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Medal of Honor recipient remembered 50 years on

LEETONIA — On this day 50 years ago, Private First Class Ralph Ellis Dias, a 19-year-old U.S. Marine whose family lived in the Washingtonville area, died in battle while destroying an enemy machine gun bunker in Quang Nam Province, Vietnam. Members of his unit had been pinned down by enemy ...

$18M in federal funds to get U.S. Route 30 expansion under way

LISBON — The Stark County end of the U.S. Route 30 project has received a major infusion of money to help it get moving. The U.S. Department of Transporation last week awarded an $18 million grant to help turn the two-lane section of Route 30 from Trump Road to East Canton into a freeway, a ...

Bob Evans, Alchemy Acres fundraiser Wednesday

Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary will host a fundraiser at the Salem Bob Evans restaurant, 2299 E. State St., from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The restaurant will donate 15 percent of the cost of a diner’s meal to Alchemy Acres if the diner presents a special flyer. Diners can bring up this ...

Breakfast for veterans

A free breakfast for military veterans was provided Monday by Gednetz-Ruzek and Brown Funeral Home in the Fellowship Hall at Salem First United Methodist Church. Seated, from left, Army veterans Darrel Criss of Perry Township and Peter Nollier of Salem. Rear. from left, funeral director Dave ...

Audition scheduled for SCT’s production of ‘Aladdin Jr.’

SALEM— Auditions for The Salem Community Theatre’s production of “Aladdin Jr.” will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16. The production is directed by Justin Steele and sponsored by Visiting Angels. Those interested in auditioning must prepare a one-minute section from a song of their ...

Leetonia students honor veterans

Leetonia kindergarten students lead the Pledge of Allegiance on Veterans Day. (Salem News photo by Mary Ann Greier)

Tradition continues at the Simmons’ family orchards

ROGERS — Back a long winding lane lined with recently picked apple trees sits Simmons Peace Valley Orchards. More than 70 years ago, Daniel J. Simmons and his wife Anna bought an abandoned apple orchard, starting a family tradition of growing and selling produce now in its fourth ...

Goshen Township Trustees reserve spot for indigent burials

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP—Township trustees Monday night reserved a section of cemetery land for burials of people with no money. The trustees approved four lots with one grave at the far back corner of the East Goshen Cemetery new section for indigent burials. Three cremations can be buried per ...

Youngsters honor veterans and their sacrifices

SALEM - Reilly Elementary students celebrated veterans this month. The third and fourth graders learned about their sacrifices in books, created a Wall of Honor for their own family veterans and even wrote letters thanking military members for their service across the globe and at home. They ...

Lisbon school district’s carryover budget likely to take a big hit

LISBON - The school district's healthy carryover budget is likely to take a big hit mostly because of the state legislature's decision to keep state education funding at  current levels for the next two years. School Treasurer Vickie Browning-Prowitt reported at Thursday's school board ...

Clocks will replace time sheet system in Leetonia

LEETONIA - Village council this week approved the purchase of time clocks to replace the current time sheet system. Council approved the purchase of two digital time clocks at $1,289 per unit and $1,200 for software and a setup fee. One clock will be installed at village hall and other one at ...

Lisbon Ministerial Association honors veterans

Bobbie Rydarowicz, who is a member of the (Lisbon) Village Singers, performs "In Flanders Field" during the Lisbon Ministerial Association's Veterans Day service Sunday at the First Christian Church. A five-member ensemble from the David Anderson High School choir also performed later in the event.

Washingtonville looking for backup to the superintendent of utilities

WASHINGTONVILLE- Mayor Herman Frank said he is looking for a way to secure a back up to the superintendent of utilities as recommended in the asset management plan. Frank said he will consult with the village solicitor to see if the village can secure the services of a utility department ...

PennOhio Waste landfill zoning a recurring topic

NEGLEY- Zoning has been a recurring conversation in Middleton Township as discussion heated up further regarding the PennOhio Waste landfill in Negley at Wednesday's meeting. The process remains unclear to the residents on how to approach the zoning issue, and Fiscal Officer Bob Chapman ...

Cheering on the Quakers!

The playoff-bound Salem Quakers (8-2) will visit state-ranked Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (7-3) today for a 7 p.m. Div. IV first-round game with plenty of student and home town support expected to make the trip. Shown are students cheering during last week's regular-season finale win over ...

United building project coming

HANOVERTON- The United Local School District is eligible for state funding that will make possible the construction of a new pre-K-12 campus without asking for additional support from residents. Schools Superintendent Lance Hostetler Friday issued a press release stating the Ohio Facilities ...

Salem Preservation seeking banner names

SALEM - Salem Preservation is looking for nine new inductees for the Reilly Banner program, aimed at honoring people who have been impacted by their participation at Historic Reilly Stadium and gone on to great accomplishments. The program unveiled the first class of banners hung along East ...

Leetonia Schools Superintendent selected for education task force

LEETONIA-A local school superintendent is helping shape the future of education in Ohio. Rob Mehno, superintendent of Leetonia Schools, has been appointed to the Graduation Requirements and High School Redesign Task Force. State board member Mark Lamoncha, president of Humtown Products in ...