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Morning Journal/Mary Ann Greier Salem Service/Safety Director Ken Kenst and members of the city service department place a temporary model of a Salem entrance sign along East State Street/state Route 14 near Aaron’s to see if it’s a good fit for the location. Kenst said the committee from ...

Ex-port employee files lawsuit over termination

LISBON — A former fiscal employee of the Columbiana County Port Authority filed a lawsuit in Common Pleas Court claiming age discrimination and retaliation when she was terminated from her position on Jan. 14. Diane Ksiazek of Wintersville began working for the CCPA in August 2013 when she ...

WB teacher resigns following allegations

BELOIT — The West Branch teacher on paid leave for alleged sexual misconduct with a former student has resigned. The school board Monday afternoon accepted the resignation of high school English teacher Nathan Heddleston effective June 5. Heddleston has been on paid administrative leave ...

Liverpool council approves sick time payout

EAST LIVERPOOL — Paul McCarthy is going to get his money, but not everyone is happy about it. East Liverpool council passed an ordinance purchasing 322.6 hours of accumulated sick time Monday night, but the decision was not unanimous. Members John Mercer and Fred Rayl continued to ...

Light turnout expected for today’s election

LISBON — Only about 12 percent of registered voters are expected to participate in today’s primary election. That is the estimate from Kim Fusco, Columbiana County elections board director, who noted there is only one contested race anywhere in the county—the Republican primary for the ...

Salem to discuss SAFEbuilt proposal

SALEM — City council’s Committee of the Whole will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 13, to discuss the SAFEbuilt proposal again and to start discussions on what to do about the additional .25 percent income tax. Councilwoman Cyndi Baronzzi Dickey, who chairs the committee, announced the session ...

Wellsville prom court

Submitted photo Wellsville High School will hold their prom, A Night on the Nile, this Saturday, May 11 in the gymnasium. Grand march begins at 5 p.m. with doors opening at 4:30. Cost of admission is $1. The dinner and dance will begin at 6:30. Students will attend after prom from 12 ...

Salem streets repair project to resume this week

SALEM — The intersection at Southeast Boulevard and East Pershing Street is expected to close sometime later this week as the concrete streets repair project resumes. City Service/Safety Director Ken Kenst had previously been told that Central Allied was returning to work on Monday, but ...

EP ‘Day of Giving’

Volunteers are needed for the 16th annual “Day of Giving” in East Palestine. The free public event is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at the Community Center at the park. Also known as Dog Days, the volunteer event was initiated years ago by the village school district to improve the ...

Plant sale

Submitted photo The ladies of the East Palestine Town/Country Garden Club have been busy getting ready for the Mother’s Day Plant Sale this Friday and Saturday May 10/11 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. They will be selling hanging baskets, pansies other plants and gifts. Pictured front row are ...