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Leaplings celebrate milestone birthdays

EAST LIVERPOOL —Three area residents are among the “leaplings” celebrating milestone birthdays in 2020. This year, the world has been blessed with a leap day, which is observed to make up for a lag in the earth’s revolution around the sun. Although the world generally recognizes that ...

Eating disorders: Not a lifestyle choice

Look around. There are a lot of body types. Notice the individuals who are confident of themselves despite their weight number or BMI (body mass index). They may carry extra weight, but they are confident in who they are. Their ease reaches out to you. You can tell by the way they dress and the ...

Traffic delays expected Sunday near Wellsville

WELLSVILLE —A superload is scheduled to move through the Wellsville area Sunday, restricting traffic along state Route 7 southbound and state Route 45. The route is as follows: From Sixteen Road in Wellsville to SR 7 southbound (the transport will travel north in the southbound lanes) to SR ...

Personnel dominates board action in East Liverpool

Staff Report EAST LIVERPOOL — During Thursday’s regular meeting of the city school board, East Liverpool schools Superintendent Jonathan Ludwig had a little good news to share. Ludwig reported that five students from the district’s elementary schools received $25 gift cards, after ...

Utica Shale Academy students head south

SALINEVILLE — Students attending the Utica Shale Academy’s Columbiana satellite branch will now be heading to Southern Local. The board of the Utica Shale Academy held a special meeting on Friday afternoon and following a lengthy executive session passed a resolution to close the ...

– Beyond the pulpit –

Sitting here, watching out the window of my favorite downtown diner, gives one a unique view of our city. There are so many wonderfully interesting men and women who make up our city. Sometimes, in the past, our leaders have forgotten that it is the people who actually make a community feel ...

COUNTY ART SHOW

Some of the big winners from the Columbiana County ESC Art Show were (back from left) Emily Grace, reserve best of show, 12th grader, Lisbon; Riley Tice, reserve best of show, sixth grader, Lisbon; Kenny Nez, reserve best of show, eighth grader, Lisbon; Grant Menough, best of show, 11th grader, ...

‘John Doe’ takes a plea deal

EAST LIVERPOOL — Despite his initial reluctance to reveal his identity, a former Canal Winchester man took a plea deal Thursday morning in East Liverpool, rendering his bench trial unnecessary. City prosecutor Don Humphrey Jr. agreed to drop the more serious of the two charges, a ...

Funding sought for nutrition program

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — The Hancock County Commission received an update from the Brooke County Committee on Aging during Thursday’s meeting. Angela Kocher, executive director, attended to present information on the committee’s nutrition program and to ask for funding. Kocher had a five ...

Property sold for gas-to-liquid plants

STEUBENVILLE — A locally organized industrial development company says it will build two state-of-the-art gas- to-liquids plants on a 500-acre parcel in Saline township. Hammondsville-based Orin Holdings said the property is “adjacent to the Ohio River.” “This parcel of land will be ...