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Veterans honored in Leetonia

Morning Journal/Mary Ann Greier Veterans in attendance at the Leetonia Veterans Day remembrance Monday stand to be recognized, including Korean War veteran Bill Reynolds, right, of Guilford Lake, a U.S. Marine who was accompanied by his granddaughter’s husband, Ron Liberty, second from ...

Dollar General still looking for 2nd Lisbon site

LISBON — Dollar General is still interested in building a second store in town. Village Councilman Peter Wilson and Mayor Roger Gallo both reported at Tuesday’s council meeting the company is still looking at building a second store on the east side of town along state Route 154, but at a ...

Perry police chief: OT in crisis mode

PERRY TWP. — Police Chief Mike Emigh told trustees he needs a full-time officer after losing another part-timer and starting to accrue overtime. “We are now in crisis mode,” he said during Monday’s trustee meeting. He had only received one application for an already open part-time ...

East Liverpool touts mostly clean audit

EAST LIVERPOOL — The City of East Liverpool received a mostly positive report on its financial statements for the 2018 year; however, State Auditor Keith Faber noted that officials have some tweaking to do. In the independent auditor’s report issued Tuesday, investigators did identify a ...

Renewal levy for Salem parks eyed

SALEM—City council’s Parks Committee agreed Tuesday to recommend seeking certification by the auditor’s offices for Columbiana and Mahoning counties for a 1-mill levy renewal for the parks. The commission also took action to allow the placement of the levy on the March primary ballots ...

Washingtonville VFW names contest winners

WASHINGTONVILLE — VFW Post 5532, Washingtonville, Commander Paul Kramer and Auxiliary President Joann Pariso have announced the local winners of the annual Voice of Democracy Scriptwriting contest and Patriots Pen Essay contest. In the Voice of Democracy representing Leetonia High School is ...

PERI to meet Dec. 3

Public Employee Retirees, P.E.R.I Chapter 18, will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the AVION Banquet Center, 2177 Western Reserve Road. Lunch will be served at noon for a cost of $13. There will be a 50/50 raffle and other raffle gifts. We welcome O.P.E.R.S. retirees & future retirees to join ...

EP council ready to fill board seats

EAST PALESTINE- As the end of the year comes closer, village council is preparing to fill various board of commission positions that will be expiring on Dec. 31, as well as a vacant village council seat. At Monday’s meeting, council decided to reach out to the community and ask for letters of ...

Rogers looks at street levy again

By TOM GIAMBRONI Staff Writer LISBON —The financially strapped village of Rogers is again considering asking voters to approve a new street levy. Village council voted at this week’s meeting to ask the Columbiana County Auditor’s Office to determine how much a 1-mill, 1.5-mill, ...