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Grant enables new truck for Grandview Cemetery

SALEM —Grandview Cemetery recently received a $52,365 grant from the Salem Community Foundation to purchase a new 2018 Dodge Ram 3500 workhorse truck with a stainless steel dump bed to assist in caring for the cemetery grounds. Grandview Cemetery Superintendent Tom Wright described the ...

Meter reading system approved

SALEM — The Salem Utilities Commission agreed Thursday to go forward with plans for a fixed-point water meter reading system at an estimated cost of $130,000, using the water meters already in place for now. Commission members also asked for an estimate on the number of water meters that ...

Personnel matters approved by South Range school board

BEAVER TOWNSHIP—The South Range school board this week approved several personnel moves, including a change in varsity volleyball coach. The board accepted the resignation of Kathy Komara as varsity volleyball coach effective Sept. 18. Schools Superintendent Dennis Dunham said Komara is ...

Posing with Johnny

A group of employees from nearby Sandy Beaver Insurance in Lisbon decided on Friday to walk across the town square to have their photograph taken with wooden statue of Johnny Appleseed, which they intended to post on the agency’s Facebook page. The insurance agency is one of the many ...

Final Installment

The Salem Community Foundation (SCF) recently donated the final installment of its five-year $50,000 pledge to the Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) Foundation’s “Community Champions - Expanding Cancer Care Together” capital campaign. The “Community Champions” campaign was launched ...

PROPERTY TRANSFERS

Butler Township ZN Homes Inc. to Blaine and Nancy Barrett, home and 1.3 acres at 141 Woodsend Drive; $236,000 Lester Wilson to Kellee Yuhaniak, home on Tower Road; $101,200 David and Melissa Plummer to Joseph and Marie Johns, home and 3.3 acres on Tower Road; $273,900 Center ...

The show must go on

Cars fill the parking lots at the Rogers Sale like usual on Friday, two days after a fire destroyed an open air barn. (Salem News photo by Ron Firth)

Honor and glory

The Salem Fire Department recently unfurled a new U.S. flag from the top of the aerial ladder truck, with many thanks to Salem V.F.W. Post 892 for donating the 15-foot by 25-foot flag and to Salem Welding for fabricating and donating the bracket to properly hang the flag, which will be used by ...

Lincoln crossing to close

SALEM — The South Lincoln Avenue railroad crossing will be closed starting next week for repairs, forcing motorists who cross those tracks to find a different route for two weeks or more. Salem City Service/Safety Director Ken Kenst announced the closing after learning about it from the ...

South Range settles insurance dispute

BEAVER TWP. — The South Range school board this week approved a settlement agreement with its former insurance consortium. The board approved a settlement agreement with the Mahoning County School Employees Insurance Consortium (MCSEIC) in which the district will pay a total of $60,000, to ...

Paving repairs due to high bids to delay Franklin Street opening

SALEM — Work to reopen and to restore Franklin Street between South Lincoln and South Broadway for normal travel may not begin for another two-and-a-half weeks, city Utilities Superintendent Don Weingart said Thursday. The Utilities Commission approved three different change orders related ...

Closed Sebring plant burns

Fire departments from four counties responded to a fire that destroyed the former Sebring Plastics plant on East Georgia Avenue Thursday. Firefighters spent over seven hours battling the blaze at the vacant building after responding at around 11 a.m. The newspaper’s news partner, WKBN First ...

Youngstown board recommends OK for new Youngstown VA clinic project work

YOUNGSTOWN — The city’s Board of Zoning Appeals recommended approval for work at a new Youngstown VA Outpatient Clinic. Mike Downing, owner of Downing Construction Co. of Warrensville Heights — which is building and leasing the property at 1815 Belmont Ave. to the U.S. Department of ...

Fire destroys hay barn at Rogers Sale

ROGERS — An open air barn full of round bales of hay was destroyed Wednesday evening at the Rogers Community Auction and Flea Market, which is commonly known as the Rogers Sale. Owner Ken Baer said the round bales inside had just been sold at auction earlier in the afternoon, but there ...

Council: Accept $1M grant

City council gave the go-ahead for Mayor John Berlin to accept a more than $1 million grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation to repair the concrete portion of Franklin Avenue from South Lincoln to the city limits just past the Franklin Plaza. The resolution authorizing him to send a ...

Mamma Mia’ to open at SCT

‘Mamma Mia,’ directed by Tessa Wells and Macey Stancato, and sponsored by Bob and Linda Sebo, is coming to the Salem Community Theatre stage Sept. 20-29. Performances include 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays for the matinee performances. “Mamma Mia” is the story of ...

Columbiana officials mark passing of former mayor

COLUMBIANA — City officials took a few minutes at the start of Tuesday’s council meeting to reflect on the passing of former mayor and councilman Lowell Schloneger, who died the day before at age 77. Mayor Brian Blakeman read the proclamation issued by council when Schloneger retired ...

Leetonia includes parks in village property smoking ban

LEETONIA —Village Council Wednesday night approved the third and final reading of a resolution prohibiting the use of tobacco on village property. Council approved the resolution which amends the personnel policy to prohibit all use of tobacco on any village property, including village ...

Lisbon car fires investigated

LISBON — The state fire marshal’s office was called in to investigate suspicious vehicle fires on West Washington Street that occurred about 10:45 p.m. Sunday. Tonia Gearin, who lives at the residence with Joe Frantz III, reported her son was taking the trash out when he noticed two ...

First Friends Church Quaker Bells presenting concert

The First Friends Church Quaker Bells will present “You’ve Got A Friend in Me,” a handbell concert featuring selections from some of the best-known and best–loved movie themes of all time. The performance is open to the public and will be held at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 29. All proceeds from ...