11-19 Veterans

Veterans recognized at Damascus Ruritan meeting

Neighborhood News

Representatives of the Community Hospice Group presented a program, “Pinning of Veterans,” at the regular meeting of the Damascus Ruritan Club on Nov. 9. Members invited veterans as guests of the club. Community Hospice serves Columbiana, Carroll, Coshocton, Stark and Tuscarawas counties. ...

Ann Sevenich

Whispering Pines grants ‘Honoring Excellence’ award

Neighborhood News

COLUMBIANA—Whispering Pines Village, an assisted living community in Columbiana, has announced Ann Sevenich as an Honoring Excellence winner. This award is given annually to outstanding employees who demonstrate vision, innovation, leadership and compassion in their role, by the Ohio Assisted ...

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St. Paul Cub Scouts hold Rain Gutter Regatta

Neighborhood News

Cub Scouts of St. Paul Pack 2006 Tigers recently held its Rain Gutter Regatta at St. Paul School. Pictured are the winners, from left, Hunter Frank, first place; Jack Brown, third; and Aaron Rea, second. In the background are, from left, Cubmaster Shane Gibson and Den Leader Gary Gorby. ...


Santa arrives in Columbiana

Local News

Santa Claus arrived in Columbiana during the Christmas parade Friday night, riding atop fire truck No. 9. Kaelie Ganslein, 8, of Salem waitedfor the parade. Easton Shuto, 9, Quincy Bailey, 10, and Jilly Wolsonovich, 6, perform with the Crown Theater Carolers as they sing Christmas music. (Salem ...

Land at Lakefront on market

Local News

COLUMBIANA — Several acres of land at the former Lakefront golf course property on state Route 164 are back on the selling block, now that Discount Drug Mart has reportedly opted not to locate there. City Manager Lance Willard said the city has reached out to Discount over the last year ...

County lands another $200K for septic work

Local News

LISBON — The Columbiana County health department has been awarded another $200,000 in state grant money for septic system repair. Environmental Director Lori Barnes told the health board this week that the Ohio Water Pollution Control Loan (WPCL) funding is for 2018 and 2019. The funding ...

Residents asked to Stuff a Cruiser with toys, clothing

Local News

SALEM — After stuffing themselves with turkey, area residents are being asked to Stuff a Cruiser with toys and clothing for Columbiana County families in need from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Salem Walmart. The event one week from today will feature some special four-legged guests, K-9s ...

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Thanksgiving donation

Local News

Jeff Schoch accepts a donation of $900 from the Fraternal Order of Police Quaker Lodge 88 for the annual community Thanksgiving dinner he helps organize with Nancy Miller and their families, friends and volunteers. The free dinner is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day at the ...


Christmas is for kids

Local News

Graham, 4, and Reid Rettig, 2, of North Springfield wait impatiently for the Big Guy during the Columbiana Christmas parade. Reid asked his mother Amanda if Santa is coming. melia McElhaney, 1, of Columbiana loves the ornaments on the Christmas Tree. (Salem News photos by Wany Maris)

Fairfield road department ready for winter

Local News

FAIRFIELD TWP. — Road Supervisor Mel Miller advised trustees Thursday the department is preparing road and equipment for winter. Miller said the salt spreaders were installed on the trucks while minor repairs were made. Part of the effort was directed at cleaning leaves from ditches and ...

United school board OKs computer tech course

Local News

HANOVERTON — The United Local school board Wednesday night approved a new course for students to learn computer technology. The board approved the course to train student computer technicians, a semester class that will be graded pass/fail and count as a quarter credit. Students serving in ...

Call of possible EL overdose leads to charges, drug raid

Local News

EAST LIVERPOOL — Charges are pending against a Toronto woman after police responded Thursday to the BP station for what was reported as a possible overdose at the pumps. Patrolman Chris Green arrived at the gas station, where he reported finding Cassaundra B. Digman, 27, Toronto, partially ...


Police and Court Reports

—Deputies responded to a domestic dispute on Wells Hollow Road, Yellow Creek Township, at 1:26 a.m. Friday, where an intoxicated Charles Ammon reported getting into an argument with his stepdaughter. The stepdaughter left and slammed the door so hard its glass broke and then she kicked the ...

W.Va. man pleads guilty to possession charges

Police and Court Reports

LISBON — A West Virgnia man found passed out behind the wheel of his car due to a drug overdose pleaded guilty to drug possession charges this week in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. Kyle B. Rashley, 26, of New Cumberland, is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 4 after pleading guilty ...


Police and Court Reports

New Cases County Treasurer v. Charles A. Richards, et al; delinquent property tax foreclosure sought against property on state Route 45, Leetonia. Docket Entries Shelby L. Jones of Columbiana v. Nathaniel S. Jones of Leetonia; marriage dissolved. Brian Zellers v. Melissa Zellers; ...

13 arraigned on drug charges

Police and Court Reports

LISBON — Another 13 people indicted on drug charges as part of Operation Big Oak were arraigned this week in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. All 13 pleaded innocent to the drug charges filed against them, and pretrial hearings will be scheduled. Most were released from the county jail ...


Police and Court Reports

Butler Township Diana Reiter, et al, to Deanna and Leslie Withrow, home and 2 acres on Tower Road; $94,000. Center Township Fritz Ruckenbrod to Jenny Rukenbrod, home on state Route 45; $130,000. Jenny Ruckenbrod to Fritz Rukenbrod, property on state Route 45; ...

Grand jury issues 33 indictments

Police and Court Reports

LISBON — While the 102 indictments resulting from Operation Big Oak were garnering headlines over the past two weeks, the Columbiana County grand jury was quietly going about its monthly business of considering other cases for indictment. On Thursday, the November session of the grand jury ...