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Republican Party backs Abruzzino in judge’s race

LISBON — Republican voters will have two people to choose from for County Municipal Court judge during the May 7 primary election, but it appears the local Republican GOP has already made their choice. At a meeting on Saturday, the Columbiana County Republican Party endorsed Vito Abruzzino ...

Salem council OKs seeking bids for utility work

SALEM — City council gave approval Tuesday for the seeking of bids and a contract for the Franklin Street water and sewer line replacement projects. Plans call for replacing the 4-inch water line with a 6-inch water line from South Broadway Avenue to South Lincoln Avenue at an estimated ...

New Waterford nets 6 bids for water project

NEW WATERFORD — The village received six sealed bids for Phase II of its multi-million dollar water distribution project in the community center on Tuesday. Mayor Shane Patrone said the bids bids ranged from $2.6 million to $1.837 million on an engineer’s estimate of $2.1 million for the ...

David W. Harmon

COLUMBIANA—David W. Harmon, 37, of Columbiana, formerly of East Palestine, died early Sunday morning. David was born July 4, 1981 in East Liverpool, a son of Wayne Harmon and Kathy (Nulf) Harmon and had been a life-long resident of the East Palestine area prior to moving to Columbiana. He ...

The house is gone

Workers for Yarian Brothers Construction of New Waterford are shown filling in the foundation of the house on the corner of North State Street and Taylor Avenue on Monday. The Columbiana County land bank paid for the demolition work that began in the morning and was being wrapped up by late ...

Perry official: Misposted receipt an honest mistake

PERRY TWP. — Township Fiscal Officer Susan Johnston said she’s not perfect — she made an honest mistake in misposting $9,300 income to the wrong account in 2017, but residents can rest assured that they have nothing to worry about with township accounting. “We’re doing things right ...

Washingtonville, Leetonia officials to talk water today

WASHINGTONVILLE — Leetonia and Washingtonville officials will meet in the Washingtonville government building to discuss water at noon today. Mayor Herman Frank, Utilities Superintendent Brian Gudat and Fiscal Officer Dale Davis from Washingtonville will meet with Leetonia Mayor Kevin ...

Goshen Twp. to get funds from electric plan

GOSHEN TWP. — The township will be receiving money thanks to participation in an electric aggregate. Township trustees last week approved a resolution accepting money from NOPEC (Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council), a non-profit organization of local governments working together to save ...

LandPro, formerly Elder Ag, operated by familiar staff

EAST PALESTINE — The family-owned business purchased by LandPro Equipment last year is still full of local faces. The former Elder Ag and Turf company was presented with the East Palestine Area of Chamber of Commerce’s Presidential Award a few weeks ago. The Elder Ag company was ...

Salem police officer ending long career of service

SALEM—You get out what you put in — that’s what now retired Salem Police Patrolman Austin French said he believes. The 63-year-old practiced what he preached during a law enforcement career that spanned the last 40-plus years, serving the city of Salem full time since July 8, 1999 until ...

Site keeps Salem Super Cruise fans informed

SALEM — Keeping the slogan, “If it has wheels, bring it,” the 14th annual Salem Super Cruise is keeping fans informed with its salemsupercruise.com website. The website has 131 pictures on its slide show displaying cars from previous Super Cruises. The Super Cruise, set for June 6-9, ...

Lisbon Chamber commits to downtown revitalization

LISBON — The Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce has committed to renewing a joint contract related to the downtown revitalization plan. The chamber notified the village in a letter that its executive board made the decision to do a 50/50 partnership with Lisbon for the 2019 contracts with ...

‘Oliver’ will be performed at West Branch High School

BELOIT — West Branch continues their 2019 theater season with the ever popular musical “Oliver.” The show centers around the story of Oliver Twist, a young boy who lives in a workhouse with other orphaned boys in London, England. When Oliver disrupts a meal by asking for more, he is ...

Dancing princesses

The Crestview Lady Rebels high school basketball players traded their basketball uniforms for princess dresses Saturday and threw a Disney princess and pirate party as a fundraiser in the elementary school gym. In this photo, 16-year-old Krista Perry of Columbiana as Pocahontas dances with ...

SNAP households will receive 50 percent of March benefits on Feb. 22

Because of the partial federal government shutdown that concluded Jan. 25, Ohio Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households will receive 50 percent of their March benefits on Feb. 22 and the remainder on their assigned March issuance date. The U.S. Department of ...

Making music

Silent auction and Swiss steak dinner —WHEN: Saturday, March 2 —AUCTION: Bidding open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., winners 6:15 p.m. —DINNER: 4 to 6 p.m., $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under, free 3 and under —BUY & TAKE: Tables of $5 items for purchase —WHERE: Salem United ...

House Bill changes absentee voting this year

LISBON — Absentee voting will be different this year as a result of Ohio House Bill 41, the county’s elections board director, Adam Booth, said during his last day on the job on Friday. Booth is leaving the position after accepting a job as accounts manager of Clear Ballot, a company that ...

Police officers get help in sharing info with prosecutor

LISBON — County commissioners are helping the sheriff’s office and other local departments get the software necessary to allow them to communicate information directly to the county prosecutor’s office. Sheriff Ray Stone, Chief Assistant County Prosecutor John Gamble, Salem Lt. David ...

Still no RITA quote for Lisbon council

LISBON — The village has not yet received an official quote from the outside agency that could take over income tax collections, if council approves doing that. During this week’s council meeting, yet another council member voiced her opposition of using the Regional Income Tax Agency to ...

‘Soup to Go’ at Salem church

A “Soup to Go” will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at the Salem First Presbyterian Church, 436 E. Second St. The event will feature Tomato Penne Pasta Soup made by the High School Logo’s Youth, from left, Alyssa Bricker, Hannah Kelm and Payton Murphy. They are led by Kim Double and Jody ...