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East Palestine family will share love of music with library patrons

EAST PALESTINE — The Rukenbrod family has a long history of musical talent, dating back to when the late Pauline Rukenbrod played piano for silent movies at the East Palestine movie theater. Her son, Pete Rukenbrod, would play trombone in the Salem High School marching band, and went on to ...

Preservationists take pride in Salem roots

SALEM — Preserving Salem’s past for the present and future — that’s the proud work the members of Salem Preservation have been doing for well beyond a quarter of a century. “We’re known for our celebration of preservation, honoring buildings saved or preserved by owners downtown ...

Lisbon resident celebrating 99th year

SALEM — Burdette J. “Donnie” Solomon will celebrate his 99th birthday on Wednesday, June 19. The World war II veteran was born in Salem, the last of seven children. After graduating from Salem High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was stationed in Burma, working ...

Farmer’s Market will open Thursday in downtown Salem

SALEM — Salem Farmer’s Market kicks off the season from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Masonic Lodge parking lot on East State Street with raffles and giveaways. Market Manager Laura Spencer explained that each vendor will have a bucket and for every $5 spent at a vendor’s stand, ...

County approves septic projects

LISBON — Several septic projects through the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund were approved at last week’s meeting of the Columbiana County Board of Health. The board approved the bids of Windturbines of Ohio for bid group one, $34,233 and bid group two, $31,091; Advanced Excavating and ...

Former township officer found guilty of DUI

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. —A former Liverpool Township police officer and local volunteer firefighter was recently found guilty of drunken driving, his second such conviction in recent years. Randy L. Schneider, 29, Bell School Road, East Liverpool, was found guilty of DUI (second offense), ...

K-9 nearing end of police career

LISBON —Jesy is preparing to retire next year after seven years as the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office’s first K-9 deputy. Sheriff Ray Stone met this week with county commissioners to begin the process of replacing Jesy, who will retire next May with her handler, Lt. Allan Young. ...

EP Fire works to save lives and money

EAST PALESTINE — The local fire department is saving money through University Hospital and is looking at additional savings through possible grants. Fire Chief Josh Brown said in his monthly activity report for May that the department has been accepted into the University Hospital (UH) EMS ...

Drugs may be the root of all of Rogers woman’s crime-related evil

LISBON — A Rogers area woman was sentenced to attend the Eastern Ohio Corrections Center for her drug problems, which Assistant County Prosecutor Ryan Weikart said appear to be the root of the theft-related activities she was involved in last August. Larissa M. Ritteger, 34, Clarkson Road, ...