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Salem to seek bids for paving project

SALEM — An ordinance allowing for the advertising of bids and letting of contracts for the 2019 street paving project needs two more readings for approval. City council held first reading on the proposal Tuesday night. Plans call for the paving of seven streets and a municipal parking lot ...

Salem plans hearing on pool, tattoo fee hikes

SALEM — The city health district will hold a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. today regarding proposed increases to licensing fees for public swimming pool and tattoo establishment programs. City Health Commission Lynle Hayes acknowledged the cost increases are hefty, noting the last time a cost ...

Read Across America

McKinley Elementary recently celebrated Read Across America/Dr. Seuss’ birthday with guest readers and literacy activities. Read Across America is not just being celebrated on one day but also during the entire month of March as students are having a Drop Everything and Read Week and the ...

Salem names new principal

SALEM — The school board approved new contracts for four administrators Monday, including Todd McLaughlin who was named the new high school principal effective Aug. 1. “I’m humbled and I’m honored,” McLaughlin said. The 1997 Salem High School graduate joined the district as junior ...

Village looking at grants for water tower

WASHINGTONVILLE — The village is hoping to find grants to cover the cost of repairing or replacing the High Street water tower. The 100,000-gallon tank was built in the 1950s and is aging and developing rust. Councilman Eric Sobek said he has been speaking with Howells and Baird Engineer ...

Salineville officials look to make banking easier

SALINEVILLE — The village administration continues to look at ways to make banking easier for the fiscal officer and sewer clerk. With the closure of Huntington Bank in town, Fiscal Officer Donna Rudder has been depositing the money in the Huntington Bank in other towns, but on Monday she ...

Leetonia school board approves tax abatement

LEETONIA — The Leetonia school board Tuesday night approved a tax abatement to another local business that is expanding. The board approved a 15-year tax abatement for Haltec Corporation and Watershed Realty Holdings LLC as a part of an enterprise zone agreement after the company announced ...

Jobs for those with disabilities focus of appreciation dinner

LISBON — Continuing its focus on finding jobs in the community for those with developmental disabilities, the Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to host its second annual Employment Appreciation Dinner, announced Bill Devon, CCBDD superintendent. Presentations and ...

Salem Junior High looks to make improvements

SALEM — The Salem school district plans to work on four areas to improve literacy in the junior high next year, including the creation of a dedicated space where students can work on STEAM projects related to science, technology, engineering, art and math. “We want to increase our student ...

Community Briefing

Jazz concert set for tonight Sponsored by the Salem Community Center and Salem Community Foundation, the public is invited to attend a complimentary jazz concert on Tuesday, March 19, from 6-8 p.m. Featured for this free event is the Yarnell Five with appearances by John Reese, Jack ...