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New owner at Salem car dealership lot

SALEM—The Diehl Automotive Group took over the Salem Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership on June 22, Corina S. Diehl, president and owner, said Monday. It is the fifth dealership location for Diehl who has grown the group from the original Butler, Pa. facility started by her husband, ...

Columbiana boutique marks one-year anniversary

A one-year red ribbon cutting ceremony was held on June 29 at Finer Things Boutique, 139 Town Center, Columbiana, in the new development in TownCenter at Firestone Farms. The boutique offers a full range of women’s clothing and accessories. The shop is open from noon-5 p.m. Mondays; 11 ...

Salem couple providing physical, mental therapy

SALEM—For Aura Mind & Body LLC that just opened in June, the husband and wife owners, Jen Lanza-Linn and Jason Linn, say they are here to help. Aura Mind & Body is a wellness based private practice that offers art therapy, counseling and Reiki by appointment only for adult patients. ...

New CEO to take helm at Alliance hospital

ALLIANCE — After serving 21 years as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Alliance Community Hospital, Stan Jonas has decided to retire, effective June 30, 2018. Ryan Jones, MBA, an Aultman executive with more than 20 years of experience, will assume the role following Jonas’ ...

Dutch Village Inn joining Best Western franchise

COLUMBIANA—A local hotel is getting the best of both worlds by bringing on the Best Western brand while also retaining its original charm. In April, Das Dutch Village Inn announced its decision to become a member of the Best Western brand, now known as the Best Western Plus Dutch Haus Inn ...

Butech Bliss employees earn bonuses

SALEM — Jock Buta, Exec. V.P. of Butech Bliss, announced Friday that all 254 employees are receiving bonuses: $1,000 for full-time employees and $500 for part-time employees.  Buta explained that every employee contributes to the company’s success and every employee will receive the ...

Downtown Dollar General to close when West State Street store opens in spring

SALEM - When the Dollar General Store under construction at 1000 West State Street is opened, it will be staffed with personnel from the downtown store on East State Street which will close. Angela Petkovic, a spokesperson for Dollar General said Monday, “Our store that is currently ...

Northwood Realty Services hosts Columbiana Community Easter egg hunt

Northwood Realty Services hosted the Columbiana Community Easter egg hunt held Saturday at Firestone Park. Front row, from left, Robin Whitehair, Barb Stamp, Cindy Sneltzer, Thelma Parker; back row, from left, Jay Whitehair, Ron Black, Bobbi Seguin, Karen Bates, Dee Brintzenhofe and Linda ...

Growing body shop gets new home

SALEM—Randy Smith has been at this for a long time. He’s the owner of D&R Body Shop at 1965 N. Ellsworth Ave. “A major emphasis,” Smith said, “is I moved out here to have more room for big trucks, to work on restorations, RVs and more body work.” He was on the corner of ...

Local realtors recognized by Northwood Realty Services

MARS, Pa. —Northwood Realty Services honored its top producing sales associates at its annual awards ceremony. There were more than 500 Northwood Realty Services sales associates in attendance at the luncheon held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh Cranberry in Mars, Pa. Many ...

Morris again recognized with Million Dollar Round Table membership

SALEM — Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have enabled George W. Morris III, CFP of Salem to again achieve membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), the Premier Association of Financial Professionals. Attaining membership in MDRT is a ...

CCDJFS Winter Quarterly Information Fair is Jan. 26

LISBON — The Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services will be hosting a Winter Quarterly Informational Fair from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan 26 featuring 42 county agencies, businesses and charities. The public is welcome to attend the fair which will be held at the ...

A visit with Santa

Starr Neel, 8, of Salem sits with Santa during Saint Nick's visit to Leetonia recently. (Salem News photos by Patti Schaeffer)