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Ball fields, restrooms at Salem parks to open

SALEM — The city Parks Commission said okay to opening restrooms at city parks this weekend and requiring the signing of a coronavirus-related user agreement for ball teams or anyone using park facilities. They also had no problem with a $25 field prep fee per game for teams playing on park ...

Columbiana Superintendent touts remote learning efforts

COLUMBIANA — Educators across the state did their best in adjusting to remote learning, and Superintendent Don Mook this week praised the staff and administration for keeping the bar high and finishing the year strong. While the efforts from the K-12 staff were admirable as well, Mook ...

Line up at BMV

As BMVs opened up on Tuesday in Ohio, the Lisbon BMV experienced a high volume of customers, as they wait outside while maintaining social distancing. (Salem News photo by Scott Lendak)

Positive cases at prison total 335

LISBON — The number of Columbiana County coronavirus cases jumped by 22 again on Wednesday and the county health department determined 25 more of the new cases from this past week of big increases were inmates from the FCI-Elkton federal prison facility. There were no new deaths reported in ...

East Palestine thinks pink on water bills again

EAST PALESTINE — A common talking point at the past few village council meetings has revolved around the waiving of the $25 late fees associated with the pink notes regarding the water and sewer bills. Originally the village decided to waive the $25 late fee associated with the pink note, ...

BBQ dinner-to-go offered Sunday

NORTH LIMA— Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St., will hold a cherrywood smoked BBQ dinner-to-go from noon to 4 p.m. (or until sold out) Sunday. Cost is $12 per dinner and includes cherrywood smoked half chicken or quarter chicken with kielbasa served with homemade coleslaw and Texas ...

Memorial Day at the Church at the Center

Young and old alike express gratitude during a special Memorial Day observance. Hundreds of people gathered safely within their own cars at Church at the Center in Salem to honor those who gave their lives to preserve the freedoms they enjoy in America. Disabled American Veterans Chapter 2 ...

Herron won’t seek new term

LISBON — Columbiana County Prosecutor Robert Herron, who has held the job longer than anyone else, changed his mind and will not seek re-election this year. Herron announced Tuesday he was withdrawing from the race and later dropped off a letter to that effect at the county elections board ...

Speller disappointed at cancellation of national bee

COLUMBIANA — The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the cancellation of many memorable events and activities for K-12 students around the country. From graduation to dances to end-of-the-year celebrations, students have missed out on countless opportunities. When the national spelling bee was ...

Salem school board awards $560K AC contract

SALEM — The city school board met in special session via Zoom Tuesday, awarding the high school air conditioning contract to Best Commercial for $560,000. The project is specifically to replace air conditioning units for the auditorium, along with the band and choir rooms and the library, ...

Autopsy planned in fatal fire

Staff Reports Salem Detective Brad Davis said the name of the victim from the fatal fire on Westview Drive Sunday still isn’t being released, pending positive identification through the coroner’s office. Davis said Tuesday that there’s going to be an autopsy. He said it’s probable ...

Decision on Columbiana County Fair still up in air

LISBON — As large gatherings are still prohibited in Ohio due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is still a lack of clarity as people are deciding whether or not to hold large events within the next several months. Within recent few days, the state has seemingly begun to open back up, as ...

52nd COVID death marked in county

LISBON — Columbiana County recorded its 52nd coronavirus-related death over the weekend. Laura Fauss from the county health department reported Monday an 87-year-old man who tested positive for the COVID-19 virus has died, He was living in a long-term health care facility at the time of his ...

Leetonia BOE eyes renewal

LEETONIA – The Leetonia school board Tuesday night took the first step to seeking renewal of its levy in November. The board approved a resolution of necessity to place the renewal levy for general operations on the November ballot. The levy generates $350,000 and expires in 2021. It was ...

Perry trustees OK health plan benefit

PERRY TWP. — Trustees approved a new option related to health insurance benefits Monday, allowing for cash payments to township officials and employees in lieu of the township’s health insurance plan. “The whole idea behind that is the savings,” Trustee Chair Steve Bailey said. The ...

Salem trustees adopt 2017 Ohio fire code

SALEM TWP. — Trustees agreed Tuesday to adopt the 2017 Ohio Fire Code to give more authority to the township fire marshal, including related to fire safety provisions in new construction. Police Constable Dan Valentine, who also serves as the Salem Township fire marshal, suggested the move ...

Solemn tribute on Memorial Day

The Salem AMVETS and VFW conducted a short, informal Memorial Day observance Monday afternoon at Hope Cemetery. Playing “Taps” was Tom Andrjwski of the Salem AMVETS. Salem News photoS by J.D. Creer) (

Leetonia-Washingtonville Memorial Day observance

2019 Leetonia High School graduate Jianna Herhold performed “Taps” during a short, informal Memorial Day observance co-hosted by the Washingtonville VFW Post 5532 and American Legion held on the post grounds. Herhold is a sophomore-to-be at Baldwin-Wallace University. (Salem News photo by ...

Gallery: Leetonia High School Class of 2020 Parade

Due to the virus, formal commencement activities were canceled throughout our area. But different ways of honoring seniors were and are being held. Shown here, the Leetonia Class of 2020 Parade was held Sunday afternoon. Seniors drove along neighborhoods while friends and families lined up ...

Lisbon historians gathering keepsakes for WWII exhibit

LISBON — This summer marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, and the Lisbon Historical Society is asking the community for help in marking the occasion. Lisbon-area men and women who served in World War II, or their children or grandchildren, are asked to loan the historical ...