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Recorder Bosel tells Judge Pike to limit contact to official business

LISBON — Columbiana County Recorder Theresa Bosel told county Common Pleas Court Judge C. Ashley Pike to limit his contact with her to county business because of a dispute over her decision to endorse his opponent in the May 8 primary election. Bosel contacted the newspaper earlier in the ...

United schools to seek permanent improvement levy

HANOVERTON—The United Local school board on Wednesday approved the final resolution to place its permanent improvement renewal levy on the November ballot. The board is seeking the renewal of the 3-mill permanent improvement levy for a continuous period of time. Originally passed by voters ...

Exploring careers

BOC Water Hydraulics owner/president Todd Olson and engineer Sam Trimm interact with Salem High School junior and machine trades student Justin Moffett during the well-attended inaugural Salem Area Career Fair in the high school cafeteria. The event was sponsored by the school district and the ...

Howells & Baird to engineer concrete street repairs

Howells & Baird will engineer the concrete streets project this summer after negotiating a contract with Mayor John Berlin for $171,000, city Service/Safety Director Ken Kenst announced Tuesday night. The Salem firm scored the highest of the four engineering companies who submitted their ...

United BOE votes to hire mental health coordinator

HANOVERTON — For the second consecutive meeting, the United Local school board approved an additional person to help battle school violence amid criticism regarding a resolution in December to allow select qualified staff members to carry a concealed weapon on campus, with parents calling for ...

Columbiana Council OKs food truck rules

COLUMBIANA — A new law regulating food truck business in the city was approved by city council this week after years of discussion. The legislation adds a chapter to the business and tax code outlining the new required process to operate a food truck. The process consists of having a ...

Weather slows New Waterford water line project

NEW WATERFORD — Phase I of the two-phase multi-million dollar waterline replacement project is moving along but is running behind schedule, Mayor Shane Patrone said Wednesday. All the water customers were hooked up last month, but persistent rain and inclement weather have caused delays in ...

Trump approves aid for February flooding

LISBON — Federal disaster assistance is on its way for Columbiana County communities that sustained damage caused by February’s heavy rains. President Trump on Tuesday issued a disaster declaration for 18 counties in eastern Ohio impacted by the flooding and landslides that resulted from ...

BDD moves to lay off remaining adult care staffers

LISBON — The Board of Developmental Disabilities on Wednesday approved the layoff of 13 employees as of May 25, 2018, the last day the CCBDD will operate the Adult Service and Support program for their older clients. Superintendent Bill Devon said the nine people currently attending the ...

Hillside cleared as safety measure

As a preventative measure, East Liverpool Mayor Ryan Stovall and Service-Safety Director Brian Allen decided on Tuesday to have a hillside area about the size of a football field cleared of trees and brush along the southbound lanes of state Route 11 south of the Route 170 exit in Calcutta. The ...

Parks chief seeks power to ban troublemakers

SALEM — City Parks Director Shane Franks is looking for a way to ban individuals from the parks if they repeatedly violate park rules or cause problems. During his report to city council Tuesday night, he requested the Parks Committee of city council hold a meeting to discuss that topic, ...

Police range named in Lt. Shafer’s memory

SALEM — Lt. Charles “Chaz” Shafer spent a lot of time at the Salem Police Department’s firing range— now the range located off of Pennsylvania Avenue will bear his name. City council approved a resolution Tuesday designating the firing range as the Lt. Charles “Chaz” Shafer ...

Plastic car parts dumped at recycle site

SALEM — The company that empties the recycling dumpsters near the police department here found something unusual when they arrived on Monday: plastic automobile parts filling up four of the 22 containers. When recycling coordinator Tony Guidone showed up on Tuesday he found another of the ...

Washingtonville concerned about culvert damage

WASHINGTONVILLE — Concerned about safety and underground structural weakening at the Boston Street culvert, the village placed yellow caution tape and orange safety cones around it. During Monday’s meeting, council discussed the culvert, which was recently completed by Foust Construction ...

Career Center board gets good report on resource officer

LISBON — The Columbiana County Career and Technical Center got a good report about the school resource officer they approved last month for the remainder of the school year. Deputy Bill McGee has been patrolling the school and Assistant Superintendent Jeremy Corbisello said he believes this ...

South Range BOE will seek bids for old athletic field in North Lima

BEAVER TWP. —The South Range school board will seek bids for the former high school athletic field in North Lima. The board Monday night agreed to seek silent bids for the Memorial Field complex behind the former high school, with the ability to reject any and all bids received. The field ...

High water

With more than 3 inches of rainfall in the area over the weekend, the Butcher Road bridge that spans the Little Beaver Creek just west of Canfield-Lisbon Road in Salem Township had water flowing over it on Monday, forcing township crews to close off the road on both sides of the bridge. The ...

Schools to negotiate deal for resource officer

Superintendent Dr. Joe Shivers received the green light to negotiate a contract for a school resource officer from the city of Salem, saying he’ll recommend a three-year deal to cover at least 69 to 70 percent of the cost for a new police patrolman. The school board agreed Monday to ...

Boy pleads innocent to charges he wrote threat at school

The 11-year-old village boy accused of writing a message on a bathroom wall that resulted in the evacuation of McKinley Elementary School pleaded innocent to the charge Monday during a hearing in Columbiana County Juvenile Court. A fifth-grade student at the school, the youth has been charged ...

Fairfield Twp. couple trapped in own home by rising flood waters

Staff Reports COLUMBIANA — A kayak has come in handy for a Fairfield Township couple trapped by rising water on their own property. The paper’s news partner, WKBN First News, reported Monday that Larry and Laurie Everly are hoping the Ohio Department of Transportation can fix a ...