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Salem recreation levy renewed by wide margin

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SALEM — Salem voters demonstrated their continued strong support of the city parks Tuesday night, renewing a 1-mill recreation levy by a wide margin. According to complete but unofficial results from the Columbiana County Board of Elections, the five-year levy was approved by 71.98 percent ...

Leetonia may hold graduation

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LEETONIA – Leetonia senior students may have some normalcy to close out their K-12 career after all. Interim Schools Superintendent Dr. Andy Tommelleo reported at the school board meeting Tuesday night Gov. Mike DeWine earlier in the day had indicated the possibility of a traditional ...

Feds want another opinion on Elkton prisoner order

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LISBON — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Cleveland is asking another federal court to review an order requiring the federal prison in Elkton begin identifying inmates in preparation for their release or transfer to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 virus within the ...

Johnson easily wins primary contest

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LISBON — As expected, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, congressman from the 6th District, handily won the primary race over Republican political newcomer Kenneth Morgan III. The fact that it was unusual election with early in-person voting, an election day postponed by COVID-19 and then only ...

Masks required for employees, recommended for customers

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday relaxed his order on mandatory face coverings for business customers and clients, saying that after receiving input on his decision, mask-wearing will be recommended but not required. The governor clarified late in the day that masks will still ...

Attorney charged with aggravated menacing

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Staff Reports GOSHEN TOWNSHIP – A local attorney has been charged with aggravated menacing after an altercation with a tenant over the weekend. Theresa T. Tolson, 60, 18475 Fifth St., Beloit, was charged with the first-degree misdemeanor after Goshen officers responded to a Fifth Street ...

Woman faces pretrial for alleged attack on father

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LISBON — A May 7 pretrial was set in county Municipal Court for Kerrie E. Steffel, 32, Zeigler Road, Hanoverton, charged with assault for allegedly striking her father three times in the face after running at him in the parking lot of Burger King in Salem on Monday. Bond was set at $10,000 ...

POLICE REPORTS

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PERRY TWP. – Jacob Kerr, 19, of Salem, was cited with failure to control and leaving the scene after police investigated a report of a vehicle in a ditch at 3:03 a.m. Tuesday on the four-lane bypass at state Route 45. No one was around, so the registration was checked and the vehicle ...

SHERIFF

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— A man was reported on property on Sycamore Street in Knox Township without permission at 12:32 p.m. Friday. The man was helping his ex-wife move her belongings and was found to be permitted to be there. — A drug overdose was reported at 1:01 p.m. Friday at a Bayard Road, West Township, ...

Missing person investigated in East Palestine

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EAST PALESTINE — The police department is investigating a missing person case involving 23-year-old Matthew McDade, who was last seen on March 30 in Youngstown. McDade is described as 6 foot and approximately 165 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He usually wears glasses and was last ...

Quaker Strong

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Salem City Schools Food Service Director Michele Fisher of the Nutrition Group, left, and teacher Mike DeBarr talk with high school seniors picking up their caps and gowns after giving them red and black balloons to release at 8:20 p.m. Monday. Superintendent Sean Kirkland said the balloon ...

County COVID-19 total increases by eight including two deaths

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The Columbiana County Health District reports as of 9:30 a.m. this morning, there have been eight additional positive COVID-19 cases including two deaths. The deaths were a 55-year-male who was an inmate at the Elkton Federal Prison and an 84-year-old female who was a long-term care facility ...

Cancellations, closures, etc…

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Leetonia HS Classes of 1955-57 LEETONIA — The Leetonia High School Classes of 1955-57 have canceled their meetings until further notice. SCC, CenterPlex SALEM — The Salem Community Center (SCC), Center Circle and CenterPlex is closed. All programs and classes are canceled or postponed ...

On the Calendar this Week

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TUE/28 CANTON Multi-County Juvenile Attention System’s Board of Trustees, 11:30 a.m., via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85733094272?pwd=ZFczWWhHY09IZUM2WEFqdXlIcnNKZz09; Joint Board of County Commissioners, 1 p.m. or immediately following the trustees; via Zoom at ...

4 more COVID deaths reported in county

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LISBON — The COVID-19 virus appears to have claimed four more lives over the weekend in Columbiana County, including another inmate at the federal prison in Elkton. Richard Nesby, 55, who was serving time on drug and firearm charges, died Sunday at a local hospital, where he had spent the ...

Primary voting to wrap up with provisional ballots

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LISBON — Today marks the end of perhaps the first vote-by-mail election in Columbiana County and Ohio history. Unlike any other election in anyone’s memory and perhaps before, today’s primary election was conducted entirely by mail and no polling places will be open, with the exception ...

Perry cleanup postponed again

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PERRY TWP. — The annual spring cleanup for Perry Township has been postponed again due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with plans to revisit the idea in July or August. Trustee Chair Steve Bailey said the road department personnel had concerns about picking up peoples’ stuff right now with ...

Port seeks grants to boost firms along river, upgrade Leetonia site

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LISBON — The Columbiana County Port Authority board met Monday for the first time in two months and it has been plenty busy in between. Port Authority Director Penny Traina reported they have applied for seven grants totaling $2.89 million, with more than half — $1.52 million — being ...

SOD Center prepares to help businesses reopen in Salem

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SALEM — Reopening a business shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic won’t be a matter of just flipping a switch — there’s a catch or two and that’s where Restart Salem will come in. Julie Needs, executive director of the Sustainable Opportunity Development Center, explained the ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

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New Cases Karen S. Edwards of East Palestine v. Robert S. Edwards of Canton; collection sought of child support Laura E. Goranitis of East Palestine v. Peter G. Goranitis of Warren; divorce sought. Daniel M. Figley of East Palestine and Veronica Figley of East Palestine; dissolution ...