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Photographer pleads guilty in porn case

LISBON — The Lisbon photographer scheduled to go on trial next month on federal child pornography charges pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cleveland. David C. Grunden, 35, pleaded guilty to receiving child pornography, advertising child pornography and possessing child ...

Financial matters topic of discussion for ESC board

LISBON — With the Ohio Department of Education starting to roll out recommendations toward the next state budget, members of the county Education Service Center board and Superintendent Anna Marie Vaughn discussed some of their concerns. Vaughn said it appears the ODE would like to see ...

On a mission

Columbiana County Career and Technical Center senior Lindsey Hall, a student in the Health Academy from Southern Local, recently took part in a homeless mission. Hall is completing her senior capstone project on poverty, and in conjunction with it, she is completing a community outreach program ...

CCCTC board awards bids for expansion project

LISBON — With so much expansion to the nursing program, the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center board approved a $1.3 million additional space project for the adult education department on Tuesday. Superintendent Chuck Adkins said the bids actually came in about $180,000 less ...

Salineville council seeks to ease banking efforts

SALINEVILLE — The village administration continues to look at ways to make banking easier for the fiscal officer and sewer clerk. With the closure of Huntington Bank in town, Fiscal Officer Donna Rudder has been depositing the money in the Huntington Bank in other towns, but on Monday she ...

Wellsville school board experiences virtual reality

WELLSVILLE — Wellsville’s Board of Education dealt with situations of both reality and virtual reality at its Monday meeting. Bill Ricciardulli and Preston Sosack of the district’s tech department took board members on a virtual tour of the planet Mars in a demonstration of a Lenovo ...

Montani Semper Liberi returns to Oak Glen complex

NEW CUMBERLAND — Montani Semper Liberi — Music & Art at Oak Glen, a three-day celebration of music, the arts and our cultural heritage, will return to The Oak Glen complex for the fifth consecutive year, March 22-24. Once again, the event will feature a roster of nationally and ...

Trump blasts GM for Ohio plant closure, urges reopening

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump stepped up his pressure on General Motors to reopen an Ohio manufacturing plant that recently closed and put 1,700 people out of work. Trump’s arm-twisting came in a series of separate tweets on Saturday and Sunday . He capped his weekend rant against ...

Southern to expand preschool program

SALINEVILLE — The Southern Local School District is expanding its preschool program for the next school year. Superintendent Tom Cunningham said during last week’s board of education meeting the district will offer both half-day and full-day preschool options. The district currently ...