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Kent State at Salem President’s, Dean’s lists

Neighborhood News

Dr. David Dees, dean of Kent State University at Salem, announced those students named to the Fall 2019 President’s and Dean’s lists. To qualify for the President’s List, students must have a 4.0 grade point average and must have completed 15 hours during the semester. To qualify for ...

Contract stopped on sewer line project

Local News

SALEM - The Salem Utilities Commission voted Thursday to part ways with the contractor on the Snyder Road sewer line extension project, with Chairman Bob Hodgson citing "a dissatisfaction with how the job is going." Rudzik Excavating of Struthers had been awarded the project last February ...

EP drug investigation results in multiple arrests

Local News

LISBON - Several arrests were made Thursday in connection to a 2018 methamphetamine investigation, which began in East Palestine and was found to have connections across much of the north part of Columbiana County. Brian McLaughlin, director of the county drug task force, said Friday the ...

POLICE REPORTS

Police and Court Reports

SALEM - A reckless vehicle was reported coming into the city on North Ellsworth Avenue at 11:38 p.m. Thursday, but was not found. - Justin Batman-Smitha, 22, of Continental Drive, was charged with domestic violence after police were called at 10:44 p.m. Thursday to the 600 block of ...

Across our Classrooms

Neighborhood News

Area students recognized at Aultman College CANTON – The following students made the President’s and Dean’s lists for fall semester 2019 at Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences: Tracy Bernard – Alliance Amanda Butream – Lisbon Lisa Entrikin – Lisbon Gina Kobelt ...

Deadline to purchase ’20 dog licenses is still Jan. 31

Neighborhood News

LISBON- The deadline for purchasing Columbiana County 2020 dog licenses is Friday, Jan. 31. Mahoning County has extended their deadline to Feb. 29. This does not apply to Columbiana County, where fees will double on Feb. 1. Columbiana County Auditor Nancy Milliken wishes to notify all dog ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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- A Taylor Road, Negley, woman reported at 7:38 a.m. Wednesday dogs entered their chicken coop and killed the chickens. There were reportedly two dogs - a male boxer and a female mix breed - which had entered the A-frame chicken coop, forcing their way through a corner where the metal was not ...

East Palestine still trying to track unaccounted-for water

Local News

EAST PALESTINE- When the village implemented new valves and flow meters that went online in the middle of 2019, the hope was to decrease the amount of unaccounted-for water (UFW). However, as Councilman Alan Cohen pointed out at the recent village council meeting, the amount of UFW has gone up ...

HIGHWAY PATROL

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- Dustin McCartney Jr., 21, of Lisbon, was traveling on Rochester Road in Knox Township when his vehicle caught fire at 7:32 p.m. Jan. 11. McCartney Jr. was not injured.

MUNICIPAL COURT

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LISBON - In Columbiana County Municipal Court a Feb. 25 pretrial was set for Barbara L. Ferguson, 65, Waterford Road, East Palestine, charged with aggravated menacing. When an AT&T repairman was working on repairing the internet at her home, she pulled out a loaded .38 revolver and pointed ...

WR Ranger presented with Spirit Award

Neighborhood News

BERLIN CENTER— Brandon Quear was presented the Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club Spirit Award. Assisting with the presentation were Isabel Schors, Collin Meehan, Natalia Kresic and Camille Kirk. 4-H Queen Natalia Kresic described some of the activities she participated in at the Ohio Fairs ...

COURT NEWS

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LISBON - Amber E. Greathouse, Berlin Center, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to aggravated possession of drugs for having meth on Nov. 30, 2018. Greathouse was found eligible for intervention in lieu of conviction and she was placed on a three-year intervention plan.

Grace Church donates to SRMC Foundation

Neighborhood News

For the third consecutive year, Grace Church of Columbiana presented a $1,000 donation to the Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) Foundation. The gift represents a portion of the proceeds from the church’s annual Chicken BBQ, and will be used by the Foundation to benefit SRMC’s world-class ...

Quakers baseball to host poker event

Neighborhood News

SALEM- Salem Quakers Baseball will host their 4th Annual Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament Fundraiser at 1 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Salem Italian American Club. Registration opens at noon. Cost is $60 buy-in, which covers lunch and a bounty game. There will be an option to re-buy or add-on for $30. ...

BDD administrator gets pay increase for 2020

Local News

LISBON - Josh Martin, assistant superintendent of the county Board of Developmental Disabilities, was given a pay increase at Wednesday's board meeting. The board also voted on projects for the upcoming year including a new phone system, HVAC upgrades and roof repairs for several of the ...

Fair manager honored

Neighborhood News

COLUMBUS—Owen Unkefer was one of 41 individuals recently recognized at the 94th Ohio Fair Managers Association annual convention at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on Jan. 3 for outstanding service to their local fairs. Of this group, seven received the Director’s Award for ...

Buckeye Water District has $4M budget for ’20

Local News

WELLSVILLE - The Buckeye Water District adopted a 2020 general fund budget of nearly $4 million after ending last year with a healthy carryover balance of $3.1 million. The BWD passed annual budget appropriations of $3.97 million at Thursday's board meeting, which is $220,000 less than what ...

COMMON PLEAS 

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New Cases Credit Acceptance Corp. vs. Justin Cosma, Salem, $16,829 plus interest sought for alleged debt owed. Rosemary McClish, Salem, vs. Salem Community Hospital, appeal sought of workers' compensation claim. Sandra J. Miller, Salem, vs. Paul S. Miller, Blasdell, N.Y., divorce ...

Evening R-Weigh group meets, names weekly weight loss winners

Neighborhood News

SALEM— The Evening R-Weigh group met Jan. 13 at the First Friends Church, with the meeting being called to order by Rosemarie Martinez. Gina Zepernick lead the R-Weigh prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. The group sang “Music, Music” chosen by Linda Lude. Ruth Miller prayed ...