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For 30 years, Henry Simmons has been selling and repairing bikes at his B&B Bike Shop in Alliance. He’s known all over the area to bike riders for honest sales and quality service. His storefront shop is located at 2030 Cherry Ave., where the sign features the latest model on sale. A 1960 graduate of Alliance High School, Simmons noted that customers can special order a bike online and have it delivered to B&B Bike Shop where it can be assembled. (Salem News photo by Larry Shields)

B&B Bike continues to serve a broad area

ALLIANCE — There aren’t many bicycle shops around. But the B&B Bike Shop in Alliance draws customers from all over the area including Salem, Canton, Hartville, Louisville, Minerva, Hanoverton — along with faculty and students from the University of Mount Union. Henry Simmons has ...

June sales of Cruze down from last year

By VIRGINIA SHANK Special to the Salem News LORDSTOWN — Although U.S. sales of the Chevrolet Cruze downshifted last month, domestic deliveries of the popular small car continued to see year-to-date gains year over year. There were 12,828 Cruzes sold nationwide in June, down 31.3 percent ...

Ohio Ag Equipment has acquired Columbiana County AGCO dealer Witmer’s Inc. effective June 19. From left, Doris Witmer, Ralph Witmer, Ken Taylor, owner of Ohio CAT, Nelson Witmer and Grace Styer. (Submitted photo)

Witmer’s sells ag division to Ohio Ag

SALEM—After 80 years of providing equipment and service to the region’s agricultural market, Witmer’s Inc. announces it has sold the agriculture side of its business to focus on construction. In June, Witmer’s will close a deal with Ohio Ag Equipment, a division of Ohio CAT, for the ...

SRMC now offers 3-D mammography

Benefits of 3-D Mammography — Provides greater image detail to detect cancer in its earliest stages. — Reduces chance of false positive results, requiring less ‘call-backs’ ------------------------------------------------------------------------- SALEM – According to the American ...

Ben Kowalczyk has been in the auto business for over 30 years and moved his Value Motors to 1359 W. State St. in May. He said he always wanted to move his business to Salem and calls his selling philosophy “no pressure.” (Salem News photo by Larry Shields)

Value Motors moved from Leetonia to Salem

SALEM — Ben Kowalczyk moved Value Motors to Salem about a month ago after being located in Leetonia. After years as a controller with Allied Chemical, which he joined after graduating from Wheeling College in 1965, Kowalczyk bought Ohio Battery and Tire on Midlothian Boulevard in Boardman ...

Soltis-Julian Electric was founded in Hanoverton and, after assuming the assets of Julian Electric, has expanded its Salem operations at 1095 Slater Road. Owner D’Andrew Soltis said the company is based on the belief that customer needs are most important and the entire team is committed to meeting them. The Soltis team includes office Manager Rachel Moyer atop the truck while, from left are, Chris Clair, Russ Yoho, Randy Maurer, Tom Poling, owner D’Andrew Soltis, and Mike Mellinger. Soltis-Julian still maintains operations in Hanoverton. (Salem News photo by Larry Shields)

Electric company merger continues Salem area service

SALEM — Soltis-Julian Electric, a company founded in Hanoverton in 2009, has assumed the assets of Julian Electric in Salem and now operates under the Julian-Soltis name in Salem. Owner D’Andrew Soltis is a 2004 United Local High School graduate, state-tested, licensed, bonded and fully ...

Better Business Bureau issues awards for trustworthiness

YOUNGSTOWN - The Better Business Bureau serving Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull Counties announced the Torch Awards for marketplace trust. The event celebrates BBB accredited businesses and leaders that exemplify BBB standards for trust. Torch Awards for marketplace trust include Butech ...

Chuck McGhee owns Performance Exhaust and Tire which opened a year ago at 2017 N. Ellsworth Ave. He offers discounted prices for exhausts, mufflers, brake work, tires and light mechanical work. (Salem News photo by Larry Shields)

Performance Exhaust offers discounted prices

SALEM — His business card says, “Exhaust, tires, brakes.” When Chuck McGhee opened Performance Exhaust and Tire at 2017 N. Ellsworth about a year ago, he wasn’t out trying to impress anyone. “I’ve worked on cars my whole life. I opened this place. Some places, it’s crazy what it ...

Spring informational fair set in Lisbon April 27

LISBON — Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services (CCDJFS) will sponsor its spring quarterly informational fair featuring 48 county agencies, businesses, charities, etc. The public is welcome to visit from 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 27 at CCDJFS, 7989 Dickey Drive, Suite ...

Ken Larissey, standing, from left, Healogics Area vice president, presented the “Center of Excellence” and “Center of Distinction” awards to members of Salem Regional Medical Center’s administration and Wound Healing Center staff: Anita Hackstedde, M.D., SRMC president/chief executive officer; Bill Webb, LPN; Barb Hirst, RN, BSN, MBA, SRMC vice president of nursing and human resources; Dawn Thomas, RN, BSN, WHC program director; Barb Beck, FOC; Gregory Blasko, D.P.M.; John Madison, M.D.; seated, from left, Michelle Satterfield, RN; Lori Beight, RN; Katie Hicks, RN, WHC clinical manager; and Jamie Chuey, RN, BSN. (Submitted photo)

SRMC’s Wound Healing Center earns national awards

Salem Regional Medical Center’s (SRMC) Wound Healing Center (WHC) has been recognized with the 2016 “Center of Excellence” and “Center of Distinction” awards by Healogics Inc., the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company. The WHC achieved these prestigious ...

