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$200K grant allows for after-school instruction

The school district has been awarded a federal grant to start an after-school learning center for elementary school students that will focus on improving their math and science skills. Lisbon Superintendent Joseph Siefke announced at Thursday’s school board meeting they were one of two ...

Tribune Chronicle, Vindicator reach agreement

Special to the Salem News WARREN — The Tribune Chronicle and The Vindicator have reached an agreement so current readers of The Vindicator will continue to receive a daily newspaper. A new Vindicator edition of the Tribune Chronicle will be launched Sept. 1 and delivered to all The ...

Johnston to finish term as Perry fiscal officer

PERRY TWP. — Fiscal Officer Susan Johnston said earlier this week that she’ll finish out her term. The longtime Perry Township elected official chose not to seek re-election this fall. Nothing was said during the meeting when the Board of Trustees met Monday about the fact that she ...

Kiwanis offers tickets

Salem Kiwanis is selling chances to win 2 tickets for the Cleveland Browns vs Cincinnati Bengals home game at 1 p.m. Dec. 8.  They are also selling chances for 2 tickets (20 yard line) for OSU vs Miami of Ohio on Sept. 21 with game time TBD.  Chances for either are 1 ticket for $5 or 5 ...

Goshen trustees OK gym roof repairs

GOSHEN TWP. — Township trustees will be using money from an energy grant to repair holes in the gymnasium roof at the administration building. Trustees this week approved $3,275 for Allied Commercial Roofing to seal the holes with metal as well as inspect the rest of the roof and repair it ...

Officials break ground for Phase 2 of wastewater plant improvements

The dirt flew Thursday as city officials, personnel and engineers kicked off the Phase 2 Improvements Project for the Salem Wastewater Treatment Plant on Pennsylvania Avenue with shovels in hand. “A lot of this is maintenance on the plant,” city Utilities Superintendent Don Weingart ...

Big leak? Firm hired to solve Salem water puzzle

SALEM —The city of Salem Utilities Department is experiencing an increasing water loss, with plans to use the company Leak Seekers in an effort to determine the cause. Utilities Superintendent Don Weingart said Thursday during the city Utilities Commission meeting that utilities personnel ...

Barefoot defendant makes run for it after hearing

LISBON — A woman being led out of the county courthouse on Thursday afternoon will face additional charges after she slipped her shackles and ran from deputies down the sidewalk in Lisbon. Courtney M. Orr, 28, state Route 45, Leetonia, had appeared before Judge Scott Washam for a hearing ...

Salem man among 6 WWII vets to receive French Legion d’honneur

CONNEAUT — A Salem man and Warren man will be among the six veterans of World War II being presented with the French Legion d’honneur, a decree founded by Napoleon, by the Consul General of France for the Midwest, Guillaume Lacroix, during a Salute to Veterans ceremony at 11:30 a.m. ...

Goshen trustees will have to wait to get title to property

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP—Township trustees will have to wait a while longer before taking possession of an abandoned property north of Damascus. Trustee Chairman Bob McCracken reported this week the property at 13810 S. Pricetown Road, on which sets a vacant home, will have to go through a scheduled ...

SR board approves personnel moves

BEAVER TOWNSHIP— The South Range school board recently approved several personnel moves for the upcoming school year. The board approved James Terry as the transportation lead maintenance position as per the memorandum of understanding approved last month. The position is a pilot program ...

Hancock County slaying under investigation

NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Department is continuing its investigation of Wednesday’s shootings that left one person dead and four injured. Killed was Sandra Brown, 58, of 89 Judge Drive. Sheriff Ralph Fletcher identified the alleged shooter was 45-year-old ...

Crestview BOE votes to issue bonds to begin planning school project

NEW WATERFORD — Crestview is another step closer to its new buildings after the school board voted Wednesday to issue bonds not to exceed $1 million in anticipation of starting the construction project. The bonds can be sold now that voters passed the 2.84 mill levy on May 5 to fund the ...

Historical Society to introduce new trolley

SALEM —Classic old-style charm with all the modern conveniences of today — that’s what people will see when the new Quakertown Trolley makes its debut Sunday afternoon parading down State Street. “Beautiful. It’s functional, it’s fun and it’s old-fashioned,” Salem Historical ...

Woman shot, killed in Hancock County

NEW MANCHESTER, W.Va. — A woman was killed in a shooting here Wednesday night. Three other people were injured in the incident and the alleged shooter was shot, reportedly in the head, by an officer. He was taken to East Liverpool City Hospital and later flown by air ambulance to a ...

Military convoy enters the area

EAST PALESTINE — There were a few bumps in the road, but the Military Vehicle Preservation Association convoy arrived in East Palestine Wednesday afternoon to a crowd of eager people interested in seeing history on display. Originally scheduled to arrive at 3 p.m., the convoy at one point ...

Big Oaker pleads guilty to corruption

LISBON —One of the Operation Big Oak defendants responsible for bringing drugs from the Cleveland area has pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to several of the charges he was facing. Antonio (James) Fleming, 33, of Euclid, pleaded guilty to engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, ...

Lisbon rental unit inspection program in effect

LISBON—The village officially has a rental property inspection program in place, just not the more aggressive version originally wanted by some. Village council on Tuesday approved the legislation on third and final reading. It takes effect immediately. The legislation gives the fire ...

Trump touts job growth at Pa. plant

MONACA — The president is crackers about the cracker plant - and job creation and the economy. He touted all of them - and himself - Tuesday afternoon. The commander in chief, Donald Trump, was in Potter Township, Beaver County, touring the massive petrochemical complex Royal Dutch Shell ...

Recommendation made for new SR superintendent

BEAVER TOWNSHIP—A superintendent hire beginning the 2020-2021 school year will be on the agenda of the South Range school board Monday. Board President Corey Yoakam issued a statement Tuesday stating Bethany Carlson will be on the agenda as the candidate to replace current schools ...