Johnson’s view

Local News

The county’s congressman, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, issued a news release expressing his disappointment the bill that would have repealed and replaced the Affordable Care Act was shelved. “I voted for this legislation in two committees, and would have supported the bill had it ...

Perry work requires zoning permit

Local News

SALEM — Perry Township zoning inspector Allan Wolfgang is reminding township residents that any construction or remodeling project, roof reshingling, window installation, fencing or other building project with a value over $500 requires a zoning permit. Even the placement of an already ...


Police News

County Sheriff — Lisa Little, McCann Road, Salem, reported at 9:25 p.m. Sunday there was an intoxicated man outside. Grant Stuller was found on McCann Road and transported back to Little’s home. Stuller, her brother, allegedly was drunk and threatening her. She signed a refusal to ...

Court News

Court News

LISBON — Beau M. McGuire, 39, Third Street, Hanoverton, was sentenced in Common Pleas Court to 11 years in prison, fined $27,500 and had his license suspended for five years for possession of drugs, illegal manufacturing of drugs and illegal possession of chemicals for the manufacture of ...

Morning Journal/Jo Ann Bobby-Gilbert

Muddy waters

Local News

New Waterford village employees took advantage of warmer temperatures to work on removing silt from the bottom of the pond at the local park. While Jason Gorby used machinery to remove buckets of silt, Chad Hess made sure fish were not caught up in it or left in shallow waters. Piles of the ...

County coroner’s lawsuit settled

Local News

LISBON — The insurance company representing Columbiana County commissioners has agreed to settle the overtime pay lawsuit filed by a former investigator for the county coroner’s office. A judgment entry was filed last week in county Common Pleas Court stating visiting Judge Richard ...

Morning Journal/Katie White
The East Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce was given a royal visit last week, when Hayley McElroy attended to encourage participation in the annual Johnny Appleseed Festival in Lisbon. McElroy is a senior at East Palestine High School and was crowned the Appleseed Queen for 2016-17, and it is part of her duty to promote the festival all over Ohio. The festival is organized by the Lisbon Chamber of Commerce and this year marks the 50th year for the event scheduled for the third weekend in September.

East Palestine business gets chamber’s help to expand

Local News

EAST PALESTINE — A local business was awarded a $1,500 grant from the East Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce last week week in order to expand its facility. Chamber Director Tim Weigle said the board of directors approved the grant for the 1820 House to add another 2,200-square feet to the ...

Submitted photo
Salem Regional Medical Center Auxiliary members (front, from left) Sheila Bachmeier, Eileen Gagnon; (back) Jackie Sanor and Ardyth Sommers display some of the items to be featured at the “Valuables and Vintage Sale from 7 a.m-4:30 p.m. April 3 and 4 in the SRMC private dining room. For more information call 337-2895.

County Briefing

Local News

Allergy free egg hunt planned Mile Branch Grange, 495 Knox School Road, is sponsoring its first allergy free Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 8. Mile Branch Grange members are hosting this event to provide a safe environment for children with food allergies or other health ...

Cruise looks to attract top autocross racers

Local News

SALEM — The autocross at the 12th annual Salem Super Cruise could be showing some star power, according to Carl Roeger who organizes the event. During the recent Super Cruise organizational meeting, Roeger said, “We’re working on some nationally known autocrossers and racers.” The ...