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The Early Bird Learning Center will expand into a new, larger building

The Early Bird Learning Center broke ground for a new building on North Cunningham Road on March 13. From left, David Mollenkopf, president, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce; Don Weingart, superintendent, Salem Utilities Dept.; Audrey Null, executive director, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce; ...

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Dr. Brown chosen as president of the Ohio Optometric Association

SALEM — A local optometrist is serving area patients and Ohio residents in a new capacity while continuing to provide services at her Salem office. Dr. Rebecca Brown was selected as the president of the Ohio Optometric Association at the internationally recognized East West Eye ...

Calcutta RadioShack among those being closed

FORT WORTH —The RadioShack store in Calcutta is among 200 nationwide that will close after the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the second time in just over two years, putting the future of the nearly 100-year-old electronics retailer in doubt. RadioShack stores in ...

The Salem Lube Stop expects to open at 517 Newgarden Ave. on March 5 and will offer oil and filter changes along with light maintenance for wipers, NAPA batteries, tire rotation, brakes, air and cabin filters and “anything that needs attention,” according to Teresa Hutmacher who co-owns the family-run business with her husband, Hank. The business is located right at the corner of Prospect Street, next to the Salem Gas Stop. (Salem News photo by Larry Shields)

Salem Lube Stop opening this Sunday

SALEM — Look for the Salem Lube Stop to open on Sunday. That’s a tentative date according to Teresa Hutmacher, who co-owns the business, located at 517 Newgarden Ave., with her husband, Hank. Located at the corner of Prospect Street, next to the Salem Gas Stop, the business will be family ...

Howard Hanna Poland office welcomes new agents

Cleveland – Howard Hanna Real Estate Services is pleased to welcome Kodey Fadden, Gia Herrera, Dee Kello and Michelle Protopapa to its Poland, Ohio office. Located in the company’s Northeast Region, the office is managed by Vice President Alicia Kosec. Fadden is a Mount Union College ...

Rod Herron opened the Salem Trading Post at 421 E. State St. six weeks ago and the store has attracted more and more customers with the discounted, direct sales the store offers. Herron also runs a live, weekly webcast featuring local business and said 800 viewers have watched since airing the first broadcasts four weeks ago. (Salem News photo by Larry Shields)

Salem Trading Post opens

SALEM - Selling just about anything, the Salem Trading Post opened six weeks ago at 421 E. State St., and owner Rod Herron said purchases he makes from wholesalers move fast. Much of the merchandise comes from his business partner, Dan Gallagher’s North Jackson auction center, and Herron ...

Fin Feather Fur Outfitters appoint VPs of operations

ASHLAND — Mike Goschinski, owner and president of Fin Feather Fur Outfitters, locally owned and operated outdoor hunting and sporting store, announced the appointment of Tom Krebs and Rees Vail to vice presidents of operations. Working as a team, they will ...

The business community welcomed Moondance Boutique, the first business planning to open at the Firestone Farms Town Center, with a ribbon cutting on Friday. (Front, from left) Tom Mackall, developer; Chris Davis, chamber director; Peggy Cosma Christy and Melinda Lipply Kinser, co-owners of Moondance Boutique; David Barbee, chamber director; Ginny Perkins, chamber director; Carol Cobbs, chamber director; Cec Jones, chamber director; Sarah Borchardt, future chamber director; Mayor Bryan Blakeman; (back) Doug Nybell, chamber director; Rick Noel, councilman; Deann Davis, chamber director; Betty Belding, chamber director; and Bob Belding. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)

Moondance Boutique holds ribbon cutting

COLUMBIANA — What began as a dream during a beach vacation between two friends has become the first business to open in the new Firestone Farms Town Center. A ribbon cutting marked the official welcome for Moondance Boutique, the dream of Peggy Cosma Christy and Melinda Lipply Kinser. The ...

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Chamber change

Outgoing President Scott Jones, left, installs incoming President David Mollenkopf at the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Friday afternoon. (Salem News photo by Kevin Howell)

The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Regal Jewelers into their newly renovated building at 246 E. Park Ave. with a red ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday. From left, Rob Schwartz, Chamber director; Penny DeJong, Regal Jewelers employee; Janice Attle, Regal Jewelers employee; Ginny Perkins, Chamber director; Tom Dorn, owner; Julie Dorn, owner; Chris Davis, Chamber director; Rick Noel, City of Columbiana councilman; Larry Deidrick, Chamber director. (Submitted photo)

Columbiana Chamber welcomes Regal Jewelers into renovated building

COLUMBIANA—The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Regal Jewelers into their newly renovated building at 246 E. Park Ave. with a red ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday. Owner Tom Dorn has been in business for the past 18 years, operating First Choice Coin and Jewelry in Boardman. ...