×

Local News

Local standouts star in Ohio win

Several local high school football standouts helped the Ohio team defeat Pennsylvania in the annual Penn-Ohio Stateline Classic Thursday night at Geneva College.

Salem’s EPA fine drops significantly

SALEM — Settlement of the much-awaited consent decree hanging over the city of Salem regarding phosphorus discharge levels is nearly done, with a previous penalty of $983,000 negotiated down to $50,000. “We have reached a very amicable agreement,” city Utilities Commission Chairman Bob ...

WB board approves admin contracts

BELOIT — The West Branch school board this week approved multiple administrative contracts. The board granted a three-year contract to Robert Graham as early learning center principal and Mike Helm as athletic director; and a one-year contract to Brian Coffee as high school principal. The ...

Art festival returning to Salem’s Waterworth Memorial Park

SALEM — The Art in the Park Festival is set to make its triumphant return, featuring live music, 25 local artists and food trucks. “We are excited to be able to offer this event again after a two-year absence due to covid issues. It’s going to be hot, but we are hoping for a good crowd. ...

Motorcyclist killed in crash identified

UNITY TOWNSHIP — A crash Wednesday night which resulted in the death of 21-year-old motorcyclist Cameron J. Boots, East Palestine, remains under investigation by troopers from the Lisbon post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The crash occurred at 6:52 p.m. on state Route 165 when a ...

YSU president announces plan to retire in 2023

YOUNGSTOWN —Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel announced Wednesday he will step down effective Feb. 1, 2023. In a letter sent to YSU staff Wednesday, Tressel stated, “It is with an abundance of gratitude and thankfulness that Ellen and I plan to step aside as President and ...