Local News

Ex-Salem utilities official may dip back into workforce

SALEM — Former Assistant Utilities Superintendent Matt Hoopes may be coming out of retirement in the coming weeks. Salem Utilities Commission Chairman Bob Hodgson announced Thursday that he was giving public notice of a plan of action for a retire/rehire situation involving Hoopes, who had ...

KSU to provide pipeline for Hannah Mullins nurses

SALEM — Officials from Kent State University and Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing Wednesday signed an articulation pathway agreement that provides opportunities for graduates of the Salem nursing school to transition into the East Liverpool campus’s nursing program. The ...

County covers all 911 backup bases

LISBON — Should some or all of the 911 answering centers in Columbiana County become incapable of accepting calls, Carroll County will step in. County commissioners on Wednesday approved entering into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with their Carroll County counterparts that spells out ...

Go west, young drivers

SALEM — Get your valve cover racers and hula hoops ready — they’re two of the new contests for this year’s Salem Super Cruise June 6-9 — plus even bigger, there’s a new route for cruisers to venture beyond the Dean B. Cranmer bridge. “The west end businesses asked us to extend ...

BDD puts best video forward

LISBON — A video has been posted online to promote the activities and services provided by the Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The board got a chance to watch the video at the beginning of Wednesday’s meeting. The video had been produced by Josh Menning with the ...

Southern teacher is a real class act

SALINEVILLE — Southern Local Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Jim Reese has become known as a veritable music man for incorporating tunes into his Language Arts lessons, but these days current and former students alike are singing his praises. Reese, a Calcutta resident who has taught ...

Mueller report ‘ridiculous’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller’s report should be released to the public, even as he disparaged its very existence as “ridiculous.” “Let it come out, let people see it,” Trump told reporters as he left the White ...

Salem rec supervisor due more duties, more pay

SALEM — The Salem Parks Commission agreed Wednesday to request an increase in the hourly wage for the recreation supervisor over the next two years as compensation for the added responsibility of pool manager duties. The proposed increases will require approval by city council since an ...

County Briefing

An abundant dinner planned Abundant Life Fellowship, 46469 state Route 46, New Waterford, will kick off its first Come to the Table community dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall. Invitations have been sent to all village employees and government leaders, but the dinner, which is ...

South Range board gets to the heart of updating its wireless network

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — South Range Local Schools will be updating its wireless network at a significantly discounted cost Technology Director Dean Pagnotta reported to the school board this week the district will use a 60 percent discount through the federal E-Rate Program for equipment for ...