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Columbiana County Republican Party hosts Trump Train Sunday

Trump supporters across the area came to Lisbon Sunday to participate in a rally for the Columbiana County Republican Party’s Trump Train parade that would take vehicles across most of the state roads and highways to show their support and solidarity for the incumbent who is being challenged ...

Another virus death recorded in Columbiana County

LISBON— The Columbiana County has recorded one new COVID-19 related death since Friday. Laura Fauss of the Columbiana County Health District reported an increase of 11 positive cases, all general community members. There was also a confirmed death Saturday of a 65-year-old male who was not ...

Most money spent on heated race

LISBON — The most contentious local race also is where the most money is being spent as we near the General Election in about 10 days. Local candidates, parties and PACs were required to provide their pre-election spending numbers by late Thursday afternoon. The race for county prosecutor ...

Salem council OKs economic plan

SALEM — City council recently agreed to adopt a five-year extensive economic development plan that has a goal of increasing the tax base. Do that and everybody wins. At least that’s the way Sustainable Opportunity Development Center Executive Director Julie Needs explained it — it’s ...

Roberts challenging Johnson for 6th district congressional seat

LISBON — U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson hopes to again defend his Sixth Congressional District seat against a challenge from Democrat Shawna Roberts. Johnson, a Republican, who has held the seat since 2011, said he feels Ohio has been making good responsible progress in their battle against ...

Jail project bids too high

LISBON — About two months ago, Columbiana County commissioners decided to spend some of their CARES Act funds to remodel the minimum-security wing of the county jail. The section, which was converted from a county nursing home in 1998, has been in a bad need of an upgrade, so the section will ...

Disability hire no gamble for Mountaineer

(This story is part of a series in observation of October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month, highlighting local employers and employees who have found success.) NEWELL, W.Va. — Officials of Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort knew they weren’t taking a chance when they ...

Lordstown Motors shares go public

LORDSTOWN — Class A shares of Lordstown Motors Corp. will begin trading today on the Nasdaq stock exchange — a “momentous occasion,” its CEO said, for the startup electric truck maker as it progresses toward assembly next year. The shares will trade under the ticker symbol “RIDE” ...

Trump moves to help Delphi retirees fight

President Donald Trump has taken executive action to help a group of Delphi salaried retirees who have been fighting 11 years to restore their lost pension when the auto parts manufacturer went bankrupt. Thursday’s presidential memo directs members of his cabinet to report to Trump within ...

Drive-thru pasta dinner at St. Paul School

St. Paul School is hosting a Pasta Pick Up drive-thru dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. or until sold out today. Meals can be picked up behind the school in the courtyard off of Pershing Avenue. Each $10 meal includes four portions of pasta (lasagna, pasta primavera, pasta with meatballs, and pesto ...

General community virus cases pass prison total

LISBON — The death of an 87-year-old woman is being attributed to the coronavirus, the 88th death in the county. The woman was a resident of a long-term care facility. According to Laura Fauss, public information officer of the county health department, there have now been 56 residents of ...

Salem sees big return from SOD Center activities

SALEM — The city apparently earned a hefty $1.3 million return on the contract with the Sustainable Opportunity Development Center for economic development activities the past two years. According to SOD Center Executive Director Julie Needs, the $1.3 million represents direct investment and ...

Leetonia to have two streets paved this fall

LEETONIA – Village Council this week approved funding to pave two streets this fall. Council approved an emergency resolution approving $232,825 for RT Vernal Paving & Excavating Inc. to pave Somer Street and East High Street between Main Street and village limits plus repair catch ...

Dyce, Paparodis vie for Columbiana County commission seat

LISBON —The race for Columbiana County commissioner features John R. Dyce, a Guilford Lake man making his third run for elected office, and Salem City Council member Roy Paparodis. John R. Dyce, 70, is retired from the U.S. Postal Service, where he held leadership positions with the ...

United board gets COVID update

HANOVERTON – The United Local School District will not necessarily be moving to remote learning based on the color level of Columbiana County. Schools Superintendent Lance Hostetler reported to the board Wednesday night he is looking at more factors than just Gov. Mike DeWine’s color code ...

Ginter’s LGF money fix signed by the governor

COLUMBUS — State Rep. Tim Ginter (R-Salem) announced Friday Gov. Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 163, which includes Ginter’s amendment correcting state law that cuts Local Government Fund (LGF) money in 2021 for Columbiana County communities. Last year, Ginter said in a news release, the ...

Electric vehicle charging station installed in front of port authority

LISBON — The Columbiana County port authority held an event to launch a new electric vehicle charging station on Friday, which makes it one of two fully operational stations in the county. In late July, the county port authority board approved entering into a contract with ChargePoint ...

Blighted Goshen site turned over to Witmer’s

SALEM — A dilapidated home and collapsed fruit house are going bye-bye from the landscape on South Pricetown Road thanks to a unique first-time public/private partnership. Goshen Township Trustees, the Mahoning County Land Bank and Witmer’s Feed and Grain came together to solve the ...

Leetonia schools seek 4.16-mill levy renewal

LEETONIA — Leetonia school district residents will decide on the renewal of general operation levy Nov. 3. The school board is asking residents to renew a 4.16-mill levy for five years. First approved in 1991, the levy generates approximately $350,500 annually. The renewal of the levy ...

West Branch treasurer quits

BELOIT — The West Branch school district is once again losing a member of its administrative team. The board Thursday night accepted the resignation of treasurer Julia Rozsnyai effective Nov. 27. No reason was given for the resignation. “We appreciate the service and support Julia has ...