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Salem Chamber building razed

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SALEM — The iconic former Salem Area Chamber of Commerce building at Lincoln and State bid its final farewell Tuesday, reduced to rubble in a matter of hours. Some looked at the demolition as a sad occasion, others as an opportunity for development and still others as a chance to preserve ...

On the calendar

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WED/8 COLUMBIANA Crestview school board, 5:30 p.m., performing arts center; live-streamed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5yBmaMVWa0. ELKTON Elkrun Township trustees at 7 p.m. at office, limited to 10 people. LISBON Cemetery board at 9 a.m. outside chapel, inside mausoleum if it ...

Former Salem Chamber building demolished

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Workers from Less Contracting demolished the former Salem Area Chamber of Commerce building at the corner of State and Lincoln in downtown Salem Tuesday morning. Salem firefighters were on the scene helping to spray down the rubble, with State Street closed briefly as the north side of the ...

Canfield Fair nixed

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CANFIELD — As most other events this year, the 174th Canfield Fair has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Junior Fair will still continue Sept. 2-7. “We stretched out as long as we could” regarding on making a decision, said George Roman, director of grandstand ...

COMMUNITY  HAPPENINGS

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Parkinson’s Support Group canceled SALEM— The Parkinson’s Support Group that meets at Emmanuel Lutheran Church has been canceled until September. Salem VFW to host food truck, music SALEM— VFW Post 892, 496 Arch St., will host the MJB bbq food truck and acoustic music from 2 p.m. ...

Council committee looks at single trash hauler again

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SALEM — The idea of a single trash hauler to serve city residents will be discussed again at a Committee of the Whole meeting later this month. Council members had a choice at Tuesday’s meeting: send the proposed contract to the law director, which they could then vote whether to submit ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

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New Cases County Treasurer vs. Tina Burkle, et al., foreclosure sought for delinquent taxes for property on Sunnyside Avenue, East Liverpool. County Treasurer vs. Magnum Investments Inc. et al., foreclosure sought for delinquent taxes for properties on Malibu Drive, East Palestine. County ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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— A Pancake-Clarkson Road, Middleton Township, man reported at 1:36 a.m. Tuesday someone may be trying to get into his home. Deputies checked the area and were unable to locate anyone. — A Deer Run Mobile Park resident reported at 7:17 a.m. Monday someone stole a bicycle from his ...

SALEM FIRE

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—Firefighters and police personnel were called at 4:25 a.m. Tuesday to a dumpster fire in the 200 block of Vine Avenue, finding a pile of garbage in flames beside the dumpster. Firefighters extinguished the fire and planned to notify the housing department due to the large amount of trash on ...

HIGHWAY PATROL

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— Two vehicles were northbound on state Route 45 in Salem Township at 11 a.m. June 30 when Karissa M. Piszczek, 20, state Route 518, Lisbon, slowed and was struck from behind by someone described as a woman driving a brown Honda van. Piszczek pulled off the side of the road, but the other ...

POLICE REPORT

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PERRY TWP. – Officers at 12:07 a.m. Tuesday noticed a vehicle at Cry Baby Bridge on Egypt Road, checked the occupants for warrants and sent them on their way. — Christopher Lanning, 33, of Alliance, was taken into custody on an active warrant for failure to appear out of Columbiana ...

Beloit man sentenced in stolen truck case

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LISBON — In Common Pleas Court, Kevin E. Wasmire, 47, Rainbow Lane Circle, Beloit, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for receiving stolen property and failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer. He was ordered to pay $800 in restitution and his license was suspended for ...

MUNICPAL COURT

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LISBON — A July 16 preliminary hearing was set in county Municipal Court for Daniel Wilcox, 24, Ambrose, East Liverpool, charged with offenders who have violent offender duties for allegedly failing to register as a violent offender after being released from prison on Sept. 8, 2019. A Sept. ...

Columbiana man faces drug charges

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LISBON — Nickolas Polin Perez, 29, Firestone Avenue, Columbiana, was served a secret indictment charged with aggravated possession of drugs. On Feb. 9, Perez allegedly had less than a gram of diacetylmorphine (heroin). The indictment was issued by the grand jury in June.

Outdoor fitness zone open at Waterworth Park

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SALEM — Salem Parks and Recreation found a fitting use for funds set aside for Waterworth Memorial Park, installing an outdoor fitness zone for full-body workouts. “The equipment is well put together. What’s so nice is everything uses your own body weight,” Salem Parks Commission ...

Organizers cancel Canfield Fair, citing health concerns

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CANFIELD – Organizers have canceled this year’s Canfield Fair, citing health and safety concerns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to media partner WKBN. The fair is conducting a Junior Fair only. Junior Fair members and their immediate family members may attend and participate in ...

County sees 90 more COVID cases, most at prison

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LISBON — While the number of cases has continued to rise in Columbiana County, the number of hospitalizations and deaths have remained nearly the same. Over the three-day holiday weekend, Columbiana County cases have increased by 90, bringing the total to 1,318 on Monday morning. According ...

Driver escapes injury in wreck avoiding ATV

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Staff Reports WINONA —A 42-year-old Salem motorist was uninjured after he wrecked to avoid striking an oncoming ATV and then had to escape from his SUV after it caught fire. The accident occurred on King Road in Butler Township at 2:26 p.m. Saturday. According to the state highway ...

Teegarden Road

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The County Engineer’s Office is continuing with deck repair work on a Teegarden Road bridge located just off of Depot Road. Teegarden remains closed between Depot and the south end of Vincent Road but open to local traffic on either side. The work began June 23 and is expected to take six ...

Chamber building to come down today

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SALEM — A section of East State Street between Lincoln and Vine will be temporarily closed this morning as an excavation crew brings down the former Salem Area Chamber of Commerce building at the corner of State and Lincoln. City Service/Safety Director Ken Kenst said the closure isn’t ...