Local News

Help Me Grow benefits from federal grant

COLUMBUS — The Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities was awarded $132,000 in federal funding to provide home visiting services to women during pregnancy and to parents with young children who are at risk for poor birth or developmental outcomes. The grant money funds an ...

Man struck, killed by train

SALEM — A Carrollton man who had just finished his shift at American Standard late Wednesday became the victim of a fatal pedestrian/train incident after accidentally walking into the path of an eastbound train at the Newgarden Avenue crossing, police said. Salem Police Detective Dave ...

Senate race proving pricey

LISBON — The contested state Senate racing is generating a lot of spending, according to pre-election campaign finance reports filed by the Oct. 25 deadline. Senate candidates John Boccieri and Mike Rulli have spent a combined $573,140 in advance of the Nov. 6 election. Boccieri, a ...

Liverpool man forgoes trial, pleads guilty to drug charges

LISBON — John Galloway, a 51-year-old East Liverpool man, faces a minimum of three years in prison after pleading guilty on Thursday to trafficking in drugs with a forfeiture specification. Galloway, Ohio Avenue, had been scheduled for a jury trial first on Monday and then on Tuesday, but ...

Diocese releases more details of accused priests

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Catholic Diocese is releasing more details about some of the clergy members who have been named in what the diocese says are “credible allegations” of sexual abuse. According to WFMJ 21 News, the Diocese Thursday released the locations where 20 of those who ...

Republicans to rally Saturday

The Columbiana County Republican Party will host an “old-fashioned” political rally at the Lisbon gazebo at 11 a.m. Saturday, according to party chairman David Johnson. Featured speakers are U.S. Senate candidate Jim Renacci, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, state Senate candidate Mike Rulli, state ...

Market Report

Damascus Livestock Auction Quotations Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 Hogs – 8 Head No. 1’s 230-260 lbs. $25-$35 No. 2’s and 3’s 230-260 lbs. $25-$35 Sows 300-500 lbs. $20-$30 Sows 500-650 lbs. $20-$32 Boars $3-$5 Light Boars $3-$5 Feeder Pigs – 12 Head $10-$25 per ...

Salem council OKs funds to purchase site for parks office

SALEM — With no discussion, city council held second and third readings and voted 5-2 to approve using $47,500 of council contingency money toward the purchase of the Oak Street office building sought by the parks department. Originally, the thought was that council would just hold second ...

Salem house slated for demolition starts the process on its own

SALEM — A home on East Fourth Street already slated for demolition collapsed on its own Thursday evening, with the leaning east side wall falling into the alley next to it. “The neighbor across the street said they heard it fall,” Salem Fire Chief Scott Mason said. The fire department ...

Arrest prompts calls from parents

LISBON — The arrest of a West Washington Street photographer on federal child pornography charges has generated more than a dozen phone calls to local police from parents of area children photographed by the man. Village Police Chief Mike Abraham said Wednesday his office has received ...