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Curbside recycling chance coming to Columbiana

COLUMBIANA — City residents are finally getting the opportunity to use a curbside recycling program. Brothers Josh and Jake Stoy presented J&J Recycling to the city’s planning commission last week. The Stoys are Columbiana residents and currently studying business at Youngstown ...

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Leetonia Artisans Festival held

The two-day Leetonia Artisans Festival concluded Sunday at Wick Park. Above photo, Leetonia Junior High and High School cheerleaders were raising money via selling raffle tickets, water and homegrown apples. Front row, from left, Erin Drake, Jaden Croyle, Gracie Duko, Meygan Graff, Samantha ...

Lisbon downtown maintenance reminders imminent

LISBON—Property owners in the downtown business district will soon be receiving a friendly letter advising them the village intends to begin enforcing its maintenance code, but failure to keep your property looking good could result in a $100 fine per citation. The letters are expected to ...

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Sew n’ Sews Quilting Group donated blanket for raffle drawing

Deb Weigle and Cindy Pickrell, representatives of the Sew n’ Sews Quilting Group of East Palestine recently presented a 50x60” lap quilt with matching bag to John and Daryl Hersh of Ozer Ministries. This blanket was donated to use for a raffle that will be drawn in conjunction with the ...

Dave McGoogan, right, Crestview school board member, and schools Superintendent Matthew Manley walk out of the two mobile buildings added this summer for the arts and therapy programs at the district. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)

Crestview’s new ‘studios’ being put to use

NEW WATERFORD — Crestview received some criticism regarding the use of two mobile buildings at the elementary school this year, but now that they are in place and school has begun Superintendent Matthew Manley said people seem happier. The school put a lot of work into getting the two ...

Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing marks 60 years

SALEM – The Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing (HEMSPN) was founded in 1957 when Salem City Hospital (now Salem Regional Medical Center) closed the diploma school for registered nurses and established a practical nursing school. The spacious Charles S. Bonsall residence, purchased ...

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Salem Area Festival of Bands

The Salem High School Marching Band hosted its 21st annual Salem Area Festival of Bands Saturday night at Reilly Stadium. Bands participating included those from Salem, Beaver Local, Columbiana, East Liverpool, Sebring, United, West Branch and Grove City College. (Salem News photos by Gary Leininger)

Hollywood filming in the valley

LISBON —A Hollywood production crew filming a movie in the Mahoning Valley is looking for possible filming locations in Columbiana County. Lisbon Mayor Joseph Morenz confirmed Thursday he was contacted by Fred D’Amico from the Youngstown Regional Film Commission about possible locations ...

N. Lincoln Ave. homes offered sewer service

SALEM—Property owners in 35 households on North Lincoln Avenue in Perry Township currently without sanitary sewer service can expect a letter this week detailing the terms if they choose to accept the city’s offer to tap into the city’s system. The city Utilities Commission authorized ...

SR 517 crash still under investigation

LISBON — A 19-year-old Youngstown woman is in critical condition after being ejected from a vehicle on state Route 517 Friday, according to the highway patrol. The crash remains under investigation by Trooper Megan Faith, who said on Saturday that Kelsey Woods, 19, was a passenger in the ...

Four-year-old Ryker Malone of Lisbon also did his best impression of Johnny Applesed as he marched in the parade. (Salem News photo by Patti Schaeffer)

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The Johnny Appleseed Festival returned to Lisbon Saturday.

Johnny Appleseed, aka Sonny Reynolds, takes a break from passing out apples to pose with the 2017-2018 Johnny Appleseed Festival royalty: Becky Bernet, second attendant, Queen Samantha Moschgat and Abigail Monte, first attendant.

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Johnny Appleseed Royalty (Salem News photos by Patti Schaeffer)

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Coming up big on D

Salem High School’s Robbie Sarginger is surrounded by his teammates celebrating a Quaker defensive stop with the team up 27-14 against Carrollton in the fourth quarter on Northeastern Buckeye Conference action Friday night. Salem went on to win the game by that score. (Salem News photo by ...

No prison in sexual assault case

LISBON — A developmentally disabled man involved in tying up and sexually assaulting a family member was placed on five years community control on Friday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. However, part of the sentence for David Lucas, 29, Lynchburg Road, Kensington, includes up to six ...

Columbiana south side fire station plans revealed

COLUMBIANA—The official engineering plans for the new fire station on the south side of the city were unveiled this week during the city’s planning commission meeting. The commission was presented with two similar but different designs by Howells and Baird Engineering and approved a ...

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All ready for Johnny Appleseed

Donna Gostey of Canfield sets up the Big Red Concessions stand that they have owned and operated for 33 years in preparation for the Johnny Appleseed Festival in Lisbon this weekend. They tout their farm fresh apples they use to make many of their goodies. The stand itself dates back to 1938. ...

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Two victims transported by helicopter from crash on state Route 517

At least two people were transported by STAT MedEvac helicopters from the scene of a head-on crash on state Route 517 involving two vehicles just before 7 p.m. Friday night. A third person was also taken to the hospital. Preliminary reports from the highway patrol indicate that a silver Saturn ...

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Reason to smile for the Quakers

Salem’s cheerleaders were all smiles during a season-opening win over East Palestine. The Quakers have since then defeated United Local and East Liverpool. They will carry their 3-0 record into Carrollton tonight for a 7 p.m. kickoff. Front, from left, Taylor Stewart, Emily Shelley, Kait ...

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Salem schools chief: Look past letter grade

SALEM —Salem schools Superintendent Dr. Joe Shivers said he’s looking at the big picture when it comes to the latest state report card results. “I think schools need to be accountable, but what are we doing to prepare kids for college, for vocations...what are we doing to make kids ...

Columbiana tops area report cards

LISBON —The state report cards are in, and the Columbiana school district again led the way. Columbiana maintained the top spot among local school districts by scoring the highest in the performance index (PI) category, which is generally considered the best measure of how a district ...