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Two men seriously injured following early morning crash

Local News

FRANKLIN SQUARE — Two men were flown due to injuries from a one-vehicle crash on Old Route 344 in Salem Township Sunday morning. The highway patrol is investigating the crash which occurred at about 5 a.m. The 2005 Mazda 3 was traveling northeast on the road just north of Franklin Square ...

Lisbon property owners get word

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LISBON — Next month property owners in the downtown business district will have to begin making an effort to find a tenant or try to sell the buildings. Village council passed the vacant building ordinance on third and final reading during last week’s meeting after a minor wording change ...

Lisbon considers creating maintenance supervisor post

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LISBON — Officials have been working behind the scenes on a plan to create a new position, and the person who fills it will be given the task of coordinating the use of village employees and equipment to promote efficiency and save money. Mayor Joseph Morenz confirmed he and village council ...

Crestview treasurer presented with an award of excellence

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NEW WATERFORD — Crestview District Treasurer Charlene Mercure was honored by Jim Shaw a regional liaison with the Ohio State Auditor’s office during a meeting of the Crestview Board of Education Wednesday. Shaw presented Mercure with an award of excellence for the last audit, an award he ...

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Being cautious along South Lundy Avenue

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Safety barricades and caution tape were placed on the east side sidewalk on S. Lundy Avenue Wednesday after firefighters were dispatched to the Salem Fun Factory, 520 E. Pershing St., on Tuesday for a report of crumbling bricks that were falling onto the sidewalk. The owner was advised of the ...

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Soggy Salem Township

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This latest bout with rain was the second time Lisbon-Canfield Road, between state Route 344 and old state Route 558, was closed off since Salem Township trustees voted to no longer use the cautionary “High Water” signs. Because of safety to motorists and liability issues, trustees decided ...

On the Calendar

Neighborhood News

SUN/18 LISBON Lions Club bingo, 6 p.m., Industrial Park, doors open at 4 p.m. NEW WATERFORD Breakfast Sunday, 8 a.m.-noon, New Waterford Eagles; gun raffle and Queen of Hearts tickets available. SALEM Salem VFW Post 892 Auxiliary Public Breakfast, 8-11 a.m., Post home, 496 Arch St.; ...

Meetings could pave way for road improvements

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SALEM — Proposed action this week in two separate committee meetings and council itself may get this year’s street project moving. First up is a 6 p.m. Monday session of the Streets, Alleys & Sidewalks Committee now under the direction of Councilman Sal Salvino, who is the new ...

Police Reports

Police and Court Reports

Salem reports — Police said a complainant on station at 3:37 p.m. Friday advised of receiving unwanted calls and provided a name of the person she believed to be making the calls. She was advised of the options. — At 12:47 p.m. Friday, police responded to the 400 block of Jennings ...

Salem Schools honor rolls

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SALEM SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS “A” HONOR ROLL: Zachary Bezon, Michael Brant, Paige Butcher, Feng Chen, Allee Davidson-Chuck, Katherine Dierick, Alyssa Dougherty-Laubacher, Corrin Erskine, Mia Filaccio, Braydon Gibson, Sarah Hoffman, Abigail Hutter, Grace Irey, Noah Ivan, Jamie ...

County engineer’s office reviewing bridge replacement

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SALEM TOWNSHIP — The Columbiana County engineer’s office is currently reviewing preliminary work, including obtaining right-of-way approvals, to replace the bridge over the Little Beaver Creek just west of Lisbon-Canfield Road. The bridge is Salem Township on a frequently traveled back ...

Sheriff’s Office

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— Rebecca Stonestreet, Teegarden Road, Hanover Township, asked at 5:21 p.m. Thursday for information on how to have someone removed from her home. The eviction process was explained. — Jessica Beaver, state Route 154, Middleton Township, reported at 3:37 p.m. Friday her ex-boyfriend, ...

Unused phone lines costing thousands each month

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LISBON — Columbiana County commissioners have been paying $4,800 a month for phone lines to the county sheriff’s office that were last used nearly a decade ago. County Commissioner Tim Weigle said he and county clerk of courts IT systems administrator Ben Black discovered the oversight ...

Second grader Jillina Nagel reads in the gym during “Stop, Drop and Read.”

Joshua Dixon students excited about “Right to Read Week”

Neighborhood News

COLUMBIANA — Stop, drop and read! That's exactly what students at Joshua Dixon Elementary did during “Right to Read Week” held Feb. 5-9. Along with reading at school, students were asked to read 20 minutes a night for the entire week. The school's goal was to read for 40,000 minutes ...

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

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Damascus Ruritans hold Christmas party DAMASCUS — Damascus Ruritans President Dave Wingett welcomed members and spouses and guests who met at Heritage Oaks in Sebring for the club’s annual Christmas party. Marilyn Wingett led the group in singing of a verse of “America,” Mahlon ...

COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS

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DARE announces March activities BOARDMAN—The DARE (Divorce/Death Aren’t Really the End) Singles Group is announcing its March activity schedule. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road. For information call ...

Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club 2018 Club Officers, from left, front row, Isabel Schors, vice president; Olivia Reph, treasurer; Olivia Haid and William Reph, secretaries; back row, Emma Reph, vice president; Sawyer Jones, treasurer; Natalia Kresic, president; and Abby Susak and Camille Kirk, recreation leaders. Not pictured are Dailen Brown, Collin Meehan and Autumn Reed, health and safety leaders. (Submitted photo)

Western Reserve Rangers elect officers

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BERLIN CENTER - The Western Reserve Rangers 4-H Club named the following members as officers for 2018: President Natakia Kresic, Vice-Presidents Isabel Schors and Emma Reph, Secretaries Olivia Haid and William Reph, Treasurers Sawyer Jones and Olivia Reph, Recreation Leaders Camille Kirk and ...

Winners of the Columbiana Rotary Club’s annual 4-Way Speech Contest, from left, Evan Gallo, Quinn Beitzel and Emily Dubois with Columbiana Rotary Club President Phil Steiner. (Submitted photo)

Columbiana Rotary holds speech contest

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COLUMBIANA—The Columbiana Rotary Club hosted the annual 4-Way Speech Contest on Feb. 13 at Columbiana High School. The 4-Way Test consists of four short questions— Is it the truth, Is it fair to all concerned, Will it build Goodwill and better Friendships, Will it be beneficial to all ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger congratulates Ahmad Ashkanani, who won first place in the men’s 212 Bodybuilding Competition competition at last year’s Arnold Sports Festival. This year’s event is scheduled for March 1 through 4 in Columbus. (Special to the Salem News/John Aguirre)

Arnold Sports Festival returning to Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Arnold Sports Festival, already the largest multi-sport event in the world, will grow even larger in 2018 when an estimated 20,000 athletes from 80 nations compete in a record 75 sports and events from March 1 through 4 in Columbus. Headlining the sports festival are ...

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High water on Beaver Creek

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Canada geese were unperturbed by the rising water at Beaver Creek State Park Friday afternoon, unaware that they were swimming in what is normally a grassy picnic area. Salem News photo by Jo Ann Bobby-Gilbert)