar this week

Neighborhood News

MON/22 COLUMBIANA TOPS 720, Presbyterian Church, weigh-ins, 9-9:35 a.m.; 330-482-5946. LEETONIA Nonfiction Book Discussion, 3 p.m., Leetonia Community Public Library; your choice, bring one or two nonfiction books. Point Man Ministries meeting, 7 p.m., 116 Oak St. For information ...

New deputy hired, DTF still down 1

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LISBON — A new deputy for the county sheriff’s office does not mean an extra deputy will be returning to the county drug task force. Sheriff Ray Stone said the new deputy hired earlier this month is filling a recently vacant position, leaving him still with another empty slot, which is ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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— Judith Robb, Richardson Avenue, Negley, reported Saturday she returned from vacation Friday and noticed someone had removed a child’s playhouse from the yard. — Timothy Frederick, Neeld Road, East Palestine, reported his neighbors were shooting firearms Saturday evening. Deputies ...

HIGHWAY PATROL

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— Brianna Tisch, 27, Charlton Drive, Lisbon, was westbound Friday afternoon on Salem-Grange Road and stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of state Route 45 before trying to cross the intersection, where her vehicle was struck by a southbound vehicle driven by Matthew B. Galchick, 34, ...

During the Steps of Change, OhioCAN drug addiction awareness program in Centennial Park Saturday, the recently commissioned Heroin Hearse Awareness vehicle appeared with its message that heroin kills. Based in Huntington, W.Va., owner Dwayne Woods and his partner Trish Burns, along with Woods’ two children, Brandon, 10 and Victoria, 8, talked with many of the 500 or so people who attended the event. Woods said it’s all about awareness and wiping out the stigma associated with addiction. He said its better to talk face-to-face with people. “I want to start a fire in your heart and mind,” he said. Barnes holds a “Project Dawn” kit that includes Narcan, a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug, heroin or prescription pain medications, while Woods displays Evzio, an auto-injected prescription medicine used in opioid emergencies such as an overdose. (Salem News photo by Larry Shields)

W.Va. couple spreading drug knowledge with hearse

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SALEM - The Heroin Hearse pounds across interstates from its base in Huntington W.Va. into eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania, delivering a fiercely frank and timeworn message on the tailgate: “Heroin Kills, is this your last ride?” A 6-year-old boy strapped inside a hot vehicle, his ...

Winnie and Bob Stratton of Salem visit the new American Standard Americast bathtub display inside the Industrial Exhibit at the Dale Shaffer Research Library operated by the Salem Historical Society & Museum. Both Strattons worked at American Standard, Bob as a tool & die maker and Winnie as the telephone board operator. The museum is open for tours from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through October and from 6 to 9 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month. The library and gift shop are also open from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. (Salem News photo by Mary Ann Greier)

American Standard display added to industrial exhibit

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SALEM — A random call about a sink problem last year ended with an American Standard Americast bathtub now permanently displayed as part of the Industrial Exhibit at the Dale Shaffer Research Library. Talk about a fluke. “We had no history to show from the American Standard company. It ...