Local News

Work on NEXUS gas line continues

Work is progressing on the NEXUS natural gas transmission pipeline from the Kensington plant to Ontario, Canada. Here, workers are along U.S. Route 30 on the west end of Hanoverton. (Salem News photo by Ron Firth)

Board wants zoning rule to require notification

Property owners in commercial zones may have to notify the zoning department of an intent to put a residence on an upper floor as a permitted use. That was one of the revisions the city Planning Commission requested after recommending the ordinances allowing upper floor residences as a ...

Perry Twp. to set up website

PERRY TWP. — Trustees agreed Monday to go forward with plans for a township website that could include information about zoning, the police, fire and road departments and informational items about events, such as the current cleanup or meeting dates. Trustees agreed to pay a $275 ...

Port Authority, County Development agency moving to Leetonia

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Columbiana County Port Authority is moving to Leetonia, at least for now, after selling the only place it has called home since the economic development agency was created 40 years ago. The Port Authority board agreed at Monday’s meeting to sell the 108-year-old ...

Columbiana officer begins training with new K-9, Csuti

COLUMBIANA — Officer Bryan Granchie began training last week with the police department’s selected K-9 officer. The 17-month-old male German shepherd imported from Hungary has been named Csuti (pronounced Soo-tee), and was introduced to the public on the department’s Facebook page ...

2 United teams to compete in county robotics event

HANOVERTON — United Local Elementary will have two teams competing in the county robotics competition next month. The club, comprised of two four-member teams from the sixth grade, will test their robotic and programming skills against other Columbiana County schools on May 11 in ...

Goshen Twp. trustees hire roof vender

GOSHEN TWP. —Township trustees last week hired a vendor to repair the administration building roof damaged in a storm last summer. Trustees approved $50,753.33 for local resident Mick Manser, representing Allied Commercial Roofing of Twinsburg, to replace the roof and the entire 130 feet of ...

B.B. Rooners reopens under new owners

SALEM — B.B. Rooners Food & Spirits at 256 E. State St. reopened on Thursday under the new owners Roy and Soph Paparodis after they purchased the popular sports-themed restaurant on April 16. Margie and Dan Engle opened the downtown restaurant 28 years ago, buying into Salem sports lore ...

Helping hands

Among those volunteering during the annual downtown cleanup of Salem held Saturday were Quaker football players, from left, Jake Narvet, Logan Wolfe and Matt Castles. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)

Few local issues on May primary ballot

YOUNGSTOWN — Few local issues are on the May primary ballot. Mahoning County residents will see a renewal for the tuberculosis clinic, while Smith Township residents are being asked for additional money for general operations. Western Reserve School District residents are being asked to ...

Official: Be alert for ticks

SALEM — With temperatures rising and people venturing outside, the Salem City Health Department is reminding residents to keep an eye out for ticks on themselves, their children and their pets. Health Commissioner Lynle Hayes said it’s especially important now when ticks are most active ...

Leetonia Council will seek funding for two projects

LEETONIA — Village Council will be seeking local funding for two projects in town. Council last week agreed to request Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the Columbiana County commissioners this week for another phase of the ongoing village wide water line project and a ...

Water company providing service to Winona still working to meet EPA standards

WINONA — The privately run water company that provides service to the community of Winona is still working to meet Ohio Environmental Protection Agency standards, and the system has been granted a conditional permit to operate through 2018. The Winona Water Supply Cooperative Board was ...

Middleton Bridge project expected to being soon

FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Middleton bridge project is expected to begin soon and traffic detour signs will be put in place, Road Supervisor Mel Miller said Thursday. The bridge isn’t closed yet. Work will on the bridge will be done by Marucci and Gaffney Excavating of Youngstown. Trustee ...

Performing today at Salem High School

A performance of "Anything Goes" will be presented at 2 p.m. today at the Salem High School auditorium. Take a ride on the SS American with cast members and enjoy such musical hits as “De lovely,” “Blow Gabriel Blow,” and the signature “Anything Goes." It will be a great time full of ...

Missing ring comes full circle

LEETONIA — Several years ago a gentleman discovered a Leetonia High School class ring in the Kent/Akron area, stashing it away with all intents to return it to the school. But retirement soon arrived, and a move to the San Francisco Bay area ensued. An then recently that gentleman stumbled ...

County employees can be poll workers

LISBON — Columbiana County commissioners have given officeholders and other department heads permission to let their employees serve as poll workers in the May 8 election. The action taken at Wednesday’s board was at the request of the county elections board, which is having trouble ...

Council backs return of boosters membership drive

The Columbiana Athletic Boosters is bringing back its membership drive. Sean Zentner, who is now leading the club, told city council this week they are trying to get the word out that the club is still active. He said the club has decided to bring backs its membership drive and requested ...

Salem football legend Earle Bruce dies

SALEM —The city lost an honorary citizen Friday with the death of revered former Salem High School and Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce at the age of 87. Former players said they lost a father figure, a friend and a voice in their head — an influential man who helped mold them into ...

Columbiana mayor has tax cap drafted, council cries foul

COLUMBIANA — A proposed cap on city income taxes was tabled by council this week for two reasons. The first was that the move is possibly not legal at this point, and the second was because some on council felt Mayor Bryan Blakeman was in the wrong for having the legislation drafted and ...