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Washingtonville sign painter

Eric Rebic, owner of JETA Contracting of Struthers, paints the Washingtonville village community building sign Monday. The company began work last week by pressure washing the building, applying paint, repairing interior walls, putting ice guards in place for the newly installed metal roof, ...

Haltec, Humtown expand at Port’s World Trade Park

LEETONIA — Haltec Inc., a Salem company expanding into the World Trade Park in Leetonia, will be soon be taking over the space where the Columbiana County Port Authority is located. The change leads to the port authority moving to a new building on Lincole Place in Lisbon, near the ...

Former Goshen trustee Spencer named to fill vacant seat on board

GOSHEN TWP. — Township trustees Monday night appointed a familiar face to fill the empty seat on the board. Trustees Bob McCracken and Teresa Stratton appointed former trustee Rob Spencer to replace Todd Beeson who resigned Sept. 30 due to issues related to a 2016 work accident. Spencer ...

Perry trustees defend cut in police patrol hours

PERRY TWP. — Trustees addressed residents' police patrol concerns during Monday’s meeting. Residents Maria Harrold, an Andrew Street resident, and Linda, who lives on West Perry Street, asked why police hours had been cut. Harrold said, “I’m concerned you cut their hours. With less ...

Drug gang suspect pleads guilty

LISBON — Brandon M. Diddle, 38, Hammondsville Road, Wellsville, one of a long list of people charged with engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity as a part of the indictment known as Operation Big Oak, pleaded guilty to five counts on Monday. Daniel Kasaris, a special assistant ...

Oktoberfest brew

Lisbon celebrated autumn with Oktoberfest activities in the downtown area over the weekend. Shannon Clark of Next Home Go 30 Realty in Lisbon serves up one of the German lagers made by Sandy Springs Brewery to an Oktoberfest patron at the Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce stop. A variety of beers ...

Keep on truckin’

Truck was most likely the first word out of their mouths as babies and it still is most likely their favorite word and possession of the members of the 83,000 members of The Dying Breed Diesels. Locally, Brayden and Jenn Tucker of Tucker Equipment in Lisbon organized the event that brought ...

SR BOE looks to combine levies

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — South Range Local School District residents are being asked to combine the district three levies into one on the November ballot. The school board is asking residents to combine the district’s three current levies totaling $1,781,535, certified at 8.8 mills, for 10 ...

7 of 22 ballot issues raise taxes on property

LISBON — Seven of the 23 levies on the Nov. 6 ballot would raise property taxes if approved. Following is a list of those seven ballot issues: 4Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services is seeking approval of an additional 0.75-mill Children Services levy to generate more ...

Salem teachers learn about students by visiting

SALEM — There’s no place like home — that’s why Salem teachers spent a recent professional development day visiting with students and their families on their home turf. For Superintendent Dr. Joe Shivers, the visits provide teachers a glimpse into the lives of their students, into ...

Health board lacks contractors for Winona water wells

LISBON — While the Winona water system is scheduled to be shut off on Dec. 1, the Columbiana County Board of Health is having difficulty finding enough contractors to install new wells for the residents qualifying for assistance. During last week’s meeting, the board approved Dillon Well ...

CCCTC improves report card

LISBON — While the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center had a couple of areas they would like to see improve on the high school report card, several others are right on track. Assistant Superintendent Jeremy Corbisello reported on the report card numbers before the board meeting ...

Lisbon employee insurer subject of lawsuits

LISBON — The village gets its employee health insurance through the same entity that is the subject of several class action lawsuits over unpaid claims. Village Fiscal Officer Tracey Wonner said unlike East Palestine and other communities that were once part of the Ohio Public Entities ...

Knox Twp. residents asked to renew fire levies

KNOX TOWNSHIP — Township residents are being asked to approve renewal levies for the Homeworth and North Georgetown fire districts on the November ballot. Both levies are for 1.5 mills for five years and will not increase tax payments. The Homeworth fire levy costs the owner of a $50,000 ...

Smith Twp. trustees seek levy for general operations

SMITH TOWNSHIP — Township residents will again be asked to pass a levy for general operations, but this time for a lesser amount. The township trustees are asking residents to approve a 1-mill levy for five years to support the general fund. The levy will generate approximately $60,000 per ...

Sebring parks renewal levy on November ballot

SEBRING — Village residents are being asked to approve a renewal of funds for the parks. Residents will see a five-year renewal of a .5-mill levy on the November ballot. According to City Manager Richard Giroux, the village parks system has three levies on the books — 1 mill for ...

Suspect jailed after stabbing in Lisbon

LISBON — An East Washington Street woman is in custody for stabbing her boyfriend early Saturday morning. Keelie Wright, 20, of 317-1/2 E. Washington St., was arrested at the scene and charged with felonious assault in the stabbing of Christian Perrin, 21, of Ellwood City, Pa. She is being ...

United Local seeking renewal of PI levy

HANOVERTON — United Local School District residents will decide on a permanent improvement levy on the November ballot. Residents are being asked to approve the renewal of 3-mill permanent improvement for a continuous period. The levy generates $234,800 annually and does not increase taxes. ...

Rare illness identified in Columbiana County

COLUMBUS — A case of a rare, mysterious illness that can paralyze children has been confirmed in Columbiana County, one of four such cases in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Health said Friday it has notified health care providers to be alert for and to report suspected cases of the ...

SWD adds truck for recyclables

LISBON — The three-county Solid Waste District is adding a third truck to pick up recyclables, a move expected to save $38,000 a year and open the door for future savings. Columbiana County Commissioner Tim Weigle, who sits on the SWD board for Columbiana, Carroll and Harrison counties, ...