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Lisbon once again considered for film

LISBON — Another movie may be filmed in the Lisbon area. Speaking at this week’s Village Council meeting, Christina Lucarell from the Youngstown Regional Film Commission told them crews are scouting for locations in town to film scenes for the movie “Roadkill McGillicutty,” described ...

Pumpkin pickers

Catalpa Grove Farm and Market is celebrating fall with hayrides to the pumpkin patch from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays through Oct. 20 in addition to the petting zoo, corn maze and straw maze for all of the family to enjoy. The farm market, which is offering fall mums, decorations, fresh ...

Council clears Parks board to buy Oak St. office

SALEM — City council voted 7-0 Tuesday to authorize the city Parks Commission to buy a former doctor’s office on Oak Street for the new parks department headquarters. The action came in a special meeting immediately following lots of questions and comments in a Committee of the Whole ...

Corvette club won’t run next Super Cruise

SALEM — The 15th Salem Super Cruise scheduled for the weekend of June 6-9 next year will do so without the Mahoning Valley Corvettes as a partner. In a letter to Mayor John Berlin, the club president, Mike Sodomora, said that with “regrets” the club “will not be able to take on next ...

New Waterford to hire firm for Crestview water line

NEW WATERFORD — As expected, council approved a resolution on Tuesday authorizing the mayor or fiscal officer to hire Engineering Associates for the proposed water line extension to the Crestview School District. It was a formality to start getting the 3-mile long water line to Crestview ...

Huntington closing Salineville branch

LISBON —The Huntington National Bank branch in Salineville will close Jan. 8, the only branch in Columbiana County to suffer that fate as part of a consolidation plan announced last week. Salineville branch customers first started receiving letters late last week advising them the office ...

Panel: Let Land Bank handle lots

SALEM — The Economic Development Committee of city council agreed Tuesday to forward two pieces of legislation to council regarding a vacant city-owned property on East State Street that could be developed. The committee is recommending the Columbiana County land bank be named as agent for ...

Dinosaurs Live visits Crestview Elementary

By DEANNE JOHNSON Staff Writer NEW WATERFORD — Elementary and preschool students at Crestview flocked to the Dinosaurs Live last week, a literacy night themed after their favorite prehistoric creatures. Principal Marian Dangerfield said students who arrived at 4:30 p.m. were able to ...

Niles man dies in Smith Twp. crash

NORTH BENTON — A Niles man is dead after his tanker truck was struck by another vehicle on Beloit Snodes Road in Smith Township Sunday night, according to reports from news partner WKBN First News. The highway patrol is investigating the crash that occurred around 9:30 p.m. at the ...

Goshen trustees work to replace Beeson

GOSHEN TWP. —Township trustees will spend the next two weeks working to replace a member on the board. Trustees Monday night accepted the resignation of Todd Beeson effective Sept. 30. He had served on the board since 2010 and was re-elected to a third term beginning this year, but is ...

VFW Auxiliary raises funds to help provide service dogs for veterans

WASHINGTONVILLE — Robert Galloway Jr. spent 23 months of his six years in the U.S. Army in Iraq. Two tours with the 3rd Infantry Division about 25 minutes south of Baghdad where “we were under pretty much constant mortar and rocket fire in the Triangle of Death,” he said. After ...

Gallery: Strolling through history at the Hope Cemetery

The Curing Retinal Blindness Foundation (CRBF) History Walk 2018 was held Sunday evening in the Hope Cemetery. Featuring the Civil War and Abolitionist Movement, the event was presented by Eyes for Olivia and benefits CRBF (www.crb1.org). A number of community businesses, organizations and ...

Analysis compares academics, household incomes

The following is the list of local school districts and how they fared using the cleveland.com. analysis: District Ranking Plus/Minus Median Income Columbiana 4th Plus 348 $36,428 Lisbon 10th Plus 301 $30,610 West Branch 28th Plus 271 $35,201 Crestview 32nd ...

Council backing water line to Crestview Schools

NEW WATERFORD — Village council is expected to approve legislation for the mayor and fiscal officer to hire an engineering contractor for the proposed water line to the Crestview School District, when it meets on Tuesday. Mayor Shane Patrone said it is a formality and the start to getting ...

Volunteers sought for maintaining Shade Tree Commission

LEETONIA — Village council is seeking volunteers for the Shade Tree Commission in an attempt to save the board. Council members last week also agreed to spend the remainder of the year evaluating not only the Shade Tree Commission but the parks and coke ovens committees, as well, due to a ...

VFW Post 5532 Auxiliary supporting a pet for a vet

WASHINGTONVILLE — Joy Brozman owns the Pet Spa Salon on Western Reserve Road in Boardman. She is also an auxiliary member of the VFW York Drexler Post 5532 in Washingtonville, along with her husband, John, who is president of the auxiliary. “I love pets and vets,” she said. While ...

Councilman actively enforcing building code

LISBON — Councilman Peter Wilson continues to do his part to see that the village’s building code is being enforced. Wilson mailed out letters in late September to five residential property owners advising them of village ordinance 1312, which requires they keep their homes and yards in a ...

Curious about George

"Go Wild in the Park" presented "Story Trail 2018" Saturday featuring Curious George. The program was held along the Memorial Park nature trail. Children walked the trail while reading a story, getting a card stamped at each station visited along the trail. Snacks were provided afterwards. "Go ...

Quakerfest will feature many events downtown

SALEM — The annual Salem Quakerfest is set from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown Salem, in conjunction with Salem Second Saturday, and there’s still time to register as a vendor for the event featuring hay rides, activities for kids, music, a scarecrow contest, historical displays ...

United Local tax appeal settlement clarified

HANOVERTON — United Schools Superintendent Lance Hostetler on Friday issued a statement clarifying a settlement for its 2015 tax appeal. Hostetler explained in a written statement that the school board approved a settlement agreement with Utica Midstream LLC in which the company agreed to a ...