Local News

Perry trustees OK fire helmet purchase

PERRY TWP. — The township purchased six fire helmets at $254 apiece, for a total of $1,524 during Monday’s meeting. Fire Chief Bruce Witcher said current helmets with a 10-year lifespan need to be replaced and he wanted to place the new helmet purchases on a rotating basis as they do ...

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Leetonia Market opens

The Leetonia Market Drive Thru at 433 Columbia St. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. Pictured in the center from the left are Moe Rawhneh, Leetonia Mayor Kevin Siembida, owner Mihiar Albdour, his wife, Barah Albdour, and Sidad Albdour is held by the chef, Mo Hassan. Barah Albdour called ...

Local manufacturer planning major expansion

COLUMBIANA — A major plant expansion is under way for a local manufacturing company that is seeing an increase in sales, and the project will also mean the creation of more local jobs. PHD Manufacturing Inc. located on Columbiana-Waterford Road has already broken grown on the project that ...

Stage Left Youth Players presenting holiday musical this weekend

Stage Left Youth Players will present their original one-act holiday musical called “Where’s Rudolph?” at the Trinity Playhouse, 234 E Lincoln Way. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Directors Kandy Cleland and Jodine Pilmer have assembled a cast of 37 local ...

Crestview, New Waterford looking for water options to campus

NEW WATERFORD — Crestview Schools and the Village of New Waterford are working together to look at options for bringing more water to the school’s campus. With Crestview’s well production dropping this year, the school district began looking at options. One temporary option is to have ...

Columbiana BOE backing proposed law in Senate

COLUMBIANA — A new proposed law that calls for the deregulation of public education is making its way through the Ohio Senate and has the unanimous support of the Columbiana School District Board of Education. School Superintendent Don Mook encouraged the board to pass a resolution in ...

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Cruisin’ check for pantries

The Cruisin’ Crew presented a final check of $18,865 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Mahoning County for distribution to 10 food pantries throughout Columbiana County during a dinner held Saturday at the Salem Salvation Army. The money was raised through various car cruise events, including ...

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Photo Gallery: Ohio State 48 Michigan State 3

Sophomore tailback Mike Weber outraces Michigan State defenders on an 82-yard touchdown run Saturday during Ohio State's 48-3 rout. Weber finished with 162 yards rushing and two touchdowns on just nine carries. (Salem News photo by J.D. Creer)

Fifth-grade students Jase Medure and Jenna Marhefka explain to the school board the elementary school’s Leader in Me Program. This year the school has introduced standards-based report cards to help measure areas such as leadership. (Submitted photo)

United Elementary offering enhanced report cards

HANOVERTON – Parents of United Local Elementary students will be seeing a greater explanation of their child’s education on report cards this year. Starting this year, students in grades kindergarten through six will receive the standards-based report cards that have been used exclusively ...

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Kids helping kids

Ryan Kiko of Kiko Auctions kicks off the annual Kids For Kids Benefit Auction at Damascus United Methodist Church on Valley Road Saturday. The auction included close to 200 items, with all proceeds being donated to various children’s missions. A separate children’s auction was held also for ...

The owner of the Leetonia Market Drive Thru, Mihiar Albdour, stands in front of the newly re-opened convenience store at 433 Columbia St. It is his first business venture and he will be joined by Leetonia village officials at noon Monday for a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony. (Salem News photo by Larry Shields)

Grand opening set for new Leetonia Market Drive Thru

LEETONIA—“I’m very glad to see this place open,” Mill Street resident Emily Ayers said Thursday about the Leetonia Market Drive Thru at 433 Columbia St. “I’m very glad to have a store close to my home,” she added. Owned by Mihiar Albdour, the business, after a lot of upgrade ...

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Leadership athletes share experience with Lisbon BOE

LISBON —High school athletes who participated in a youth leadership conference hosted by the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton attended Thursday’s school board meeting to talk about the experience. Participants were high school juniors Corinne Freeman, Blayne Brownfield, Elycia Smith, ...

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Leetonia students and staff salute vets

Students including kindergartners and the high school band and choir were among those paying respects to veterans during a special program Friday at Leetonia High School which included a breakfast followed by a patriotic-themed performance which included guest speakers, student readings and ...

Official looking for poll workers

LISBON — What if they held an election but there were not enough poll workers? It hasn’t come that, but it could unless they get an infusion of new poll workers, according to Columbiana County Board of Elections Director Adam Booth. “We’re in need of more poll workers than we’ve ...

Big Oak drug ring leaders have long records

LISBON — No new indictments from Operation Big Oak were released due to the courthouse being closed on Friday for the Veterans Day holiday. But at last count 67 people involved in bringing heroin, fentanyl and carfentanyl to Columbiana County have been charged with related crimes. One of ...

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Salem house fire

Salem firefighters battled a blaze at 554 Franklin Avenue Friday afternoon. The department received multiple reports of the structure fire at approximately 3:45 p.m. Perry Township firefighters assisted while the Salem Police Department blocked the roadway between South Lundy and South Lincoln ...

Columbiana official raises storm water issues

COLUMBIANA —Storm water problems that have plagued the city for decades need to be addressed—and soon, a member of council said this week. Crystal Siembida-Boggs said she believed that if something is not done now the city will be faced with an unfunded mandate from the Environmental ...

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Local resident hopes Miss Ohio USA stage leads to a platform for her causes

SALEM — Angela Judy believes success on the Miss Ohio USA stage would provide a path for her platform of wanting to help others. The Salem resident and 2015 United Local High School graduate is competing today and Saturday in the Miss Ohio USA event being held in Kuss Auditorium at the ...

Columbiana park board to seek input on Birdfish liquor permit

COLUMBIANA — The city’s park board will be open to public input at its next meeting regarding a new liquor permit request from the Birdfish Brewing Co. Birdfish has applied for a new permit from the state to brew beer at the their recently approved site on East Park Avenue at the old ...