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Donation to Salem schools

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Quaker City Castings representatives on Wednesday presented monetary donations to the Salem City Schools on behalf of the company and Gezo’s to help teachers, parents and students in need of school supplies at the request of company owner Joe Korff. Quaker city Castings donated $5,000 and ...

On the Calendar

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THU/22 BELOIT West Branch Athletic Boosters Bingo, 6:45 p.m., 26701 U.S. Route 62 (former Westville Skating Rink); doors open at 4:30 p.m.; concession stand, air conditioned; computers available; information at 330-537-2146. West Branch school board, 7:30 p.m., high school media center; ...

Business owner: DORA events hurt shop

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The city’s Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) implementation has become so popular that city council continues fielding requests for new events — but that doesn’t mean the events are the best for everyone. A DORA allows for the open carry of alcohol within a designated area ...

Council OKs school cop contract

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Village Council Wednesday night approved a contract to provide a school resource officer to Leetonia schools. Council approved the police department to provide an officer to the school district for the 2019-2020 school year at a wage of $16.25 per hour up to 40 hours and $24.36 per hour for ...

Auditor’s finding details theft by former dog warden

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LISBON — The state auditor’s office has issued a finding for recovery of public money stolen by the former Columbiana County dog warden, who has already made restitution. The finding was included in the routine audit of county finances for 2018, which was released on Tuesday. The ...

BDD board votes to sell K-Cup machine, give up on coffee

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LISBON — The Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities is taking bids from people interested in purchasing a machine which makes K-Cups. Superintendent Bill Devon said the board bought the machine in August 2017 with the idea of helping to employ clients by training them to pack ...

Walmart evacuated for bomb threat

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SALEM—Walmart was evacuated for over two hours late Tuesday night after officers responded to a possible bomb threat. Police responded to the East State Street business at 9:02 p.m. after employees reported finding a writing on a stall in the women’s bathroom. The business made the ...

East State to close Aug. 27-29

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East State Street between Broadway to Lundy avenues will be closed to all vehicle traffic from Tuesday, Aug. 27 through Thursday, Aug. 29. due to necessary work on the Salem Alumni Building project. Truck traffic will be rerouted to Pershing Street from State Street at Southeast Boulevard on ...

By DEANNE JOHNSON Staff Writer LISBON — A man, who recently received notice about concerns regarding the condition of his septic, attended the Columbiana County Board of Health meeting on Wednesday seeking answers. The man was told someone reported his septic system is going from his property into a creek. An inspector has set up an appointment to come to his home on Tuesday to check into the alleged problem. The man said he has spoken to this person and agreed he would be there to meet him. Laura Fauss, the division coordinator for the environmental department, explained that if there is no problem the matter will be closed and if there is a problem he will be given information on what needs to get the septic system repaired. When he asked who had turned him in, he was also told once the matter is closed he can come back and request a copy of the file, which is a public record. After addressing the man’s concerns, the board went on to issue board orders for two properties that really have been determined to be a nuisance. One is for a septic system on the property of Eugene and Robin Ferguson, Lake Street, Beloit. Fauss said it was determined in September of 2018 that the septic from the home is discharging into what used to be Lake Placentia. Another board order was issued for the England Drive, East Palestine, property of Steven and Debbie Windle. Environmental Director Lori Barnes said the property owners have been cited into court once before and cleaned up the solid waste and tires on the property once about a year ago, but now she believes it may be worse than before. The board also issued two variances, one allowing Shirley Osterling’s well to be closer than five feet from her driveway on state Route 344, Leetonia, and have a bacteria alleviation system added. The other is to have allow two homes on one lot on Y Camp Road, Lisbon, to connect into the same septic system temporarily until the next round of Water Pollution Control Loan Fund money is hopefully approved for 2020-2021. At that point a more permanent solution can be done. It was reported there are already 30 applicants for the next round of funding. In other matters: — Rabies baiting is beginning today and continuing through the beginning of September. Although several animals have been checked for rabies, there have only been three cases in other counties nearby this year. Additionally, none of the 108 mosquitoes checked in Columbiana County have tested positive for West Nile Virus this year. However, the health department does have dunks available to place into standing water and to help control mosquitoes. — The next meeting of the board of health will be moved to 4:30 p.m., Sept. 25 instead of the regular night, which is the third Wednesday of the month. djohnson@mojonews.com

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LISBON — A man, who recently received notice about concerns regarding the condition of his septic, attended the Columbiana County Board of Health meeting on Wednesday seeking answers. The man was told someone reported his septic system is going from his property into a creek. An inspector ...

Salem BOE corrects ballot issue

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SALEM — The Salem school board Monday approved a correction in the ballot language of its renewal levy. The school board corrected the language to read beginning in tax year 2020 with collection starting in 2021 for the 6.87 mill renewal levy. School Treasurer Michael Douglas said the ...

Rabies bait program set to begin this week

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COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and local health departments, will begin annual fall oral rabies vaccination operations this week in 14 northeast Ohio counties, including ...

POLICE REPORTS

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SALEM — Officers responded to the water tower at Roosevelt Avenue and Third Street at 6:09 p.m. Tuesday in reference to juveniles attempting to enter the tower. Officers spoke with the guardian of the juveniles and found he works for the water department and was showing the juveniles the ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

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New Cases Canton School Employees Federal Credit Union vs. Cody L. Amon, et al., foreclosure sought for property on Circle Drive, Alliance. Brenda Hardesty, Columbiana, vs. Sham V. Hardesty, Ellwood city, Pa., divorce sought. Dawn Hayter, Leetonia, vs. Todd Hayter, East Liverpool, divorce ...

1,000 books finished

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Nolan Baker recently finished the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program at Lepper Library in Lisbon and received his very own copy of “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak. The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Program is an easy way to get kids excited about reading. All you have ...

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

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Human Resource group to meet Sept. 10 CANFIELD – Western Reserve Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management will meet at noon Sept. 10 at A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St. Registration and lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to noon, with the presentation from noon to 1 p.m. The program ...

Pet adoptions and activities set at Salem Tractor Supply

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SALEM — On Saturday, Salem Tractor Supply Company will host animal adoptions, a pet supplies drive and more during their annual Out Here with Animals celebration – a monthlong event that recognizes pets, animals and the people who care for them. As part of the pet-centric happenings, ...

Fresh start: ESC board meets at new Opportunity School

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LISBON — With the new building for the Opportunity School opening this week, the Columbiana County Educational Service Center board decided to meet at the facility. Between May and August, the staff of the Opportunity School repainted and furnished the building, using desks and other ...

On the calendar this week

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WED/21 HANOVERTON United Local school board, 7:30 p.m., high school library. LEETONIA Leetonia High School Class of 1950, breakfast, 9:30 a.m., Old Towne Country Grill, Leetonia. MercyHealth Dental Van, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (walk-ins welcome for basic dental care); Toddler Playgroup, 10-11:15 ...

South Range hires new superintendent

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BEAVER TWP. — The South Range school board this week hired a new superintendent to take over the district beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. The board unanimously approved a three-year contract for Bethany Carlson beginning Aug. 1, 2020 with a base salary of $100,000 and 1.5 percent ...

EL man gets 7 years in prison for ‘vicious beating’ of friend

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LISBON — Following a two-day trial in Common Pleas Court, a jury on Tuesday found Lucas Sims guilty of felonious assault and aggravated menacing in the “vicious beating” of Charlie Lewis. Sims, 34, Thompson Avenue, East Liverpool, was immediately sentenced to seven years in prison by ...