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Toxic opinions voiced at council

EAST LIVERPOOL — Voices became raised during East Liverpool’s council meeting Monday night when discussion turned to the city’s trash program. Council President John Torma had to counsel members to leave politics at the door, as at-large Councilman Brian Kerr, who announced his ...

FRX Health welcomes new technology in medical pot

As FRX Health wrapped up construction on the cinder block vault for its East Liverpool dispensary, Rebecca Myers got a bit of good news. Myers, the founder and CEO for the company that has the only dispensary located in Columbiana County, was notified that the group’s Pennsylvania license ...

County to sell former Rogers Group Home

LISBON — The former Rogers Group Home is being put up for sale by Columbiana County commissioners. Commissioners voted 2-0 at Wednesday’s meeting to begin the process of trying to sell the 16-bed group home for wayward boys, which closed in October after 47 years of ...

35-plus attend BMV’s reinstatement workshop

LISBON — A driver’s license reinstatement workshop was held recently at the Columbiana County Municipal Court. Hosted by Judges Tim McNicol and Mark Frost, Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles regional representative Darlene Jones met one-on-one with more than 35 attendees and offered guidance ...

HONORS BAND & CHOIR CONCERT

Students from across Columbiana County came together Saturday for the annual Honors Band & Choir Concert at United High School. Dr. