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Progress at Mirror Lake

Neighborhood News

Trustees of the Restoration and Beautification Committee of Columbiana gathered recently at Firestone Park in the city to check on the progress of the renovation of the park's popular Mirror Lake. Pictured here at the lake are Columbiana residents (left to right) Donna Bekar, Pat Tingle, Tucker ...

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

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Salem Alumni to honor retired generals from class of 1977 SALEM—Two 1977 graduates of Salem High School who were generals in their respective military branches have been selected by the Salem High School Alumni Association for its 2019 Honored Alumnus Award. Retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. ...

Fox commentator says Mueller report dirty political trick

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SALEM — Fox News commentator Gregg Jarrett delivered his views on the just-released Mueller report live from the Timberlanes Complex Thursday night, first in person to rousing applause from Columbiana County Republicans, then on the Sean Hannity show. In short, he said “this was a ...

On the calendar this week

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FRI/19 CANFIELD Alzheimer Network Family Support Group, 10 a.m., Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St.; family members and caregivers welcome; information, 330-788-9755. LEETONIA Leetonia High School Class of 1962, breakfast, 9:30 a.m., Heck’s Restaurant. SALEM City hall ...

Commissioners OK $1 month hike for county sewer customers

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LISBON — The 2,100 households hooked into Columbiana County’s sewage system will begin paying a dollar more per month to cover rising administrative fees. County commissioners on Wednesday approved the increase requested by the county’s water and sewer department, which is part of the ...

Columbiana council to seek ODOT funds for Duquesne Street sidewalk

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COLUMBIANA — Nearly a year ago, city council began considering the idea of having sidewalks installed along Duquesne Street to make it safer for students in that part of town to walk to and from the middle/high school complex. On Tuesday, council approved applying for an Ohio Department of ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

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New Cases Jaguar Holdings LLC, doing business as Eagle Rental Purchase, vs. Timothy and Charity LaSure, East Liverpool, $3,674 plus repossession sought for a 55-inch LG Ultra TV, a 43-inch LG TV, Shelf Stereo, Xbox One and a Whirlpool Double Oven/Range. Erik Kyle Sweet, Lisbon, and Toni Ann ...

Pleads guilty to possession

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LISBON — Matthew D. Huk, 25, Hutter Drive, Columbiana, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to two counts possession of drugs. He faces up to four years in prison and a $12,500 fine. On May 5, 2018, Huk had methamphetamine and amphetamine. Sentencing is set for June 28,

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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— Suspicious people in a blue car in the Lisbon McDonald’s parking lot were reported at 1:49 p.m. Wednesday. The people entered the store, bought drinks and asked for an empty bag. They returned to the car, passed something around and threw the bag away in a nearby trash container. Sheriff ...

Alliance man charged with drug possession

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LISBON — Joshua James Gatewood, 28, Kevin Drive, Alliance, was served a secret indictment charge with two counts of aggravated possession of drugs for allegedly having methamphetamines on Jan. 11, 2019 and March 16, 2018. The indictment was issued by the grand jury in April. Thomas G. Reed ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

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LISBON — A May 2 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set for Mark A. Hadden, 36, Canton, charged with failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer and cited with improper passing, a stop sign violation and two counts of left of center. Hadden allegedly passed two vehicle ...

POLICE REPORTS

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PERRY TWP. — A woman called at 3:15 a.m. Thursday to report a male was knocking on her door and was drunk and she didn’t want him at the property in the 400 block of Benton Road. While police were checking the area, they found him walking down the road in front of Family Recovery and he ...

West Branch Levy Committee to host meetings

Neighborhood News

BELOIT—The West Branch Levy Committee will host a series of town hall meetings to share information on the .5 percent earned income tax on the May 7 ballot. The meetings will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the North Georgetown Fire Department, 4051 North St.; 6 p.m. April 25 at the Homeworth ...

Alyssa Kordecki of Rogers composes music for Dana celebration

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YOUNGSTOWN—The world premiere of an orchestral piece composed entirely by Youngstown State University students, including Alyssa Kordecki, a Music Composition major from Rogers, will be featured at a Gala Concert April 24 in celebration of the Dana School of Music’s 150th anniversary. The ...

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

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Adult Book Discussion Group to meet SALEM—Salem Public Library’s Adult Book Discussion Group will be held at 7 p.m. April 23 in the Quaker Room. This month’s discussion will feature Jennifer Egan’s “Manhattan Beach.” “Manhattan Beach” is the story of Anna Kerrigan who at the ...

Candy collectors

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Connor Felger, 5, of Leetonia, above, shows someone in the crowd some of the candy he found during the egg hunt at Leetonia High School Saturday.

On the Calendar

Neighborhood News

THU/18 GREENFORD Greenford High School Class of 1958, lunch canceled. LEETONIA Exercise, 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Crochet, 4-6 p.m., Leetonia Community Public Library. LISBON Lisbon school board, 5 p.m., board office. SALEM Salem Historical Society Museum and Gift/Book Shop, 239 S. Lundy ...

Amazon to open distribution center in North Jackson

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NORTH JACKSON — Global online retailer Amazon has leased space at the Youngstown Commerce Park for a warehouse and last-mile fulfillment center, for which site preparation and building improvements have already begun. “This is going to be a facility for last-mile distribution for the ...

Leetonia council wants Mayor’s Court money

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LEETONIA— Village council Wednesday night approved action that will move money from the Mayor’s Court back to the general fund. Council authorized Village Solicitor Walter Newton to seek approval from the Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to transfer the $25,500.04 from the Mayor’s ...

Elections board sees little interest for May 7 vote

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LISBON — The county elections board met Wednesday in preparation for the May 7 primary election, but there does not seem to be much public interest. Director Kim Fusco reported only 372 have requested absentee ballots so far, and that includes 21 who stopped by the office to vote early. ...