Community News

Outreach for veterans: What is PTSD?

By CATHY BROWNFIELD Family Recovery Center publicist Jon Varley will tell you this story is not about him. He was not drafted so he is not a U.S. military veteran. He’s retired. He is a charming man with smile wrinkles at the corners of his blue eyes that twinkle with a zest for living ...

My Brain Surgery, Part II

When Dr. Todd Hillman, my ENT neurosurgeon, told me my brain surgery had been scheduled for June 13, my instant reaction was, “Please tell me that’s not a Friday.” (It’s not.) It’s not that I believe in superstition so much as that I don’t believe in tempting fate. It would have ...

KSU awards scholarships to Columbiana County graduates

Kent State University’s Columbiana County campuses recently awarded scholarships to several local high school graduates who have applied to either the Kent State Salem or Kent State East Liverpool campus. Each Kent State Columbiana County Scholarship is valued at $500. Students who ...

Garfield to host summer camp

Garfield Elementary is hosting a problem based learning (PLO) summer camp from June 17-21 for upcoming 1st through 3rd graders. PLO has been shown to encourage higher order thinking and increase motivation to learn. It also provides additional opportunities for students to work collaboratively ...

Delposen signs with Hill International

Senior Cole Delposen of Beaver Local High School signs with Hill International of his intent to work there full time upon graduation. Mr. Delposen interviewed with Hill International during the career fair held at the CCCTC on March 12. He was hired shortly after and began working with the ...

CHESTER LIONS CLUB

Randy Coleman, Chief of Staff for the West Virginia Department of Veteran’s Assistance was a guest speaker during the Chester Lions Club meeting on May 23. Mr. Coleman talked about the veterans’ facilities throughout the state, and spoke about the need for volunteer drivers to transport ...

Out & About

EAST LIVERPOOL — A day trip to the Meadows Casino, sponsored by the East Liverpool High School Class of 1966, is scheduled for Wednesday, June 26. Cost is $30 per person with $25 back from the casino. For reservations or information, call Linda at 330-385-9009. LISBON — The CAULIS Senior ...

Area families recall summers with Belarusian kids

Colleen McCoy of East Liverpool, a retired teacher, never had children of her own, but for a decade starting in 1998, she was a summertime host mother to Belarusian daughters. Yulia, who spent seven summers with McCoy and her husband, George Sfakis, was 10 when she first came to the United ...

Locals recount visits to their ‘kids’ in Belarus

“You can almost hear yourself breathe,” Heather Johnson of Beloit said of the dead zone surrounding Chernobyl, which she visited as a teenager. She said the area was void of all plant and animal life, and trees were split in half. Johnson was 13 when she first traveled to Belarus, a ...

Painting party

A painting party was held at Madison Trinity Church, West Point, as a fundraiser for shipping costs for the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ministry. Fifteen painters gathered to create a tranquil landscape. Plans for another party will be made for later this year. (Submitted photo)