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State board sides with fire chief on unsafe building

Local News

The Ohio Board of Building Appeals recently upheld a fire department citation issued last August against a downtown building owner over the structure’s condition, assessing an $8,000 civil penalty. “I’m glad they sided with me,” Salem Fire Chief Scott Mason said this week. Mason ...

Across our Communities

Neighborhood News

Friends of the Banquet sponsoring Memorial Day meal SALEM — Friends of the Banquet will sponsor the Banquet in Salem from 5 to 7 p.m. on Memorial Day Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. The menu offers sloppy joes, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, cole slaw, fresh fruit and ...

Schools to seek levy in November

Local News

BELOIT — The West Branch school board will be asking voters to approve a general operations levy in November. The school board Thursday night approved a resolution of necessity to place a five-year levy for current expenses that will generate $850,000 annually on the Nov. 6 ballot. If the ...

Colton’s Catch Catfish fundraiser is June 9

Neighborhood News

GUILFORD LAKE — The third annual Colton’s Catch Catfish Tournament begins at 7 p.m. June 9 at Guilford Lake. Fifty percent of proceeds will benefit Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) research at Boston Children’s Hospital, in memory of Colton Koons, where one of the most respected ...

Compco marks Memorial Day at plant

Local News

SALEM — During a late morning Memorial Day ceremony, Compco Industries owner Greg Smith spoke to employees gathered in a second floor meeting room at the Georgetown Road plant on Thursday. He talked about why Memorial Day is such an important holiday to him. After opening remarks by Mike ...

4 inmates facing felony charges after jail incident

Local News

LISBON — At least one of the recent incidents reported at the Columbian County jail has led to felony charges against four inmates in connection with the assault and robbery of another inmate on April 17. When the county grand jury met in May secret indictments were issued against Nicholas ...

Green trustees told company looking at land for dollar-type store

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GREENFORD — During Tuesday’s meeting, Zoning Officer Bill Pitts said he spoke with two representatives of a land procurement company looking into purchasing property along state Route 14, east of Washingtonville. He noted the property, next to Kelly Oil at 5040 Salem-Unity Road, near Green ...

United BOE accepts high school teacher’s resignation

Local News

Staff Reports HANOVERTON—The United school board Thursday morning held a special meeting to accept a resignation from the faculty. The board accepted the resignation of Jessica Mueller as high school language arts teacher effective at the end of the school year. It was the only action ...

Perry trustees to skip meeting

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PERRY TWP. — Township trustees won’t meet again until 6:30 p.m. June 11 after opting to dispense with their second meeting in May since it would have fallen on the holiday. The board normally meets the second and fourth Monday of the month. In other business, the board agreed to ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

Police and Court Reports

LISBON — A May 31 preliminary hearing was set in Columbiana County Municipal Court for Edward Knox, 26, Youngstown, charged with tampering with evidence for allegedly throwing a handgun out of an open upstairs window in an attempt to hide it when the Special Response Team was entering the ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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— Deputies were asked to check on Bonnie Maynard, Front Street, Negley, reported at 2:29 p.m. Wednesday after her sister, who is in a nursing facility, called and could not reach her. Maynard had been outside working on her flower beds earlier and answered her door when deputies came. — ...

POLICE REPORTS

Police and Court Reports

SALEM — Police responded at 4:22 a.m. Thursday to Ricky’s English Pub on East State Street for an alarm. The building was secure. — Police assisted a Perry Township officer on a fight complaint at 1:27 a.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of West Perry Street. — Police were called at ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

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New Cases Jodie L. McLaughlin, Salem, vs. Todd R. McLaughlin, Salem, divorce sought. Erica L. Landsberger, New Waterford, vs. Andrew D. Landsberger, Norfolk, Va., divorce sought. Docket Entries Clinton N. Douglas, Salem, vs. Samantha R. Douglas, Homeworth, dissolution granted. Brandy ...

7 secret indictments served

Police and Court Reports

LISBON — Several secret indictments issued by the Columbiana County grand jury in May were served this week. Nathaniel W. Black, 19, North Market Street, East Palestine, was served a secret indictment for a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor for allegedly engaging in sex in ...

SALEM FIRE CALL

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— Firefighters were called at 10:42 p.m. Wednesday to the parking lot of the Slovak Club, 313 S. Ellsworth Ave., for a vehicle fire. They found a small fire in the engine compartment near the driver’s side headlight/battery. The fire was extinguished and no hot spots were found. The battery ...

Washingtonville cops report on April activity

Police and Court Reports

WASHINGTONVILLE — There were a total of 19 written police reports for April including one each for an officer assist with Leetonia police, possession of marijuana, disorderly conduct, sexual imprisonment, driving under suspension, burglary, nuisance property, neighbor dispute, theft and ...

Salem woman pleads guilty to possession

Police and Court Reports

LISBON — Kathryn A. Sims, 29, West 14th Street, Salem, pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to possession of drugs for five grams of cocaine on Sept. 18, 2016 and receiving stolen property for having a check belonging to Terri Sims from an account at Farmers National Bank on ...

Ohio literacy grant to aid area districts

Neighborhood News

Staff Reports CANFIELD—Several local school districts will benefit from a literacy grant at the Mahoning County Education Service Center (MCESC). The MCESC received the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant, a $1.2 million three-year grant through the Ohio Department of Education ...

Eighteen with 72 years experience

Neighborhood News

Salem Senior Citizens from left, Lois Whitacre, Donna Manning, Jo Saunders and Francie Tuel celebrate being 90 years old after being recognized by the group for reaching the birthday milestone. During the gathering at the Memorial Building, they received gifts and cake. Absent was fellow ...