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Honoring veterans

From top, David Solivan, owner Joe Simpson, and Jonah Simpson of Kurb Xpression LLC, a decorative concrete landscape border company from Salem, install a slate texture border with a double strike around the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Waterworth Memorial Park in Salem near the tennis courts ...

Shivers prepares to pass the Salem High torch to new superintendent

SALEM — Work hard and be nice. Build relationships. Those two credos represent the past and future of Salem City Schools as Dr. Joe Shivers prepares to hand the keys to the Quaker kingdom to fellow Salem High School grad Sean Kirkland when the sun sets on July 31. The two longtime ...

County officials settle dispute

LISBON — The dispute between Columbiana County Recorder Theresa Bosel, county Auditor Nancy Milliken and county commissioners appears to have been resolved. Milliken reported that Bosel has complied with a resolution adopted by commissioners on July 10 instructing Bosel to begin depositing ...

Health agency upgrades security system

LISBON — The Columbiana County General Health District will have a new security system after the board of health approved an agreement Thursday with SOS Security System. Health Commissioner Wes Vins said the old system is about 10 years old and they can no longer get technical support for ...

Little Raiders set up shop near school

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — The South Range school board this past week granted permission for a community youth sports organization to use property at the administrative offices. The board is allowing the South Range Little Raiders to use property north of the board offices on the east side of state ...

Fairfield has designs on filling new board

COLUMBIANA — Fairfield Township trustees are going to begin looking for a person to join the newly formed architectural design and review board. Zoning inspector Adam Booth said Thursday the board could consider Bob Durbin of the county engineers office, for one position and perhaps another ...

World/Nation

Heat and humidity grip East BOSTON — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. ...

Fundraising effort will make sure alumni put on a good front

SALEM — The Salem High School Alumni Association is calling on all Quaker alumni and friends to help preserve the past by donating to the Build for the Future campaign for a new alumni building facade. The front of the alumni headquarters at 330 E. State St. looks pretty rough at the ...

Perry annex request OK’D

LISBON — Columbiana County commissioners approved a Perry Township annexation at this week’s meeting. Douglas and Illiana Schmidt own 1.3 acres on Goshen Road in Perry Township, and they applied to have the property annexed into the city of Salem to receive municipal sewer service. The ...

Budget boosts health programs

BELOIT — With the governor’s new biennial budget, West Branch schools will benefit in mental health programming. Superintendent Timothy Saxton reported this past week that the governor’s new budget is projected to provide the district with $504,000 in the next fiscal year. He said the ...

Columbiana receives new requests for DORAs

COLUMBIANA — The number of groups wanting to take advantage of the city’s popular DORA program continues to grow. Two more applications for community events seeking a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area were received and approved at this week’s City Council meeting. A DORA allows for the ...

World/Nation

Heat wave across half the US NEW YORK — Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races and pushed New York City to order steps to avoid straining the electrical system. The National Weather Service said “a dangerous ...

Antiques in the park

Vivian and Joe Bucher of Columbiana look over some of the baskets being raffled off during Salem Kiwanis Saturday at Centennial Park where antique dealers, crafters and vendors featured their wares for the annual show and sale. (Salem News photo by Mary Ann Greier)

‘I was there. Oh yeah, I was there.’

SALEM — When astronaut Neil Armstrong took that small step for man and giant leap for mankind 50 years ago today, he got a big boost from so many others. Among the hundreds of NASA support team members was Ronnie White. A longtime Salem resident, he was tasked with helping monitor fuel and ...

Recent rains not enough for fed aid

The recent heavy rainfalls have taken a toll on the city, but not enough where it qualifies for federal assistance. City Manager Lance Willard told City Council at this week’s meeting the July 7 storm dumped nearly three inches of rain within an hour, mostly in the southeast part of town ...

Woman who took baby for ride must complete counseling

LISBON — An East Liverpool woman who took another woman’s baby without permission for a couple hours in December was ordered to complete counseling at the Eastern Ohio Correctional Center in Lisbon. Kira Elaine Dunn, 33, Weber Lane, was initially charged with abduction, a first-degree ...

United eyes state building aid option

HANOVERTON — The United school board is considering a possible building project with the money from the Nexus pipeline and compressor station. The school board this week met with SHP Architects to learn about possible building projects through the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) and ...

EDI time capsule buried

Staff and clients at Employment Development Inc., County Home Road, Lisbon, buried a time capsule on Friday morning. (Left front) Peggy Anderson, Karen Grubbs, (left back) Marti Leake, Derrick Fielder, executive director Jacob Lawton, (back right) Donna Felger, Tina Cochran, (front right) ...

Celebrating a promotion

Salem Fire Lt. Brandon Lucas holds still while his wife, Jessica, pins on his new badge after Mayor John Berlin administered the oath of office for his promotion Thursday morning. Lucas earned the promotion from Inspector to Lieutenant after a civil service exam to fill a spot opened up when ...

Board eyes system to check water meters from office

The city Utilities Commission is looking at a new system for reading water meters from the safety of the water billing office, resulting in a time-savings and more accurate data for catching leaks or issues sooner. During a presentation in a special meeting preceding the regular commission ...