Local Columns

ELO: One year later

A little over a year ago, a spotlight was shining brightly on our city from around the world. The secret of opioid addiction was no longer. The city administration and police department decided to take a stand against heroin and opioids like no one ever had. Releasing the photo of that boy ...

Get outside, and Poke around!

Pokemon Go, have you heard of it? Last summer the “augmented-reality cellphone game” was the talk everywhere, not only in this country, but around the world. People — adults and children — were seen walking aimlessly around neighborhoods, city streets, businesses and landmarks focused ...

A fond farewell

I am writing to share that my time at The Review has come to an end. I have accepted another position and have exited my job as a desk editor. It has been my pleasure to serve the public behind the scenes of the city’s daily newspaper. It was a treat to get to occasionally write and share ...

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Life in the Shadows

Greta Goblocks cautions parents not to avoid uncomfortable questions posed by children. Last week, Wooly asked her to explain the world’s oldest profession. Mrs. Goblocks answered that it simply referred to a “woman who labors in the dark.” Two days later, Wooly announced to everyone at ...

Musty and the Water Nymph

Sitting in our favorite chairs at the Crawdad Club last evening, Wilson Hahn and I had just begun an interesting discussion of merits of slate for gravestone carving when Musty Groves burst into the room and collapsed into the chair beside us. “Bring me a Scotch,” he groaned to ...

Recent photo of the ellipsis mound group. Courtesy of the Kentunhe Hill/Ellipsis Mound Group Regional Historical Site. (You may also notice the tracks from Curly Dowd’s four-wheeler, even though he’s not supposed to ride it in the historic area.)

Life in the Shadows

SYCAMORE SHADOWS, Ohio.— Curly Dowd says that while deer hunting last week he shot at a buck with a pair of men’s underwear — boxers with the Milwaukee Brewers logo — wrapped around its antlers. He cannot imagine a scenario in which such a thing could happen. Nippy Keene says ...

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Clarence and the Bearded Lady

Clarence Rinehart, president of the Toby Tyler Circus Collectors Club of Castor and Environs, enjoyed a weakness for slim women and big tops, so it surprised no one when he hopped onto the circus train after falling for the bearded lady, leaving his wife and young son in the Shadows. Tatiana ...

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ROUTE 11 ACCIDENT

As truck drivers Clarence Wilkins (pictured above) and Doug Ruby rounded a curve on state Route 11 Friday, they found themselves facing a head-on collision with 75-year-old John Thomas of Youngstown, who was driving north in the southbound lane. With 50 years of driving experience Wilkins, who ...

Life in the Shadows

In anticipation of Father’s Day, I took a stroll through town and asked people to share memories of what Little Bull Burson calls the “Hairy Parent.” Space does not permit me to list them all, but here are some of my favorites: Wilson Hahn says he remembers his father telling him that ...

Commissioners approve transportation contracts

LISBON —Separate contracts that would continue providing subsidized transportation for Medicaid recipients and the working poor were approved this week by Columbiana County commissioners. The contracts are between the county Department of Job and Family Services and the Community Action ...