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Paws for the cause

Columbiana County Dog Warden Heidi Pecorelli holds Scrubby, one of the pound puppies available for adoption, during Saturday’s fun day fundraiser event held at the dog pound. Sponsored by pound supporter Bernadette Blakely, the event featured 50 craft and food vendors, kid activities and ...

Gallery: A march through time

A re-enactment of an early 1900’s Salem Suffrage parade was held Saturday in downtown Salem in celebration of Ohio voting in favor of the 19th Amendment in 1919. The event was coordinated by the Salem Second Saturday Committee. Participants dressed in period costumes including, shown here, ...

Variety again highlights Salem Summer Concert Series

Salem Summer Concert Series All concerts at Waterworth Memorial Park and all free — 6 p.m. June 2, The County Mayo Irish Band — 7 p.m. June 5, Salem Quaker City Band — 6 p.m. June 9, Guys Without Ties — 6 p.m. June 16, The Wrangler Band — 6 p.m. June 23, Youngstown Saxon ...

New ODNR director takes tour of county

MADISON TOWNSHIP — This year’s annual canoe trip on the Little Beaver Creek was used to introduce the new Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ director to its wonders. ODNR Director Mary Mertz was among 15 people who participated in a 4-mile canoe trip on the West Fork of the Little ...

Lisbon continues three-year run of Walter winners

LISBON — For the third consecutive year, a David Anderson High School senior has won a state scholarship for academic excellence and leadership that goes to only one student from every county. Katie Chludzinski is a 2019 recipient of the Franklin B. Walter Scholastic Award, named for ...

Commencement for KSU’s Columbiana County campuses

Kent State University’s East Liverpool and Salem campuses held commencement Friday in the Crestview Performing Arts Center. David M. Dees, Ph.D., the dean and chief administrative Officer for the Columbiana County Campuses gave out the degrees. More photos in additional gallery.

$4.8M housing development up for tax break

COLUMBIANA — A roughly $4.85 million investment in the city has been given the green light by the Columbiana school board, and city council is also in favor. The investment by KDC Properties consists of the construction of 12 triplexes, plus utilities, off Eureka Road near the Old Saybrook ...

EL man gets 2-year sentence for sexual contact with child

LISBON — A 69-year-old East Liverpool man was sentenced to a two-year prison term for sexual contact with a young child under the age of 13. Robert O. Birch, last known address Lincoln Street, East Liverpool, has been in the county jail for 199 days since an indictment was issued by the ...

Former Buckeye brings message to Southern Local

SALINEVILLE — Before many of the Southern Local High School students listening in the gym Friday were even born, Maurice Clarett was rushing for 1,237 yards as a freshman at Ohio State University, helping to lead the Buckeyes to a perfect 14-0 season. That was 2002, Ohio State was the ...

KSU COMMENCEMENT

Morgan Cox, associate of applied science, radiologic technology, looks for friends coming out of the Crestview Performing Arts Center following her graduation for Kent State University on Friday.

Steve Mix promoted to Salem fire captain

SALEM — Fire Chief Scott Mason announced there’s a new captain in the fire house, with Capt. Steve Mix taking his oath for the promotion Thursday afternoon. Mix has been with the department since August 2000, moving up the ranks to inspector in February 2008 and then lieutenant in July ...

St. Paul students to vie at OSU Science Day

SALEM —St. Paul School students Andrew Beck, Laura Hovorka and Nathan Yakubek made sport of science this spring, each earning a trip to Columbus on Saturday to compete in the 71st Annual State Science Day. From the St. Paul School Science Fair on March 4 to regionals on March 23 at ...

Street work to shift to Pershing, Southeast

SALEM — If the weather permits, the intersection at Pershing and Southeast Boulevard will be closed today so workers can resume the concrete streets repair project. The intersection is expected to take 10 days, then the work will proceed west on Pershing to Ohio Avenue, with problem areas cut ...

GM in talks to sell plant to electric truck maker

LORDSTOWN — A deal that would breathe new life into the idled General Motors assembly plant is being negotiated, but if an agreement comes to pass it would end all hope of the automaker reopening the facility it made vehicles at for 53 years. GM confirmed Wednesday it is in the early stages ...

Independents fill out November election ballot

LISBON — The November general election lineup for partisan races appears to be set with the addition of last minute candidates who opted to run as independents, bypassing Tuesday’s primary election. The following is a breakdown of partisan races: Columbiana County Municipal Court ...

Reached down, went down

A man driving for Clear Creek Oilfield Solutions escaped serious injury after the tanker he was driving went off the road and over a steep embankment on U.S. Route 30 just west of Wayne Bridge Road in Center Township at 9:31 a.m. Wednesday. Derrick S. Heavener, 26, of Salineville, was westbound ...

Library program offers help for ‘Raising Other People’s Children’

SALEM — People who find themselves raising someone else’s children for one reason or another can gain some knowledge and support during ongoing free programming at the Salem Public Library, including a session at 6 p.m. today. A collaborative effort of the library, the Counseling Center ...

Columbiana honors police officers involved in substation incident

COLUMBIANA — A new part-time officer was added to the police force on Tuesday, and other officers on the force were honored by the city for their response to an incident on April 20. City Council presented a proclamation to the police officers who handled the incident at the south ...

Husted: Workhorse ‘promising’ Ohio OEM tech company

LORDSTOWN - The Cincinnati-area based company in talks with General Motors to buy the automaker’s Lordstown facility is a “promising” Ohio business “leading in electric vehicle technology,” said Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted. Electric truck developer Workhorse Group Inc. designs and ...

Semi plows into group home on U.S. 30

LISBON — At least four people narrowly avoided serious injury Tuesday when a semi truck went off the road and into a brick home along U.S. 30 in Center Township. The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating the crash and Trooper John Ross said the man driving the semi was taken to a hospital ...