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Youth Leadership Summit held

Fifty students, representing four area school districts for eighth and ninth grades, attended the 2017 Columbiana County Youth Leadership Summit Oct. 27 at the Kent State University Salem Campus. The full-day event featured keynote speakers Katlyn Mumaw, Junior Leadership Columbiana County ...

Corvette club steps in to help Salem Super Cruise

SALEM — The biggest event in Salem just added a new partner and dimension with the Mahoning County Corvette Club (MCCC) stepping on board to help organize the 2018 event. Service Safety Director Ken Kenst manages the Super Cruise for the city and said, “There are things we can take care ...

Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Firefighters and the Strader family members congregate in front of the family’s house as hot spots are extinguished and the damage assessment begins. The Red Cross was called in to aid the displaced families.

Cause of Gavers Road fire not yet determined

Firefighters were aided in the quick knock down of a house fire at the Strader residence at 10167 Gavers Road in Hanover Township because the structure was built around a log home. Chief Tim Wood said the fact that the house was a log home on the interior helped slow the fire down because the ...

Marijuana companies interested in Lisbon

LISBON — If Village Council wants to ban medical marijuana dispensaries it may have to move quickly. Mayor Joseph Morenz reported at Tuesday’s council meeting that his office has received two inquiries in recent weeks from companies interested in opening a medical marijuana dispensary in ...

Morning Journal/Jo Ann Bobby-Gilbert
The New Castle School of Trades in East Liverpool has been awarded for its attention to historic detail in renovating two formerly vacant buildings, and Director Jim Buttermore (center) shared the awards this week with (left) local architect Scott Shepherd and Mayor Ryan Stovall.

East Liverpool vocational school awarded for historical renovations

EAST LIVERPOOL — The New Castle School of Trades has received two awards from state agencies for the historical renovation of two formerly vacant Fifth Street buildings which now house its career-tech programs downtown. Director Jim Buttermore said Tuesday that Arkinetics, the Cleveland ...

‘Take home’ cruisers proposed

EAST LIVERPOOL — Police Chief John Lane presented a proposal Tuesday to city council’s finance committee for providing his officers with “take home” cruisers. Currently, his officers share the 11 cruisers in the department’s fleet, but Lane said the newest one has over 20,000 miles ...

Hancock County board fills vacant empty seat

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — The Hancock County Board of Education filled its vacant seat during Monday’s meeting. The board appointed Larry Shaw to fill the seat left emptry by John Manypenny, who resigned last month after 15 years on the board. Shaw’s appointment was approved with a ...

COUNTY BRIEFING

Deputies will take donations The Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office will hold the fourth annual Stuff-a-Cruiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 21 at Walmart in Salem. Non-perishable food items will be collected for the Salem Salvation Army and unwrapped toys will be collected for Akron ...

Doc killed in shooting was Springfield grad

MASSILLON — A Massillon doctor shot and killed while walking to his car on Monday had possibly dated the same woman as his killer at one time, according to various news reports. According to reports from both the Journal’s new partner, WKBN 27 First News, and the Associated Press, Dr. ...

Two arrested in attempted store break-in

WARREN — Two men were arrested after an attempted break-in Sunday morning at the Dawlah Discount Mart store at 1104 Palmyra Road SW. Officers found the two men about 2:50 a.m. in front of the store, where the police report states they were trying to hide two weapons — a Highpoint 9mm and ...