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‘Oliver’ will be performed at West Branch High School

BELOIT — West Branch continues their 2019 theater season with the ever popular musical “Oliver.” The show centers around the story of Oliver Twist, a young boy who lives in a workhouse with other orphaned boys in London, England. When Oliver disrupts a meal by asking for more, he is ...

Dancing princesses

The Crestview Lady Rebels high school basketball players traded their basketball uniforms for princess dresses Saturday and threw a Disney princess and pirate party as a fundraiser in the elementary school gym. In this photo, 16-year-old Krista Perry of Columbiana as Pocahontas dances with ...

SNAP households will receive 50 percent of March benefits on Feb. 22

Because of the partial federal government shutdown that concluded Jan. 25, Ohio Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households will receive 50 percent of their March benefits on Feb. 22 and the remainder on their assigned March issuance date. The U.S. Department of ...

Making music

Silent auction and Swiss steak dinner —WHEN: Saturday, March 2 —AUCTION: Bidding open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., winners 6:15 p.m. —DINNER: 4 to 6 p.m., $10 adults, $5 children 12 and under, free 3 and under —BUY & TAKE: Tables of $5 items for purchase —WHERE: Salem United ...

House Bill changes absentee voting this year

LISBON — Absentee voting will be different this year as a result of Ohio House Bill 41, the county’s elections board director, Adam Booth, said during his last day on the job on Friday. Booth is leaving the position after accepting a job as accounts manager of Clear Ballot, a company that ...

Police officers get help in sharing info with prosecutor

LISBON — County commissioners are helping the sheriff’s office and other local departments get the software necessary to allow them to communicate information directly to the county prosecutor’s office. Sheriff Ray Stone, Chief Assistant County Prosecutor John Gamble, Salem Lt. David ...

Still no RITA quote for Lisbon council

LISBON — The village has not yet received an official quote from the outside agency that could take over income tax collections, if council approves doing that. During this week’s council meeting, yet another council member voiced her opposition of using the Regional Income Tax Agency to ...

‘Soup to Go’ at Salem church

A “Soup to Go” will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at the Salem First Presbyterian Church, 436 E. Second St. The event will feature Tomato Penne Pasta Soup made by the High School Logo’s Youth, from left, Alyssa Bricker, Hannah Kelm and Payton Murphy. They are led by Kim Double and Jody ...

Granddad’s seat

Ryan McCullough's No. 15 Lisbon Blue Devil basketball jersey drapes the seat of his grandfather, Joseph "Pops" Wilson Sr., of Lisbon, who passed away Feb. 7 at the age of 70. Wilson was a football coach at Leetonia, Lisbon, Crestview and Sebring high schools over many years. He was an avid ...

Elections board throws out 3 candidate’s petitions

LISBON — Three people seeking to run in the May 7 primary election were disqualified by the county elections board Friday. The board invalidated the candidate petitions of Daniel Winston, Robert Quetot and John Morrow based on not having the required amount of valid signatures. Winston ...

Man arrested for EP home break-in

EAST PALESTINE — Police arrested a man for breaking into a home on West Martin Street this week. According to police reports, Dawn White, 475 W. Martin St., reported at 7:09 a.m. Monday someone broke into her home during the night and took a wallet and a purse. Patrolman Jake Koehler ...

Goshen trustees OK garage upgrades

GOSHEN TWP. — Township trustees this week approved additional upgrades to a garage at the maintenance and recycling site. Trustees approved an estimate of $1,660 from Tenney Electrical Services for electrical wiring installation at the upgraded maintenance garage on Seacrist Road where new ...

South Range BOE approves transportation change

BEAVER TWP. — The South Range school board this week approved a change at the top of the transportation department. The board accepted the resignation of Ryan Dunn as director of transportation effective Feb. 1 after he took a position with Boardman Local Schools. The board then approved ...

Donation benefits Salem Regional Medical Center Foundation

Representatives from Blossom Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and FirstLight Home Care recently presented a check for $2,672 to Salem Regional Medical Center’s (SRMC) Foundation. The donation was raised as a result of last November’s “Hearts and Arts Wellness and Craft Expo.” All ...

Lisbon police sergeant leaves; council raises pay

LISBON — The village police department is without its only sergeant now that Jonathan Kerchofer has resigned in order to take a position with East Liverpool. Police Chief Mike Abraham asked village council to approve the resignation during this week’s meeting. He said the department will ...

Drugs may be factor in fatal Rt. 7 crash

COLUMBIANA —A Columbiana woman is dead after a three-vehicle crash on state Route 7 near Metz Road Wednesday evening and the highway patrol said drugs appear to be a factor. According to preliminary reports from the highway patrol, Tracy Swinehart, 46, Columbiana, was driving a 2018 Kia ...

Firefighter saves family dog in Calcutta home fire

CALCUTTA — When their Stagecoach Road home caught fire Thursday afternoon, the Beresfords were only concerned about their family pet, a mix-breed beagle dog. St. Clair Township Police Sgt. Scott Mick was the first to arrive on the scene and kicked in the front door, finding the inside of ...

Hearing for federal lawsuit against GM set for early March

WARREN — A hearing is set March 8 in a federal lawsuit that affects several hundred employees at the General Motors plant in Lordstown — the same day the local plant is to be idled. The suit, filed in early January by United Auto Workers, alleges GM is sidestepping its collective ...

Negley woman charged with stalking EP doctor

By KATIE WHITE Staff Writer NEGLEY — A Negley woman charged with stalking and harassing an East Palestine doctor and a massage therapist in this county is out on bond and awaiting a March 1 preliminary hearing in Mahoning County. According to reports from Canfield police, Debra L. Gray, ...

New Waterford to open water line bids Tuesday

NEW WATERFORD — The village will open bids for Phase II of its multi-million dollar water distribution project in the community center at noon on Tuesday. Mayor Shane Patrone said that as of Thursday he didn’t know how many bids have been received. “We probably won’t know until ...