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Final plan for Firestone Park restoration presented at council

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COLUMBIANA — After an introduction from Pat Tingle of the Restoration and Beautification Committee, Terra Design Studios’ Anna Werle presented the final plan for phase one of the landscaping restoration of Firestone Park at Tuesday’s city council meeting. After a year-long process of ...

On the Calendar

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THU/23 BEAVER TOWNSHIP South Range school board, 5 p.m., K-12 campus auditorium; includes executive session to interview candidates for vacant board seat; action to be taken following executive session. CANFIELD Mahoning County Public Health Finance Committee meeting, 8:30 a.m., Canfield ...

Parks board sets improvement priorities

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The city Parks Commission set some priorities Wednesday for park improvements, including opening a concession stand at Centennial pool and painting/restaining the Swings & Things playground this year. For next year, they voiced a preference for Centennial pool upgrades and switching over ...

Band Boosters to join Cruise fundraisers

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SALEM — The deadline for submissions for this year’s Salem Super Cruise brochure is March 31, but organizer Gene Johnson of the Cruisin’ Crew said the sooner the better, noting 21 ads have been confirmed already. He said to contact either himself or Debbie Bricker at city hall for ...

Salem council OKs downtown zoning

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SALEM — City council on Tuesday agreed to changes regarding the permitted and conditional uses allowed in the C-2 General Commercial District. The ordinance recommended by city council’s Rules and Ordinances Committee had already had one reading, then went to the city Planning Commission ...

EP council vacates paper alley running through home

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EAST PALESTINE — Village Council scheduled an emergency meeting and approved the ordinance to vacate the unnamed alley that runs through the home of Mary Coie at 900 W. Martin St. Council originally referred the matter to the village planning commission, and after it was approved there, ...

Fitting Columbiana garden into zoning code topic at meeting

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COLUMBIANA— After discussion at a recent planning commission meeting revolved around a public botanical garden that doesn’t comply with the city’s zoning codes, the commission is determined to resolve the issue with the owner. The Gardens at Hippley Village, which sits off Stanton ...

Commissioners OK updated hazard plan

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LISBON — Columbiana County commissioners on Wednesday approved an updated hazard mitigation plan so the county can remain eligible for federal disaster aid. County Emergency Management Agency Director Peggy Clark told commissioners the plan must be updated every five years, and communities ...

SALEM FIRE

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— Firefighters were called at 6:01 p.m. Tuesday to Firestone Complete Auto Center, 462 E. Pershing St., for an oil spill in the parking lot from a broken line on an evac truck. The spill was contained to the parking lot and the business had a cleanup crew already enroute, saying they would ...

Woman charged in drug trafficking case

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LISBON — Cassandra Bidini, state Route 14, Rootstown, is served a secret indictment charged with complicity in the commission of an offense with a drug case forfeiture specification. Bidini allegedly conspired with another person in the trafficking of drug by providing transportation to Jason ...

POLICE REPORTS

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LEETONIA — An officer on patrol at 2:28 a.m. Wednesday found the hatch opened on a vehicle on Ridge Street. Contact was made at the residence and a male said he might have hit the opener on the key fob by mistake. He said nothing was missing. — An officer at 1:54 a.m. Wednesday found ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

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LISBON — Scott A. Bryant was found not guilty of a misdemeanor assault charge following a jury trial in front of Judge Timothy McNicol on Wednesday in county Municipal Court. Bryant, 41, Oak Street, Alliance, had been accused of pushing Harley Ann Townsend against a vehicle during a ...

COMMON PLEAS COURT

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New Cases Kent State University vs. Shantel Williams, Lisbon, $2,163 plus interest sought. Capital One Bank vs. Ernesto R. Rodriguez, Salem, $22,346 plus interest sought. Andy’s Tire and Auto, LLC, et al., vs. City of East Liverpool, excess of $25,000 sought for alleged damages from ...

Man pleads to burning child

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LISBON — A Salem man is facing a lengthy prison term after pleading guilty to felonious assault and endangering children in Common Pleas Court on Tuesday. Nicholas S. Franklin, 22, Monroe Street, Salem, was charged with the two second-degree felonies due to his actions on March 11, 2019, ...

SHERIFF’S OFFICE

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— Patty Williams from Penn Ohio Waste reported at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday it appeared on Tuesday someone entered the Signal Rail Terminal property through the fence around the facility. While on the property, the brakes of at least five of the rail cars on the site were released. The cars rolled ...

Drug court graduate

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The Columbiana County Municipal Court drug docket celebrated another graduate from the program this week with a ceremony in the courtroom of Judge Timothy McNicol, from left, who is standing next to the graduate Taylor M. Merriman, followed by Julie Tice, the director of the program and Louie ...

Sunset monuments

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A group of headstones stand out against a sunset in the cemetery at E.W. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church near Gavers. (Salem News photo by Deanne Johnson)

Municipal Court

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LISBON — A Jan. 27 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set in county Municipal Court for Grant Daniel Adams, 18, Taylor Avenue, New Waterford, charged with theft and vandalism for allegedly jumping over the counter at the New Waterford Food Mart while wearing a mask to steal cigarettes ...

On the Calendar

Neighborhood News

WED/22 BEAVER TOWNSHIP South Range school board, 5 p.m., K-12 campus auditorium; executive session to interview candidates for vacant board seat. CANFIELD Gotta Move Story Time, 10 a.m., Canfield Library; for children ages 2-5 with caregiver. National Popcorn Day & Other Snack ...