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‘Godfather of Grass’ seeks Elkton release

ELKTON — The “Godfather of Grass,” who was sentenced for his role in a large marijuana operation after eight years on the run, has asked a judge to release him from the federal prison here. John Robert “Johnny” Boone vouched for his release on the grounds that he is 76, in poor health ...

Memorial Day services during the time of COVID

In most places across America, there may not be mass gatherings with hats off or hands saluted this Memorial Day. There also may not be a sea of red, white and blue marking the grave stones that stretch for miles across hillsides. But despite the restrictions that the COVID-19 pandemic has ...

As summer begins, fair organizers across the country weigh options

While Memorial Day weekend typically marks the unofficial beginning of summer for most Americans, fair season almost always signifies the conclusion of the same period as people gather in August and September for livestock auctions, carnival rides, outdoor concerts and fair food. With the ...

Fond Farewell

When Deborah Glenn walked out of David Anderson Junior-Senior High School this week, her family surprised her with flowers, a sash and escorted her to a convertible where she was surprised with a drive by car parade from teachers and staff. Glenn retired after 41 years as a Lisbon educator. ...

Virus claims 2 more from care facilities in Columbiana County

LISBON — Another two deaths of residents of long-term care facilities are being blamed on the coronavirus, bringing the Columbiana County total to 51. According to the county Health Department, both deaths are listed as CDC probable deaths with COVID-19 included on their death certificates. ...

Salem Community Center set for phased reopening

SALEM — The Salem Community Center and CenterPlex will reopen June 1, but it won’t be business as usual — safety measures will come into play and not all activities and amenities will return just yet. “This is our Phase 1,” SCC Executive Director Heather Young said. Members will ...

Columbiana Planning Commission member steps down

COLUMBIANA— When Mayor Bryan Blakeman read a resignation letter from planning commission member Donna Bekar due to health reasons, emotions were high from the rest of council at Tuesday’s meeting. Bekar, who has served on the commission for many years, was not only thanked for her service ...

State Fair called off amid concerns for public health

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Expositions Commission announced Thursday that it will cancel the 2020 Ohio State Fair, originally scheduled for July 29 through Aug. 9 in Columbus. In a story on its web site, members expressed concern for public health, as well as the financial feasibility of hosting ...

Little flag helpers

Kyra Esarey, front, and Emma Madison, Little Miss Apple Blossom, help her father, Justin Madison, place flags on veterans graves in the Lisbon Cemetery Monday night in preparation for Memorial Day. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)

Two more COVID-19 deaths in Columbiana County

The Columbiana County Health District is reporting two additional COVID-19-related deaths as of 9 a.m. today. The deceased were females, ages 82 and 94, with underlying health conditions. The total deaths in the county stands at 51 including 27 long-term care residents and nine inmates at the ...

5 COVID deaths added to list

LISBON – Columbiana County added five new deaths related to COVID-19, which has brought the total of deaths to 49. However, of the five deaths reported on Wednesday, two are considered probable deaths and happened more than two weeks ago. One of the deaths was on April 25 and was an ...

Classes set after Labor Day, digital option open

Superintendent Sean Kirkland doesn’t know yet how the next school year will look, whether online, in person or both, but said it won’t start until after Labor Day. “Salem is going to be ready for any of these options,” he said. He also added each student from kindergarten on up will ...

Health Department set to resume services

LISBON – With many making their way back to work, opening their offices, stores, restaurants and campgrounds, there also have come many guidelines from the Columbiana County Health Department and the state. The local health department is no different from any business reopening. ...

Crestview graduation

Graduation Sunday looked a little different for the 2020 senior class at Crestview High School. Parents safely handed diplomas to their senior, one family at a time, while being recorded. The ceremony was broadcast on the Crestview Channel of YSN for a virtual commencement and streamed to ...

Commissioners to decide on projects May 27

LISBON — Columbiana County commissioners will decide at its May 27 meeting which community projects to fund with is 2021-22 federal CDBG allocation. CDBG stands for Community Development Block Grant, and commissioners recently learned it will receive $392,000 to use for projects that ...

South Range OKs 5-year forecast

CANFIELD – The South Range school board this week approved a revised five-year financial forecast that shows a positive cash balance through the first three years. The board approved the forecast presented by schools Treasurer Jim Phillips that shows a positive cash balance the first three ...

United school board approves pass/fail for fourth 9 weeks

HANOVERTON – The United Local school board this week approved a pass/fail option for students for the fourth nine weeks of this school year. The board approved the option of pass/fail due to the COVID pandemic that has closed the school facilities and required online learning. However, ...

Company wins contract for reservoir at power plant

WELLSVILLE — A Mahoning County company has been awarded the contract to build the 18-million gallon reservoir that will supply water for the cooling system at the natural gas-powered electric plant being built north of town in Yellow Creek Township. The Buckeye Water District on Wednesday ...

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Goshen High Class of 1958 lunches canceled SALEM— The Goshen High Class of 1958 has canceled its lunches at Annabelle’s until further notice. Salem High School Class of 1955 lunch canceled SALEM— The Salem High School Class of 1955 has canceled its May 27 lunch at ...

Seniors ride in Columbiana

Columbiana High School graduates enjoyed pleasant weather during their senior parade Saturday. Jocelyn Buchheit enjoyed a ride in a convertable. (Submitted photo)