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Lisbon facing big sewer line problem

LISBON — The village has a major sewer line break that is sucking it dry. The village has spent $36,000 in the past month trying to prevent a collapsed sewer line at the corner of Saltwell Road and North Market Street from overflowing and backing up into nearby businesses until officials can ...

School drug sweeps come up clean

SALEM — Drug sweeps at both Salem and West Branch high schools and junior highs on Wednesday morning yielded no drugs. “We didn’t find anything. There was nothing in the school or the cars,” Salem Police Chief J.T. Panezott said regarding the Salem search. Police converged on the ...

Siembida takes helm of Leetonia for second term

LEETONIA—Kevin Siembida Wednesday night was sworn in for his second term as village mayor. During the swearing in ceremony, Siembida promised to continue to work to make Leetonia competitive with surrounding communities. He said the last few years the community has caught up with those ...

Team players

The Salem Quakers boys basketball team cheers on their teammates from the bench at Tuesday night’s Salem-West Branch game. The Warriors beat the Quakers, 61-39. (Salem News photo by Gary Leiniger)

RITA foes to collect more signatures Saturday

SALEM — From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Salem Memorial Building, city voters have another chance to sign a petition aimed at getting the Regional Income Tax Agency issue on the November ballot. Organizers of the referendum petition held their first signature drive last weekend, ...

Beaver Local considers LED lighting proposal

CALCUTTA — The Beaver Local school district is expected to cut its electric costs by $58,718 a year if it switches to LED lights. School board member Greg Eisenhart reported at the work session held prior to this week’s board meeting that swapping out all 2,357 light fixtures for ...

Crestview Elementary principal to retire

NEW WATERFORD — After 36 years in education, Marian Dangerfield will retire as the Crestview Elementary principal at the end of this school year. Dangerfield served as principal for the past 15 years and has been part of the Crestview district for 28 years, serving as a guidance counselor ...

Woman struck, killed by train

Staff Reports SEBRING — The death of a Sebring woman struck by a train Monday night remains under investigation. The Canfield post of the highway patrol is investigating the death of 60-year-old Susan Pinto of Sebring, who was struck by a westbound Norfolk Southern train at approximately ...

GM selects Lordstown battery-cell site

LORDSTOWN — General Motors has a signed purchase agreement for 158 acres adjacent to its former assembly plant for a $2.3 billion battery-cell manufacturing facility the automaker wants to build with South Korea’s LG Chem. First reported on The Vindicator and Tribune Chronicle’s ...

Lamp guilty of only misdemeanor charge

LISBON — Justin Lamp on Tuesday was found guilty of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer by a county Common Pleas Court jury, but not of the part of the charge that makes it a felony. The jury determined Lamp, 41, Foundry Hill Road, Summitville, was guilty of ...

Berg named to fill Lisbon council seat

LISBON — Former village councilman Ryan Berg was only out of office for 14 days when his ex-colleagues appointed him to a vacant council seat at Tuesday’s meeting. Council picked Berg from nine applicants to replace Peter Wilson, the councilman who was elected mayor in the November ...

Salem trustees looking to patch township roads

SALEM TWP. — Trustees said Tuesday they want to get some roads patched this winter while also trying to sell the patching machine the township no longer uses. The township purchased a new machine last year and had talked about auctioning off the old one last fall, but still had not placed ...

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Mahoning County library programs set YOUNGSTOWN – The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (PLYMC) has announced activities that will be available during library hours in February. Black History Month bookmark decoration will be available to celebrate Black History Month ...

Spaghetti benefit

Knights of Columbus Councils 10183 St. Jude, Columbiana, and 1890 Reagan, Our Lady of Lourdes, East Palestine, are holding a benefit spaghetti dinner for the Sophia Women’s Center from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the St. Jude Activity Center, 180 Seventh St, Columbiana. The cost will be $8 adults ...

Final draft of updated Perry zoning discussed

PERRY TWP. — The final draft of the updated township zoning book has been delivered to Perry Township Zoning Inspector Allan Wolfgang, but Wolfgang said there’s a lot to do yet before approval by trustees. Wolfgang updated trustees Monday on the status of the zoning update by Plan 4 Land, ...

Endangering charge added to bus driver’s case

EAST LIVERPOOL — Donald E. Goodwin pleaded not guilty four times Tuesday morning in East Liverpool Municipal Court, where is being arraigned on OVI first offense, OVI commercial, child endangering and reckless operation charges. All are misdemeanors. Goodwin, 62, of Northside Avenue, is the ...

Feds seize Girard home of former Braking Point owner Ryan Sheridan

GIRARD — Federal officials have seized a second home belonging to former Breaking Point owner Ryan P. Sheridan. The home is on Marshall Road just west of downtown Girard. Sheridan, 39, of Leetonia, pleaded guilty in October to more 60 criminal charges in U.S. District Court involving ...

Salem winter homecoming

Salem High School will crown the 2020 winter homecoming queen during the boys basketball game Friday when the Quakers host East Liverpool, with a dance held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Seniors on the homecoming court include from left Alexis Rossi, Taylor Stewart, Amaya Martin, Jaden ...

End of an era at Mount Union

ALLIANCE — A Kehres family member has been a given on the Mount Union football sidelines for decades. Now, the Purple Raiders will have to adjust to a new reality. In a stunning move on Monday, Mount Union head football coach Vince Kehres, 43, accepted a defensive assistant position ...

Salem police investigate shooting reports

SALEM —No one was injured, but police are investigating two reports of shots fired over the weekend, one on North Lincoln Avenue Saturday night, and one on Newgarden Avenue Sunday afternoon which led to four arrests for obstruction. “We believe the people responsible for both shootings ...