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Snacks for soldiers

The United Local United Service Organization (USO) show raised $600 to purchase supplies and snacks for a military unit stationed in the Middle East. Students shopped from a wish list given to director Cindy Neiswanger. Pictured are, from left, Haley Dees, Audrey Rummel and Gavan Gordon with ...

Man who killed girl in hit/skip sent back to prison

LISBON — Todd R. Roberts, the Leetonia man sentenced to four years in 2014 for striking and killing 9-year-old Olivia S. Thompson with his vehicle, was sentenced to three additional years on Friday for violating his probation. Roberts, 34, Coal Alley, Leetonia, was taken into immediate ...

Dialysis supply firm OK’d

COLUMBIANA — A medical dialysis supply company is moving into the industrial park after receiving final approval on Tuesday by the planning commission. Charles Scheetz of HemaSource Inc. told the planning commission the company is moving into the facility on Heck Road, which was the former ...

Telecomunications payout for United smaller this year

HANOVERTON—United Local Schools will receive less money for telecommunication services this year. The school board this week granted approval for district E-Rate agent Dennis Klaustermeyer to apply for the 2018-2019 E-Rate funds which provide discounts on telecommunication and Internet ...

Fan support

Lisbon senior basketball player Justin Sweeney gets a fist bump from one of his biggest fans, Elizabeth Huckshold, 4, the daughter of boys coach Chris Huckshold. (Salem News photo by Patti Schaeffer)

GM says it has 2,700 jobs for workers slated to be laid off

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors’ plans to lay off 14,000 salaried and blue-collar workers might not be as bad as originally projected. The company said Friday that 2,700 out of the 3,300 U.S. factory jobs slated for elimination will now be saved. Blue-collar workers will still lose jobs at ...

Commissioners renew public defenders pact

LISBON — Accused lawbreakers without the means to hire their own attorney will continue to receive public defender services through the Columbiana County Defense League Inc. County commissioners on Wednesday renewed their one-year contract with the non-profit group, which will be paid ...

Last weekend to see “Annie”

There are only three more chances to see “Annie” at Salem Community Theatre. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday. Pictured are Sarah Kinser, seated; and Eric Briggs and Anna Sophia Viccari. A play review appears on page 7A. (Submitted photo)

Salem council OKs services for property

SALEM — City council agreed Thursday that the city will provide services to a North Lincoln Avenue property if it’s annexed. The decision was made during a special meeting called specifically to pass an ordinance designating services to the property, which is a requirement of the ...

Members of CRA council appointed

Mayor Bryan Blakeman announced two of the people he will be appointing to the Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) Housing Council, while the Columbiana Planning Commission named another member during its meeting on Tuesday. After some discussion, the planning commission chose Thomas Mackall of ...

Goshen trustees extend fire contract with Damascus

GOSHEN TWP. — The Goshen Township trustees Monday night extended the township's contract with the Damascus Fire Department in order to address specific items. According to unofficial minutes provided by Fiscal Officer Tom Knoedler, the trustees extended the 2018 contract through February ...

Salem Eagles aid firefighters

Salem Eagles #316 recently donated to the Beloit Fire Association and the Perry Township Fire Association. Each department received $3,653.80. Pictured are first row, from left, Karen Kampfer, Beloit fire chief; Debbie Sanor, Eagles Club member; Mike Glista, Eagles Club president; Brandon ...

Numbers Brewing expands

The Numbers Brewing Co. in Lisbon is adding a larger brewing facility at its current location on North Market Street to accommodate a growing demand for its line of craft beers. The microbrewery opened in January 2016 with a 2-1/2-barrel system and tap house, and the 2,000-square-foot, ...

Sounds of Christmas

Salem Buckeye Elementary first graders jingle all the way as they entertain their families Wednesday night during their Christmas program, dressed as elves, Santas and reindeer and directed by Jaccie Samu.

Council to decide on annex services for property

SALEM — City council will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. today to decide whether to provide services to a North Lincoln Avenue property seeking annexation into the city. City Law Director Brooke Zellers asked that a meeting be scheduled to accommodate the annexation process, which ...

Inmates damage new jail camera

LISBON — It took about a week for Columbiana County jail inmates to vandalize the new camera system. Felony charges have been filed in county municipal court against three inmates for allegedly causing $2,586 in damage to the camera system on Dec. 8, the same week the $160,852 system was ...

Group seeks major overhaul of Firestone Stadium

COLUMBIANA — A group of local citizens believes Firestone Stadium is in need of a major facelift and that is why it approached the park board two months ago about renovating the 82-year-old high school football field located in Firestone Park. The school district leases the football field ...

Crestview to go back to voters again, seeking levy for new school

NEW WATERFORD — Voters in the Crestview School District will once again see a levy on the ballot this spring to build a new school. Before asking the board to vote on Wednesday, Superintendent Matthew Manley said the same problems remain which led the board to the same matter on the ...

Salem Twp. looks at broom truck purchase

FRANKLIN SQUARE — Salem Township trustees discussed purchasing a broom truck that Road Foreman Jason Entrikin advised was for sale in Bowling Green. “It’s like the one the county has, it’s available, just broom to sweep. It’s older but it’s OK, for $4,500,” Entrikin said and ...

Cookie walk at United

The United Freshman Class is sponsoring a cookie walk from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Friday in the United High School cafeteria. Cost is $4.50 per dozen. Pre-made trays of cookies will also be sold: small tray (five dozen) for $20 and a large tray (six dozen) for $25. Call your order in ahead of time to ...