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Sewing for SRMC

Teresa McAfee of Life Evangelism Center in Salem has completed sewing several surgical caps for donation to the Salem Regional Medical Center. Many other ladies from Life Evangelism Center are also sewing the caps as part of the church’s effort to help out during the coronavirus pandemic. The ...

County COVID-19 cases increase to 60

As of 9:30 a.m. today, the Columbiana County Health District is reporting 60 positive COVID-19 cases including five total deaths of COVID-19 positive residents. These numbers reflect current totals including cases in East Liverpool City, Salem City and at the federal prison. The increase of ...

Government responds to prison crisis

LISBON — While Columbiana County’s COVID-19 total case numbers increased by 11 to a total of 53, many of the new local cases are from the federal prison in Elkton, prompting Gov. Mike DeWine to send in the Ohio National Guard to help. U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson said 23 prisoners and two staff ...

County faring poorly on social distancing scorecard

Columbiana County residents aren’t scoring so well on social distancing, according to cell phone data analyzed by the company Unacast. Unacast has developed a social distancing scorecard which gives daily updated grades for each county in the county on how well its residents are social ...

SRMC preparing for possible surge

SALEM — Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton praised local hospitals dealing with an increase in coronavirus patients, including Salem Regional Medical Center and East Liverpool City Hospital. The reference was made during Monday’s televised press conference with Gov. Mike ...

NEXUS files appeal over property taxes

LISBON — The owners of the NEXUS natural gas pipeline are trying to reduce its property taxes even more than before. The company filed an amended appeal with the Ohio Department of Taxation to have the taxable value of the NEXUS pipeline and compression stations reduced by 25 percent on top ...

Banks nationwide face rush of applications for COVID-19 assistance

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The nation’s banks were still receiving guidance late Thursday evening on the $349 billion federal loan program aimed at helping small businesses stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday morning, the floodgates opened. “We received some of the guidance ...

Leetonia begins search for new school superintendent

LEETONIA — The search for a new school superintendent at Leetonia is under way, but the school board does not know when the hire will be announced. Board President Michael Henderson said the board has received over 20 applications for the position, but the board is still in the initial ...

East Palestine school meals

EAST PALESTINE — From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays, staff from the East Palestine school district has volunteered to distribute meals and assignments for pickup at the middle school, Centenary United Methodist Church and the Negley United Methodist Church. Already serving over ...