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3 new Leetonia council members picked

LEETONIA _ Village residents Tuesday selected three new council members to join an incumbent. Voters chose incumbent William Garlough, plus Neal Bayless, William Merdich and James Pittman to serve new terms beginning Jan. 1, according to complete but unofficial results from Columbiana ...

Ozer Ministries to host annual Christmas Open House Friday, Saturday

EAST PALESTINE — John and Daryl Hersh were both attending college in Illinois when they first met more than 50 years ago. John Hersh of East Palestine was studying in Daryl’s hometown of Chicago while Daryl was attending the University of Illinois. The two later married and returned to ...

Fire damages Damascus home

Staff Reports DAMASCUS – Fire damaged a state Route 534 home Sunday evening after the homeowners attempted to extinguish the blaze on their own before calling the fire department. According to Damascus Fire Chief Derek Day, the department responded to the home at 10281 state Route 534 ...

4 of 7 new money issues approved across county

LISBON — Voters in Tuesday’s election were in a generous mood, approving four of the seven new money issues on the ballot, including a 0.5 percent increase in the Wellsville village income tax, and all 19 renewal levies. Starting in 2018, Wellsville’s income tax rate will now go from 1 ...

Voters retain most incumbents in township trustee races

LISBON — There were a few upsets in trustee races around the county, but a number of townships voted to retain those people who have already been serving them. In Liverpool Township incumbent Steven Betteridge was upset by Dennis Giambroni, who was the top vote getter with 34.5 percent of ...

Lisbon voters chose newcomers for council seats

LISBON — Two village council incumbents lost their bid for re-election Tuesday when voters chose newcomers for those seats. According to unofficial results from the county election board, incumbents Tom Darcy and Roger Gallo were returned to their seats with 15.92 percent and 16.57 percent ...

VILLAGE COUNCIL RACES

HANOVERTON — Four seats were contested on the Hanoverton village council with three candidates running on Tuesday including Gwen Huff, Keith S. Kaiser and Nathan Wilson. According to complete but unofficial results from the Columbiana County Election Board, Wilson received 75 (39.47 percent), ...

Mahoning County voters support renewals

Voters in Mahoning County Tuesday supported multiple renewal levies while making changes on their local boards and councils, according to complete but unofficial results. County wide Residents approved the Mahoning County Children Services replacement levy for the purpose of the care and ...

Washingtonville levy rejected

— WASHINGTONVILLE — The 2.5-mill additional operational levy for the village was defeated for the fourth time. On Tuesday, voters in said no with 76 voting against it and 60 voting for it. In Columbiana County, it was defeated with 35 (56.45 percent) voting against it and 27 (43.55 ...

LEVIES RENEWED

— HANOVER TWP. — Voters passed the 1-mill renewal fire protection levy which generates $45,800 annually. According to complete but unofficial results from the Columbiana County Board of Elections, 752 people (79.83 percent) voted for the levy, while 190 (20.17 percent) people voted ...

From left, Salem Regional Medical Center President/CEO Dr. Anita Hackstedde promotes the hospital’s new partnership with University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center with oncologist Dr. Ayla Kessler, who will serve as medical director of the UH Seidman Cancer Center at SRMC, and with oncologist/hematologist Dr. Zoraida Mendez inside the Cancer & Infusion Center at SRMC. The collaboration on cancer care is expected to expand treatment options for patients, including access to clinical trials, a continuum of world-class care from diagnosis to treatment and access to a new advanced radiation treatment option — all in Salem. (Salem News photo by Mary Ann Greier)

SRMC, University Hospitals join forces for cancer center

SALEM —Area patients seeking nationally-recognized expertise in cancer care won’t have far to look or travel since University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at Salem Regional Medical Center opened Monday. “They should be confidant in the care they’re receiving here, the best options ...

From left, Salem Regional Medical Center President/CEO Dr. Anita Hackstedde promotes the hospital’s new partnership with University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center with oncologist Dr. Ayla Kessler, who will serve as medical director of the UH Seidman Cancer Center at SRMC, and with oncologist/hematologist Dr. Zoraida Mendez inside the Cancer & Infusion Center at SRMC. The collaboration on cancer care is expected to expand treatment options for patients, including access to clinical trials, a continuum of world-class care from diagnosis to treatment and access to a new advanced radiation treatment option — all in Salem. (Salem News photo by Mary Ann Greier)

SRMC, University Hospitals join forces for cancer center

SALEM —Area patients seeking nationally-recognized expertise in cancer care won’t have far to look or travel since University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center at Salem Regional Medical Center opened Monday. “They should be confidant in the care they’re receiving here, the best options ...

Election Day finally here

LISBON — Election Day 2017 has arrived. The 87 precincts at 73 polling places in Columbiana County open for business at 6:30 a.m. today and close 13 hours later. In between, an estimated 35 percent of the county’s 65,928 registered voters are expected to go to the polls, according to the ...

If levy fails, council prepared to enact 1 percent income tax

WASHINGTONVILLE -- Council passed a first reading of an ordinance that would enact a 1 percent income tax and bring the Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) in to collect the money, during Monday’s meeting. The issue needs three readings to become law and was passed with a 5-1 vote with ...

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Flag retirement at EOS

Matt Henderson, a retired U.S. Army captain and teacher at the county Educational Opportunity School, burns some of the 20 flags that were collected for disposal by EOS students and staff. The flag retirement ceremony was held Friday in the Lisbon town square and hosted by the EOS, which is for ...

Columbiana Christmas soundtrack in the works thanks to committee

COLUMBIANA – The city may have its own Christmas soundtrack produced in the coming weeks, thanks to yet another project under way by the Columbiana First Committee. Committee member Jacqueline Shell said she put the idea to the committee after a discussion with Jeremy Mackall and Carrie ...

100 suspects charged in drug ring

EAST LIVERPOOL — As daylight broke Tuesday, before the fog had lifted from the Ohio River, they began gathering in the parking lot of the American Legion Post in East End: Law enforcement officers ready to round up close to 100 suspects in a drug trafficking ring in the largest such operation ...

Salem treasurer candidates clash over ad

SALEM — Council President K. Bret Apple, who’s running for city treasurer, said Monday that he’s no liar and he was not happy when he saw an ad for his opponent Robert Hiltbrand over the weekend that claimed he was. “I’ve never, in all the campaigns I’ve had, ever been accused of ...

Wind storm in Calcutta confirmed a tornado

LISBON — The high winds that destroyed a Calcutta garage and damaged the roof of the local YMCA were from a tornado, according to the National Weather Service. Brian Rutledge, deputy director of the county Emergency Management Agency, said the NWS issued a preliminary report Monday stating ...