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Crestview offering new child care option to parents

NEW WATERFORD — Parents of Crestview students will have a new option for child care this fall. Registration packets are available online for those interested. Students can go to the program for up to two hours before school, up to two hours after school or both. There are also pricing ...

Jeep owners put on their show and shine in downtown Lisbon

LISBON — Everywhere one looked in downtown Lisbon Sunday afternoon, there was a Jeep. Despite the heat, the Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Jeep Show and Shine drew an appreciative crowd to not only enjoy the live music but good food all day. East Liverpool resident Skip ...

Familiar faces, fresh spaces

When Salem students return to classes Wednesday, they’ll see some familiar faces in new administrative positions, plus a fresh look to the high school library, gymnasium, band room and choir room. “We look forward to continuing the excellence in education that Dr. Joe Shivers and many ...

Trustees approve school resource officer for West Branch schools

Township trustees this week approved a two-year contract to provide a school resource officer for the West Branch school district. Trustees approved a two-year contract effective Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2021 for the Goshen Police District to provide a school resource officer to the ...

Meet and Greet Quaker football team

The Salem 12th Man Football Club will host a Meet and Greet with the 2019 Salem Quaker football team will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 24 at Coaches Burger Bar in Salem. Family, friends and the Quaker community are welcome. A percentage of the meals will benefit the club and there will be a 50/50 ...

Lisbon pool lift carries $4K price tag

LISBON — It will cost nearly $4,000 to install a device to lift handicapped people in and out of the Sadie Van Fossan swimming pool. Fiscal Officer Tracey Wonner reported at Tuesday’s village council meeting that parks director Dana Blackburn submitted a proposal to purchase an ...

Teen termed serious risk to community

YOUNGSTOWN — Federal Court Judge George Limbert ruled Friday that 18-year-old Justin Olsen should remain in federal custody after being arrested earlier this week on accusations that he made threats to federal officers in online postings. The judge made his ruling following a several hour ...

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Dahlia Society to offer show in Alliance mall ALLIANCE—The Mahoning Valley Dahlia Society will sponsor its 16th annual dahlia show from 1 to 8 p.m. Aug. 24 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 25 in the center concourse at Carnation City Mall, 2500 W. State St. Exhibitors may enter in the youth, ...

Crossing work

Work continues at the Walnut Street railroad crossing in Leetonia as a Norfolk Southern train passes by Friday. (Salem News photo by Ron Firth)

9 names won’t make fall poll list

LISBON — Nine candidates across the county and one liquor permit option petition were found invalid and will not be on a full slate making up the November general election ballot. The Columbiana County Board of Elections met Friday and voted the liquor permit option for the sale of beer at ...

2 West Branch candidates off November ballot

YOUNGSTOWN — Two candidates for West Branch school board are off the November ballot. The Mahoning County Board of Elections this week removed Stacey Aldridge and Zach Martin from the November ballot. Aldridge, who led the community’s levy committee in May, was disqualified for failing ...

$200K grant allows for after-school instruction

The school district has been awarded a federal grant to start an after-school learning center for elementary school students that will focus on improving their math and science skills. Lisbon Superintendent Joseph Siefke announced at Thursday’s school board meeting they were one of two ...

Tribune Chronicle, Vindicator reach agreement

Special to the Salem News WARREN — The Tribune Chronicle and The Vindicator have reached an agreement so current readers of The Vindicator will continue to receive a daily newspaper. A new Vindicator edition of the Tribune Chronicle will be launched Sept. 1 and delivered to all The ...

Johnston to finish term as Perry fiscal officer

PERRY TWP. — Fiscal Officer Susan Johnston said earlier this week that she’ll finish out her term. The longtime Perry Township elected official chose not to seek re-election this fall. Nothing was said during the meeting when the Board of Trustees met Monday about the fact that she ...

Kiwanis offers tickets

Salem Kiwanis is selling chances to win 2 tickets for the Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals home game at 1 p.m. Dec. 8.  They are also selling chances for 2 tickets (20 yard line) for OSU vs Miami of Ohio on Sept. 21 with game time TBD.  Chances for either are 1 ticket for $5 or 5 ...

Goshen trustees OK gym roof repairs

GOSHEN TWP. — Township trustees will be using money from an energy grant to repair holes in the gymnasium roof at the administration building. Trustees this week approved $3,275 for Allied Commercial Roofing to seal the holes with metal as well as inspect the rest of the roof and repair it ...

Officials break ground for Phase 2 of wastewater plant improvements

The dirt flew Thursday as city officials, personnel and engineers kicked off the Phase 2 Improvements Project for the Salem Wastewater Treatment Plant on Pennsylvania Avenue with shovels in hand. “A lot of this is maintenance on the plant,” city Utilities Superintendent Don Weingart ...

Big leak? Firm hired to solve Salem water puzzle

SALEM —The city of Salem Utilities Department is experiencing an increasing water loss, with plans to use the company Leak Seekers in an effort to determine the cause. Utilities Superintendent Don Weingart said Thursday during the city Utilities Commission meeting that utilities personnel ...

Barefoot defendant makes run for it after hearing

LISBON — A woman being led out of the county courthouse on Thursday afternoon will face additional charges after she slipped her shackles and ran from deputies down the sidewalk in Lisbon. Courtney M. Orr, 28, state Route 45, Leetonia, had appeared before Judge Scott Washam for a hearing ...

Salem man among 6 WWII vets to receive French Legion d’honneur

CONNEAUT — A Salem man and Warren man will be among the six veterans of World War II being presented with the French Legion d’honneur, a decree founded by Napoleon, by the Consul General of France for the Midwest, Guillaume Lacroix, during a Salute to Veterans ceremony at 11:30 a.m. ...