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Drilling activity continues decline

April 24, 2015 SALEM — Oil and gas permitting activity in the Utica/Point Pleasant shale play has dropped off considerably and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources reported five horizontal drilling permits wer... more »»

Salem parks board concerned about ball field overtime costs

April 24, 2015 SALEM —City Parks Commission Chairman John Panezott raised a concern Wednesday about overtime costs for personnel having to prepare ball fields for play on Sunday. more »»

Salem council sets meetings

April 24, 2015 SALEM — The next meeting of Salem City Council will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, due to election day being May 5 and city hall serving as a polling place. more »»

Park District seeking grant for bike trial

April 24, 2015 LISBON — The Columbiana County Park District is seeking $2.5 million in federal funding to develop a bicycle trail in the Grimms Bridge area of St. Clair Township. more »»

11th Street home damaged by fire

April 23, 2015 SALEM—Just days after a fire claimed two lives on Franklin Avenue, fire struck the area again, heavily damaging a north side home but claiming no live. more »»

X-rays confirm Michael Tyson fire victim

April 23, 2015 SALEM — One of two people found dead in the ruins of a fire on Franklin Avenue Sunday morning has been positively identified as 46-year-old Michael Tyson through the use of medical X-rays. more »»

Panel: New hearing for permit changes

April 23, 2015 Property owners wanting to enlarge or extend an existing conditional use permit may need to seek a new application and hearing before the Board of Zoning Appeals if it involves new property not... more »»

Drilling fluid spill stretches 27 miles along Route 164

April 23, 2015 SALINEVILLE — Traffic along state Routes 644 and 39 was closed for nearly five hours Wednesday after a truck leaked shale oil throughout Carroll and Columbiana counties. more »»

Columbiana makes first move on quiet zone railroad crossings

April 23, 2015 COLUMBIANA — The city took the first step this week to move forward with a project that will benefit a local dealership, but the project could be halted at the next meeting. more »»

Parks Commission to buy 4 boats to rent for fishing at Salem Lake

April 23, 2015 SALEM — The city Parks Commission agreed Wednesday to buy four 14-foot Lund boats with electric motors from Haines Motor Sports at a cost of $3,134 for each vessel. more »»

Belmont County backed as site for ethane cracker plant

April 23, 2015 SALEM — Two companies, one in Thailand and one in Japan, are backing an ethane cracker plant that could wind up in Mead Township in Belmont County. Gov. John R. more »»

Lisbon council hires new village solicitor

April 23, 2015 LISBON — An assistant Columbiana County prosecutor has been hired as the next village solicitor. Megan Forsythe, 34, of St. Clair Township, was named to the position at this week’s council meeting. more »»

Green trustees briefed on grant bid for Water Street road upgrade

April 23, 2015 GREENFORD — During Tuesday’s meeting, traffic engineer Jason Young updated trustees on a road upgrade grant, noting the construction company he spoke to was looking at the middle of June to start. more »»

Crestview renovations contract OK’d

April 23, 2015 NEW WATERFORD — The renovations of the Crestview music suite can now begin at soon as school ends. The board of education approved the contract at a special board meeting Wednesday with J. more »»

Range board accepts retirement

April 23, 2015 BEAVER TWP. — The South Range school board Monday night accepted the retirement of a longtime teacher. The board accepted the retirement of high school English teacher Bonnie Molnar effective June 12. more »»

New mural unveiled

April 22, 2015 The latest work by Salem artist Bob Schuck for Murals of Salem through the Salem Preservation Society features this painting of the former Hannah E. more »»

Inspectors order Butler be fixed or razed

April 22, 2015 SALEM — The Salem Fire Department issued an order Tuesday giving the Salem Art Institute 30 days to either fix or tear down the former Butler museum building, declaring the structure unsafe. more »»

KeyBank to stay at Second St. location

April 22, 2015 SALEM — KeyBank’s drive-up location on East Second Street is now a full-service branch customers can use while the main office at State and Broadway remains closed due to the downtown demolition. more »»

Superintendent: SR district's cause is about students

April 22, 2015 BEAVER TOWNSHIP— Well over 100 people joined civic students to fill the South Range High School music room to standing room capacity for the school board meeting Monday night. more »»

More with jobs, more getting jobless benefits

April 22, 2015 LISBON — Columbiana County’s jobless rate dropped slightly in March, with the number of employed residents increasing by 900. The county’s jobless rate was 6.3 percent last month, down from 6. more »»



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