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Siefke: No decision yet on masks for upcoming school year

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LISBON — The Lisbon village exempted school district is still not sure how to handle masks in the upcoming school year after the recent shift towards more relaxed health orders statewide. Superintendent Joe Siefke told the school board during their July meeting that the district has not ...

Leetonia water main break

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Two water line breaks caused alarm in the village Wednesday. Village Administrator Gary Phillips reported Wednesday evening while a water main break close to Elm Street was being repaired another break appeared in front of Woods-Rettig Funeral Home on Summit Street. In order to avoid leaving 17 ...

Wage raises coming for Salem Health Dept. registrars

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SALEM — The Salem Health Board wants to increase the wages for the registrar and deputy registrar responsible for handling vital statistics and secretarial duties for the department. “We’re just trying to be more competitive in the market,” Mayor John Berlin said. Berlin serves as ...

Salem panel seeks more fringe benefits for dispatchers

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SALEM — City council’s Finance Committee is recommending vacation days and holiday pay for 36-hour permanent part-time dispatchers in an effort to keep them from leaving. “This is a way of showing we appreciate them,” city Auditor Betty Brothers said. The additional perks are ...

Salem Council acts to award union raises

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SALEM — City council held first readings on ordinances to give 2.5 percent wage increases this year and next year to firefighters, utilities workers and service department workers for wage reopeners on their union contracts. The ordinances propose 2.5 percent raises effective July 1, 2021 ...

County Briefing

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Washingtonville VFW classic car show Washingtonville VFW Post 5532, 575 S. County Road, will hold a classic car show from noon to 4 p.m. July 31. Registration begins at 11 a.m. There is a $5 entry fee and the first 50 entries will receive a dash plaque. Trophies will be awarded. The event ...