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Barry James honored

Barry James (right) gets a standing ovation from those attending the Lisbon council meeting Tuesday. James was recognized with a certificate of appreciation given to him by Mayor Peter Wilson (left). James announced his retirement from the village cemetery board, which he has served on for 17 ...

Lisbon uses up CARES money

LISBON — Lisbon council approved expenditures on Tuesday for all the CARES Act funding the village was allocated. The $159,097 must be earmarked for spending by next month. The money must be used for coronavirus-related expenses and any money that is not used goes back into the pot for ...

Lisbon Lions need help to help others

LISBON —The Lisbon Lions Club is asking the community to help them assist the less fortunate this Christmas season. Brian Clapsaddle from the Lions Club attended a village council meeting seeking permission for use of the town square for a food/toy donation drive. He said this is something ...

Salem expects to see increase in Centennial pool fees

SALEM — Parks Director Shane Franks gave parks commission members a heads-up Wednesday to expect a proposal next month for increasing fees at the Centennial Park pool. “I think we are way underpriced compared to everybody else,” he said. During their meeting at city hall council ...

Up for auction

Signs announcing the Sparkle in Lisbon will be sold at auction appeared this week. The 24,000-square-foot building was built in 1968 according to auction information. Four other parcels in the surrounding area are also being offered for sale at the same auction, which is scheduled for Nov. 20. ...

Ohio announces record $5B being returned to employers

COLUMBUS — Ohio employers will receive a record $5 billion in repayments from the state insurance fund for injured workers to help with the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Mike DeWine and the fund’s administrator announced Wednesday. The return of the dividends marks ...

Banquet

St. Paul Catholic Church will sponsor the drive-thru Banquet in Salem from 5 p.m. until the food is gone (no later than 7 p.m.) Monday at the Memorial Building. Meals are limited to one per person in a vehicle. The menu will include fried chicken, parsley potatoes, green beans, cole slaw and ...

Despite virus, SLP show will go on, albeit online

LISBON — Stage Left Players will present their online production of Ken Ludwig’s comedy, “Sherwood— the Adventures of Robin Hood” with 24-hour links Nov. 6-8 and 13-15. While the pandemic has closed the doors at the Trinity Playhouse to the general public, resident artistic ...

Palestine updated on EQ basin work

EAST PALESTINE — The village’s $7.138 million equalization basin project for the wastewater plant has been at the forefront of council’s checklist for over a year. Village manager Mark McTrustry updated council on the significant progress of the project over the past month at this ...