Local News

Teacher works to take band to Disney World

NEW WATERFORD — A local music teacher is hoping to give students the opportunity to perform on an international stage at least every four years. Eric Bable asked the Crestview Board of Education this week to approve a trip to Disney World for band students next year. The music program took ...

Quaker Fest

Riders on the hay wagon at Quaker Fest wave as they make their way through downtown Salem, braving the cold on Saturday. Salem Firefighters Local 283 of the International Association of Fire Fighters sponsored the hay ride and handed out apples donated by Huffman Fruit Farm of Salem.

Lisbon meadery lines up new location

Staff Reports LISBON — The person wanting to open a honey wine meadery in town has found a new location. Philip Campbell of Buffalo obtained a permit to open his meadery in the former Pozenel Insurance storefront on South Park Avenue. Campbell had planned to open the meadery in the ...

Cross county swingers

Cross country is not all hard work and training. There can also be some play involved. Here, United Local runners and others enjoy a little down time on the swings during a recent meeting. (Salem News photo by Patti Schaeffer)

Solicitor leaving post, takes seat as judge Jan. 1

Village Solicitor Megan Bickerton is resigning at the end of the month as she prepares to become the newest Columbiana County Common Pleas Court judge. Bickerton won the Republican primary by unseating longtime incumbent Judge C. Ashley Pike and is unopposed in the Nov. 6 general election. She ...

High school students to perform with YSU’s Wind Ensemble

YOUNGSTOWN — The Dana School of Music announces a concert by the Youngstown State University (YSU) Concert Band, Brandt Payne, conductor, YSU Wind Ensemble, Stephen L. Gage, conductor, and the 2018 YSU High School Side-By-Side Honors Wind Ensemble. The public is invited at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 ...

Rogers Group Home closes after 47 years

ROGERS — The Rogers Group Home, a residential facility that helped wayward boys try to get their lives on track, is no more. The 16-bed group home is closing after 47 years, with the last remaining resident transferred Thursday to another facility. “Financially, it’s become impossible ...

Hundreds of human trafficking charges to be filed

Staff Reports YOUNGSTOWN — Hundreds of charges are being filed in an ongoing human trafficking investigation undertaken by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and Mahoning County. Attorney General Mike DeWine, Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Greene and Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul Gains ...

“39 Steps” on Lisbon stage

Stage Left Players of Lisbon will present “The 39 Steps” at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27 and Nov. 3 and 2 p.m. Oct. 21 and 28 and Nov. 4. Patrick Barlow’s stage adaptation of John Buchan’s 1915 novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film makes for a fast-paced whodunit. Admission is $14 for ...

Contract for new $2.3M bridge at Gretchen’s Lock awarded

LISBON — The bridge replacement project at Gretchen’s Lock is a go. Columbiana County commissioners on Wednesday awarded the contract for the project to Marucci & Gaffney Excavating of Youngstown, which submitted the low bid of $2.27 million. County Engineer Bert Dawson took a week to ...

Stolen car found in Pa. leads back to Salem Walmart

SALEM — A vehicle stolen out of Ashland, Ohio and found in New Wilmington, Pa. last month also contained nearly $600 worth of stolen merchandise from the Salem Walmart, with possible charges pending related to the store theft, according to Salem police and a press release from New Wilmington, ...

Fine Arts Academy to return to Crestview next summer

COLUMBIANA — County students will likely get another opportunity to hone their artistic and acting skills at the Fine Arts Academy next summer. The academy is hosted by the Columbiana County Educational Service Center and held at the Crestview Local School District. It has generally been ...

Truck entrance sign added on Salem-Grange Road

FRANKLIN SQUARE — Salem Township trustees approved the placement of a “Truck entering/exiting highway” sign on Salem-Grange Road, about 200 feet east of state Route 45. Salem-Grange Road is an east-west route. Fiscal Officer Cathy Wilms said Thursday the action was approved ...

Helping to spruce up the parks

Employees from American Standard volunteered their time Wednesday to help with maintenance work in the Salem parks. They painted park benches at Centennial, Waterworth Memorial and W.H. Mullins parks. They also gathered branches felled by storm damage at all three parks and at the city lake. ...

Washingtonville mayor: Positive feedback for single trash hauler

WASHINGTONVILLE—Last month, Mayor Herman Frank brought up the issue of having a single trash hauler employed by the village. He did it in conjunction with sending out the questionnaires to residents on Sept. 17 and on Wednesday Frank, who reported to council regarding returned ...

Members named to Perry Township zoning boards

PERRY TOWNSHIP—An appeal hearing is set for 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 before the Perry Township Board of Zoning Appeals on a variance requested for a building off of Springdale Street. The hearing date was announced Tuesday during the Perry Township Board of Trustees meeting where Dan Bowers was ...

Motorists warned of traffic delays in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA—The city police department is reminding people to plan ahead for traffic delays this weekend. Police Chief Tim Gladis said that more traffic is expected as a result of the several planned events this weekend. “There is always a lot of traffic for Christmas in the Woods, so ...

That’s a Bingo!

Vicki Rice of Salem throws up her hand after winning a tiebreaker to win the first bingo match of Women’s Night Out at the Salem Community Center, giving her the pick of the designer purses up for grabs as prizes. She selected a Coach purse. As always, proceeds from Women’s Night Out ...

Lisbon once again considered for film

LISBON — Another movie may be filmed in the Lisbon area. Speaking at this week’s Village Council meeting, Christina Lucarell from the Youngstown Regional Film Commission told them crews are scouting for locations in town to film scenes for the movie “Roadkill McGillicutty,” described ...

Pumpkin pickers

Catalpa Grove Farm and Market is celebrating fall with hayrides to the pumpkin patch from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays through Oct. 20 in addition to the petting zoo, corn maze and straw maze for all of the family to enjoy. The farm market, which is offering fall mums, decorations, fresh ...