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Columbiana council OKs extended Farmers’ Market

June 4, 2008
COLUMBIANA— City Council approved a request by the Columbiana Business and Retail Association to host extended Farmers’ Markets this summer on South Main Street at its regular meeting Tuesday night .

According to the association’s president, Larry Dedrick, the association wants to expand on the scheduled market, which is Saturdays in July through September. Having already obtained permission from council to host a live auction July 19, the association will now host the auction on Main Street and will continue to host one each third Saturday of the month through September, depending on the success of the first one.

In addition to the relocation of the live auction, Dedrick said the association will also host the Main Street Yard Sale the second Saturday of each month, bringing together all the individual yard sales in the city to a central location.

Despite the necessity to close more of Main Street, the event will surely attract people and promote the city, Dedrick said.

“Our goal is to see Main Street filled every Saturday,” he said. “The funds we raise will be used to advertise the city.”

The association is considering a $5 fee for yard sale vendors and a $10 fee for Farmers’ Market vendors. To register a booth for either event, contact Dedrick at 330-482-7253 or

In other business:

¯ City Manager Keith Chamberlin announced that he has had no luck in finding an engineer to inspect the visitor stands at Firestone Field. People are reluctant to take on the liability of saying something is unsafe, he said.

¯ Council accepted a bid of $113,004.05 from Central Allied Enterprises, Inc., of Canton, for the materials for and construction of the state Routes 14 and 46 and Main Street sidewalk project.

¯ Council Member Lowell Schloneger recognized Main Street Theater owner Don Arthurs for renovating the theater. “For a young man to take on such a large task, he deserves recognition,” he said. “He took a deteriorating building and made it a showcase.”

¯ The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce will present a promotional video of the city at 7:30 a.m. June 10 at the Columbiana Public Library.

¯ The next council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. June 17 in council chambers at City Hall.

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