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CAA Trunk or Treat

Children from around the county lined up to participate in a Trunk or Treat event hosted by the Community Action Agency on Thursday evening in Lisbon. Left, Bentley Pittman, 6, and Kinsley Pittman, 3, of Columbiana, head toward the next trunk. Center, Hunter Mc

Vaccine task force convenes in county

LISBON — As Columbiana County remains level two orange on the Public Health Advisory System, the county health department and others are gearing up to provide the anticipated vaccine, make certain everyone gets a chance to vote who wants to vote and continue going to school and work. On ...

Columbiana residents wary of zone change

COLUMBIANA — Several residents of Springfield Road attended Tuesday’s council meeting to oppose the rezoning of 625 Springfield Road from R-1 to C-2. Previously approved by the planning commission at a recent meeting, the ordinance to rezone the area had to be approved by council as well. ...

Leetonia council spends rest of CARES funds

LEETONIA – Village Council Wednesday night completed spending coronavirus-related funds. Council approved three final purchases with its Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act money. The purchases include plastic bacteria-resistant playground equipment to replace the ...

Salem health board approves 2021 food service fees

SALEM — The city health district board approved second reading of the 2021 food service fees on Wednesday after amending some of the figures. Lynle Hayes, of the health department, had to readjust the cost methodology to reflect a wage increase for Alan Masters, who completed his training ...

United BOE works with state building system

HANOVERTON — The United Local school administration is seeking an alternative way to move forward with its building project. The school board this week agreed to participate in the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC)’s Expedited Local Partnership Program (ELPP), which will ...

YIP students donate books for Buckeye classes

SALEM — Some Salem High School philanthropists are trying to light a fire for reading in their younger fellow students with a donation of books. Members of Youth in Philanthropy, a high school group sponsored by the Salem Community Foundation, chose Buckeye Elementary School first and ...

County Park District seeks .25-mill levy

LISBON — Over the years the Columbiana County Park District has been like “The Little Engine That Could.” The district started in the 1970s with 250-acre Scenic Vista Park in Center Township, and despite very little in the way of reliable financial resources, expanded operations by ...

Columbiana mayor plans retirement

COLUMBIANA — With the election approaching, Mayor Bryan Blakeman didn’t want to make any political comments at Tuesday’s city council meeting. However, he did take time at the end of the meeting to share with council that he would be stepping down from his position as mayor at the end of ...

Abruzzino bolsters military judicial record

LISBON — Vito Abruzzino, the Republican candidate running for the county prosecutor’s seat, on Wednesday challenged assertions that he does not have the law experience he has claimed. In a story about the race which ran in Tuesday’s edition, Chief Assistant County Prosecutor John ...

City health chief reviews self-quarantine issue

SALEM — Residents showing symptoms of the Coronavirus need to self-quarantine and after they get tested, remain in quarantine until the test results come back, a city health official said. “That’s what we want people to do,” Salem Health Commissioner Alanna Stainbrook ...

South Range officials watching CIVID cases by zip code

CANFIELD – South Range school administrators are keeping a close eye on COVID-19 cases within the district’s zip codes when looking at the governor’s color levels. Superintendent Bethany Carlson this week told the school board she continues to monitor the case numbers in the zip codes ...

SRMC urges residents to keep up with health screenings

SALEM – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is urging residents not to put off preventive health care and important screenings, including mammograms. According to Peter Apicella, M.D., SRMC’s Chief Radiologist, “Studies show thousands of women have ...

On the Calendar

THU/22 BELOIT West Branch Athletic Boosters Bingo, 6:45 p.m., Booster Hall, 26701 U.S. Route 62; masks and social distancing required; information at 330-537-2146 West Branch school board, 5:30 p.m., via Zoom (link on website and Facebook); consider the employment of a public employee or ...

EP man guilty of child rape in trial by judge

LISBON — An East Palestine man was found guilty of three crimes involving sexual acts with a young girl over a period of years. Andrew Culler, 40, South Market Street, appeared in Common Pleas Court, Wednesday afternoon as Judge Scott Washam read his verdict from the non-jury trial held ...

Salem council sets meetings

SALEM — City council members agreed to change the date of their next meeting to Nov. 4 since their normal meeting date will fall on Election Day. Council also announced two committee meetings for next week. Rules & Ordinances will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday regarding an alley vacation off ...

Area Briefs

Special WB meeting BELOIT— The West Branch school board will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. today to consider the employment of a public employee or official. It will be held via Zoom with the link available on the district website and Facebook page. Election day dinner LISBON — ...

Back to work

Workers have returned to finish the permanent repairs on the EuroGyro building at the corner of State and Ellsworth in Salem. Barricades went back up Tuesday morning, blocking off West State Street between Howard and Ellsworth. Salem Service/Safety Director Ken Kenst said the project could take ...

Gamble, Abruzzino vie for open prosecutor seat

LISBON — For the first time in 42 years, there will be a new Columbiana County prosecutor after the current prosecutor Robert Herron withdrew his bid for another term. Voters will get a chance to choose between someone who currently works in his office, Chief Assistant County Prosecutor John ...

Salem Council OKs pacts

SALEM — City council approved a 2.5 percent wage increase in the first year of union contracts for the service, utilities and fire departments Tuesday night, followed by a wage reopener next spring. No wage agreement was reached, however, with the police union. Mayor John Berlin said the ...