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Veterans honored

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Community Hospice honored residents of Brookdale Senior Living of Salem on Nov. 15. Residents were pinned by Dave Crim and given an American flag which was previously flown over a veteran's grave. Brookdale Salem honored 10 of its veterans to commemorate Veterans Day. A letter was given to each ...

Dr. Peters to host ‘Munch and Learn’ on joint pain

Neighborhood News

BOARDMAN — On Dec. 8, area residents suffering from hip and knee pain are invited to attend a free “Munch and Learn” presented by Orthopaedic Surgeon Dominic J. Peters, M.D. The program, “Living With Joint Pain?,” will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room of ...

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Neighborhood News

EP Rotary’s Christmas auction set Friday EAST PALESTINE — The East Palestine Rotary Club’s 21st annual Christmas auction and 50/50 drawings begin at 4 p.m. Friday at East Palestine Elementary School cafeteria, 195 W. Grant St. Doors open at 3 p.m. to preview merchandise. Mike ...

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Leetonia groups raise “Koins for Kids”

Neighborhood News

Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and Spanish clubs at Leetonia Schools are kicking off their annual “Koins for Kids” fundraiser for Akron Children’s Hospital on Nov. 28. Pictured are members of the SADD and Spanish clubs, first row, from left, Autumn Shingler, Helena Vadino; ...

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Cruiser stuffers

Local News

Members of the Columbiana County Sheriff’s office held a “Stuff-a-Cruiser” event at the Salem Walmart store on Tuesday. The officers were collecting non-perishable food items that were given to the Salem Salvation Army and unwrapped toys for Akron Childrens Hospital. Pictured from left ...

On the Calendar

Neighborhood News

WED/22 COLUMBIANA Way Station’s community-wide Thanksgiving dinner, 1 p.m., Grace Church, 140 S. Main St.; reservations required, 330-482-5072. LEETONIA Toddler Playgroup, 10 a.m., Leetonia Community Public Library. LISBON Toddler and Preschool Story Time, 10 a.m., Lepper ...

Speed limits to change on several streets

Local News

The speed limit on sections of South Lincoln Avenue, North Lincoln Avenue and North Ellsworth Avenue will increase from 25 mph to 35 mph while the speed limit near Salem High School will drop to 20 mph for a school zone. The changes take effect once the city can order signs and get them ...

Range will cancel class for big game

Local News

BEAVER TWP. — Should the South Range High School varsity football team advance to the state championship game, the school board is prepared to cancel classes that day. The school board Monday night agreed to cancel classes if the team wins its semifinal game on Friday and the championship ...

Salem council raises issue of streets authority

Local News

SALEM — A question over what authority gives the Streets, Alleys & Sidewalks Committee the final say in deciding which streets should be done came up again, this time during Tuesday’s city council meeting. Councilwoman Cyndi Baronzzi Dickey first raised the issue when the committee ...

Washingtonville utilities chief warns asset plan needed

Local News

WASHINGTONVILLE — Utilities Superintendent Brian Gudat advised council that an asset management plan needed to be in place by October of 2018. During Monday’s meeting, Gudat said the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, which provides regulatory oversight for industry is requiring the ...

County jobless rate falls to 5.2%

Local News

LISBON — Columbiana County’s unemployment rate dropped in October but still remains above the state and national rate. The county’s jobless rate declined from 5.5 percent to 5.2 percent last month, according to figures released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family ...

POLICE REPORTS

Police and Court Reports

LEETONIA — An officer responded to a 200 block Walnut Street home at 4:30 p.m. Saturday in reference to a raccoon in the front yard acting suspiciously. The raccoon was found on its side shaking and could not be moved. The officer shot the animal and the owner removed it from the ...

CORRECTION

Police and Court Reports

The highway patrol report of an Oct. 12 traffic accident involving Marc Haney stated “he fell off the bridge” and into the Middle Fork of the Little Beaver Creek “after calling his wife.” The newspaper’s account of Oct. 13 stated Haney fell over an embankment into the creek after ...

Wellsville man gets prison for drug counts

Police and Court Reports

LISBON — A Wellsville man was sentenced to prison on drug charges during action in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. Blaine S. Perry II, 30, of Anderson Avenue, was sentenced by Judge C. Ashley Pike to nine months in prison on two counts of drug possession and one count of permitting ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

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New Cases Village of Wellsville: petition to transfer $130,337 from timber sales and $10,000 from the sale of three properties; the $140,337 was deposited in the capital improvement fund, and because of the village’s fiscal emergency, council wants the money transferred to the general ...

“Small Town Christmas 2017,” the 10th annual tour of selected crafters and their shops in the North Georgetown area, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24 and 25. Pictured are some of the shop owners, first row, from left, Lettie Davis, Bonnie Wise, Dianna Hawk, Susie Kaiser, Marilyn Foss, Cheryl Hrovatic; second row, Sue Caulfield, Loretta Mangun, Tye Caufield, Barb Caufield and Cindy Berger. Also shown is the sled loaded with gifts donated from the shops to be awarded to one lucky winner. (Submitted photo)

Small Town Christmas 2017,” set in North Georgetown area

Neighborhood News

NORTH GEORGETOWN — “Small Town Christmas 2017,” the 10th annual tour of selected crafters and their shops in the North Georgetown area, will be held Thanksgiving weekend. The public is invited to the following venues from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24 and 25. Stop 1: Susie’s Gifts and ...

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

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Monday Banquet in Salem to feature soup, hamburgers SALEM — An anonymous sponsor will provide the next Banquet in Salem from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. The menu offers chicken noodle soup, hamburgers, buttered potatoes with parsley, vegetable medley, fruit ...

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Moon over Raiders

Local News

The Hunter's Moon was shining brightly over the South Range band and director Jeff DiCesare at a Raiders' football playoff game. The Hunter's Moon, also known as the Beaver Moon, is not quite a supermoon but it is the second largest full moon of 2017 because of its position in relation to the ...

Commissioners pay legal fees in veterans tiff

Local News

LISBON — The Columbiana County Veterans Services Commission’s legal victory over county commissioners has come to an end, with the commissioners agreeing to pay the VSC’s legal fees. A judgment entry filed Nov. 9 in county Common Pleas Court stated commissioners agreed to pay $2,565 to ...

School board thanks voters for levy OK

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Salem school board members issued a collective debt of gratitude Monday night to district voters, thanking the public for passing the permanent improvement renewal levy earlier this month. “It shows the public must have confidence in the direction the schools are going and how we’re ...