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“Cruisin’ for a Cause”

“Cruisin’ for a Cause” was held Sunday by Cigarette World in Salem. Money raised supports Christina House, the domestic violence shelter in Lisbon. The event attracted 34 classic cars and trucks. Raffles and giveaways were held. Shown here admiring a vintage vehicle is 9-year-old Wynonna ...

Perry chief: State paid for traffic control

PERRY TWP. — Perry Township Police Chief Mike Emigh corrected what he termed some “misquoted” information at the previous trustees meeting earlier this month regarding a traffic detail on the bypass. “The township did not pay one dime for a car and police officer,” he said. Emigh ...

Meeting set on Perry zoning update

PERRY TWP. — A public hearing is planned for July 22 regarding updates being suggested for the township zoning book by the consulting firm Plan4Land. The trustees agreed earlier this year to have the company look over the existing zoning book and update it if necessary at an estimated cost ...

Mirror Lake improvements completed

For years Mirror Lake at Harvey S. Firestone Park was in need of improvement, but the city didn’t have enough money to put toward the project — then came a sizable donation from a local resident. On Saturday, the completion of the long-awaited project was celebrated with a dedication ...

Opening Thursday

The new Gordmans apparel and home decor store located in the Salem Plaza on East State Street will hold a grand opening ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. Thursday, inviting customers to join in the fun. The first 100 guests in line at the grand opening celebration will receive a Gordmans insulated tote ...

Green Trustees OK repairs to parking lots

GREENFORD — Green Township trustees Tuesday night approved repairs to the parking lots at the administration complex on Lisbon Road. The trustees approved $8,000 for R&R Seal Coating of Lisbon to crack seal the parking lots. The company will also paint parking stripes at the community ...

United school board OKs appropriations

Staff report HANOVERTON — The United school board Tuesday morning approved final appropriations for Fiscal Year 2019 of $15.5 million. The total appropriations for fiscal year 2019 was $21.25 million. The board also approved temporary appropriations for fiscal year 2020 of 25 percent of ...

Renovations underway at Salem stadium, schools

SALEM — The Salem school board is moving forward with renovations at Reilly Stadium this summer. The school board recently approved contracts with J Herbert Construction for $109,700 for a visitor side press box and with Brock Builders for $238,795 for the home side grandstand ...

Perry trustees to seek financial advice

PERRY TWP. — Township trustees said Monday that they plan to seek some financial advice from the state auditor’s office before submitting the 2020 tax budget. Trustee Jim Armeni, who previously worked for the state auditor’s office, said he’s been in talks with Local Government ...

Sports programs end year $13K in hole

LISBON – The Lisbon school’s sports programs ran a combined $13,000 deficit in 2018-19. The issue came up at last week’s school board when they were discussing the recent meeting between the athletic committee and coaches. School Superintendent Joseph Siefke said the biggest loser was ...

EP officials discuss proposed JEDD

EAST PALESTINE — A clearer picture of how a possible Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) with Unity Township would work took shape during a meeting on Monday. Village officials outlined the process for those of the public who turned out to ask questions. In a JEDD, businesses ...

Salem driver faces OVI, gun charges

SALEM — A Salem man is facing multiple charges, including three felonies, after nearly striking marked police cruisers trying to stop his vehicle on suspicion of intoxication and then being caught with multiple firearms and ammunition within his reach in the vehicle Sunday night on East ...

Gallery: Winona Strawberry Festival

Pleasant weather, fellowship and delicious food highlighted the annual Winona Strawberry Festival held Sunday at the corner of Winona Road and Cameron Street. The festival marked the 150th anniversary of town, founded under the Winona name with the first post office. The Winona Historical ...

Phase II at Salem wastewater plant under way

SALEM—Phase II of the wastewater treatment plant improvements is under way. The contract with Stanley Miller Construction Company began May 30 and includes 540 to complete the project, with a scheduled completion date of Nov. 19, 2020. The commission in March accepted a bid of $5,285,870 ...

Columbiana K-9 team a state games big winner

COLUMBIANA—The city’s K-9 team is continuing to prove its worth, earning top spots in the Ohio Police and Fire Games held in Canton recently. According to the results posted online, K-9 Csuti and his handler Bryan Granchie came in first place in three categories and second place in a ...

Wellsville Vietnam veteran inducted into military hall of fame

WELLSVILLE — Ernest G. Madden of Wellsville was just 21 years old when he lost his life in Vietnam while serving as a fire team leader as his company advanced into enemy territory on May 12, 1967. Corporal Madden’s actions that day would posthumously earn him the Silver Star by then ...

BWD announces waterline project start date

WELLSVILLE — The Frederick Heights waterline project is to begin July 8. Buckeye Water District (BWD) Director Al DeAngelis reported at last week’s meeting the starting date came out of a meeting with Yarian Brothers, the New Waterford contractors who were the lowest bidders for the ...

Gallery: ‘A Magical Universe’ at St. Paul School

"A Magical Universe" presented by the Alans was held Saturday to the delight of children and parents alike at St. Paul School. The free interactive event was coordinated by the Salem Public Library. Shown here is 8-year-old Elijah Maraldo, a St. Paul School fourth-grader, who was a willing ...

One seriously injured in dirt bike crash

WEST TOWNSHIP — Troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Lisbon Post are investigating a one-vehicle crash that occurred at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. A 2006 Honda CRF 450 dirt bike was traveling southbound on Lippincott Road, just north of US 30. The driver lost control of the dirt bike, ...

Council approves appropriations to budget

SALEM — City council this past week approved several appropriations to the budget. Council moved $115,000 within the General Fund. This includes $5,000 to the Police Department Vehicle/Equipment Repair and Parts for increased repairs on existing vehicles that exceeded the budget amount; ...