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Snowmagedon Sleddin' 3b pat

Winter fun in Columbiana

Jonalyn Barkey, 7, of New Waterford let her dad, John do the steering a couple of times as they flew down the hill at Columbiana's Firestone Park together Saturday. Ian Logan, 11, of Columbiana was one with the snow as he rode his lime green saucer over a jump and down the hillside. (Salem News ...

Engineer’s office plans road curve study

LISBON — Is there adequate signage in place warning motorists when they are approaching a dangerous curve on a county road? The Columbiana County Engineer’s Office is hiring an Ohio company to find out. The engineer’s office was given permission by county commissioners to hire the ...

Zellers to take council seat for 1st meeting

New Second Ward Councilman Ronald Zellers said he’s kind of excited about joining city council. The restoration contractor and painter will take part in his first meeting tonight at 6:30 during a joint session of the city Planning Commission and city council regarding a zoning change, ...

Mary Taylor brings campaign for governor to local business leaders

COLUMBIANA — Mary Taylor is optimistic she can be the next governor of Ohio, and believes she is the most business friendly candidate in the race. Taylor is currently lieutenant governor under John Kasich, a position she has held the last seven years. The Republican visited Columbiana on ...

Crestview elementary team reviews progress for tests

LISBON — The Crestview elementary building improvement team talked to the board of education last week about some of the challenges they are facing and meeting. While results are not where they want them in the ever-changing target of testing through the state of Ohio, several teachers ...

Southern Local looks to be in black for 4 years

SALINEVILLE — Southern Local’s board of education last week got its first look at the five-year forecast, which looks positive for at least the next four years. Prior to their first regular meeting, the board held a tax budget meeting. Although the district appears to be spending more ...

Career Center OKs contract with Mahoning County ESC

LISBON — The Columbiana County Career and Technical Center approved a contract agreement with the Mahoning County Educational Service Center on Monday. Superintendent Chuck Adkins noted the CCCTC, due to its nature as a career technical program, does not require many services from the ESC. ...

West Branch school board accepts $36K in donations

BELOIT — The West Branch school board Monday night accepted nearly $36,000 in donations, including several significant anonymous ones. The board accepted $35,818.75 in donations, topped by $20,000 anonymously to the high school athletic department. Other large anonymous donations included ...

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Coming to the Salem Community Theatre stage

The romantic comedy "Four Weddings And An Elvis will be presented on the Salem Community Theatre stage the weekends of Jan. 19-21 and 26-28. Friday show times are 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday performances are 2:30 p.m. For information call 330-332-9688. Director is Ron Altomare. Front, from left, ...

700-megawatt electric power plant running

LISBON — The sister plant to the natural gas-powered electric plant to be built outside Wellsville is open for business. Advance Power announced last week its 700-megawatt Carroll County Energy plant outside Carrollton is operating and capable of generating enough electricity for 750,000 ...

Vacant building ordinance an ongoing concern

LISBON — Village Council and others involved continue to try to clear up concerns about the fees and regulations in the vacant building ordinance, even as council passed the ordinance on second reading at last week’s meeting. Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce President Susan Shank, speaking ...

United Local program will help build character for seventh-graders

HANOVERTON — The United Local school board Wednesday night approved a new program focused on student character for the seventh grade. The board granted approval for guidance counselor Lori Raymond to provide ANTI-VIRUS, a 10-week character education program that will be introduced in ...

St Patrick Church meal will benefit food pantry serving 100 families

4WHAT: St. Patrick Church chicken parmesan dinner — WHEN:  5-7 p.m. Jan. 20 — WHERE: St. Patrick Church social hall — COST: $10 adults, $5 for children 10 years and younger. Reservations and carryouts available at 260-458-7147 LEETONIA — A local church is offering a ...

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Shoveling out

East Second Street resident Eric Ward was among the many having to dig out Saturday from our most recent storm that left 6 to 8 inches of ice and snow throughout the area. The forecast calls for more snow — but a lighter amount — on Monday. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)

City crews were busy but had no storm problems

SALEM — City Service/Safety Director Ken Kenst reported no problems with snow removal Friday night into Saturday, saying crews were expected to finish up Saturday afternoon after clearing alleys. “We hope with the sun coming out that will help with the salt,” Kenst said. He estimated ...

School counselors guide students toward the future

SALEM — School counselors still prepare students for life after high school, but there’s more to the job these days than just passing out a few college brochures. The Salem Jr./Sr. High Counseling Department, comprised of Megan Ellis, Ashley Taafe and Amber Waller, explained to school ...

New Waterford named as pilot for grant-based program

NEW WATERFORD — Help is on the way for many small communities ordered to create asset management plans by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency by October. According to Administrator Jason Gorby, New Waterford was named as the pilot for a plan being constructed by the Ohio Rural ...

Gas line development expected to resume

LISBON — Columbiana County commissioners are optimistic the gas development boom could resume as early as 2019 once area pipelines are in place to transport the product to market. “When that infrastructure is in place things will pick up again,” predicted Commissioner Tim ...

Lisbon BOE gets big response for coaching vacancy

LISBON — More than 30 people think they have what it takes to be the Lisbon Blue Devils’ new head varsity football coach. It was announced during the Thursday school board meeting that the position has attracted 36 outside applicants. The position was first posted internally but no ...

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Rollover on Route 517

Trooper Steve Tucci photographs a 2011 Ford Escape rollover crash that left Dylan Falk, 21, of East Palestine uninjured Friday afternoon. Trooper Alex Carroll said Falk will be cited for failure to control following the crash on Route 517 that was just east of Lower Elkton Road east of Lisbon. ...