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Oath of arf-ice

K-9 Frankie, a 4-year-old Belgium malinois who is certified in narcotics detection, joined the Salineville Police Department this week, sworn in by Mayor Linda Adams with his handler, Eric Smith.

Sheridan pleads to drug charges

LISBON — Ryan Sheridan, the local man serving seven and a half years in federal prison for billing schemes of Braking Point Recovery Center, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court Tuesday to charges regarding cocaine and steroids. Appearing before Judge Scott Washam by telephone conference ...

Abruzzino, Gamble vie for prosecutor’s job

LISBON — For the first time in 42 years, there will be a new Columbiana County prosecutor after the current prosecutor Robert Herron withdrew his bid for another term. Voters will get a chance to choose between someone who currently works in his office, Chief Assistant County Prosecutor John ...

Beaver Local board selects architect for athletic facility

CALCUTTA — An NFL player and successful businessman teamed up to donate $1 million to the Beaver Local athletic program at the beginning of the year. On Monday, the school board held a special meeting to approve the architectural services for phase two of the big project. Baltimore Ravens ...

Grant will give boost to county educators

LISBON — Local teachers will get additional help educating their students remotely after the Columbiana County Education Service Center learned this week they received a $125,000 grant through the Philanthropy Ohio and the Ohio Department of Education. Marie Williams, director of teaching ...

Salem OKs contracts with three city unions

SALEM — City council approved a 2.5 percent wage increase in the first year of union contracts for the service, utilities and fire departments Tuesday night, followed by a wage reopener next spring. No wage agreement was reached, however, with the police union. Mayor John Berlin said the ...

First baby in more than 90 years

ISLESFORD, Maine — A woman has given birth to a baby on Maine’s Little Cranberry Island for the first time in more than nine decades. Born two weeks ago, Azalea Belle Gray is the sixth child for Aaron Gray and Erin Fernald Gray on Islesford, which is also known as Little Cranberry Island. ...

Salem Banquet will be served in honor of Mary McArtor Reynolds

SALEM — Family members and friends of the late Mary Durstine McArtor Reynolds will sponsor the Banquet in Salem on Thursday through a memorial giving fund in her name, honoring her legacy by supporting community outreach projects that benefit the well-being of children, which was her ...

Trail of Treats

The Salem Parks Department and “Eyes for Olivia” invite all young ghosts and goblins (14 and under) to the fifth annual Trail of Treats from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Waterworth Memorial Park. This year’s event will be held as a drive-thru in order to comply with COVID 19 guidelines. The trail ...

West Branch OKs three grads seals

BELOIT — The West Branch school board has approved three local graduation seals to join those created by the state. The board approved seals for community service, fine and performing arts and student engagement. Created by the Ohio Department of Education, the seals are now a requiresd ...