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Mike Smith and Josh Kupka stand among hurricane relief supplies.

Hurricane relief supplies readied for trip to Houston

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LISBON — A semi-trailer loaded with thousands of dollars in supplies donated by Columbiana County residents will be heading for the flood-ravaged Houston area first thing this morning. Begun a month ago in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, the grassroots campaign started by Lisa Dawson and ...

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With retirement on the horizon for St. Clair Township K-9 Officer Axel, his handler Patrolman Chris Davis and other township officers are beginning a fundraising campaign to purchase a second canine.

Fundraising efforts beginning for second St. Clair K-9 officer

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CALCUTTA — Fundraising efforts are getting under way by the St. Clair Township Police Department for the implementation of a second K-9 officer, preparing for the retirement of current officer Axel, who is now 6 years old. Trustees were advised of the plan last week by Chief Brian McKenzie, ...

New EMA funding contract approved

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LISBON — FirstEnergy will continue to provide the majority of funding for the Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency under a new two-year contract approved last week by county commissioners. The new contract requires FirstEnergy to provide $216,910 for the EMA in 2018 and $237,134 in ...

Judge denies defendant’s request for new attorney

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LISBON —One of nine people charged with alleged involvement in a drug-dealing ring in the Salem area has filed his own motion asking for a new attorney. Antonio Torres, Jr., 29, also known as AT, is charged with engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity in a group of 17 people including the ...

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Wilbur Friends

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Wilbur Friends Quakers (Ohio Conservative Friends) met Sunday at the Wilbur Friends Meeting House on Sixth Street in Salem Sunday morning. The group discussed the four newly installed historical markers noting the first Women’s Rights Convention held in Ohio. Pictured with a 1931 Model A ...

Consolidation of GM unions termed necessary

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LORDSTOWN — Local meetings are expected to begin this week to negotiate the terms of the consolidation of United Auto Workers Local 1714 into UAW 1112, according to union leaders at the General Motors Lordstown complex. Robert Morales, president of UAW 1714, which represents employees of ...

Leetonia stresses progress over state grades

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LEETONIA — School officials this past week responded to the overall dismal appearance of the local district report cards, condemning the results for ignoring student progress. Released last week, the report cards issued by the Ohio Department of Education reflected badly on area school ...

Chester councilman pushes home rule

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CHESTER — One member of council believes participating in home rule could help solve the city’s constant need for street repair funds. Councilman Mike Dotson cited an article which discussed 28 cities in the state that used home rule to collect millions of dollars from a sales tax of ...

The squeaky wheel gets the mower blades greased

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LISBON —The property where the former Taste of Country restaurant once stood was mowed within days after a Journal story appeared about the unsuccessful efforts of a Center Township trustee to contact the owner. Trustee Greg Shive told the Journal a representative for the development company ...

ESC sees brighter side of report card

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LISBON — The numbers have been released and several schools boards have met already to talk about them, but members of the Educational Service Center got an overview of the state report card for all the schools in the county on Tuesday. Marie Williams, the ESC director of teaching and ...