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SWD looking to cut recyling costs

CARROLLTON — The solid waste district (SWD) for Columbiana, Carroll and Harrison counties has determined $69,000 a year could be saved by providing recycling services itself instead of continuing to contract out for the service. After making that determination, the SWD board agreed last ...

SWD looking to cut recycling costs

CARROLLTON — The solid waste district (SWD) for Columbiana, Carroll and Harrison counties has determined $69,000 a year could be saved by providing recycling services itself instead of continuing to contract out for the service. After making that determination, the SWD board agreed last ...

Leetonia BOE approves lease agreement to replace lighting, HVAC

LEETONIA — The Leetonia school board Thursday night approved a lease agreement to replace the lighting and HVAC system at the K-12 campus. The lease agreement with First American Equipment Finance is for an annual payment of $82,177.99 for 10 years. The board last month approved $699,670 ...

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Going out with a song

From left, United Local seniors Haleigh Anderson, McKenzie Walton and Jacob Ingledue play “Critical Mass” with the high school band one last time during the commencement held Sunday. Shown are some more glimpses of the big day. (Salem News photos by Mary Ann Greier)

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A time of celebration for the 2017 Salem High School graduation class

Salem held its 2017 commencement Sunday afternoon in the high school gymnasium. Shown here is the traditional celebratory toss of the graduation caps. Shown are some images from the big day for the graduating seniors, their friends and family members. (Salem News photos by Gary Leininger)

Hot dog cart gets OK to set up in Salem parks

SALEM — Visitors to the city pool can buy some Quaker Dawgz this year to quench their hunger and thirst without ever leaving Centennial Park. The city parks commission voted this week to allow Salem residents Raymond and Jessica Little, the owners of Quaker Dawgz hot dog cart, to set up shop ...

Revitalization plan advances

The pieces are starting to fall into place for Mayor Joe Morenz’s downtown revitalization plan. The five people Morenz recommended for appointment to the new architectural and historic review board (AHRB) were approved by Village Council at this week’s meeting. Chosen were local ...

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SL speller carries on family tradition with trip to national bee

WELLSVILLE — Southern Local seventh grader Silas Black is carrying on what seems to be a new family tradition of late: Traveling to the nation's capital to compete in the nation's biggest spelling bee. Following in the footsteps of older sisters Jasmine and Harmony, Black will take his ...

Lisbon man dies in suspected drug overdose

Staff Report SALEM —A suspected drug overdose has claimed another life in Salem, according to Salem Police Detective Dave Talbert. The deceased was identified as Tyler Joy, 38, previously of East Liverpool, last known address Lisbon, who was found unresponsive in a home at 1851 Cleveland ...

South Range senior Chelsea Ann McNeal shares a moment with school board member Corey Yoakam after he presented her with her diploma during graduation ceremonies Saturday night. Photos, 4A. (Salem News photo by Mary Ann Greier)

Graduation smiles

South Range senior Chelsea Ann McNeal shares a moment with school board member Corey Yoakam after he presented her with her diploma during graduation ceremonies Saturday night. Photos, 4A. (Salem News photo by Mary Ann Greier)

Top Chevrolet executives visited the Stadium GM Superstore in Salem to present it with the 2016 GM Mark of Excellence Award. The award was presented by GM district Sales Manager Kevin Whitaker, left, and Zone Manager Bryan Wunsche next to him, to GM Superstore Owner Shorty Navarro and General Manager Mike Hudock on Thursday. The award singled out the Stadium GM Superstore for being “one of the highest performing Chevrolet dealerships in the nation for meeting or exceeding sale objectives, Customer Service Index (CSI), Retail Sales Index (RSI), Essential Brand Elements (EBE), and Dealer Maintenance Notification (DMN) for the 2016 Mark of Excellence program,” according to  U.S. Vice President of Chevrolet, Brian Sweeney. (Salem News photo by Larry Shields)

GM recognizes Stadium Superstore with ‘16 Mark of Excellence Award

SALEM — General Motors and Chevrolet recognized the Stadium GM Superstore with the 2016 Mark of Excellence Award during an award presentation ceremony at the dealership on Thursday. The Stadium GM Superstore is located at 292 West State St., and Bryan Wunsche, the Chevrolet zone manager, ...

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Sounds of commencement at Leetonia High School

The 2017 Leetonia High School commencement was held Saturday afternoon in the gymnasium. Diplomas were awarded to 66 graduates. Shown here performing with band members are graduates, from left, Grace Ayers, Tori Norman and Connor Hull. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)

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New communications tower for Norfolk Southern

Workers from Premier Construction assemble the different stages of the Norfolk Southern Railroad’s new communications tower near the Madison Street crossing in downtown Leetonia. (Salem News photo by Patti Schaeffer)

Disabilities board chief: May need levy in future

LISBON — The head of the Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities wants to talk with county commissioners someday about his organization’s finances in case he needs to ask voters for more tax dollars to fund operations. BDD Superintendent Bill Devon met with commissioners ...

Driver chased from Brunk’s to home in Austintown

Staff Reports GOSHEN TWP. — An Austintown man has been charged with a felony after leading several police agencies on a chase from Goshen Township to his home on Turner Road early Friday morning. Michael R. Hood, 19, 660 N. Turner Road, Austintown, was charged with failure to comply, a ...

Leetonia forecast still in black 5 years out

LEETONIA — The Leetonia school board Thursday night approved a five-year financial forecast that shows a positive cash balance throughout. According to the forecast submitted by school Treasurer Jennifer Coldsnow, the district will have a cash balance of just over $4.7 million this year and ...

The intersection just outside the city where state routes 7 and 14 meet has been the site of many traffic crashes over the years. A project to make the intersection safer is under way and the city recently received additional funding for the $2.29 million project. (Salem News photo by Katie White)

Columbiana gets more funds for 7/14 upgrade

COLUMBIANA – Upgrades at a busy intersection where major development projects are already under way are scheduled to begin next year. City Manager Lance Willard said the project at the state routes 7 and 14 intersection has recently been awarded additional funding through the Ohio Department ...

2017 SHSAA Academic Merit Scholarship 4.1+ ($6,800): From left, Ashtyn Morris, Kole Zellers, Nathan Guest ($5,100), Samantha Wilson and Olivia Bachmeier.

Salem High School Alumni Association

SALEM—The Salem High School Alumni Association awarded $369,000 to 95 students on Saturday, May 20. Sixty-two students are 2017 gradudates, 27 are Salem High alumni and six are current students. NOTE: Graduation years of alumni are noted following their names. (Salem News photos by ...

West Branch forecasts deficit after 2019

BELOIT — The West Branch school district is facing a cash balance deficit after fiscal year 2019 in the newest financial five-year forecast. The school board Thursday night approved the updated five-year forecast submitted by school Treasurer David Drawl that shows a positive cash balance ...

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Route 344 paving work

The Ohio Department of Transportation has started paving work on state Route 344 that calls for more than 5 miles to be resurfaced from 2 miles west of Leetonia, just east of Perry Grange Road, to state Route 164. Traffic will be maintained with flaggers. The contractor for this $1.13 million ...