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Ready to run

No matter what the weather, 14-year-old Hannah Minor makes a daily run up the family farm lane near Franklin Square. The farm lane is about a quarter mile long so she runs it repeatedly until hitting the two-mile mark. Minor is a member of the Leetonia soccer and track teams. (Salem News photos ...

Salem Parks board reviews director applications

SALEM — The city Parks Commission will hold another special meeting mostly in executive session for personnel to review applications for the parks director position. The meeting is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Salem Memorial Building, with no action to be taken. Commission Chairman John ...

Lisbon BOE again eyes calendar changes

LISBON — A move away from the traditional school calendar was discussed yet again by the Lisbon school board during a public hearing Thursday. The board took no action on the matter, and changes aren’t anticipated for next year. However, the board did discuss a variety of options to ...

Crestview works to solve elementary lunch problem

NEW WATERFORD — Crestview officials believe they may have solved a problem from earlier in the year which left elementary students without enough time to eat their lunches. Board members learned this week the students in the lower class levels — kindergarten, first and second grade — ...

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2 hurt in head-on crash

Two male passengers in Ronald Possage's silver 2004 Dodge Durango SUV were transported to St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Youngstown following a head-on crash on Columbiana-Lisbon Road just north of Metz Road in Fairfield Township Friday afternoon. The passengers were transported by Columbiana ...

2 members sworn in for South Range board

BEAVER TWP. —Two new members joined the South Range school board Thursday night. Taylor Christian and Terri Lally were sworn in with incumbent Ralph Wince prior to the board’s organizational meeting. The board then elected Corey Yoakam as president and Amy White as vice president. At ...

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New Waterford water lines go in

Construction of phase I of New Waterford’s new multi-million dollar water distribution system continues with Marucci & Gaffney Excavating crews laying in 8-inch water mains on Thursday. Workers above ground prepare the PVC pipe for in-ground installation at state Route 46 and Hawkins Road ...

Lisbon schools battered by winter

LISBON — The Lisbon School District’s start to the new year has been “disjointed” and a “nightmare” as far as dealing with issues caused by weather, Superintendent Joseph Siefke told the board on Thursday. Siefke said a two-hour early release is already planned for today due to ...

Area schools close, going home early

SALEM — Citing dire predictions of ice, snow, plummeting temperatures and horrible driving conditions for later today, area schools announced Thursday night that they’re shutting down early this afternoon, with Salem City Schools not opening at all today. The news lit up social media as ...

Columbiana looks at school website options

COLUMBIANA — The Columbiana Clipper website may be going away in the future, with a brand new one taking its place. Superintendent Don Mook said the district is negotiating with three different companies for website design and hosting. If the district opts to have a professional website, ...

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Mattress Warehouse in Salem

Dan Dugan, regional sales manager for Mattress Warehouse, prepares to cut the ribbon for the new Salem location at the Salem Plaza on East State Street, surrounded by Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, during the grand opening celebration Thursday. The business which features ...

Terry Brown speaks with his defense attorney Jennifer Gorby following his hearing in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court on Jan. 5. (Salem news photo by Deanne Johnson)

Murder suspect to get new lawyer

LISBON — Terry A. Brown, the Wellsville man who pleaded guilty to aggravated murder in the death of Scottie Johnson, but who recently requested to be allowed to withdraw that guilty plea, has now been granted a new attorney. Brown, 48, Hillcrest Road, Wellsville, asked his defense attorney ...

Leetonia school board welcomes new member

LEETONIA—The Leetonia school board welcomed a new member Thursday night. Christina Bulford joined incumbent members Larry Duko and Michael Henderson in being sworn in after winning election in November. The board then re-elected Richard Hendricks as president and selected Henderson as ...

The Salem Wendy’s Restaurant is undergoing a complete remodel according to franchise owner Tim Thompson, who owns 74 Wendy’s restaurants in the Ohio Valley and into Pittsburgh with his brothers. Work began on Monday and Ron McKinley, foreman for Kuhns Construction and Design of Spring Valley, said he had a crew of 14 working on the remodeling and has worked on a number of Wendy’s restaurants for Primary Aim, the name of Thompson’s company. Two crew members are pictured on a high lift installing framing for the new exterior facade that it will be attached to it. The crew worked until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. (Salem News photo by Larry Shields)

Salem Wendy’s getting complete face-lift

By LARRY SHIELDS Staff Writer SALEM — Customers can expect the Wendy’s Restaurant at 2388 E State St. to re-open in early February, according to franchise owner Tim Thompson. Work on big changes that include a complete interior and exterior remodeling began on Monday. The dining ...

Salem, Leetonia post parking bans

Due to the approaching bad weather, the city of Salem will have a parking ban from 4 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday. Leetonia has issued a parking ban in effect beginning at 5 p.m. Friday and ending 6 p.m. Saturday.

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Ronald Zellers to fill 2nd Ward seat

Longtime city resident Ronald Zellers, father of city Law Director Brooke Zellers, is the new city councilman representing the Second Ward. The two Democrat precinct committee members for the Second Ward made the selection Wednesday night, with Zellers the only person to submit a resume and ...

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Nancy Milliken seeks 5th term as county auditor

LISBON —Columbiana County Auditor Nancy Milliken announced Wednesday she is seeking a fifth term. Milliken, who has served as county auditor for the past 17 years, filed candidacy petitions Wednesday afternoon with the county elections board seeking the Republican nomination in the May 8 ...

Columbiana teacher posts webinars as homework help

COLUMBIANA — A local elementary teacher is helping parents help their children with homework by posting brief webinars online. Tyler Best, a third-grade teacher at Joshua Dixon Elementary, has seven instructional videos already uploaded to the elementary school website. Best told the ...

County GOP to pick judge candidates

LISBON —The Columbiana County Republican Party is expected to recommend up to three candidates to replace county Municipal Court Judge Charles “Chris” Amato when it meets Jan. 17. GOP Party Chairman David Johnson announced Wednesday he has appointed an ad hoc screening committee to ...

United Local welcomes new board member

HANOVERTON—The United Local school board Wednesday night welcomed a new member to the board. Denise Rhodes joined incumbent board members Wendy Doyle and RuthAnn Rinto being sworn in. The board then re-elected Mike Ellyson as president and Wendy Doyle as vice president. The board also ...