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Auction at fairgrounds

Local News

The annual equipment consignment auction begins at 9:30 a.m. today at the county fairgrounds and as usual they are offering just about everything your heart might desire from lawn equipment and ATVs to heavy equipment, and workshop odds and ends to farm implements. Kiko’s will conduct the ...

On the Calendar

Neighborhood News

Sat/23 ALLIANCE Bingo, 6:25 p.m., Disabled American Veterans #50, 9540 McCallum Road NE; doors open 5 p.m. BELOIT West Branch Athletic Boosters and Girls Softball, spaghetti dinner fundraiser, 3-7 p.m., West Branch High School cafeteria; $8 for ages 11 and up, $4 for ages 4-10; carryouts ...

Details take shape on downtown DORA

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More details are taking shape for the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) approved by council that is still awaiting state approval. City Manager Lance Willard announced during this week’s council meeting that the city will be publishing a legal ad that outlines some stipulations for ...

Church Happenings

Neighborhood News

GREENFORD — The Greenford Lutheran Church Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held from 5-7 p.m. March 5. The public is invited to attend. The meal will be served in the fellowship hall at the church. Pancakes this year include regular, blueberry and chocolate chip. The church council ...

County Democrats name Kidder chairman

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LISBON — The Columbiana County Democratic Party has announced its election of Charley Kidder as the new chairman. “I’m grateful for this opportunity to advocate for the values of rural Democrats,” Kidder said in a press release issued Friday. “I want our party to champion the ...

Leetonia board honors robotics team, county champs again

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LEETONIA — The Leetonia school board Thursday night honored the district’s robotics team in its first full year of competition. After winning the Columbiana County Robotics tournament last year, the program this year had two teams compete in several tournaments. Once again, the district ...

YSU student runs own landscape business

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GREENFORD — He’s entering his junior year as a business administration major at Youngstown State University, but already Pierce Baird is “pretty much” doing what he wants. The 2016 graduate of South Range High School owns Baird’s Landscaping, a business he started last year and will ...

Loss of bank poses problems for Salineville

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LISBON — The loss of the Huntington Bank has created another problem in Salineville. Village council this week discussed the possibility of going with direct deposit for the village’s payroll checks. Fiscal Officer Donna Rudder said the idea was first brought up at a recent finance ...

Kendrick’s Corner sells another winner

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SALEM — Kendrick’s Corner owner Bob Patel is wondering who won $50,000 from the Feb. 13 Powerball drawing. It’s the second $50,000 prize-winning ticket sold by the store. The Powerball ticket was sold at his store and the Ohio Lottery furnished him with this winning ticket notification ...

POLICE REPORTS

Police and Court Reports

SALEM — Police responded to the 600 block of East State Street Thursday morning for a wide load to clear in the downtown area. — At 11 a.m. Thursday, police responded to the 2500 block of Bentley Drive for a report of lost property at a facility and advised them of the options. — ...

PROPERTY TRANSFERS

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Butler Township Neil Brown to TBR Investments LLC, home on Valley Road; $63,000. Lower Elkton Properties LLC to Mark R. Schwingle and Brittany A. Skiba, home on Valley Road; $111,000. Center Township Michael D. Manes and Justin M. Fano to Roy A. Larkin, home on Grant Street; ...

Drug indictments served at jail

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LISBON — Secret indictments were served at the county jail on Thursday for Matthew T. Spooner, 30, Wellsville, charged with possession of a fentanyl-related compound, a fifth-degree felony, and Kimberly I. Edie, 26, Salem, charged with aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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— Deputies were called to investigate a possible harassment incident at a home on Bye Road in Unity Township at 3:33 p.m. Monday. Deputies told the victim to block the person on all social media and from receiving phone calls. — A Depot Road, Salem Township, man reported at 1:22 a.m. ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

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New Cases Bayview Loan Servicing vs. Linda R. French, Salem, et al, foreclosure sought for property on Prospect Extension, Salem. Amerihome Mortage Company LLC vs. Donovan T. Roessler and Sara Roessler, Rogers, foreclosure sought for property on South Main Street, Columbiana. Wilmington ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

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LISBON — In Columbiana County Municipal Court Rebecca Diann Perdue, 70, Wheeling, W.Va., was fined $50 for speeding. Robert W. Ritchie, 25, East Palestine, was fined $180 for driving under suspension and traffic control devices. Darrien Laurie Baylor, 28, Aliquippa, Pa., was fined $150 ...

Turkey served at Cook’s Night Off

Neighborhood News

Turkey will be served during “Cook’s Night Off” drive-thru dinner to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. March 6, or until sold out, at the Winona United Methodist Church, 32114 Winona Road, Winona. The meal includes stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry salad and pumpkin ...

Starting out young

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Kaylie McMillan, 5, of East Palestine emulates the varsity cheerleaders as they perform various routines during the boys basketball game against Beaver Local. (Salem News photo by Patti Schaeffer)

Utilities board shocked by higher chemical prices

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Money monopolized the agenda at the Salem Utilities Commission meeting Thursday, with a $1.8 million contract awarded for the Snyder Road sewer line project and the bid phase started for the $5.3 million wastewater treatment plant Phase 2 upgrade. Uncollectable debts for water and sewer bills ...

Utilities dept. boosts security, may add additional cameras

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SALEM —The Salem Utilities Commission plans to pursue video surveillance for utility building locations off of Second Street and South Ellsworth Avenue in response to the theft of a utility department truck last month. Utilities Superintendent Don Weingart updated the commission on the ...