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Motorcycle-truck crash on bypass

Metro Life Flight, KLG and Perry Township fire personnel prepare to load 44-year-old John Sexton of North Jackson into a chopper on the U.S. Route 62/Route 45 bypass, just south of the state Route 14 intersection outside Salem where his Harley Davidson motorcycle was involved in a collision ...

Man flees cops after robbing store clerk

A clerk at the Save-A-Lot on Fairfield Avenue was grabbed and robbed by a man who entered the store after it closed Thursday evening. According to Police Chief Tim Gladis, an unarmed white male entered the store through an unlocked employee entrance at 9:20 p.m. and grabbed a clerk from ...

24th Star Trax 5K Night Run kicks off Aug. 5 at Reilly Stadium

SALEM — Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities can challenge themselves and support Salem’s running athletes Aug. 5 during the 24th Star Trax 5K Night Run. “We just want everybody to come out and participate,” race director John Scheets said. Scheets serves as vice president ...

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Columbiana Wine Festival

Jessie Ray of Diletto Winery in Canfield pours a glass of their Honey Meade wine during the 2017 Columbiana Wine Festival Friday at the TownCenter at Firestone Farms. The festival continues today from 5 to 10 p.m. featuring wines from wineries, artisans, as well as food and live entertainment. ...

A group of residents along South Main Street are urging the city to improve a section of the road in that area. (Salem News photo by Katie White)

Residents complain about condition of street

By KATIE WHITE Staff Writer COLUMBIANA – The condition of South Main Street at the 900 block near Harmony Village is so bad that it poses problems for people using wheelchairs, according to one woman who lives there. Brenda Bruderly approached council this week with a petition signed ...

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Crashed van ends up on porch

Salem Police cited Deborah Bloor, 64, of Slater Road, Salem, with failure to control after she crashed her 2013 Chrysler van into the front porch of the former counseling center at 188 N. Lincoln Ave., across the street from the Salem News, shortly after 11:30 a.m. Thursday. According to the ...

Waste district hires firms to handle recycled materials

CARROLLTON — The last piece has been put into place for the three-county solid waste district to assume direct control of its recycling collection program. The board this week hired Kimble Recycling & Disposal and Ohio Valley Waste to take its recyclable materials over the next 17 months ...

Leetonia approves school cop pact

LEETONIA—Village Council Wednesday night approved a contract to provide a school resource officer to Leetonia schools for the 2017-2018 school year. The contract, based on the one used for the second half of the past school year, is for $14.47 per hour up to $20,000 for the year, effective ...

Mayor defends city zoning code wording

An issue of civil liberties in the city is still being debated among council, with attention now focused on section 1260.05 of the zoning code, which states that if something is not permitted it is prohibited. The code outlines permitted uses of zoned areas and can be found in its entirety ...

Star Vincent of Jack’s Mountain Orchards in East Rochester slices off a chunk of peach for customer Larry Tomerine of Salem to sample during the Salem Farmers Market Thursday in the municipal lot off of South Lundy Avenue and Pershing Street. Also pictured is Traci Kozar of Salem. The Salem Farmers Market is open from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, featuring a variety of homegrown, homemade items. For a listing of vendors expected each week, visit the Salem Farmers Market in Ohio Facebook page. (Salem News photo by Mary Ann Greier)

Salem Farmers Market continues to grow

SALEM — The Salem Farmers Market appears to be growing, with steady foot traffic and more produce coming each week, according to market manager Laura Spencer of Spencer Meats LLC. Spencer took the lead in bringing back the Salem Farmers Market after a one-year absence with a new location, ...

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Crash clean-up

Salem firefighters remain at an accident scene on North Lincoln Avenue while Sinsley Towing personnel prepare to remove the van that crashed into the former counseling services location Thursday. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)

Amanda Banner was sworn in by Columbiana Mayor Bryan Blakeman on Tuesday as the new municipal attorney, replacing Dan Blasdell, who had served the city as municipal attorney since 1976. (Salem News photo by Katie White)

Columbiana names municipal attorney

COLUMBIANA — The city’s longtime municipal attorney has decided to resign, and without a public explanation. Daniel Blasdell submitted his resignation letter on June 18, and it took effect on Tuesday. The brief letter only stated, “I hereby tender my resignation as Municipal Attorney ...

United BOE approves personnel moves

HANOVERTON—The United Local school board Wednesday night approved several personnel moves for the upcoming school year. The board hired Leslie Arter as Tobin secretary effective Aug. 9 and granted supplemental coaching contracts for the 2017-2018 school year to Troy Brunner for varsity ...

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Summer fun at Lisbon pool

Christopher Stover jumps in with a big splash during a day at the Sadie Van Fossan Pool in Lisbon. (Salem News photo by Patti Schaeffer)

Salem charter drive kicks off at Chamber luncheon Wednesday

SALEM — A campaign to inform citizens about a proposed charter commission and a charter form of government kicks off during a legislative affairs luncheon Wednesday. The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event at the Salem Community Center, 1098 N. Ellsworth Ave., with ...

Consultants tell Lisbon to get moving on revitalization

LISBON — The consulting firm hired to help craft a downtown revitalization plan says the time has come for action. Mark Peluso of Town Center Associates, speaking at the July meeting of the council economic development committee, said they have spent the first six months of 2017 working with ...

Bible reading marathon set in Sebring

SEBRING — Sebring Evangelical Friends Church members plan to launch a 24-hour reading marathon at 7 p.m. Friday on a city street corner, Bibles in hand. Old Testament, Gospels, New Testament —whatever the Book, they believe the Bible is a good read, church member Brian Pinkerton said. As ...

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Culvert replacement

The spiral-corrugated steel culvert pipe that runs beneath Jerome Street near the fairgrounds in Lisbon and handles the water flow of the Mill Site Creek is being replaced by a. The system of putting new pipe inside the old saves the road from being torn up and traffic from being diverted to ...

Leetonia approves school cop pact

LEETONIA—Village Council Wednesday night approved a contract to provide a school resource officer to Leetonia schools for the 2017-2018 school year. The contract, based on the one used for the second half of the past school year, is for $14.47 per hour up to $20,000 for the year, effective ...

County health commissioner pushes forward on accreditation

LISBON — With deadlines approaching toward accreditation, county Health Commissioner Wes Vins asked the health board to approve a draft and outline for a strategic plan, as well as give the staff member most responsible for the project more hours to work on it. Vins read through some of the ...