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Man indicted in 2012 slaying of Melinda Todd

LISBON — Nearly seven years after Melinda Todd was beaten to death with an object in her Salem Township home, Kevin E. Kirby has been charged with aggravated murder in connection to it. Chief Assistant County Prosecutor John Gamble said the prosecutor’s office investigators teamed up with ...

Inmate gets two years for jail assault

LISBON — Christian Barrow, one of the men responsible for beating and robbing another inmate in the county jail, was sentenced on Friday in Common Pleas Court to two years in prison. Barrow, 32, Cleveland, had pleaded guilty in August to complicity to robbery, felonious assault and two ...

Beaver Local scores stack up well with rest of county

CALCUTTA — The Beaver Local school district performed well on the recent state report card, and Superintendent Eric Lowe said they will continue to look for ways to improve. Beaver Local received an overall grade of B on the 2018-19 state report cards last month, only one of two school ...

Cranes fell ‘exactly’ as planned

NEW ORLEANS — Officials set off thundering explosions that toppled two cranes Sunday that had loomed precariously for days over a partially collapsed hotel in New Orleans, saying their controlled demolition went “exactly” as planned and efforts now would focus on retrieving two bodies ...

Career Center will show off new medical wing

LISBON — The new adult education medical wing, which is housing medical and science classrooms, at the county Career and Technical Center was unveiled for board members last week. Superintendent Chuck Adkins said some of the ideas for the new wing were actually from former superintendent ...

County Briefing

Dinner to benefit Alchemy Acres Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary will host a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Salem Eagles, 1884 N. Ellsworth. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at 330-332-4897. The cost is $8; under 5 are free. The meal includes ...

CAA lands $300K grant for dental program

LISBON — A first-of-its-kind grant focusing on oral health infrastructure has been awarded to the Community Action Agency of Columbiana County’s (CAACC) dental program, and officials are excited about the opportunities the grant funding brings. Funded by the Health Resources and Services ...

Halloween

Following are Halloween activities around the area. Events are trick or treat unless noted. Beaver Township: Oct. 31, 5-7 p.m. Butler Township: Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. Calcutta: Oct. 26, parade for kids, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Giant Eagle. Canfield: Oct. 31, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Canfield Township: ...

Family closes its Dairy Queen era in Salem

SALEM — Young customers called her “Mrs. Dairy Queen.” Even now, nearly 64 years after Edith Miller and her late husband Howard took over ownership of the Salem ice cream stand, she said some people still recognize her from the DQ and call her that. So saying goodbye to the business ...

One of Salem’s iconic symbols to be preserved

SALEM — The iconic Frostop mug dismantled this past week from its longtime perch on West State Street will live to spin again. At least that’s the plan through a partnership between owner Joe Miller and his family and the Greenamyer family led by auto enthusiast Jim Greenamyer. Miller ...