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Board not ready to tighten rules for dogs in parks

The city Parks Commission won’t be barring dogs from playgrounds in city parks, but they also urged dog owners to use common sense when visiting the parks. That means owners need to keep the dogs leashed and under their control and clean up after them. “We’re putting people on notice ...

Digging up Lincoln

Workers started excavating the asphalt on North Lincoln Avenue from State Street up to Second Street in Salem Wednesday in preparation for pouring concrete. The project to switch the street over from asphalt to concrete due to the asphalt becoming wavy from truck traffic is expected to take two ...

Open enrollment boosts Columbiana

COLUMBIANA — Open enrollment is continuing an upward trend in the Columbiana School District, with 255 students projected to attend all three schools in the new school year through open enrollment alone. Superintendent Don Mook relayed that information to the board of education during the ...

Wallflowers on trail

Anyone driving along Lions Club Road in Lisbon or riding that section of the Little Beaver Greenway Trail cannot help but have noticed the colorful murals painted on the concrete abutment and piers helping hold up the U.S. Route 30/Canton Hill bridge. The murals were painted recently by Lifting ...

Man calls for pool lift for disabled

LISBON — A man with disabilities who lodged a complaint in May about the Sadie Van Fossan pool not being compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act returned to council on Tuesday. Law Director Alec Beech was asked to weigh in on the question of whether the village is not in ...

N. Lincoln concrete work set to begin today

SALEM —Work is scheduled to begin today on North Lincoln Avenue from State Street up to Second Street, closing that stretch to traffic with no access to Sugartree Alley in either direction from Lincoln Avenue as workers rip out the asphalt to replace it with concrete. “It’s going to be ...

DeWine declares state of emergency in 63 counties

Staff Reports COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Monday that he has declared a state of emergency in 63 Ohio counties, including Columbiana County, where severe weather caused serious highway damage last month. The 63 counties covered by the emergency declaration have suffered ...

Mehno’s vacation day carry-over divides board

The Leetonia school board Tuesday night approved the carryover of vacation days for select personnel, including the superintendent, but not without some dissent. The school board approved the carryover of five vacations days to be used during the 2019-2020 school year for school ...

Lawmakers OK financial rescue for nuke plants

A roughly $1 billion financial rescue for Ohio’s two nuclear power plants is on the way after lawmakers and the governor signed off on a plan Tuesday that will add a new fee to every electricity bill in the state. Backed mostly by Republicans, the legislation will hand over $150 million a ...

A disaster

Gov. Mike DeWine announced Monday that he has declared a state of emergency in 63 Ohio counties, including Columbiana County, where severe weather caused serious highway damage last month. The 63 counties covered by the emergency declaration have suffered damage to roads and bridges from ...

$6 million to Armstrong family in wrongful death

CINCINNATI — An Ohio hospital paid the estate of astronaut Neil Armstrong $6 million in a confidential agreement to settle allegations that post-surgical complications led to Armstrong’s 2012 death, according to court documents and a report in the New York Times. The 2014 settlement went ...

Leetonia OKs vacation carryovers

LEETONIA — The Leetonia school board Tuesday night approved the carryover of vacation days for select personnel, including the superintendent, but not without some dissent. The school board approved the carryover of five vacations days to be used during the 2019-2020 school year for ...

Police

County Sheriff — A driver for Fillmore Truck Lines reported at 12:30 p.m. Monday he backed his tractor trailer up to the loading dock of the Paper Service Company, Leslie Road, Madison Township and a tow motor unloaded the trailer. As the operator of the tow motor made the last trip in and ...

Background check petition due

COLUMBUS— A gun safety group hoping to change state law to require background checks on virtually all guns sales has received state approval to start collecting petition signatures. The bipartisan Ohio Ballot Board unanimously voted Monday that the proposal to close loopholes in background ...

A very excellent egret

Wellsville area resident Pam Smith took this photo a a great egret under the bridge near the lock in Beaver Creek State Park. There is just so much to see and do in Beaver Creek State Park, she wrote.

Waterline work makes for rough sledding on road

WELLSVILLE — Yellow Creek Township trustees on Tuesday listened to complaints about the Buckeye Water District waterline that runs through Yellow Creek. Chuck Crews, who lives on 16 School Road, attended the meeting to complain about the destruction of his road due to the construction of ...

Amazon expands in Ohio

Global online retailer Amazon will open two new fulfillment centers in Ohio, including one at the former Rolling Acres Mall in Akron. The Seattle-based company announced the plans Monday for the distribution hubs in the Rolling Acres neighborhood on Akron’s southwest side and in Rossford ...

Admiring quilts

From left, Diana Priest of Alliance, her sister-in-law Sandy Honaker of Fresno, Ohio and her mother, Betty Lou Honaker of New Philadelphia make the rounds during the United Quilt Guild Quilt Show held at First Friends Church this past weekend. The show featured more than 130 entries and serves ...

Perry zoning rules questioned

PERRY TWP. — Zoning regarding the parking of recreational vehicles (RVs) and the availability of township zoning rules came up twice Monday, once during a hearing to get public input for a zoning book update and again during the trustee meeting. The township is currently working on ...

WB hires food service

BELOIT – The West Branch school board this week made a change to its food service management beginning this fall. The board approved a food management contract with the Nutrition Group. The contract is for one year and can be renewed four times before a new bidding is required. The contract ...