Local News

More eyes to monitor downtown Palestine

EAST PALESTINE — The local chamber of commerce is looking into donating money for more security cameras in the downtown business district. Councilman D.J. Yokley told council last week that the chamber received a $500 donation from CCH Environmental, also known as the Tri-County Solid Waste ...

Fire raises Guilford neighbor’s blood pressure

GUILFORD LAKE — A vacant trailer in the neighborhood behind Family Dollar caught fire Sunday afternoon and firefighters from three departments were able to stop it from spreading to other nearby structures. A nearby neighbor said it had been a relaxing afternoon, but when she came outside ...

Coke ovens seen from educational viewpoint

LEETONIA — The Leetonia Beehive Coke Oven Commission is sponsoring an educational program to promote the park next month. The program, “From the Carboniferous Period to the Anthropocene,” is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. May 9 at the Leetonia Community Public Library. “The ...

Ivanka visiting in Ethiopia

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Far from the din of Washington, Ivanka Trump toured businesses run by women in Ethiopia on Sunday while promoting a White House global economic program for women. President Donald Trump’s daughter and senior adviser visited a coffee shop and textile company in Addis ...

Salem man charged after police chase

SALEM—A Salem man is facing a number of charges including a felony after crashing a vehicle into a house on Jennings Avenue while fleeing police. Chad Curtis Dotson, 29, 537 Jennings Ave., Salem, was charged with a third-degree felony count of failure to comply as well as OVI and driving ...

Developmental assets: Youth can be resources

There are 40 developmental assets designated for youth, “building blocks of healthy development that help young people grow up healthy, caring, and responsible.” Periodically, 7th, 9th and 10th graders across the nation are surveyed by Search Institute to see where they stand with these 40 ...

Nearly 10 years later, the ROC remains a rock in Salem

SALEM —A Boy Scout Bible study group got to talking in 2009. They wanted a safe sanctuary for kids in Salem, a place where they could shoot some pool, hang out with other kids and not worry about being bullied or judged, and even pray a little. That conversation begat the ROC of Salem, a ...

County Briefing

Rotary plans Palestine’s Easter The East Palestine Rotary will host a Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 20 at the community center at the park. The breakfast features pancakes and sausage and beverages. Cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. The Easter ...

Community Corner

Joan Kelch and Judy Woodring were recently honored as Salem Regional Medical Center’s “Volunteers of the Year” at the hospital’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Kelch and Woodring are long-time SRMC volunteers, with a combined 33 years of service to the hospital. Both honorees ...