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Firefighters pull man out of window as EP house burns

EAST PALESTINE — A man was pulled through his basement window by firefighters Monday afternoon as his house was on fire. East Palestine Fire Chief Josh Brown said that Eric Jones Jr., called 911 after he woke up to the sound of a smoke detector and went upstairs from his basement bedroom to ...

Lisbon urged to start curbside trash/recycling

LISBON — The village is the latest local community to be approached about starting a residential curbside recycling program. Tom Butch, recycling educator/outreach coordinator for the Solid Waste District, attended this week’s Village Council meeting to urge they consider starting a ...

Gallery: “Pride of Salem” ready for the school year

The Salem High School Marching Band has been working hard in preparation for the upcoming school year. Besides marching during the upcoming football season, the band will perform during community parades and other activities. A highlight will be the Salem Band Show scheduled for 6 p.m. Sept. 15 ...

Leetonia residents warned to recycle properly

LEETONIA—Residents are being reminded to only place recyclable items in the bins behind village hall or face possible penalties. Village Administrator Gary Phillips has requested high resolution cameras be placed at the recycling site and individuals placing non-recyclable items in the bins ...

Working with the autistic

LEETONIA—Village first responders will be able to receive training in handling autistic individuals during emergencies. Councilman Neal Bayless reported last week that he has worked with Marcy Patton from the Columbiana County Health Board to secure funding to send emergency first ...

Columbiana schools safety measure gains attention

COLUMBIANA—A new and unique safety measure being introduced in the Columbiana School District is gaining national attention. The district began looking into Threat Extinguisher, a non-lethal self defense system, a few months ago and since announcing it would be used in the district, several ...

OEPA OK with Winona water supply

WINONA — With a solution finally reached in the discussion of what to do with the Winona public water supply, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Director is satisfied. Director Craig Butler announced in a press release that the agency is giving $220,000 in the form of a grant to the ...

New resource officer eager for the start of the school year

SALEM — Patrolman Rich Miller remembers what being a kid was like. He has kids of his own now and knows the perspective from the other side, as a parent. Come Wednesday, he’ll become a resource to four school buildings worth of kids, along with all their teachers, the administrators and ...

Gallery: Huffman Memorial fundraiser

Sixteen-year-old Connor Koopman of Crestview Schools was taken for a ride Saturday by 17-year-old United Local senior athlete Kameron Seaman who ran the entire route while pushing Connor during the fourth annual Run Fast Winged 5K/Dustin Huffman Memorial Scholarship fundraiser at Waterworth ...

Collecting school supplies for needy students

The Brightside Project's Fill A School Bus collection was held Saturday in the Hofmeister Realty parking lot off of South Lincoln Avenue. Donations will be given to Salem School District teachers who will distribute the school supplies to needy children. Cash donations were accepted to be used ...

United to provide greater student, staff support service

HANOVERTON—The United school board has expanded an administrative position beginning this fall. The board on Wednesday established the position of director of pupil and staff support services and reclassified the position of special education director to the new position. The board named ...

Leetonia council ups rental property registration fees

LEETONIA—Village council Wednesday night approved legislation that will increase the registration fee for rental properties and establish a stricter penalty for not paying on time. Council approved the first reading of the amended rental registration ordinance. It will require three ...

Lisbon council approves SRO for schools

LISBON — A number of personnel changes in the police department were approved at this week’s Village Council meeting, including ratification of the contract allowing an officer to be assigned to the school system as a school resource officer. The five-year contact calls for the SRO to be ...

Lisbon BOE finds new athletic trainer for fall

LISBON —The school district found a new athletic trainer. The board on Thursday approved a contract with Sarah Underwood to provide athletic training services for the fall sports season at a cost of $1,500. Athletic Director Kyle Bing said Underwood, who is principal at the alternative school ...

Lisbon administrators eye better communication, public service

LISBON —The village’s department heads have begun meeting to improve communication and delivery of public services. Fiscal Officer Tracey Wonner reported at this week’s Village Council meeting the department heads and representatives from the village hall offices met for the first time ...

New Columbiana fire station goes up

The new Columbiana fire station on Metz Road is beginning to take shape. With the foundation nearly complete, the skeletal structure will soon begin to appear. Wengerd Masonry Co. is working on the block walls inside the station with J. Miller & Son excavating working on the surrounding ...

Council approves school cop contract

Village Council Wednesday night approved a contract to provide a school resource officer to the Leetonia school district for the 2018-2019 school year. Council passed the resolution as an emergency to continue to provide an officer to the district at a cost of $16.25 per hour for 40 hours and ...

United BOE to keep deputy in school

HANOVERTON — The United school board Wednesday night approved a contract to retain a school resource officer for the 2018-2019 school year. The board approved a contract with the Columbiana County Sheriff's Office for school resource officer services at a cost of $40 per hour, with the ...

Girlfriend gets community control for role in car theft scheme

LISBON — Anlynn N. Allison, the girlfriend of George Faulkner Jr., who involved her in a car stealing scheme, was granted community control during a hearing earlier this week in front of Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge C. Ashley Pike. Allison, 24, last known address in Struthers, ...

Fairfield trustees hear zoning change recommendations

FAIRFIELD TWP. — Township trustees Thursday night received recommendations for zoning changes. Trustee Barry Miner said trustees received a rough draft of suggested zoning changes and improvements from Plan 4 Land LLC of Ostrander, Ohio. Trustees hired the company to review the township's ...