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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 ...

Income surveys coming

HANOVERTON — Households will soon be receiving income surveys related to the village sewer project, and officials hope the results will translate into savings for residents. Troy Graft, chief deputy county sanitary engineer, said Rural Communities Assistance Program, has begun mailing the ...

Eagle Scout project benefits Memorial Park

TJ Pittman from Salem St. Paul’s Boy Scout Troop 6 replaced the Waterworth Memorial Park entrance sign located by the flagpole at the Superior Street parking lot. For his Eagle Scout project, he decided to replace the old sign that was damaged by a fallen tree during a strong windstorm and he ...

Columbiana County remains in orange

LISBON — With 62 new coronavirus cases this week, Columbiana County remains in the level two, orange, category on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. Currently, Columbiana County has had 1,872 cases with 747 of those from the general community. With community spread evident in the ...

Bosel tentatively accepts plea deal

CANFIELD — Columbiana County Recorder Theresa Bosel has indicated she is willing to accept a plea deal in a 2019 traffic fatality case that will come with a recommended sentence of 30 days house arrest. The bailiff for Mahoning County Municipal Court Judge Molly Johnson said Bosel’s ...

Project will increase sewer rates in Salem

SALEM — City Utilities Commission members learned more details Friday about proposed Phase 3 improvements to the wastewater treatment plant, including a breakdown of the $16.9 million price tag for construction and engineering. The next step is prioritizing what has to be done, what’s ...

Run-in with officer results in prison time

LISBON — A 19-year-old man with a long juvenile record will serve nine months in prison due to his first felonies as an adult, which included a charge for intimidation of a Salem police officer. Shane Laflame, Eastlake Road, Lisbon, pleaded guilty in June to both intimidation and escape for ...

Lou Holtz to get Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he intends to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to longtime football coach Lou Holtz. Trump made the announcement at the White House as Holtz looked on. He did not announce a date for the ...

Salem V.F.W. brings puppy home to veteran

SALEM — A puppy named Remy born at a desert site overseas won’t get left behind by his soldier friend who’s back in the United States. That’s thanks to golfers braving the August heat and organizers braving COVID-19 requirements for the seventh annual Salem V.F.W. Post 892 Golf Outing ...

Ginter opposed to impeachment efforts

LISBON — State Rep. Tim Ginter is opposed to efforts by several of his colleagues to impeach Gov. Mike DeWine for violating the Constitution in his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week Cincinnati Rep. John Becker drafted 10 articles of impeachment that are supported by two other ...

Columbiana pool’s success praised again

COLUMBIANA— City council has praised the park board and park superintendent Terry Shaffer for their efforts in opening the pool despite the pandemic. With the pool season officially coming to a close, City Manager Lance Willard reflected on the accomplishment one more time at this week’s ...

Leetonia council officially approves street paving project loan

LEETONIA — The village officially has its loan for a street paving program. Village council this week approved the second reading of a resolution accepting a $425,000 loan from the county port authority for five years at 2 percent interest. Council approved the resolution as an emergency so ...

Sweet taste of summer

A Monarch butterfly stops for a quick snack while passing through the area. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)