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Six vying for Fairfield Township Fiscal Officer position

FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP — Residents will have plenty of choices to replace current Fiscal Officer Pat Hoffmaster when they go to the ballot on Nov. 5 Six candidates are running for the position, including Katrena S. Davidson, Sharon Henry, Cindy Schmidt, Crystal Siembida Boggs, Jacob Sevek and ...

Sebring residents will have plenty of choices to make on Tuesday’s ballot

SEBRING – Village residents will decide on the renewal of a parks levy, two charter amendments and two seats on village council on the November ballot. Residents will choose of two of three candidates for the full-term council seats. Candidates include current councilmembers James R. ...

Novak opposed by Triplett for Center Twp. Trustee

LISBON — Center Township trustee Tim Novak is opposed in his re-election bid this November by Paul Triplett. Tim Novak Age: 51 Work Background: For the past 26 years he has been employed by the Mahoning County Juvenile Court, where he is currently chief juvenile probation officer. Novak ...

Hanover Township renewal levies on ballot

HANOVERTON – Residents will be asked to renew two levies on the Nov. 5 ballot. Residents will vote on the renewal of a levy for roads and one for fire protection. Both are 1.1 mills for five years and generate $82,800 annually. The levies do not raise taxes and cost the owner of a $100,000 ...

Elkrun Township voters will determine two levies

ELKTON — Elkrun Township voters are being asked in the Nov. 5 election to renew two 1-mill levies. The one levy is a road levy that generates $47,100 per year. It costs the owner of a $100,000 home $31 a year in property taxes. The other levy is a fire levy that generates $40,500 per ...

Minerva voters asked to back recreational levy renewal

MINERVA — Residents will be asked to renew a recreational levy on the November ballot. Residents will see a 1-mill renewal levy for five years on the ballot. The levy generates $55,147 annually and does not increase taxes. The purpose of the levy is to provide funds to maintain parks and ...

End of an era

After opening in 1962, the Twin Springs Golf Course at Guilford Lake will close up after today’s action. There will be a complete liquidation of the 78 acres and equipment at a Kiko Auction scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday. For a full story on the closing see today’s Sports section. (Salem ...

Former council president eyes First Ward council seat in Salem

SALEM — Appointed Independent First Ward Councilman Steve Faber is facing a challenge from Republican candidate and former President of Council Tod Mumpire. Faber was appointed to city council in March 2018 to fill the unexpired term of Christine Mancuso, who had also been appointed to the ...

Salem dispatcher hours, benefits discussed

SALEM—City council’s Finance Committee agreed Wednesday to recommend hospitalization insurance be provided for three part-time police dispatchers and their work hours be increased to 36 per week, all to stabilize staffing. The plan also calls for having three additional part-time ...

Columbiana County remains in opioid lawsuit

LISBON — Columbiana County commissioners have opted to remain in the federal class action lawsuit they joined in 2017 against opioid manufacturers and distributors. The issue came up at Wednesday’s board meeting when commissioners acted on a resolution drafted by their attorney saying the ...

Apple, Dickey face off for Municipal Court bench

LISBON — Two attorneys with ties to the prosecutor’s office are seeking the open seat currently held by county Municipal Court Judge Mark Frost. Both Katelyn Dickey and K. Bret Apple have worked in various roles within the court system. Dickey worked her way up through Common Pleas ...

CORRECTION

In the pre-election story for the United Local school board published in Wednesday’s edition, errorneous information ran in a segment in which incumbent boardmember Michael Ellyson shared his accomplishments. It should have read that Ellyson said he has helped in the decision making in the ...

Car crashes into Columbiana nursing home

Edward Lucaric, 93, of East Palestine, drove through the physical therapy area at Windsor House at Parkside Health Care in Columbiana at 9:32 a.m. Tuesday. He was parking in a handicap spot when his foot slipped off the brake and pressed down on the gas. No one inside was injured, and Lucaric ...

Salem teens charged in vehicle break-ins

SALEM — Two teen brothers suspected of stealing from numerous vehicles in their neighborhood landed themselves in the Tobin juvenile detention center Tuesday afternoon on a felony charge related to theft of a gun. Police Chief J.T. Panezott said the two boys, ages 13 and 16, were each ...

Two way race for Columbiana County municipal court judge

Tim J. McNicol 53 Wellsville Experience: attorney 28 years, judge since March 2018 Education: Wellsville High School, Political Science degree from The Ohio State University, Law Degree from Capital 1991, bar 1991. Family: Spouse, Maria, teacher and coach in Wellsville; two teenage ...

Fighting cancer

From left, Aaron Clunk, manager of Promos Unlimited in Salem, hands over a check for $900 to Firefighters Kevin Bryan and Robert North representing the proceeds from T-shirt sales in October by Salem Firefighters Local 283 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The money will be donated by the fire ...

Residents to decide on two seats in separate races in Goshen Township

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP - When residents go to the polls Nov. 5, they will have to seats on the board of trustees for which to vote. Shawn Mesler is challenging incumbent Robert (Bob) McCracken for the full-term, four-year seat. Former Damascus Fire Chief John Bricker is challenging incumbent Rob ...

Voters will determine two seats on the United Local BOE

HANOVERTON – United Local residents will see four school board candidates for two seats on the Nov. 5 ballot, including a current member, former member and two newcomers. The ballot will include incumbent Michael Ellyson, former board member Mike Phillis and first-timers Justin Medure and ...

Race for mayor of Rogers will pit Chambers vs. McDade

ROGERS — Mayor Sandra Chambers is being opposed for re-election by Council member Delsey McDade in the Nov. 5 election. Delsey McDade Age: 47: Occupation: Employed the past 14 years as an administrator with a private company and before that she worked in customer service in the banking ...

Residents will vote on fire levy renewal

ROGERS — Village residents are being asked in the Nov. 5 election to renew a 1-mill fire levy. The levy runs for five years and generates $2,300 annually, which is used to contract with the Negley Fire Department. The levy costs the owner of a $100,000 home $30 a year in property taxes.