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New South Range stadium named Ralph Witmer field

BEAVER TWP. — The South Range school board this week approved a naming rights agreement for the field at the new stadium at the Rominger Sports Complex. The board approved an agreement with Ralph Witmer for $100,000. The name of the field will be Ralph Witmer Field. The terms of the ...

A motorcyclist enters Salem on North Lincoln Avenue Wednesday past one of four “First Women’s Rights Convention” historical markers placed at the entrances to the city. The markers commemorate Salem’s place in history as being the home to Ohio’s first Women’s Rights Convention, the third nationally, held at the Wilbur Friends Meeting House in the 300 block of East 6th St., on April 19-20, 1850. (Salem News photo by Larry Shields)

Markers cite Salem’s place in women’s rights movement

SALEM — Four new markers at the entrances to the city on North and South Lincoln and East and West State streets continue to designate the city’s place of honor in the fight for women’s rights. On April 19-20, 1850, women from around the state convened at the Quaker’s Wilbur Friends ...

Leetonia zoning book sent back to planning commission

LEETONIA— The new proposed zoning book is heading back to the planning commission for revisions. Council Wednesday night agreed to send the new book back to the planning commission without a vote on it due to an issue regarding temporary signs that Village Solicitor Walter Newton noticed. ...

This building housed many businesses through the years, including the Katy-Did saloon and the Shenandoah. Most recently it was Amanda’s Hope Chest. (Salem News photo by Tom Giambroni)

Lisbon halts building demolition

LISBON —The village has halted plans to demolish an old brick building on North Market Street until experts can determine whether it might harm the adjoining buildings. Village zoning inspector Zachary Barkley on Monday denied the demolition permit sought by Ben Dickey for 111-115 N. Market ...

Some adult education classes at Career Center fuller than ever

LISBON — Some adult education classes at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center are fuller than ever, according to adult education director Dr. Kelly Darney. Adult classes in licensed practical nursing and medical assistant have more students this year than ever before. ...

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Salem queen candidates

The Salem High School football homecoming queen will be announced during halftime of the game Friday against Canton South at Reilly Stadium. Senior queen candidates include; from left, Heaven Hart, daughter of Dawn and Drew Hart, escorted by Ryan Stewart, son of Debbie Higgins and Jim Stewart; ...

Outgoing Salem treasurer defends city tax office

SALEM — City Treasurer Dr. John Conrad briefly addressed city council regarding the Regional Income Tax Agency known as RITA, questioning its value and its ability to save the city money. After the meeting Tuesday night, when asked why the topic came up, Conrad explained that he heard ...

Jobless rate drops to 5.8%

LISBON —Columbiana County’s unemployment rate declined significantly in August but still remains above the state and national averages. The county’s jobless rate dropped from 6.4 percent in July to 5.8 percent last month, according to figures released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of ...

Career Center to organize Drug Free Club

LISBON —High school students from the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center will soon be able to add drug free to their resumes when they look for a job by successfully joining and completing the program of the Drug Free Clubs of America — CCCTC Chapter. Director/Assistant ...

The former site of Columbiana County Job and Family Services will not become a recycling site. (Salem News photo by Tom Giambroni)

County will seek other recycling drop-off site

LISBON —Columbiana County Commissioner Tim Weigle said he will work with Mayor Joseph Morenz after learning of his objections to plans to temporarily relocate recycling containers to downtown Lisbon. Morenz heard from someone that commissioners were moving the recycling drop-off site from the ...

The former site of Columbiana County Job and Family Services will not become a recycling site. (Salem News photo by Tom Giambroni)

County will seek other recycling drop-off site

LISBON —Columbiana County Commissioner Tim Weigle said he will work with Mayor Joseph Morenz after learning of his objections to plans to temporarily relocate recycling containers to downtown Lisbon. Morenz heard from someone that commissioners were moving the recycling drop-off site from the ...

Reilly Stadium track to get final red surface

SALEM — Visitors to Reilly Stadium for the homecoming game Friday between the Quakers and the Canton South Wildcats can expect to see red, not just on the uniforms on the field, but also on the track. The red final layer of the track surface is expected to be finished this week by Field ...

Beaver Creek Sportsman Club plans craft show

WASHINGTONVILLE — It will be a first when the Beaver Creek Sportsman Club holds a craft show from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 7. The club is located at 14480 Washingtonville Road, a quarter-mile north of state Route 14, and the show is free and open to the public. Any hand-made item is allowed ...

The Power House Cafe (The old Side Door) will hold a bike show from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 29 to award trophies in four classes of motorcycles including first, second and third places in best stock, custom, chopper/bobber and rat bikes. Organizer Dwain Kale is pictured with his own award-winning Triumph “Whitewall bike,” and 11 of the 12 custom hand-crafted trophies he made that will be awarded at the Power House bike show.  (Salem News photo by Larry Shields)

Bike show set at Power House Cafe Sept. 29

SALEM — The Power House Cafe will wind down its bike nights with a bike show on Sept. 29. Also known as the old Side Door, the Power House is located at 530 S. Broadway Ave., and show organizer Dwain Kale said a dozen trophies will be awarded in four categories along with a people’s ...

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Help for Harvey victims

Salem Jr./Sr. High School Student Council members gather around a truck full of school supplies headed for a Houston suburb as part of an area effort to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Pictured with them is retired Salem teacher George Spack, left, and Lisbon resident Josh Kupka, ...

Salem schools: Better despite new ‘grades’

SALEM — Letter grades handed down by the state do not reflect the success of Salem City Schools — that’s the consensus of Superintendent Dr. Joe Shivers and school board members reacting to recent state report card results. “Salem schools are in good shape and only getting better,” ...

Salineville police told sheriff will stop transporting most prisoners

SALINEVILLE — Village council members learned on Monday the Columbiana County sheriff’s office has alerted them of a decision to stop transporting most prisoners arrested by other agencies from the jail to the municipal courts starting in January 2018. Police Chief Matt Devlin shared with ...

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Planting pride in Salem

Members of the Salem Beautification Committee of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce honor Stark Memorial Funeral Home owner Russell E. Loudon “for continued excellence in providing outstanding floral landscaping and displays. Thank you for being the epitome of ‘Planting Pride - City ...

Three-year-old Serenity Barister of Salem is the great-granddaughter of Sonny Reynolds aka Johnny Appleseed and is certainly the apple of his eye. (Salem News photo by Patti Schaeffer)

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Action at the Johnny Appleseed Festival Sunday included the pet parade.

Waiting game for drug mart north of Lisbon

LISBON — When is Discount Drug Mart coming to Center Township? Local residents and township officials alike are wondering, because nothing has been done with the site since demolition of the former Taste of Country restaurant was completed in early June to make way for the Ohio-based drug ...