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Career Center board tours auto labs

LISBON — Jim Beardsley, the instructor in auto technology, and Rick DeSalvo, the instructor of auto collision and repair, took the CCCTC board on a tour of their labs on Tuesday, explaining a little about each program and what they expect from students. Prior to the tour, DeSalvo talked ...

Filings point to challenges convicted Braking Point owner faced

YOUNGSTOWN — Former Braking Point Recovery Center owner Ryan P. Sheridan, who will be sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, approved a 21-page document in October detailing the widespread fraud his company committed against the Ohio Medicaid ...

Lisbon lands emergency state grant for sewer break repair

LISBON — The village has been given emergency funding to fix the major sewer line break at the intersection of Saltwell Road and North Market Street. Village council met in special session Monday night to formally accept a $92,659 emergency grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission to go ...

Pirates CARE-a-van will visit Columbiana Thursday

Staff Reports COLUMBIANA — The Columbiana Clippers baseball and softball teams will get a chance to meet with some members of the Pittsburgh Pirates organization when the 2020 Pirates CARE-a-van swings through Columbiana County on Thursday. Pittsburgh Pirate third baseman Ke’Bryan ...

No progress on EuroGyro fix

By MARY ANN GREIER Staff Writer SALEM — The EuroGyro restaurant and building remain closed, along with the parking lots and surrounding sidewalks, with plans for a permanent structural repair still pending, according to Salem Fire Chief Scott Mason. Mason said the last he heard, no ...

Crestview BOE to meet architects for new building

NEW WATERFORD — The Crestview Board of Education plans to meet on Thursday with the architects who will be responsible for helping the board and building committee to design the future schools in Crestview. According to Superintendent Matthew Manley, the 5 p.m. meeting will be held mostly ...

EGCC still making plans for the future

STEUBENVILLE — Despite lingering questions surrounding the ouster of one administrator and the extended absence of another, Eastern Gateway Community College Interim President Mike Geoghegan said the board of trustees intends to proceed with building acquisitions in Youngstown while ...

Park District gets grant to extend Greenway

LISBON — A state grant has been received to help pay for extending the Little Beaver Greenway Trail from downtown Lisbon to nearly state Route 11. Columbiana County Park District board member Dottie Betz reported they were recently awarded a $156,596 grant through the Clean Ohio program to ...

Washingtonville officials say recent incidents point to need for levy

WASHINGTONVILLE— A couple incidents handled by the police department the past two weeks is an example of why the department is worth an investment, according to village council members. Council President Ron Stevens and Councilman Herman Frank III Monday night praised the department for its ...

Gallery: Performing at the Kent Salem City Center

The Kent State Salem Communiversity Choir shared the City Center Auditorium stage Sunday with the Kent State Nova Jazz singers. Melissa Fucci is the director and B.J. Willis the pianist for Communiversity Choir. Christopher J. Venesile is the director of Nova Jazz and Maria Jacobs is the ...

Perry Township Police enforcement strong despite manpower shortage

PERRY TOWNSHIP — Township police officers handled less calls last year and logged less miles on the cruisers, which Police Chief Mike Emigh attributed to a shortage of manpower. But according to the year-end report, officers increased the number of citations for speeding, expired ...

Work ethic steers the drive of local triathlete

COLUMBIANA — When Amanda Frost needs to step away from her nonstop schedule, she still manages to keep herself busy. And while most people may want to relax with their time away from work, she does something entirely different. For a woman with four jobs, it is not surprising that she would ...

Lisbon ends year with smaller general funds carryover

LISBON —The village general fund ended 2019 with a $58,492 carryover balance, about $26,000 less than the year before. Fiscal Officer Tracey Wonner said there were several reasons for the decrease, starting with the fact there were 27 pay periods in 2019, and the village payroll averages ...

Salem High School winter royalty

Alexis Rossi, daughter of Joe and Susan Rossi, was crowned Winter Homecoming Queen Friday night at the varsity basketball game versus Minerva. Her escort was Logan Stecker, son of Todd and Robin Stecker. (Salem News photo by Gary Leininger)

Not too late to get your flu vaccination

SALEM - It's not too late to get a flu shot, city Health Commissioner Lynle Hayes said Friday. Flu activity is widespread across Ohio and incidents of influenza-associated hospitalizations are on the rise, with both the Centers for Disease Control and the Ohio Department of Health ...

8 apply for empty SR board seat

BEAVER TOWNSHIP-The South Range school board now has a list of applicants for its empty seat and will meet soon to conduct interviews and consider an appointment. Schools Superintendent Dennis Dunham released the following list of applicants who agreed to an interview for the vacant seat: ...

Contract stopped on sewer line project

SALEM - The Salem Utilities Commission voted Thursday to part ways with the contractor on the Snyder Road sewer line extension project, with Chairman Bob Hodgson citing "a dissatisfaction with how the job is going." Rudzik Excavating of Struthers had been awarded the project last February ...

EP drug investigation results in multiple arrests

LISBON - Several arrests were made Thursday in connection to a 2018 methamphetamine investigation, which began in East Palestine and was found to have connections across much of the north part of Columbiana County. Brian McLaughlin, director of the county drug task force, said Friday the ...

East Palestine still trying to track unaccounted-for water

EAST PALESTINE- When the village implemented new valves and flow meters that went online in the middle of 2019, the hope was to decrease the amount of unaccounted-for water (UFW). However, as Councilman Alan Cohen pointed out at the recent village council meeting, the amount of UFW has gone up ...

BDD administrator gets pay increase for 2020

LISBON - Josh Martin, assistant superintendent of the county Board of Developmental Disabilities, was given a pay increase at Wednesday's board meeting. The board also voted on projects for the upcoming year including a new phone system, HVAC upgrades and roof repairs for several of the ...