Local Columns

No bids received for treatment facility

LISBON — There were no companies interested in opening Columbiana County’s first residential drug-and-alcohol addiction treatment facility, at least at the location and under the terms proposed by the county Mental Health and Recovery Services Board. Executive Director Kathie Chaffee said ...

Carnegie to participate in world’s largest Global eBook Club

No baking class needed, just a library card. Carnegie Public Library announced Monday that it will take part in the Big Library Read program, the world’s largest global eBook reading club through libraries that connects millions of readers around the world with the same eBook at the same ...

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Life in the Shadows

Thursday, March 30, marks the 85th anniversary of the Shadow Road collapse, widely considered one of the seminal moments in town history. Construction has begun on the Marsuoin Park restrooms. Frida Goblocks is writing a research paper for her history class and wants to know if anyone was ...

A new start

Spring is just around the corner. Birds are chirping, Spring Training has started and even some flowers have begun to bloom. In Genesis 1:1, In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth. We all get a fresh new start. We’ve been couped up all winter long. Maybe you’re saying to ...

Lloyd Lloyd Chalmers, owner of Hibb’s Department Store, sure does know how to get a person thinking about fishing. Every year the teasing begins in February, then it’s a full press in March, and by April you’ve bought enough equipment from his store to outfit five or six fisherman.

Life in the Shadows

Although Minister Westminster acknowledges his position as the leader of the Church of the Lost Sheep, he feels uncomfortable when people call him “your wooliness,” and refuses to carry the shepherd’s crook he received as a birthday present. Mayor Chibble and Nippy Keene have agreed to ...

A Salem retail clothing store that has gone out of business donated the last of its apparel to area schools this week. East Palestine received more than 150 dresses to add to its Eppy’s Attic boutique for students. (Submitted photo)

Dresses donated to school boutique

EAST PALESTINE — A new clothing boutique at the East Palestine High School has received more than 100 new dresses from a Salem business. East Palestine Superintendent Traci Hostetler said the Eppy’s Attic boutique received the semi formal and formal dresses as a donation from Dress 2 ...

It’s just a fad. Right?

I’m waiting ...waiting ...waiting ...OK, it may be a while. But I’ll wait! Really! Every fad runs its course and eventually dies down, levels off. I’m not really sure that Facebook is going to die out. It is fizzling, a little — losing its luster. We’ll see. Personally, and ...

Putting it in the paper

Years ago, I came across a list of snarky reasons why it’s great (and not so great) to be a journalist. If memory serves, one had to do with never feeling like you quite belong because you’re always on the outside, looking in. A related one had to do with not being taken seriously because ...

The grave digger

Thursday evening the burying ground admissions committee, of which I am a member, agreed to accept the final interment, the body of Sycamore Shadows native and prominent educator, Professor Ila Wiley-Bishop, who died last week in Castor, Pennsylvania. When her considerable remains are lowered, ...

Mammograms can, do save many lives

Picture a sold-out baseball game at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, packed with 35,000 fans. That image represents roughly the same number of women and men who die nationwide from breast cancer each year. In Ohio alone, an estimated 1,700 women will die from the disease in 2016. It is a ...