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Common Pleas Court

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New Cases Zachariah Paxson, Hanoverton, and Taylor Paxon, Hanoverton, dissolution sought. Docket Entries Midland Credit Management Inc. vs. Mike P. Mays, case dismissed. County Treasurer vs. Ronald S. Wisbith, et al., delinquent taxes and penalties paid, case dismissed.

It’s a tie: Test today to determine spelling champ

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LISBON — Two county spellers emerged at the top of the pack on Wednesday when a test replaced the traditional Columbiana County Spelling Bee. Sarah Thompson of Lisbon and Mya Harsh of Salem will compete in a a second test today in order to break the tie and determine the county’s champion ...

Sheriff’s Office

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— Deputies responded to Valley View on U.S. Route 62 in Damascus in Butler Township for a panic alarm at 12:39 a.m. Tuesday. Deputies had been there about 20 minutes earlier and the business was closed. Nothing was found to be out of place and the building was secure.

Salvino hired as housing inspector

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SALEM — Councilman Sal Salvino said he’ll apply his private sector experience to his new public service position as the city’s full-time Director of Housing/Housing Inspector. “I think that’s very valuable,” he said, referring to the people skills he’s developed the past 16-plus ...

Highway Patrol

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— Daniel P. Roth, 25, Youngstown, was cited with assured clear distance after he rear-ended the vehicle of Lisa M. Green, 41, Canfield, at a red light on state Route 14 in Unity Township at 1:32 p.m. Monday. — William S. Miller, 90, Kensington, was cited with failure to control after he ...

BDD superintendent sees changes as positive

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LISBON — Changes to the way Ohio workshops operate for those with developmental disabilities have led to greater variety for the clients. Superintendent Bill Devon of the Board of Development Disabilities said when the state changed from the BDD operating the workshops to more of an ...

EL man pleads guilty to possession

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LISBON — Nicholas J. Ohanlon, 23, Wyoming Avenue, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated possession of drugs, fifth-degree felonies, including a forfeiture specification. He requested immediate sentencing and was placed on three years community control including spending ...

2 arrested in alleged break-in

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LISBON — Two men were arrested Wednesday afternoon after they were reportedly caught breaking into a home on Applegate Road outside of Lisbon. Shortly after 1 p.m., the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a burglary in progress at the home, where no one is currently living. ...

Reporter finalist in AP contest

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Veteran Salem News reporter Mary Ann Greier is a finalist in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editor’s 2020 Contest. Greier is a finalist for the Best Feature Writer and Best News Writer. Her features included stories about Salem Police K-9 Simon’s television debut, Salem Councilman ...

SRMC to offer 200 J&J Covid-19 vaccines Friday

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SALEM – Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) will receive 200 Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccines for its vaccine clinic to be held on Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The vaccines will be administered to individuals age 60 and over, and those under 60 with specific medical conditions as ...

On the Calendar

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THU/4 COLUMBIANA Drive-thru stuffed pepper dinner, St. Jude, 180 Seventh St., 4 p.m. to sold out, $8 EAST PALESTINE Caring Hands food pantry, First Church of Christ, 9-11:30 a.m., empty trunks American Legion, nomination of officers, 3 p.m. Sportsmen’s club, outdoor .22 shoots, 7 ...

Virtual Easter egg hunt set

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SALEM — St. Paul School in Salem is hosting a virtual egg hunt. Inspired by the “bear hunts” enjoyed by many local children and adults at the beginning of the lockdown last spring, St. Paul School teachers and students came up with the idea of creating an Easter egg hunt using yard signs. ...

Lepper Library distributes free at-home COVID test kits

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LISBON — The State of Ohio has secured the purchase of at least 2 million at-home COVID-19 test kits that can be self-administered outside of a clinical setting. The new Abbott BinaxNOW Home Test can be provided to individuals for at-home use, and is packaged with a telehealth session to ...

POLICE REPORTS

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SALEM — Police were called at 1:12 a.m. Wednesday to the 800 block of West State Street for a report of juveniles fighting in the parking lot of an open business. Police found no one and spoke to employees of the business who said no fight was observed. — A suspicious vehicle with ...

Biden vows enough vaccine for all US adults by end of May

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By ZEKE MILLER, LINDA A. JOHNSON and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Tuesday the U.S. expects to take delivery of enough coronavirus vaccine for all adults by the end of May — two months earlier than anticipated — and he pushed states to ...

On the calendar

Neighborhood News

WED/3 EAST PALESTINE VFW, American Legion, 33 p.m. LEETONIA Village Council, 6:30 p.m., village hall; followed by safety services and fire committees LISBON Medication Assistance Program, 10 a.m.-noon, United Methodist Church; bring all prescription bottles, proof of income and ...

Council moves housing inspectors to health dept.

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City council approved more legislation Tuesday related to moving the housing inspection division out of city hall and into the city Health Department. The approval just changed some wording to show two separate positions under Environmental Health, one for Director of Environmental ...

Vacation of alley sent to council

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SALEM — The proposed closing of an alley between North Lundy Avenue and North Broadway behind the First Presbyterian Church will go to city council next. The Streets, Alleys and Sidewalks Committee agreed Tuesday to forward the proposed alley vacation to council. Councilman Steve Faber, who ...

CERT volunteers help with county vaccine clinics

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LISBON — When those getting their COVID-19 vaccine doses at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds Vaccination Complex first enter the property, they are greeted by a group from the county Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). With 26 active members trained in various emergency and disaster ...

Part of former judge’s appeal granted

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Staff Reports YOUNGSTOWN – A portion of former Mahoning County Court Judge Diane Vettori’s appeal has been granted. News partner WKBN TV-27 is reporting a panel of visiting judges in the 7th District Court of Appeals this week partially ruled in favor of an appeal filed by Vettori, the ...