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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 ...

Salem paving projects get delayed

SALEM—Paving projects on South Madison Avenue and Merle Road are delayed a month and a half due to a supply issue, city Service/Safety Director Ken Kenst said Tuesday. He wanted to make the public aware that those projects will take longer. With some good news, though, he said the project ...

Cajun-style restaurant planned in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA — A family from Louisiana are hoping to bring Cajun-style food to the city with a new restaurant to be known as The Big Easy. Daniel and Christina Patrick presented their plans to the city’s planning commission on Tuesday. Mr. Patrick said the family has lived in Dover the ...

Salem Township trustees seek answers on new private drive

SALEM TOWNSHIP—Trustees want to talk to the person building a house on Golf Club Drive due to concerns with the steepness of the driveway being put in and what that will mean for the street from water runoff. “That driveway is not going to be acceptable,” Trustee John Wilms said, adding ...

Convoy to travel through area Thursday

SALEM — A historical military vehicle convoy slated to make stops in East Palestine and Columbiana will travel through Washingtonville, Salem and Damascus on its way to Alliance Thursday morning. The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce is estimating the time of arrival in Salem along State ...

For the kids

The County of Department of Job and Family Services held its first Cars for Kids event on Saturday. The car show, part of Child Support Awareness Month activities, is something for the JFS’ Child Support Enforcement Agency clients to do with their child. Besides a collection of classic cars, ...

Perry chief: Deferred pay still not in account

PERRY TWP. — Police Chief Mike Emigh said Monday township employees should switch from the current deferred compensation program to a new one, saying there’s still a delay in the money getting into their personal accounts. “I’ve got a big chunk of change in there, I’m getting ...

Mahoning engineer to pave 4 township roads

The Mahoning County Engineer's Office will start its paving projects soon, with four township roadways slated for work. Goshen Trustee Chairman Bob McCracken reported Monday night the engineer's office will begin its paving on Aug. 19. He said he was told it will start in Boardman, Austintown ...

Salem parks board accepts $5,915 office roof estimate

SALEM — The city Parks Commission agreed during a special meeting Monday to accept an estimate from Peer Roofing of Alliance to replace the shingles on the park office building shared with Ed Silverio after a third estimate couldn’t be secured. The parks department owns approximately ...

Salem teen gets probation for failing to stay in touch

LISBON — A 19-year-old Salem man whose 2017 conviction in Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court requires him to register as a sexual offender was placed on four years community control on Monday for failure to verify his residence address. Zealand D.F. Lewis, Cleveland Street, reportedly did not ...

Family fun day

Hundreds of children and their parents showed up Saturday at the Sadie Van Fossan pool/park in Lisbon for the ninth annual Family Fun Day. The event featured games and activities for the children, including free food and swimming, and at the end they received free back-to-school supplies. ...

EP officials seek support for income survey

EAST PALESTINE — Village officials are hoping that people participate in the low to moderate income (LMI) survey being conducted the by Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP). Results of the study will help the village with regards to future grants, since many Community Development Block ...

Plane carries message of Hope in Action

SALEM — The newest float plane destined to help villagers in Papua New Guinea reach life-saving medical care landed in Salem Thursday, bringing a message of Hope in Action and service to others. “We all need to be part of something that’s bigger than ourselves,” Samaritan Aviation CEO ...

Funding may fuel Hanoverton project

LISBON — After nearly 20 years, the stalled Hanoverton sewer project may finally be moving forward. Columbiana County commissioners last week approved an agreement to accept a $1 million grant for the project from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the first source of real funding obtained ...

Military convoy to make return visit to Columbiana

COLUMBIANA — Columbiana County residents will have two opportunities to see an historical military vehicle convoy this week. The Military Vehicle Preservation Association is celebrating the 100th year anniversary of the original 1919 Army Motor Convoy with a re-enactment tour that consists ...

Police

SALEM — Police were called to a possible domestic dispute at 447 Continental Drive at 6:50 a.m. Saturday, but it was an argument only. — A motorist drove off from Smith Oil without paying for their gas at 8 a.m. Saturday. Police locate the vehicle and told the driver to return to ...

To infinity and beyond…

The Salem Memorial Building and Salem Public Library hosted "Blast Off!" Saturday featuring family-friendly activities including visits by Toy Story characters Buzz Lightyear and Woody, a scavenger hunt, water bottle rockets, a super soaker alien race, exploding space rocks, do-it-yourself ...