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Proud artist

Garrett Navyac, 6, shows off his artwork that hangs on the wall of the fire station with other artists from Joshua Dixon Elementary in Columbiana during the city's safety day recently. (Salem News photo by Patti Schaeffer)

Engineer joins Columbiana restoration panel

COLUMBIANA — The committee in charge of the $3 million project to renovate the Harvey S. Firestone Park now has a professional engineer involved in the project, and it also recently hired a professional fundraising firm. The Columbiana Restoration and Beautification Committee announced in a ...

United board OKs forecast with deficits each year

HANOVERTON — The United Local school board Wednesday approved a financial five-year forecast that shows a positive cash balance for the majority of years, but also deficit spending throughout. Presented by school Treasurer Melissa Baker, the forecast shows a cash balance that avoids a ...

Disabilities board to sell surplus land, old vehicles

LISBON — The Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities voted on Wednesday to sell off some surplus property along state Route 45, which will allow a neighbor to expand the size of their lot. The strip being sold is 20 feet wide by 100 feet long, which Superintendent Bill Devin ...

Heritage Thermal settles with Feds after incinerator blast

EAST LIVERPOOL — A settlement reached among two federal agencies and Heritage Thermal Services over alleged incidents at its hazardous waste incinerator here should mean safer air and drinking water for area residents, according to officials. In a joint announcement Friday, the Department ...

Fall brush pick up to begin next week in Leetonia

LEETONIA — Fall brush pick up will begin next week. Village Administrator Gary Phillips reported at the village council meeting this week the program is scheduled for Oct. 22 through Nov. 2, with only one round of pick up slated. There will not be another pick up until the ...

Getting ready for colder weather

Sisters Megan and Katie Chludzinski along with group adviser Judy McCullough have been knitting headbands at Lisbon home football games this year. Not only to raise money for needles and supplies for the knitting group at the school, but also to keep fans' ears warm and dry when the cold ...

Several Salem utility projects slowed

SALEM — Hurry up and wait — that’s pretty much what the city Utilities Commission members heard Thursday about the status of several projects. The Highland Avenue water tank pumping station is a month past the required completion date and commission members learned the valve that’s ...

School sees growing carryover balance

The school district should be in outstanding financial shape for the foreseeable future. Treasurer Vickie Browning-Prowitt reported at this week’s school board meeting the recent five-year forecast shows the district’s record carryover balance increasing each of the next five years, ...

Health board looks to increase license fees

SALEM — The city health board held first reading on the proposed food service license fees for next year, with many of the categories showing increases. City Health Commission Lynle Hayes explained that the increases can be attributed in part to not having a sanitarian part of the time the ...

Brass Band concert

The Brass Band of the Western Reserve will perform a free concert, open to the public, at 3 p.m. Sunday at Salem’s First Presbyterian Church. Local musicians performing with the ensemble include David Mollenkopf and Jonathan Willis, trombone and Anthony Chiporo, trumpet. Dr. Keith M. ...

Columbiana Boiler expansion plans offered

COLUMBIANA — More detailed plans for the local Columbiana Boiler expansion project were outlined during this month’s city planning commission meeting. According to minutes of the meeting, the company plans to have a new 94- by 520-foot building and two 90-ton cranes at the current ...

Busy Beaver plans to move into Kmart site

CALCUTTA – As Kmart begins the process of leaving its state Route 170 location, a new tenant already has plans for the building. The Review has learned that Busy Beaver — a home improvement chain based in the Pittsburgh-area with a nearby location in Salem, as well as a store in Weirton, ...

Gallery: Salem Lions Club vision screenings

The Salem Lions Club's annual vision screenings of Salem elementary school students continued Wednesday with stops at Reilly and Southeast schools. Drs. Rebecca Brown, Megan Leyda, Herb Shultz and Will Stamp conducted exams of 140 third-graders at Reilly Elementary School. They were assisted by ...

Health board not keen to share space with parks

City health board members on Wednesday discussed some of the pros and cons of moving into a former doctor’s office on Oak Street with the city parks department, with space, parking and a secure area for records among the concerns. “I think there’s a lot more to discuss on this, I see a ...

Officials warn: No water meter, no more water

Water customers who have not yet scheduled a meter replacement will be notified their service will be terminated if they do not comply with the project. Village Administrator Gary Phillips told village council Wednesday night that 101 red tags will be sent out this week for those who have not ...

Officials talk up need to renew Salem 1/4% tax

SALEM — The Finance Committee of city council started discussions Tuesday night about next year’s budget, with both Mayor John Berlin and Councilman Geoff Goll talking about a need to put the .25 percent additional income tax back on the ballot so the money for street improvements can ...

Rollover crash

A 16-year-old Lisbon driver was transported by KLG Ambulance to Salem Regional Medical Center following a rollover crash just after 3 p.m. Wednesday on Adams Road just north of Lisbon Wednesday. The passenger, his 12-year-old sister, was not injured. According to state Trooper Steve Tucci, the ...

Commissioners may aid Greenway work

LISBON — Columbiana County commissioners appear willing to provide the county park district with $25,000 needed to cover additional costs for repaving a section a section of the Little Beaver Creek Greenway Trail. Park board president Tom Butch and other board members met Wednesday with ...

South Range forecast shows deficits by 3rd year

BEAVER TWP. —The South Range school board Monday night approved a financial five-year forecast that shows a positive cash balance this year and next. Submitted by school Treasurer Jim Phillips, the forecast does not enter a negative cash balance until the third year, finishing with a ...