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Leetonia Schools, Pennex join to celebrate community partnership

LEETONIA — Leetonia Schools recently joined with Pennex Aluminum Company to celebrate a new campaign to celebrate community partnerships. The district's STEM program students joined Pennex employees in kicking off the "Together We Are Leetonia" campaign. The campaign "celebrates the ...

Tip leads Columbiana cops to meth lab arrest

COLUMBIANA — City police had a busy weekend with the discovery of at least three “one pot” meth labs on Saturday and an unrelated arrest of a fugitive from Texas the day before. The two charged in connection with the meth labs, Christopher Cole Bowersock, 36, Wellsville, and Wendi R. ...

Celebrating life of Earle Bruce

SALEM—The memories were rich at the premiere of The Earle Bruce Story titled “I’m a Buckeye” held Sunday at the Salem High School Auditorium. The 140-minute film detailed the touching life story of the late Bruce, the former Ohio State head coach and a member of the College Football ...

Light Up Damascus planned for Saturday

DAMASCUS—The annual Light Up Damascus event is scheduled for Saturday, offering a full slate of returning activities as well as few new ones. This year’s event will again feature a full day of activities leading up to the tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. in the Damascus Friends Church ...

Residents getting less money for housing projects next year

LISBON —Columbiana County commissioners and the city of Columbiana are getting $543,200 in federal funding to help lower- income residents repair their homes instead of the $700,000 they were eligible to receive. Commissioners learned this week its joint application with Columbiana for ...

Can’t rain on this parade

Eight-year-old Madison Richards of Lisbon fends off the rain while keeping a sunny attitude at the annual Lisbon Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade. (Salem News photo by Patti Schaeffer)

Stage Left writing partners share passsion

LISBON — They are the local version of Rodgers and Hammerstein. In fact, that is exactly how Kandace Cleland jokingly refers to her creative partnership with Jodine Pilmer that has produced 12 musicals over the past 16 years for the Lisbon-based community theater troupe, Stage Left ...

Gallery: 2018 Gingerbread Day

Gingerbread Day 2018 attracted over 800 children Saturday who strolled through Candy Cane Lane at the Salem High School cafeteria. The widely popular annual event was supported by the Salem Community Foundation backed by volunteers. Children decorated gingerbread houses with candies and goodies ...

Nostalgic Christmas planned in Salem

SALEM — Shoppers can celebrate an old-fashioned Christmas in downtown Salem on Saturday with carriage rides, Broadway by Candlelight specials and historical tours, crafts for kids, visits with Santa and hot cocoa and cookies. The activities are all part of this month’s Salem Second ...

Too many boards, not enough volunteers in Lisbon?

LISBON—A village council member wonders whether there will be enough interest to fill the positions on the new boards that will be created by legislation under consideration. Council this week passed on second reading legislation designating Lisbon a state Community Reinvestment Area (CRA), ...

East Palestine officials were in the dark during recent power outage

EAST PALESTINE—Better communication is needed when there is a weather emergency like the one that affected most of the county on Nov. 16, village officials say. Councilman DJ Yokley said he was disappointed that he and other village officials were unable to answer questions from the ...

Skills of the trade

SALEM — With its history of supporting community youth through several important programs, the Salem Rotary Club held its annual Career Day at the Kent State University Salem Campus on Friday. The Rotary/KSU Career Day ran from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and featured professionals, counselors and ...

Columbiana County commissioners eye trade zone status for 3 companies

LISBON — Columbiana County commissioners are lending a helping hand to three local companies, and it will not cost them a dime. Commissioners this week approved a resolution giving the Cuyahoga County Port Authority-Port of Cleveland the authority to seek foreign trade zone (FTZ) status for ...

GM offers Lordstown workers retirement or transfer

LORDSTOWN — Both union and salaried workers at the five General Motors North American facilities being affected by the corporation’s decision to unallocate — or stop making the vehicle produced there — will have the opportunity to retire or transfer to available positions within the ...

Intersection work moving forward

Marucci & Gaffney Excavating and General Contracting from Youngstown has been working to install storm drainage lines at the East Pidgeon Road and South Lincoln Avenue (state Route 45) intersection. Lauren Borell, spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Transportation, District 11, said ...

Vigil shows hope at GM Lordstown

LORDSTOWN — A small crowd braved the cold Thursday afternoon to pray with United Auto Workers Local 1112 at the flagpole in front of the Lordstown General Motors plant, where the overwhelming message was one of hope. The automaker announced Monday it is idling the local plant, which makes ...

Salem Christmas Parade

The Salem High School Pride of Salem marching band celebrates being Home for the Holidays with their festive hats and lights during the Salem Christmas Parade co-sponsored by the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce and the Salem News Thursday night. The parade featured 36 units and the new snowflake ...

Lisbon council awards contract for electrical work after flap

LISBON — Village council awarded a contract for electrical work to a company that was given the opportunity to revise its quote after a competing bid came in for $2,052 less. Council on Tuesday hired Graft Electric of Columbiana to do work inside and outside the street department garage for ...