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United Community Outreach helping those in need

United Community Outreach helping those in need — United Community Outreach is organizing a Christmas gift and turkey dinner giveaway this holiday season for those in need. Student Council and Ruriteen members help wrap the gifts and organize the food. To give a monetary donation, send a ...

Fire chief: Run-down buildings dangerous

LISBON — For the past two years, the village has been focusing on passing laws to get property owners in the downtown business district to fix up the exterior of their dilapidated buildings. Fire Chief Paul Gresh Jr. told village council on Tuesday they need to turn their attention to what ...

Parks office moving Tuesday

SALEM — Salem Parks and Recreation will have a new phone number effective Tuesday at 330-271-8913 and open in a new location at 2222 Oak St. next Wednesday, Dec. 5. Parks Director Shane Franks confirmed during the Salem Parks Commission meeting on Wednesday night that moving day is Tuesday, ...

New Memorial Building phone number

SALEM — Effective Dec. 5, the new phone number for the Salem Memorial Building will be 234-575-7170. The Salem Memorial Building had to get the new phone number since the city was shutting down the old number due to moving the parks department out of the Memorial Building into a new location ...

West Branch superintendent asks patience on busing changes coming in new year

BELOIT — The West Branch schools superintendent is asking for a little more patience from parents regarding the upcoming change to state minimum busing. Superintendent Timothy Saxton Wednesday night told parents a detailed plan with start and end times for students will be disseminated by ...

Lighting up Lisbon

On the count of three the Lisbon Village Square is transformed from a dark cold area to a brightly lit spot filled with Christmas cheer and fellowship. The hard work of a citizens group spearheaded by sisters, Doris Hayes and Debbie Richards brought light to the square with a ceremonial tree ...

Columbiana offers after-school meal

COLUMBIANA — In the next week the Columbiana School District is kicking off a brand new after-school meal program for high school students who aren’t able to get home for dinner. Superintendent Don Mook said during this week’s board of education meeting that he has seen a lot of ...

NW still waiting on Corps OK for water bids

NEW WATERFORD — The village is waiting to hear from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding plans to bid the work out for Phase II of its mult-million dollar water distribution project. Council passed a resolution to put Phase II out for bidding on Nov. 13. “We are ready to go to ...

Greenford Ruritans rebuild footbridge in Coy Park

GREENFORD — The Greenford Ruritan Club rebuilt a small footbridge that crosses a creek that works its way through the wooded area in Coy Park in Green Township, Trustee Chairman Dave Slagle said Wednesday. During its regular meeting, trustees discussed the bridge that was a Boy Scout ...

New North Lima traffic circle

The new traffic circle at state Routes 164 and 626 is one of the first projects being completed on the new I-680 and turnpike interchange in North Lima. (Salem News photo by Patti Schaeffer)

Panel agrees to tighten downtown zone

The Rules & Ordinances Committee of city council agreed Tuesday to recommend a smaller downtown C-3 zone and a pared down list of what businesses are allowed in that downtown corridor. But whatever is decided, the members noted that existing businesses in the new C-3 will be ...

Wildfire backlash stings GOP chairman’s business

Staff Reports LISBON — The blowback continues from the Columbiana County Republican Party chairman’s controversial internet meme about the California wildfires. The Business Journal of Youngstown reported Saturday that Emser Tile, a California tile distributor, has quit doing business ...

Memorial Building to add parking to rear toward Reilly Stadium

SALEM — Area residents who visit the Salem Memorial Building for the Banquet, the upcoming holiday craft show or other events can expect the parking to more than double in the near future. The view behind the building will get better, too, with plans in the works to demolish an old house ...

New Garden Auto Mall offers newer used vehicles, tires

NEW GARDEN — Figuring to keep anywhere from 15 to 20 vehicles on the dealership premises, Don Hofmeister said his inventory is aimed at the $10,000 to $12,000 price range. Hofmeister, with his children, Brittany and Donnie as co-owners, opened the New Garden Auto Mall at 7231 state Route 9 ...

Leetonia board OKs contract for football stadium scoreboard

LEETONIA—The Leetonia school board Tuesday night approved a contract for a new scoreboard at the football stadium. The board contracted with Slam dunk Sports Marketing for the purchase of a 24-foot by 8-foot LED scoreboard with two 4-foot by 24-foot sign cabinets and a decorative arched ...

Salem trustees may sell old meeting hall

FRANKLIN SQUARE — The old Salem Township meeting building will be placed on a list with other property the township would like to get rid of. During Tuesday’s meeting, Trustee Ray Heddleson brought the issue up regarding the building that was abandoned some time ago when a new meeting ...

EP officials look at seeking .5% income tax hike

EAST PALESTINE — Village officials are seriously considering placing a half-percent income tax increase on the May primary ballot. Council members discussed the matter during this week’s meeting and although they have not yet formally approved putting the matter before voters, they are ...

GM to junk Cruze, shutter Lordstown plant

The Cruze is dead. The future of the General Motors plant in Lordstown is dependent on finding a new product. And while the company isn't calling it a "closure" of the Lordstown assembly and stamping plant, or the Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant or the Detroit-Hamtrack plant, being placed ...

The lights on Broadway

Dalbert Zimmerman, left, and Molly Copacia assist Clyde Shoff in stringing lights on a tree on South Broadway in preparation for Salem’s Home for the Holidays Christmas Parade and Light Up Night set for Thursday. The parade steps off at 6:30 p.m. traveling south on North Lincoln then west on ...