Local News

Southern sticks with pencils and paper

SALINEVILLE — The Southern Local Board of Education held a special session on April 28 to take action on third-grade assessments for next fall. During the brief meeting, board members passed a resolution which allows those students to take pencil-and-paper exams instead of completing them ...

State Briefing

Governor eyes red flag gun law CLEVELAND — Recent deadly shootings at places of worship have prompted Ohio’s pro-gun rights Republican governor to consider pursuing new laws aimed at keeping firearms out of the hands of people who are a threat to the safety of themselves and others. Gov. ...

‘Calendar Girls’

Stage Left Players will stage “Calendar Girls” for two weekends beginning Friday at the Trinity Playhouse, 234 East Lincoln Way, Lisbon. Show times are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Stage Left rates this show PG-13 for adult humor and situations. Admission is $14 for ...

Saturday cruises will begin in Salem

SALEM — The first-ever Salem Downtown Saturday Night Cruise by the Cruisin’ Crew kicks off from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the South Lundy Avenue end of the municipal parking lot along Pershing Street and will continue all summer through Sept. 28. The event creates a new means for area food ...

KSU East Liverpool to honor Wall of Famers

EAST LIVERPOOL — Kent State University at East Liverpool is recognizing two graduates, a late professor and an area business during its annual Wall of Fame banquet today at the East Liverpool Country Club. Also during the dinner, the campus will honor several students for their outstanding ...

Burglary suspects

St. Clair Township police are still looking for information regarding a Friday afternoon home burglary. A home doorbell ring system captured good video and photos of the two suspects during the incident Friday afternoon, according to Detective Sgt. Scott Mick. Officers were dispatched shortly ...

ELO worker contests firing

LISBON — A former East Liverpool wastewater employee has filed a lawsuit against the city claiming he was wrongfully terminated after reporting violations he allegedly uncovered during the time he worked for the city. In the lawsuit the attorney for Jeffery Cameron of East Liverpool alleged ...

Defendant takes stand, acquitted by jurors

LISBON — A Salem man Tuesday was found not guilty of assaulting his on again, off again girlfriend last fall following a two-day jury trial in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. Robert E. Burge, 54, South Union Avenue, was charged with felonious assault for allegedly causing serious ...

Social media allegation shelves teacher

BELOIT — A West Branch high school teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave following an allegation of sexual misconduct with a former student. Superintendent Timothy Saxton said the teacher has been placed on leave effective immediately due to an accusation of misconduct posted ...