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Group working to provide beds to kids in need

Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a registered non-profit organization is seeking sponsors throughout Columbiana County to help build beds for children who do not have them. “It’s just something that once you do it and you see it, you can’t get away from it, it just draws you in,” Junior ...

Columbiana wins gas aggregation argument

By DANIELLE GARNER Staff Writer COLUMBIANA — City Manager Lance Willard announced last week the issue with the gas aggregation supplier going out of market which broke contract has been resolved. Efforts to reverse charges were successful after the city made objections. Willard explained ...

Salem Twp. road chief patching up cemeteries

FRANKLIN SQUARE — A Salem Township cemetery which dates back to the mid-to-late 1800s looks a little neater now, with toppled tombstones back in place. “That cemetery looks the best it has looked in 20 years,” Salem Township Trustee Bill Heston said. Heston reported on the progress ...

County pauses use of J&J vaccine

LISBON — With concerns growing about rare blood clots possibly connected to the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine against the coronavirus, the local county health department has canceled using the vaccine this week. Laura Fauss, public information officer for the county health ...

Goshen trustees OK police contract with Beloit

GOSHEN CENTER — Goshen Township trustees this week approved a new police contract with Beloit. Trustees approved the three-year contract to provide police protection effective May 1, 2021 through April 30, 2024 at $45,000 per year in monthly payments of $3,750. The previous contract was ...

EP councilman raises questions on vacant buildings

EAST PALESTINE — Councilman Alan Cohen this week questioned building and zoning inspector C.H. McCutcheon about how many vacant buildings are in the village. People with vacant structures are required to register each year with the village. Cohen noted there were 27 such buildings in 2020, ...