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Washingtonville seeks day-shift street worker

WASHINGTONVILLE — Council is looking to hire a street department employee who can work during the day. With the three part-time employees, who all have day jobs, street work in falling behind and Mayor Herman Frank said repeatedly that Street Foreman Eddie Garrett is doing a “great ...

Jury quickly convicts Salem man of sexual imposition

LISBON — A quick guilty verdict came from a Columbiana County Common Pleas Court jury in the trial of a Salem man who exposed himself to a woman and tried to force her head to turn toward him while she was sitting on her front porch last spring. Bruce Weaver, 55, East Third Street, Salem, ...

Camper surrounded

A camper which was along the banks of the Little Beaver Creek at the end of Maple Street Extension in Lisbon was surrounded by water Monday, thanks to flooding. Canada geese swim right by the camper and reportedly one had been sitting on a nest of eggs shortly before the nest was overcome by ...

Reflecting rain drop

The soaked old softball field in East Palestine's city park is reflected in on of the water drops hanging off a tree in the park. (Salem News photo by Patti Schaeffer)

Animal causes widespread power outage in Salem Sunday

SALEM—Residents in Salem and surrounding communities were without power for nearly eight hours Sunday morning after an animal damaged equipment at a substation. According to news partner WKBN-TV 27, an Ohio Edison representative said an animal ran into a substation and then damaged ...

1,500 jobs eliminated at GM Lordstown

WARREN — On Friday, General Motors announced the elimination of one of the two remaining shifts at the Lordstown Complex and the laying off of approximately 1,500 workers, which is about half the plant’s workforce. Sales of the Chevrolet Cruze, including the sedan produced in Lordstown ...

US. rep talks opioid crisis

SALEM— During a visit to the Hickey Metal Fabrication plant last week, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson (R-6) addressed the opioid crisis facing the country. Before taking a plant tour, Johnson sat down with company officials and employees discussing the problem that has a tighter grip on Ohio than ...

Crestview OSFC proposed project grows, meeting set

NEW WATERFORD — The furnace system at Crestview Schools will need to be replaced, but the project may also get to be a part of future renovations through the Ohio Schools Facility Commission. Maintenance supervisor Jay Radman told the board last week he’s been dealing with a lot of ...

Lisbon youth coach out after Facebook post

LISBON — The removal of a youth baseball coach following the posting of a mostly naked photo on his Facebook page prompted quite a stir at Sunday’s meeting of the Lisbon Baseball Softball Association in the Lisbon fire hall. A number of parents were there in support of the coach, Chad ...

Franklin Twp. FD wants to keep levies the same

SUMMITVILLE – The Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Department is asking township trustees to keep two fire levies unchanged. Township residents are paying on two fire levies and one 1.6-mill road levy, with the fire levies set at 3 mills and 0.9 mill. Trustees Michael Lutz, Randy Brown ...

State rep backs bill to reduce traffic camera fine revenue

LISBON — State Rep. Tim Ginter is supporting legislation that would reduce state funding for communities by $1 for every dollar in fine revenue generated by traffic cameras. The Ohio House passed a bill two weeks ago that would not only reduce Local Government Fund (LGF) payments to ...

Second consecutive year that a Lisbon student receives high recognition

LISBON — It took 27 years before a Lisbon high school senior won a prestigious local award that recognizes academic excellence and leadership. Now the school district has its second in as many years. Junior/senior high school principal Keith Edenfield told the school board at last week’s ...

Crestview board member takes aim at bullying

NEW WATERFORD — Concerns over students not feeling welcome at school due to bullying by their peers has prompted Crestview Board of Education member Brayden Tucker to take some action. During last week’s meeting, Tucker announced he is forming a committee to look at ways to address the ...

A day at the zoo?

LEETONIA—Students in Leetonia got a front row seat to the eating habits of animals thanks to The Akron Zoo Friday afternoon. The Nutrition Group, the district’s food service provider, partnered with The Akron Zoo and Reinhart Foods to present an educational program for Leetonia Elementary ...

Construction to start at bypass south of Salem

SALEM—Motorists who use state Route 45 to enter Salem from the south or use the intersection at East Pidgeon Road and Lincoln Avenue can likely expect delays this summer after the intersection improvement project kicks off on Monday. In a recent press release, the Ohio Department of ...

Columbiana County elections board seeks poll workers

LISBON — The Columbiana County elections board is looking for local government employees to serve as poll workers in the May 8 primary election and beyond. Elections board director Adam Booth reported at this week’s meeting they continue to have a major shortage despite repeated requests ...

Lisbon eyes funding for sewer project

LISBON — The village will seek some funding help from Columbiana County commissioners for the South Jefferson Street sewer project. The Board of Public Affairs agreed at this past week’s meeting to formally request $98,825 in funding from the commissioners’ 2019 federal CDBG allocation ...

Fire destroys Rogers home—again

ROGERS — A couple who lost their home in January to fire have now lost the barn, which they recently have been living in the same way. Larry and Lynn Palmer, 46108 Pine Hollow Road, had reportedly moved into the barn on their property after their home was destroyed in a mattress fire in ...

US, allies strike Syria to stop chemical weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for an apparent chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday. Explosions lit up the skies over ...

Lineup for Summer Concert Series announced

By MARY ANN GREIER Staff Weiter SALEM —Area residents can plan their summer around a free concert lineup which includes vocal jazz quartet The Four Freshman, returning bands like The Sensations and Salem Quaker City Band and new acts featuring Irish ballads, Beatles music, classic rock ...