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Hitchin’ a ride

Local News

United softball player Samantha Lippiatt gathers a foul ball along Route 44 in front of Rootstown High School and jokes with her teammates about hitchhiking during Tuesday’s sectional tournament game. (Salem News photo by Ron Firth)

On the calendar

Neighborhood News

WED/5-12 Columbiana Library trustees, 3:30 p.m., Salchow Room Goshen Township Scrap appliance and metal drive, daylight hours, township garage, 12649 Seacrist Road, open to everyone, 330-205-4204 Hanoverton United school board, 4 p.m., UHS library and ...

Salem CRA amendment headed to council

Local News

SALEM - A proposal to make additional residential areas in the city eligible for a tax abatement on new construction is headed to city council. The Economic Development Committee agreed Tuesday to recommend city council change the boundaries of the Community Reinvestment Area to include ...

Pollinator garden plans sting council members in Lisbon

Local News

LISBON - A proposed pollinator garden brought quite the controversy to Lisbon village council’s Tuesday evening meeting.  The Chamber of Commerce applied for a beautification grant through the land bank and presented a tentative plan last week to the Columbiana County Land Reutilization ...

Social media post creates commotion at Crestview

Local News

NEW WATERFORD — A student’s post to social media prompted an investigation by administrators from the Crestview Schools and the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday. Superintendent Matthew Manley confirmed a student had posted to a SnapChat message a photo of a gun in a ...

Greier, sports dpt. take home AP honors 

Local News

Veteran Salem News reporter Mary Ann Greier earned honors in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editor’s 2020 Contest.  Greier placed third for both Best Feature Writer and Best News Writer.  Her features included stories about Salem Police K-9 Simon’s television debut, Salem Councilman ...

Work begins on Columbiana pipeline

Local News

Mark Castellano and Derek Farbo work with foreman Chris Dubensky of Miller Pipeline Monday. Miller Pipeline is under contract with Columbiana Gas to replace pipes from Friend Street up to Elm Street. According to Jack R. Stryffeler, lead supervisor, it will be a few months until the new lines ...

Chase Bank closing Columbiana branch

Local News

COLUMBIANA—The branch of Chase Bank located at 35 N. Main St. will close on July 29.  Customers accounts will be consolidated to the Chase Bank location at 123 N. Broadway Ave. in Salem. According to Carlene Lule, Chase Bank vice president of media relations, the role branches perform in ...

POLICE REPORTS

Police and Court Reports

SALEM — Officers at 4:17 a.m. Tuesday attempted to stop a vehicle in the 500 block of East Pershing Street which then fled south on South Lincoln Avenue. Officers stopped the pursuit after the speed was deemed unsafe for other motorists. The incident was under investigation. — Police ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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— Jordan Lee Smeltzer, Depot Road, Hanoverton, was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after deputies were called to the house at 11:15 pm. Monday. — A state Route 170, Middleton Township, man reported at 6:32 p.m. Monday, Advanced Excavating and Septic Systems damages ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

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LISBON – In county Municipal Court Gerald Robert Gray, 31, South 13th Street, Sebring, was fined $1,625, sentenced to 20 days in jail, had his license suspended for two years and required 40 hours community service for OVI second offense, driving under OVI suspension, speeding and three ...

GRAND JURY

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LISBON — Francis J. Lewis, 40, Main Street, Wellsville, was served a secret indictment charging him with possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, for allegedly having buprenorphine on Aug. 23. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in March. Andrew H. Hunley, 45, Youngstown, was ...

COURT NEWS

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LISBON — Brandon J. Zepernick, 28, Youngstown, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, for having methamphetamines on Aug. 2, 2019. Sentencing is set for Sept. 27. He faces up to a year in prison and a $2,500 fine. Johnathon Raymond ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

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New Cases County Treasurer vs. John and Kathleen Siedentopf, et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on East Taggart Street, East Palestine. County Treasurer vs. Paul and Jennifer Mauch, et al., foreclosure sought for alleged delinquent taxes for property on ...

United Boys, Girls State delegates

Neighborhood News

Six United High School students have been selected as delegates to the 2021 Buckeye Boys and Buckeye Girls State programs to be held in June. Boys State will be held at Miami University in Oxford and Girls State at the University of Mount Union. Boys and Girls State delegates from United are ...

Knights of Columbus 10183 to host pulled pork dinner

Neighborhood News

The Knights of Columbus Council 10183 of St. Jude Church in Columbiana will be holding a pulled pork drive-thru dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. or until sold out May 19 at St. Jude Church, 180 7th St. Cost is $8 and includes pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw, corn bread and dessert. From left, Ray ...

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Neighborhood News

WB boosters bingo Thursday West Branch Athletic Boosters bingo will be held Thursday at the booster building, 26701 U.S. Route 62, Beloit. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., early instant tickets called at 6:10 p.m. and Jumpin’ Jackpot (at 57 numbers) at 6:45 p.m. Kitchen will be open, and instant ...

SRMC offering vaccine in Salem, Lisbon

Neighborhood News

Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) will be providing COVID-19 vaccines by appointment only at two area locations. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be administered starting at 1 p.m. May 19 on the hospital’s ground floor in Salem. Those with scheduled appointments should enter the campus ...

Part of Hartley to close soon

Neighborhood News

Hartley Road in Knox Township will be closed between Westville Lake Road and 12th Street May 17 through 21 for bridge/culvert replacement. Local traffic only will be allowed during this time.

Bee program offered at Smucker House

Neighborhood News

The Salem Federation of Women’s Clubs Smucker House will open its garden to the public for free to have fun and learn about bees, butterflies, buds and flowers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 22.  Salem recently became one of the National Bee Cities and the Smucker House garden will become one ...