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DTF raids Morton Street home

EAST LIVERPOOL — Authorities seized large amounts of suspected cocaine, marijuana, phones and cash while raiding a home on Morton Street on Wednesday. Detective Sgt. Brett Grabman, director of the Columbiana County Drug Task Force reported the DTF, along with the county sheriff’s office, ...

Threat closes Southern for a day

SALINEVILLE — Southern Local was closed unexpectedly Wednesday following a threat believed to have been made by a student or students. Superintendent Tom Cunningham said the threat had been posted on a school platform and with the help of teachers, the technology director and principals, ...

Man sentenced for assault, other charges

LISBON — Uriah T. James, 35, the Akron man who refused to stop for law enforcement two years ago while driving a stolen vehicle in the Salem area, was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday by Common Pleas Court Judge Megan Bickerton. A week ago, James pleaded guilty to three counts ...

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

In February, the Kent State Columbiana County campuses hosted the fifth annual County Classic basketball game between the East Liverpool and Salem high school boys teams. As part of this event, the local Kent State campuses award $500 scholarships to two students from each of the high schools. ...

Red states on U.S. electoral map lagging on vaccinations

SAVANNAH, Georgia — With coronavirus shots now in the arms of nearly half of American adults, the parts of the U.S. that are excelling and those that are struggling with vaccinations are starting to look like the nation’s political map: deeply divided between red and blue states. Out in ...

NEED FOR SEED

A squirrel uses acrobatics to raid a sunflower seed bird feeder. (Photo by Deanne Johnson)