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Condo group: Hands off our trash

The president of a local condominium association told city council members that she’s opposed to the idea of the city contracting with a single trash hauler to provide curbside trash and recycling service to residents. “Competition keeps prices down and quality of services up,” Loretta ...

Columbiana Council OKs SRO deal

COLUMBIANA — The city has put its stamp of approval on the hiring of a school resource officer (SRO) for the Columbiana School District. The district’s board of education approved the SRO during its regular meeting last week and the final step was council’s approval before a selected ...

Special needs Salem man sentenced for harming child

LISBON — A special needs Salem man who caused physical harm to his 2-month-old child will spend an indefinite period at the Eastern Ohio Correctional Center as a part of his four years of community control. Bryan L. Weingart, 29, Orchard Avenue, Salem, had previously pleaded guilty to ...

SR may back up cop with part-timer

BEAVER TWP. —The South Range school board Monday night approved a contract for a school resource officer and learned the district could have a second officer part-time this fall. The board approved a contract with Beaver Township police for a school resource officer for 2018-2019 at a cost ...

Green trustees move ahead on chip and seal

GREENFORD — Green Township trustees passed resolutions to move ahead with the chip and seal program during a special meeting on Tuesday. Through an Ohio Department of Transportation co-op purchasing program (101G) in which the state does the bidding, trustees said 1.2 miles of roads will be ...

Kids games at Mile Branch Grange Fair

The 62nd Mile Branch Grange Community Fair held its popular Kids Day games giving out first, second and third place ribbons in the different age groups for the different games as well as participation ribbons and candy to every kid competing no one went home empty-handed. The sack race was ...

South Range to seek combined renewal levy

BEAVER TWP. — The South Range school board Monday night agreed to place a combined renewal levy on the November ballot. The board unanimously approved the combination of the district’s three current levies totaling $1,781,535a year for 10 years, certified at 8.8 mills. Combining the ...

Appeals board says need more zoning information

By MARY ANN GREIER Staff Writer Salem Board of Zoning Appeals members expressed a need for more detail in plans they receive when considering action, discussing the issue after approving a 2-foot side yard variance for an addition on a West Pershing Street property. “I want to see ...

Water line to Haltec discussed by Butler trustees

BUTLER TWP. — Trustees discussed a proposed 4,500 foot water main extension to Haltec Corp. on North Price Road on Monday. Haltec plans to pay for the line to connect with Salem’s water tower on Stewart Road and city permission came with the understanding that it will annex if the ...

Back-to-clothing sign up scheduled

The time is coming to register for the Church Women United’s (CWU) back-to-school clothing sign up at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Education Building, 251 S. Broadway Ave. Sign ups will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. July 25 and 26; and 9 a.m. to noon and 3 to 6 p.m. July 27 ...

West Branch forum will address two levies

WHAT: West Branch Community Levy Forum WHEN: 6 p.m. July 23 WHERE: High school auditorium BELOIT — The West Branch school will host a community levy forum to gain input on two prospective levies, one of which will be placed on the November ballot. The forum is scheduled for 6 p.m. ...

Full-body scanner for jail will be operational in August

By TOM GIAMBRONI Staff Writer LISBON — The full-body scanner ordered for the county jail should arrive by the end of the month and be operational in early August. County Commissioner Mike Halleck said they agreed to purchase the scanner from OD Security for $118,750, with the money ...

Lisbon councilman going after owners of dilapidated homes

LISBON — Councilman Peter Wilson is assuming the duties of preparing warning letters that will be mailed to property owners with dilapidated homes that have become public nuisances, but the fire safety inspector would have to issue the citations if no action is taken. Wilson, who took ...

Gallery: Hanoverton Homecoming

Three-year-old Laine Raymond gets a little boost from Renee Eichler at dunking Hanoverton firefighter Lt. Aaron Hayter in the dunk tank during the Hanoverton Homecoming held Saturday. Also shown are other images including the parade taken by Patti Schaeffer.

Competitors get down and dirty during Camel Crawl Mud Run

SALEM — After finishing first overall in the fifth annual Camel Crawl Mud Run on Saturday, Paul “Dunner” Dunleavy of Youngstown said the hilly, up-and-down 3.1-mile course, “was really well done.” Dunleavy has competed in about 30 cross-country terrain trials that feed a craving ...

Catching a breeze

Ten-year-old Lacey Lodge of Canfield was among children participating in “Kites for Kids” Saturday at Memorial Park. The program was co-sponsored by the Salem Parks and Recreation Dept. and the Salem Public Library. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)

Kiwanis show: Antiques, crafts and service

SALEM — Salem Kiwanians devote a lot of time and talent to the Antique and Craft Show set from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Park, but it’s not just about the antiques and crafts. It’s about service — that’s the real purpose, members say. As the club’s biggest ...

The Four Freshman concert moved to Salem High School auditorium

Due to weather concerns, the Summer Concert Series presentation of The Four Freshman will be held today at 6 p.m. in the Salem High School auditorium. It was scheduled for the Orashan Memorial Civic Center at Waterworth Memorial Park. The event is free.

‘Food kiosks’ proposed

LISBON — There are four food pantries in town, but a local family believes there is a need for more. That is why Kodiealyse Ferro approached Village Council at this week’s meeting seeking permission to erect two “food kiosks” in town to provide free food to those in need who feel ...

SWD out to save money by severing Kimble ties

CARROLLTON — The three-county Solid Waste District (SWD) is working on a way to save more money by severing its remaining ties with Kimble Recycling & Disposal. SWD serves Columbiana, Carroll and Harrison counties, and it decided last summer to assume direct control of its recycling ...