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Nothing but classics

This 1941 Cadillac convertible coupe, owned by Charlie Renner of Salem, was one of about 70 vintage cars on display at the Salem Golf Club as part of the Classic Car Club of America’s (CCCA) grand classic show on Saturday. The event concluded the clubs four-day Scenic Ohio Mini-CARavan that ...

Mile Branch Grange Fair

Josh Kuszmaul of Raptor Hallow Sanctuary of Salem shows off Soarin, a barn owl. Raptor Hallow Sanctuary has rehabilitated raptors, reptiles and wildlife that are used by Kuszmauls for educational purposes. They have an exhibit today 3-7 p.m. at the 62nd annual Mile Branch Grange Community Fair ...

Salem income tax revenue up slightly

SALEM — City income tax revenue through June is slightly ahead of last year’s pace at this time of year, by $43,564 according to the report issued as of June 29. The receipts for the 1 percent income tax are up $35,394 and the receipts for the additional .25 percent levy tax stand at ...

Lisbon schools can’t find athletic trainer

LISBON — The school district is having trouble finding a new athletic trainer for the upcoming school year. Athletic director Kyle Bing reported at this week’s school board meeting he has yet to find a replacement for George Summers, a local physical therapist who served as trainer for ...

Goshen road crew may work with county

GOSHEN TWP. —Township trustees this week purchased road repair materials and announced plans to share road work and equipment with the Mahoning County Engineer’s Office. Trustees approved the purchase of two skids of crack sealing materials from DJL Materials at approximately $2,835. DJL ...

Lisbon boy gets probation for threat

LISBON — An 11-year-old village boy whose bomb threat resulted in the evacuation of McKinley Elementary School was placed on probation for his actions, but other youths contemplating doing the same thing were warned they may not be as fortunate. “Usually, when someone does this sort of ...

Crestview PTO donates new video sign

NEW WATERFORD — Whether a new building goes up or not, Crestview Schools will have a new video sign out front, thanks to money raised and donated by the PTO. Superintendent Matthew Manley said the members of the PTO will be invited to the August board meeting where they will be thanked for ...

New Lisbon firefighters may have to pass physical

By TOM GIAMBRONI Staff Writer LISBON — The fire department is looking at requiring prospective firefighters undergo a physical, which would drive up operating costs. Lisbon Fire Chief Paul Gresh Jr. attended this week’s village council meeting to seek permission to administer ...

Scroggs Road trailer fire

Two adults and two children are displaced after a morning fire at their trailer at 8723 Scroggs Road. Jamie Rambo and her boyfriend were renting the trailer from Shawna Bailey of Lisbon. A quick response and knockdown of the fire by Lisbon firefighters with an assist from West Point ...

Mayor offers ‘preferred hauler’ trash option

SALEM — A “preferred hauler” program could serve as an alternative to the idea of instituting a single hauler program for curbside trash and recycling pickup in the city, also through a bidding process, according to Mayor John Berlin. “It’s just another option that’s come across ...

United looks to hire cop for security

HANOVERTON—The United school board is looking to hire its own police officer for security purposes. The board Monday night approved the job description for a security officer and will post the position within the week to serve as the de facto school resource officer for the upcoming school ...

Columbus rocker, a 1999 Salem grad, high bidder for Side Door

SALEM — The Side Door Restaurant was sold to Dustin Bates, founder and lead vocalist for the rock band Starset out of Columbus, during an absolute auction Thursday. The Side Door, also known as the Powerhouse Cafe, was sold for $135,000 by Russ Kiko Auction. The bidding started at ...

Lisbon seeks temp worker for tax office

LISBON — The village is looking for a temporary employee to serve as income tax administrator while it explores scrapping the office and hiring a non-profit organization to perform tax-collection duties. Village Council this week authorized Fiscal Officer Tracey Wonner to contact a temporary ...

Classic Car Club sweeps through Salem

SALEM — The Classic Car Club of America swept into Salem as part of a five-day Scenic Ohio Mini-CARavan and Grand Classic tour beginning Wednesday. The first stop for the July 11-15 event was at 566 Highland Ave. for an evening get together and vintage car display hosted by David W. ...

New tool would help homeowners stretch payments

A new tool is being proposed to help the Salem Utilities Commission recoup costs from the department’s installation of sewer or water mains in areas where property owners request service and annex into the city. The Utilities Committee of city council agreed Tuesday to recommend an ...

Crestview seeks levy info for new school plan

NEW WATERFORD — Crestview residents should soon know what the tax bill will be if the school district chooses to go forward with the construction of a new pre-kindergarten through 12th grade facility. On Wednesday, the board voted to ask the county auditor’s office how many mills the ...

Columbiana Way Station to host Day of Giving Friday

COLUMBIANA — “It all started when a Sunday School teacher walked into a bar. No, really.” That is how the Columbiana Way Station is spreading the word about the history of the non-profit organization — because it is true. Executive Director Vicki Ritterspach said not many people ...

Salem trustees stick to trimming, mowing issues

FRANKLIN SQUARE — Salem Township trustees said they want to concentrate on grass mowing and tree trimming where it’s needed. During Tuesday’s meeting they also discussed the mowing in the park, where a vendor contract expired, and Mike Hinten, who mows the cemeteries, will be contacted ...

Lisbon to send new round of building letters

LISBON — The downtown revitalization consulting firm being used by the village appears to agree with the go-slow approach in enforcing two new laws that are key to the mayor’s plan for attracting new businesses to the downtown. Ed Piroli of Town Center Associates raised no objection ...

Cupola repairs

Repairs to the cupola atop the county courthouse in Lisbon are being done by workers with the R.J. Kunkle Co. The company is repainting the clock tower and making repairs to Lady Justice, the clocks and the catwalk around the top of the stonework. (Salem News photo by Patti Schaeffer)