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Banner year for 10 Salem High School graduates

SALEM — Motorists and pedestrians traveling along East Pershing Street near Sebo Stadium can glance up and see the latest class of honorees celebrated on Historic Reilly banners. “This may not be the end of the banner project,” Salem Preservation President David Schwartz said, hinting ...

Fatal Salem fire probed

SALEM — A fire at a single-story home on Westview Drive where a 64-year-old man, three dogs and a cat died Sunday remains under investigation with the cause undetermined. Fire Chief Scott Mason said the name of the deceased wasn’t being released at this time. An autopsy was pending ...

Firestone will begin to show signs of life

COLUMBIANA — The city park board made big decisions last week, including opening the pool in mid-June and postponing the Fourth of July celebration to a later date. However, with almost 30 people attending the meeting, many other topics were discussed, such as the opening of sports ...

Photo studios roll with the COVID punches

Between spring sports, senior pictures, graduations, proms and weddings, this is normally one of the busiest times of the year for area photography studios. Instead, with almost every traditional rite of spring shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the photography industry has been left ...

Cool sign

Submitted photo Cole Zelonish holds up a sign for Phyllis Miller during a drive-by car parade Friday. Miller, a first grade teacher at Joshua Dixon Elementary School, is retiring after 38 years at the Columbiana school.

Man gets probation for assault on EMT

LISBON — The man who jumped from a moving ambulance after assaulting the EMT assisting him, pleaded guilty to the assault charge in Common Pleas Court last week. William Swagger, 25, Park Avenue, Columbiana, requested immediate sentencing. He was given 165 days in jail, but credited with ...

SCHOOL NOTES

NEOMED grads ROOTSTOWN — Northeast Ohio Medical University celebrated the accomplishments of its graduates in a special virtual ceremony on May 2. The University honored its newest physicians, pharmacists, medical researchers and other professionals who earned degrees as part of the ...

Mount Union graduates

ALLIANCE — The University of Mount Union celebrated the graduates of the Class of 2020 as part of a virtual graduate celebration May 16. The Institution is committed to holding a formal Commencement Ceremony for these graduates at a later date when deemed safe to do so. Learn more at ...

United Local recognition

HANOVERTON — The 47th annual Honors Recognition of United High School was held virtually on Wednesday, May 13. If you would like to view the recognition, the link is: vidultra.com/United/Banquet/ The featured speaker was Maggie Miller, a 2009 graduate of United and a 2019 inductee of the ...

Columbiana educator honored

Phyllis Miller, a first grade teacher at Joshua Dixon Elementary School, is retiring after 38 years at the Columbiana school. Friday was her last day, and teachers surprised her with a drive-by car parade. Some of Mrs. Miller’s first grade students and former students also took part in the ...