Local News

Columbiana urged to take advantage of CHIP funds

COLUMBIANA — The city is being encouraged to pursue the roughly $75,000 in grant funding that was not used in East Liverpool and Salem during the 2016 Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) program. Marti Grimm of the county Community Action Agency (CAA), recently told city ...

Noel proving a good gift for CTC nursing students

LISBON — With fewer local hospitals offering OB-GYN services, it has become more difficult to give students the clinical experience they need to feel comfortable being a nurse in that environment. So the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center has brought in Noel, a simulator the ...

United Christmas concert

Nome Baker directs the United Local band during its Christmas concert at the school Sunday.

COUNTY BRIEFING

Work to close SRMC walkway Salem Regional Medical Center’s elevated walkway over East State Street will be temporarily closed for renovation beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday through 6 a.m. Dec. 17. The walkway connects Salem Regional Medical Center with the Salem Regional Professional Building. ...

Some police dogs now have cameras, too

MILWAUKEE — Police dogs have always helped their human counterparts through their eyes and nose, and now some of the dogs are getting their own backup — cameras that transmit live video. The devices generally attach to dogs’ backs on a vest and transmit video to a handler watching from ...

Take Back tally: 45,000 pounds

COLUMBUS — Ohioans turned in 45,000 pounds of prescription drugs this fall during an effort to get rid of old and expiring medication. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration says Ohio had the fifth-highest amount among all states during the latest National Prescription Drug Take Back ...

Report backs needs for natural gas storage hub in Appalachia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy cites the potential of West Virginia and other Appalachian states for the location of a centralized storage hub for natural gas production. The report, released last week, takes a look at West Virginia, ...

Salem auditor details budget numbers

SALEM — In reflecting on the 2019 budget just passed by Salem City Council last week, city Auditor Betty Brothers said “the city is financially healthy.” Barring any huge unexpected expenses in the next few weeks, she said she’s expecting to see at least a $1.6 million carryover in ...

Bill creates database of violent offenders

COLUMBUS — Ohio lawmakers have approved the creation of a statewide database of violent offenders under legislation named for a college student who disappeared while bicycling and was abducted and slain. The bill named for Sierah Joughin and known as “Sierah’s Law” was approved ...

Three life-flighted from Route 39 accident, another from ATV crash

LISBON — A total of four people were life-flighted to area hospitals in two separate vehicle accidents on Friday that are under investigation by the highway patrol. According to information released by the patrol on Saturday, three people were taken by medical helicopter following a ...