Local News

Salem adjusts speed limits

SALEM — The speed limit on sections of South Lincoln, North Lincoln and North Ellsworth avenues will increase from 25 mph to 35 mph while the speed limit near Salem High School will drop to 20 mph for a school zone. The changes take effect once the city can order signs and get them ...

More jobs, but more getting benefits

LISBON — Columbiana County’s unemployment rate dropped in October but still remains above the state and national rate. The county’s jobless rate declined from 5.5 percent to 5.2 percent last month, according to figures released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family ...

Two businesses granted loans by the CIC

EAST LIVERPOOL — Two businesses received a financial boost Tuesday with approval by the Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) of loans recommended by its finance committee. The committee met Nov. 9 and heard presentations by the owners of Fresh on Fifth, a new restaurant being started on ...

East Liverpool council clears up legislation

EAST LIVERPOOL — Several pieces of legislation were passed under suspension of rules by city council on Monday, including an ordinance authorizing new software for the income tax office. The ordinance authorizes the mayor to enter into a contract with Municipal Income Tax Solutions which ...

Submitted photo
The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce along with the Columbiana First Committee will celebrate Shop Small this Saturday. As part of a holiday shopping tradition across the nation, local merchants will have promotional items and discounts as well as fun items and refreshments. Showing their support for Shop Small Saturday are local owners and chamber members (front, from left) Lori Steeb,and April Brinker, chamber executive director; (second row) Ginny Perkins, chamber president; Jessaca Brickley, Rhonda Pahanish, Amy Logan, Carrie Holsinger and Jackie Loveland, (back) Jaqueline Shell, Haley Graham, Dick Sell and Renee Walker.

County Briefing

EP Rotary auction is Friday The East Palestine Rotary will hold the 21st annual Christmas auction at 4 p.m. Friday in the elementary school cafeteria. Items available include NFL merchandise, small appliances and Christmas decorations as well as 50/50 drawings throughout the evening. Proceeds ...

Parasite from Nam may be killing vets

HERALD, W.Va. — A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The ...

Morning Journal/Larry Shields

Deputies’ food drive

Members of the Columbiana County Sheriff’s office held a “Stuff-a-Cruiser” event at the Salem Walmart store on Tuesday. The officers were collecting non-perishable food items that were given to the Salem Salvation Army and unwrapped toys for Akron Children’s Hospital. Pictured from left ...

South Range set for potential day off

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — Should the South Range football team advance to the state championship game, classes could be canceled that day. The school board this week agreed to cancel classes if the team wins its semifinal game on Friday and the championship game is scheduled for Dec. 1. The day ...

Morning Journal/Jo Ann Bobby-Gilbert
East Liverpool Councilman Ernest Peachey (left) and Save Our County environmentalist Alonzo Spencer (right) speak with The New York Times reporter Eric Lipton as a news crew records their conversation.

Environment on the minds of ELO council

EAST LIVERPOOL — City council took additional steps Monday night to gather information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding violation citations against a local company after its initial request fell short of what was expected. Council had sent a letter to the USEPA ...

Girl, 16, leads officers on chase in golf cart

EAST LIVERPOOL — A 16-year-old Ravine Street girl was charged with grand theft and obstructing official business Monday after she led police on a chase in a stolen golf cart. While on patrol at 2:52 p.m., officers saw a female in a golf cart driving on Market Street and recognized her from ...