Conner, a lively young mix of German shepherd dog, chow and possibly collie, was the center of attention Saturday at Tractor Supply in Calcutta, where members of the Columbiana County Dog Pound and Adoption Center distributed information about the facility. Conner and Ezra, a senior boxer who also was on site Saturday, are just two of many at the dog pound waiting for forever homes.


The Buckeye Water District has repaid the $1.5 million it borrowed from Columbiana County commissioners in 2012 to settle the lawsuit filed by East Liverpool. County Commissioner Mike Halleck confirmed that BWD Director Al DeAngelis dropped off a check in the amount of $1.5 million on Jan. 17 and he had forgotten to mention it until the Journal inquired this week about whatever came of the debt.


The Buckeye Water District has repaid the $1.5 million it borrowed from Columbiana County commissioners in 2012 to settle the lawsuit filed by East Liverpool. County Commissioner Mike Halleck confirmed that BWD Director Al DeAngelis dropped off a check in the amount of $1.5 million on Jan. 17 and he had forgotten to mention it until the newspaper inquired this week about whatever came of the debt.


The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. The meal will be sponsored by Bob and Linda Sebo. The menu offers salad, chicken noodle soup, roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, fresh fruit and vegetables and cupcakes.


JANELLE PATTERSON The Marietta Times Bed springs fall into the caving floor of the living room in a blighted home in Lowell Thursda And once a week from the beginning of April through the end of September a village employee adds the property's lawn to the list of village properties needing trimmed. "Nobody wants to move in beside this, it tears down the property values next door and throughout the whole village," The charred remains welcome visitors and passersby to the village and the Buell Island bridge and sits just a stone's throw from the village firehouse.


Superintendent Anna Marie Vaughn told the board on Tuesday they learned there will be a 25 percent cut in their state subsidies if the currently proposed budget passes. Although the state subsidies do not represent a large portion of the county ESC's overall budget, Vaughn said the county ESC just went through the process of being deemed a high performing ESC, only to see the additional funding gained from that recognition taken away by the proposed state budget, plus more.


Pirro blamed the Obama administration for opening the country's borders to those without records or histories, undermining the security of its own citizens. "They are coming in with MS-13 tattoos all over them, and admitting they are gang members, and border patrol says we can't stop them because they are gang members," She pointed out that in order to be initiated into the gang, a person has to beat someone to death in front of other gang members, and even rape someone in front of other gang members.


The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio has granted a rate hike to Aqua Ohio that will mean higher water bills for more than 1,700 homes and businesses in Trumbull and Columbiana Counties. The new rates apply to 1,464 customers of Aqua's Masury division in Brookfield and Hubbard, and 294 customers formerly served by Tomahawk Utilities in Columbiana County.


Janis Pridemore, a fourth-grade teacher at North Elementary, was selected as the Columbiana County winner in a Creative Classroom contest, sponsored by WKBN-27. Her entry envisioned using the $500 prize money to create an escape room for fourth-grade students - making the learning authentic and fun at the same time was her goal for the 40-minute event.


The Presbyterian Women's Association of the Grace Presbyterian Church met in the church social rooms. Jane Rose, Moderator, read a Judy Miller, a member of Oak Ridge Presbyterian church, installed officers.


Columbiana County commissioners hired a Youngstown company to resume removing asbestos from the County Home complex after the original contractor failed to ensure the work was being done before being fired a month ago. Commissioners agreed on Wednesday to contract with the Howland Co.


The Community Action Agency of Columbiana County is currently accepting applications on behalf of the city of Columbiana for those in need of private rehabilitation and home repair services under the Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program. Eligible homeowners must reside in the city limits of Columbiana, meet income requirements based on household size, and be current on property taxes.


Trumbull County health officials will make a plea to the state Thursday, asking for more funding to fight heroin's strong hold in the county. This comes, as one of the state's top dogs unveils a new pilot program to help the smallest victims of the epidemic -- children.


Charles and Laura Bramel and Chester Channels have filed an appeal with the Ohio 7th District Court of Appeals contesting the Feb. 23 ruling declaring them vexatious litigators and ordering they quit taking any further legal action in county courts without the judge's approval. Columbiana County commissioners filed a lawsuit last summer to have the Bramels and Channels declared vexatious litigators, which is someone who repeatedly files lawsuits or other legal actions that have little or no basis in law and seeks to use these actions to harass or maliciously injure another party.


Paint the town teal - that's what a domestic violence awareness spokeswoman asked council members to do in the form of O-shaped teal-colored static clings they can place in their car, office or home windows. The idea behind the static clings is to get people talking and send the message of No More Domestic Violence.


A Salem man who hit his brakes after going around a bicyclist on North Ellsworth Avenue, causing the cyclist to crash into the bed of his truck in August 2015, was found guilty of felonious assault and failure to stop after an accident. Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam ruled this week that Stephen R. Bauman, 71, West School Street, Salem, knowingly harmed Curtis Masters.


Salem Public Library's monthly video-conference series, gives audiences the opportunity to explore exciting places from around the world by easily visiting the library. At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, attendees will learn about the Komodo Dragons of Komodo National Park in Indonesia.