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In a year of restrictions, virus changes Sept. 11, too

By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press NEW YORK — In a year when the coronavirus pandemic has reshaped countless American rituals, even the commemoration of 9/11 could not escape unchanged. The 19th anniversary of the terror attacks will be marked by dueling ceremonies at the Sept. 11 ...

Bistro lights shine bright

Last year, Columbiana ordered fully programmable bistro lights for the downtown area, and they have officially been installed. The lights have displayed a chasing mode of red and white for the Columbiana Clippers and red, white and blue for the Memorial Day weekend. “We’re very excited ...

Lisbon looking at 2nd water rate hike

LISBON — Village water customers should brace for another rate increase, and sewer customers may be next. The village board of public affairs voted at Tuesday’s meeting to begin the process of enacting an increase that would take effect Nov. 1. It will be at minimum equal to the water ...

Technology poses bigger challenge at Crestview this year

NEW WATERFORD — Starting the year with many students back in the building and some at home proves to be a challenge from a technology standpoint at Crestview. In the past, technology director Daryl Miller said they always collected the laptops and Chromebooks at the end of the school year ...

WB board candidates eyed

BELOIT – The West Branch school board is meeting tonight to discuss the eight applicants for the open seat on the board. The board will meet in executive session at 6 p.m. to consider the applications submitted by Craig Brown, Brian Cushman, David Conaway, Joseph Courtwright, William Dawes, ...

Memorial to Lisbon park drowning victims dedicated

Friends and family of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 2 met Saturday, Aug. 29 for the Eagle Court of Honor of Jake Mikol and dedication of his Eagle Scout project at Willow Grove Park in Lisbon. Mikol created a memorial for three people who died on Father’s Day in 2015, after a kayaking ...

Perry trustees, chief settle withholding deposit issue

PERRY TWP. — Trustees agreed Tuesday to pay $750 to Police Chief Mike Emigh to settle a claim over the township’s previous handling of withholdings for his deferred compensation plan. The resolution specifically said the claim dealt with “failing to deposit wage withholdings to a ...

Ginter backs bill curbing DeWine’s powers

LISBON — State Rep. Tim Ginter supported a House bill seeking to curtail the governor’s coronavirus powers as it pertains to elections and church services. House Bill 272, which majority House Republicans passed last week on a party-line 58-33 vote, would ban any public official from ...

Salem trustees hear report on road projects

By MARY ANN GREIER Staff Writer SALEM TWP. — Trustees heard from township road foreman Jason Entrikin on work projects and shopping for truck parts, including the cost of renting an asphalt grinder. Entrikin had talked during a previous meeting about wanting to do repairs on the road ...

Chase leads Warren man to year in prison

LISBON — A Warren man who fled from state troopers for about nine miles was sentenced to a year in prison by Judge Scott Washam in Common Pleas Court last week. Dylan M. Conner, 28, Warren, previously pleaded guilty to OVI and failure to comply with an order or signal of a police ...

Thousands must repay jobless overpayments

The Associated Press COLUMBUS — Around 48,000 Ohioans have been notified they received an overpayment of unemployment benefits during the coronavirus pandemic, the state human services agency said. That’s about 6% of the nearly 800,000 Ohioans who have been paid regular unemployment ...

Memorial Park pavilion repainted

Salem Elks Lodge #305 with assistance from Alliance Boy Scout Troop #101 recently restained and repainted pavilion #9 at Salem Waterworth Memorial Park. The Salem Elks built the pavilion in 1981. From left, Steve and Connie Smith, (PERs); Kim Chapman, ER; Doug Rudibaugh, PER; Boy Scout Landon ...

Commissioners allocate more CARES money

LISBON — Late last month, Columbiana County commissioners said they were spending some of their federal CARES Act funding to help remodel the county jail. After this past week’s meeting, Commissioner Tim Weigle reported some of those funds will also be used to build a storage shed at the ...

2 more COVID deaths

LISBON — Two additional residents of long-term care facilities died over the weekend after having coronavirus and 10 county residents have reportedly tested positive for the disease since Friday. The Columbiana County Health Department reported Monday the deaths were a 68-year-old man and ...

Man sentenced for trying to lure teen into having sex

LISBON — An Alliance man charged with trying to lure a 13-year-old to have sex with him over a period of days in November 2018 was sentenced to nine months in prison on Friday. Shawn Thomas Kline, 44, West Harrison Street, Alliance, had pleaded guilty in June to importuning and disseminating ...

Headstones of vets will be replaced at Columbiana Cemetery

COLUMBIANA — This past spring, American Legion Post 290’s Wreaths Across America chairwoman, Sherrie Nordquist, walked the Columbiana Cemetery with Deborah Firestone-Himes of the Historical Society of Columbiana and Fairfield Township to take a closer look at the old sections of the ...

Reilly students will use stadium track

Reilly Elementary students will take to the track for lunch recess, armed with pedometers as a means to stay active and healthy this school year. The track at Sebo Stadium will be closed to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for the students to use and help the ...

Gallery: A sunny day at White House Fruit Farm

Four-year-old Nyima Hueston and 10-year-old Cameron Harris of Boardman were among dozens of children and adults gathering sunflowers Saturday on a sunny day at White House Fruit Farm. The popular location on state Route 62 near Canfield will begin hosting Fall Festival Weekends to run through ...

COVID creates new understanding for educators

NEW WATERFORD — Crestview has been back in session with in-person classes available four days a week for those choosing to attend them. For the first three weeks, the school has been doing online classes for everyone on Fridays and having in-person school end an hour earlier so teachers ...