Local News

Plug pulled on third Lordstown power plant

LORDSTOWN — A developer of two natural gas-fired power plants is blaming “political tampering” with Ohio’s electricity generation markets for the decision to abort plans for a third billion-dollar plant in the village. Bill Siderewicz, president of Clean Energy Future LLC, said ...

Main drag to close

East State between Broadway to Lundy in Salem will be closed to all vehicle traffic from Tuesday, through Thursday due to work on the Salem Alumni Building project. Truck traffic will be rerouted to Pershing Street from State at Southeast Boulevard on the east end to Dodge Drive on the west ...

Faux fab four in concert

A large crowd gathered at the Town Center in Columbiana on Saturday night for the Beatles tribute band. The concert was free to the public but money raised by the city’s Restoration and Beautification committee benefits the Firestone Park improvement project.

Finding issued after the fact

LISBON — The state auditor’s office has issued a finding for recovery of public money stolen by the former Columbiana County dog warden, who has already made restitution. The finding was included in the routine audit of county finances for 2018, which was released on Tuesday. The ...

DORAs are not swell for all businesses

COLUMBIANA — The city’s Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) implementation has become so popular that city council continues fielding requests for new events — but that doesn’t mean the events are the best for everyone. A DORA allows for the open carry of alcohol within a ...

K-Cups no longer serving BDD needs

LISBON — The Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities is taking bids from people interested in purchasing a machine which makes K-Cups. Superintendent Bill Devon said the board bought the machine in August 2017 with the idea of helping to employ clients by training them to pack ...

County Briefing

Library offers Spanish lessons The Salem Public Library has arranged for an eight-week series of beginner Spanish classes to be taught by Maryann Weber, adjunct professor at Kent State Salem. The classes will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 10 through Oct. 20. The ...

New superintendent takes reins in Hancock County

NEW CUMBERLAND W.Va. — The new school year brings new experiences for students and administration. On May 28, the Hancock County Board of Education named Dawn Petrovich as the superintendent. It took the board approximately two months to select and name Petrovich. “I’m very familiar ...

Health board addresses septic concerns

LISBON — A man, who recently received notice about concerns regarding the condition of his septic, attended the Columbiana County Board of Health meeting on Wednesday seeking answers. The man was told someone reported his septic system is going from his property into a creek. An inspector ...

Threat clears Walmart

SALEM—Walmart was evacuated for over two hours late Tuesday night after officers responded to a possible bomb threat. Police responded to the East State Street business at 9:02 p.m. after employees reported finding a writing on a stall in the women’s bathroom. The business made the ...