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Life in the Shadows

Eighty-seven people attended last week’s dedication of the new Marsuoin Park restrooms. The use of toilet-paper for the ribbon-cutting ceremony was pure genius and Mayor Chibble’s address was well-received, even if he did venture into hyperbole by calling the new facility a “monument to ...

‘Loof Lirpa’

The newspaper office was in its post-deadline doldrums that Tuesday afternoon. The financial editor, trying desperately to raise the price of two drinks at the bar next door, was busy conning the church editor into buying a half interest in a waterfront lot on Line Island. The police ...

Davis: County’s in good shape

NEW CUMBERLAND — After a two-week recess, Hancock County Commissioners returned to regular session Monday to discussed the county’s general budget. Commissioners approved the budget for fiscal year 2017-18, which consists of revenues in its general fund totaling $9,882,963, and coal ...

Board approves coaching positions

EAST LIVERPOOL — The appointments of several coaching positions were approved by the city school board Monday night, although a wrestling coach was vehemently opposed by one board member. Member Richard Wolf moved for an executive session to discuss employment soon after the meeting ...

Jeanine Pirro addresses the Lincoln Day Dinner crowd. (Photo by Katie White)

Pirro speaks at Lincoln Day Dinner

SALEM — In true Jeanine fashion, Judge Jeanine Pirro didn’t mince words during a political fundraiser in Salem Thursday night. “We meet tonight at the intersection of some of the gravest problems, political problems in our society,” she said. The Fox News legal analyst and host of ...

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 ...