Local News

Morning Journal/Steve Rappach

They raced to the fire

Large amounts of smoke billow behind the multiple firefighters working to extinguish a large-scale manure fire on a hillside on Trotter Drive in Newell, W.Va. Thursday afternoon. Story, Page 11A.

New witness refutes cyclist’s testimony in crash case

LISBON — The 72-year-old Salem man previously convicted of slamming on his brakes and injuring a bicyclist on Ellsworth Avenue in 2015 is looking for a new trial. Stephen Bauman’s defense attorney, Joseph Ludovici, filed a motion for a new trial and presented a new witness on Thursday in ...

Salem man’s death under investigation

SALEM — The Salem Police Department is investigating a possible drug-related death after finding the owner of The Body Shop, 406 W. State St., dead inside the business Thursday morning. Detective Dave Talbert identified the deceased as Herman Gray III, 35, of Salem, who appeared to be ...

Morning Journal/Jo Ann Bobby-Gilbert
A rendition of the apartments that will be available in the Market Street Lofts was unveiled Thursday at a Sunrise Business Breakfast sponsored by Heritage Thermal Services.

New apartment complex discussed at chamber fete

EAST LIVERPOOL — A new 45-unit apartment complex being built downtown was the topic of discussion at the Southern Columbiana County Regional Chamber of Commerce Sunrise Business Breakfast held Thursday at the New Castle School of Trades Community Room. Sponsored by Heritage Thermal Services ...

Morning Journal/Steve Rappach
This view from Race Track Road in Newell shows a large billow of smoke as crews from a dozen area fire departments worked to extinguished a fire on a hillside on Trotter Drive.

Crews from numerous departments work to extinguish brush fire near Newell

NEWELL, W.Va. — Close to a dozen fire crews from three counties covering two states worked Thursday afternoon to extinguish a blaze that charred a large portion of a hillside in Hancock County. Officials say the fire on property at the far end of Trotter Lane, accessible via Race Track Road ...

WEEK FIVE FOOTBALL FORECAST

East Liverpool at Beaver Local, 7 p.m. Friday WHAT’S AT STAKE: Beaver Local (3-1) and East Liverpool (1-3) renew a rivalry series which has usually been quite competitive in recent seasons. East Liverpool is licking its wounds after a 33-7 loss at Ravenna Southeast last week. That’s ...

The East Palestine Rotary will have its annual Community Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the East Palestine park. The Rotary started the yard sale 12 years ago as a way to encourage individuals and businesses to set up in one location to sell their gently used items and advertise their businesses while attracting members of the community and adjoining communities to come to the village park and shop. The Rotary will offer a variety of food throughout the day including freshly grilled hot dogs, cheese dogs, nachos and cheese, snacks and beverages. Vendors can still rent a 20- by 20-foot spot for $10 and will need to provide their own set up materials including tables, displays and chairs. To reserve a spot call Bonnie Davis at 330-271-1979.

County Briefing

St. Jude will host Oktoberfest Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Jude Parishes will hold an Oktoberfest from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 14 at the St. Jude Activity Center, Columbiana. The Saxon Club Band will provide music for dancing. Also included will be a full German style buffet, cash bar featuring ...

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Columbiana Class of 1962

The Columbiana High School Class of 1962 (front, from left) Sherry Ward (Ballintine) Mary Anderson (Wiseman), Mary Lou Longsworth (Lefelar), Vaughn King (Musser), Geraldine Shell (Firosz), Betsy Detwiler (Pettit), Sherry McBane (Triebel), Polly Roth (Herriott), Kay Morris (Johnson), Kathy ...

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Springfield Local Class of 1957

The Springfield Local High School Class of 1957 recently had their 60th class reunion at the Golden Rye in New Middletown. Shown are members (front, from left) “Shorty” Withers, Arlene Longnecker, “Ruthie” Kohler, Larry Simkins, Barb Mercer, Arless Dinger, Martha Alen and Albert La ...

Land bank work continues in Wellsville

WELLSVILLE — County land bank representative Bob Ritchie gave village council an update on the bank’s demolition of dilapidated homes in the village over the last two years. The land bank has demolished 28 of the 31 properties it owned in town. This includes five properties on ...