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Church Happenings

SALEM — The Salem First United Methodist Church is hosting an old-fashioned tent revival at 10:45 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. June 17 and 6:30 p.m. June 18 and 19. The tent will be set up in the south parking lot at the church located at 244 S. Broadway Ave. A live praise band will perform and ...

Gang member pleads guilty to criminal acts in Salem

LISBON — Marvin W. Harsch, 29, Warren, who was a part of the gang found to be engaged in criminal activity including trafficking drugs in Salem starting in 2013 and continuing into 2016, pleaded guilty to five charges in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Thursday morning. Harsch pleaded ...

EMA perfect in nuclear response prep

LISBON — The Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency again received a perfect score from federal officials grading the EMA’s response to this week’s simulated accident at a nearby nuclear power plant. Observers from the U.S. Emergency Management Agency and the Nuclear Regulatory ...

SR board adds mental health service

BEAVER TOWNSHIP—The South Range school board will be adding mental health services for students beginning next school year. The board this week approved a contract with Youth Intensive Services for the 2018-2019 school year as a school-wide mental health intervention service. Schools ...

Columbiana: One of country’s ‘Nicest Places’ in 2018?

COLUMBIANA — The city has earned a spot to compete in the Nicest Places in America 2018 contest through Reader’s Digest, and is now in the running to compete against several others for the top 10 Nice Places designation, to be announced on Tuesday. The city was nominated for the ...

Drugs, paraphernalia found in Echo Dell Road trailer

CALCUTTA — A search warrant was executed at a home in the Echo Dell Mobile Home Park on Echo Dell Road Friday, turning up suspected drugs and drug paraphernalia. The search was conducted by St. Clair Township Police Department, assisted by the Columbiana County Drug Task Force, and ...

Salem Farmer’s Market opens in new location

The Salem Farmer’s Market is located at 788 E. State St. (Salem Masonic Lodge parking lot) this year and kicked off its first event on Thursday. The market is still looking for vendors, non-profit groups and other organizations to participate for each weekly event. There were 12 vendors at ...

Driller tells Salem Utilities Commission don’t stray far from current wells

SALEM—A well driller tasked with studying the city’s ground water source options for the future suggested not straying too far from the current water wells. “There’s certainly water in that Cold Run Creek field,” Terry Breckenridge of Layne Drilling said. Breckenridge reviewed his ...

Salem woman injured in McCracken Corners crash

LISBON — A Salem woman was taken by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown for serious injuries on Thursday after her vehicle was struck by a box truck at the Salem Grange Road intersection. According to a preliminary report from the highway patrol, Bethany A. Uptegraph, ...

Nine years prison for driver in Rogers area shooting

LISBON — Joseph Reed, the driver during a drive-by shooting in the Rogers area, was sentenced to nine years in prison by Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam Thursday morning. “You might not have fired the weapon, but you were right there and you had a chance to stop ...

Lisbon dog park work expected to start soon

LISBON — Development of the village’s new dog park is expected to begin soon. Parks Supervisor Dana Blackburn reported at this week’s Village Council meeting that work is scheduled to start next week on the dog park site located at the south corner of Pritchard Avenue and Mill Street ...

Goshen Township trustees OK front sidewalk replacement

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP—Township trustees this week hired a company to replace the front sidewalk at the administration building. The trustees hired Level Masonry Concrete LLC to replace the sidewalk at a cost of $2,250. The concrete in front of the main entrance rose and cracked due to frost the ...

Columbiana addresses sidewalk projects

COLUMBIANA — While the city seeks grant funding for a new sidewalk near the middle and high school buildings, another sidewalk project is nearing completion. City Manager Lance Willard expects the Fairfield Avenue sidewalk project to be completed very soon, weather permitting. The project ...

Adele’s ‘Hearts’ drawing benefits Green Township FD

The Green Township Volunteer Fire Department received $2,000 from Adele’s Place on Thursday that will equip one firefighter with turnout gear. Adele Lake, the owner of Adele’s Place, is pictured on the right presenting the check to Fire Chief Todd Baird and Firefighter Hannah Coran, who ...

David Johnson re-elected Columbiana County GOP party chairman

LISBON — Columbiana County Republican Party Chairman David Johnson was recently re-elected party chairman for a seventh four-year term. The central committee also re-elected Adam Booth as vice chairman, Monica Robb-Blasdel as treasurer, and Sharon Henry as secretary. The news release ...

No winner in Adele’s Queen of Hearts drawing Thur.

SALEM—The Queen of Hearts drawing at Adele’s Place for $63,244 went unclaimed when Frank Faulkiner Jr. was the owner of the ticket with number 45 on it that matched up to the four of hearts on Thursday. He won $100 for being present at the drawing. The 50/50 drawing was won by Caroline ...

Off-road training

Four-year-old Addie Kimball of Guilford Lake enjoyed taking a cruise along the shore of the lake with her dad in tow. As part of their tour Addie gets off the beaten path and stops to visit a small tree she calls her tree. (Salem News photo by Patti Schaeffer)

Sheriff: More money needed to continue SROs

LISBON — Additional funding will be needed if Columbiana County Sheriff Ray Stone is to continue having deputies work as school resource officers at the United Local school district and at the county vocational school. “I cannot afford to put school resource officers (SRO) there without ...

SR BOE considers combining its 3 levies

BEAVER TOWNSHIP—The South Range school board is considering combining the district’s three levies into one. The change would mean residents would only have to go to the polls once every 10 years and make one total tax payment instead of going to the polls three times and making three ...

Perry Township trustee wants to evaluate finances

PERRY TOWNSHIP—Finances will be on the agenda when the Perry Township trustees meet at 6:30 p.m. June 25 after Trustee Jim Armeni requested a review of spending over the past six months. Armeni made the request Monday during the most recent trustee meeting, telling Fiscal Officer Susan ...