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Salem Utilities Commission to talk wastewater project

SALEM—The Salem Utilities Commission will hold a work session at 2 p.m. July 19 for engineers from Burgess & Niple to present their design for the Phase 2 wastewater treatment plant project. The workshop will be followed by the regular commission meeting at 4 p.m. in the water department ...

Convicted killer wants to withdraw guilty pleas

LISBON — Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge C. Ashley Pike again denied the request by convicted murderer Terry A. Brown to withdraw his guilty plea to several charges. In a written ruling dated June 26, Pike agreed with the Columbiana County Prosecutor’s office, which stated ...

CCCTC gets $200K for renovated machine lab material

LISBON — The Columbiana County Career and Technical Center is renovating a machining lab for next school year and thanks to a $200,000 grant, they will now be able to obtain more of the expensive equipment needed to fill that space up. Assistant Superintendent Jeremy Corbisello said the ...

And we’ll all float on okay

Madison Wilks of Lisbon beats the heat by floating with her birdie inflatable in the Lisbon pool recently. After a cool off this weekend, temperatures are expected to climb back into the mid-80s this week. (Salem News photo by Patti Schaeffer)

Firestones celebrate project in namesake park

Kimball Firestone was born the same year that the Harvey S. Firestone Park in Columbiana was created, and on Friday Kimball stood inside that same park to join the city in a celebration of his grandfather’s legacy. Born in 1933, the 85-year-old Kimball Firestone said his family appreciates ...

Salem North Healthcare residents picnic at Centennial Park

Salem North Healthcare Center (formerly Essex II of Salem) held its third annual picnic at Centennial Park June 29. Over 30 residents enjoyed a catered meal by All Caring Hospice and entertainment by John Volio. The Salem Parks Department donated the use of the pavilion. From left, front row, ...

Fairfield trustees review progress on 2018 road projects

FAIRFIELD TWP. — Road Supervisor Mel Miller gave trustees a breakdown on the 2018 chip seal and road reclaimer during Thursday’s meeting. The material cost for that project, that included five roads, was $194,614 and improved a total of 7.67 miles, Miller said. The summary showed the ...

Salem continues vehicle rotation program

SALEM —The latest truck in the city fleet arrived recently, all painted up, tagged and ready to work, continuing the administration’s program of vehicle rotation and good maintenance to ensure availability and reliance for duties ahead. “They’re as well-maintained a fleet as you’re ...

Clock tower at Columbiana County Courthouse to get $48K in repairs

LISBON — The highest point of the Columbiana County Courthouse, the clock tower, is getting much-needed repairs this summer. County commissioners on Tuesday approved a $48,000 contract with R.J. Kunkle to have work done starting at the catwalk around the top of the stonework right to Lady ...

New filters go in at New Waterford water plant

NEW WATERFORD — Installation of three new water filters that began in May at the village water plant should be completed in about two-and-a-half weeks, said Chad Hess, a Class I operator at the plant. A crew from Workman Industrial Services of Kent, the prime contractor for the job, has ...

Mayor revisits single garbage hauler idea

SALEM — Mayor John Berlin said he is looking again at the idea of one garbage hauler in the city for curbside service and recycling, even though residents have access to curbside recycling now if they want it. “There would be more recycling and the prices for everybody in town would ...

More Leetonia students will be utilizing Chromebooks

LEETONIA — The Leetonia school district is expanding its Google Chromebook program to place devices in the hands of more students. High School Principal Troy Radinsky told the school board last week that the 1:1 Chromebook Initiative will be expanded the 2018-2019 school year to issue ...

Gallery: Parading around Guilford Lake

The 36th annual Guilford Lake Civic Association boat parade was held Wednesday, beginning from the public beach area. The theme was the "Epic Movies." Among the decorated boats were "Jurassic Park," "King Kong," "Moana," "Willy Wonka," "School of Rock," "Despicable Me 3," "Halloween H2O" and ...

Tough break

A trip to Dollar General in Hanoverton turned into something more for Jennifer Watts just after noon Wednesday. She said she hit the gas pedal instead of the brake while leaving the parking lot and the pickup truck went across U.S. Route 30 into the old Sandy and Beaver Canal. Ohio State ...

Columbiana maintaining Firestone legacy

COLUMBIANA — While it may have taken the idea from one man to create the Firestone Tire Co., it has taken several people over the last several years to preserve and maintain that man’s legacy in Columbiana. Harvey S. Firestone was born in Columbiana in 1868 and went on to start his own ...

Kicking off the Fourth

The heat of the summer night added to the excitement of the evening as crowds gathered all around Waterworth Memorial Park to take in the Salem fireworks display. Above, this large crowd gathered at Salem High School to view the display. (Salem News photo by Patti Schaeffer)

Salem FD responds to residential fire

A fire in the attic of a two-story residential home along 1466 E. State St. around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday was contained by quick-to-respond Salem firefighters. Occupants of the home escaped without injury. Other details were not available although a neighbor said the home was a rental property. ...

Former dog warden, fired in 2016, charged with theft in office

LISBON — The former Columbiana County dog warden who was fired in 2016 has now been indicted by the county grand jury. Dawn Croft, 42, state Route 170, East Palestine, is charged with theft in office, money laundering and tampering with evidence. The charges are all third-degree felonies ...

100 years ago, Salem honored fallen sons of World War I

SALEM — As residents celebrate a quiet Fourth of July in the city after Tuesday night’s fireworks, a look at how the city celebrated 100 years ago revealed a parade, pageantry and patriotism during wartime. A city awash in red, white and blue honored its first fallen sons from World War I ...

OVI checkpoint on Rt. 45 checked out 499 drivers

LISBON — More than 500 people have died in traffic accidents on Ohio roads so far this year and the highway patrol is urging drivers to stay safe not only this Fourth of July holiday, but every day. The patrol is actively encouraging that safety through compliance checks and other safety ...