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Salem Chamber building razed

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 ...

Former Salem Chamber building demolished

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

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 ...

Council committee looks at single trash hauler again

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 ...

Outdoor fitness zone open at Waterworth Park

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

GALLERY: Guilford Lake Boat Parade honors caregivers

The annual July 4th Boat Parade on Guilford Lake Saturday was sponsored by the Guilford Lake Civic Association. In keeping with the pandemic, the theme was “Honor Our Caregivers.” Prizes were awarded following the parade in front of Mark’s Landing. There were many spectators lining the ...

Fair board moving forward with holding junior fair

LISBON — When the county fair board voted to hold a junior fair after previously canceling the fair completely, they knew it would be an uphill battle. Despite short notice, the board continued to solidify all of the details for the junior fair at Wednesday’s meeting. The majority of ...

Settlement reached in suit filed by former Columbiana County Dog Pound worker

LISBON — An apparent undisclosed settlement has been reached in the lawsuit filed by a former Columbiana County Dog Pound employee who says she was fired after alerting authorities the dog warden was embezzling funds. A judgment entry signed by the visiting judge in the case was filed last ...

Stagecoach comes down

The Stagecoach Inn, a landmark in North Georgetown for two centuries, was torn down Thursday. A shell of the building had remained since a fire on April 5, 2019.  The inn was built in 1822 by Samuel Long and was on the National Registry of Historic Sites. The building was also used as part of ...

Almost 300 tested for COVID at CAA

LISBON - When the Ohio National Guard conducted pop-up COVID-19 testing on Monday at the Community Action Agency, there were 275 people tested before tests ran out at around 4 p.m., according to Jody Wisbith, marketing specialist at the CAA. Some people reported waiting in line in their car ...

West Branch to make the ride in smoother

BELOIT - The West Branch school board this week approved repairs to the driveway at the Beloit campus. The board approved a resolution to proceed with driveway repairs at the middle and high schools at a cost of $49,827. Vasco Asphalt Company will start the stand alone project immediately, ...

Fire destroys NW home

NEW WATERFORD - An East Main Street home was lost following a fire Friday afternoon, despite the efforts of firefighters from three departments. New Waterford Fire Chief Greg Van Pelt said no one was home at 3850 E. Main St. and the fire had been burning for a while inside before firefighters ...

As COVID-19 cases rise, leaders mull how to combat first wave resurgence

After consistently moving toward flattening the curve, positive cases of COVID-19 have been climbing in the last two weeks across several states. Florida had the most dramatic increase of cases, jumping from 3,235 daily new cases per 100,000 people on June 22 to 9,019 daily new cases June ...

Local meat delivered to food bank

YOUNGSTOWN — Area families will be receiving protein as soon as next week when they pick up their food from Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley. On Thursday morning, volunteers for the food bank and the Ohio National Guard unloaded 2,500 pounds of meat donated by the Mahoning ...

A summer moment

Three-year-old Yase Brown looks over the dock railing at the Salem City Lake Wednesday while with his grandma, Carolyn Hippley, of Salem on a lazy, hazy summer day. Salem City Lake is open from 7 a.m. until dark daily through August except for Mondays. Then from 8 a.m. until dusk in September ...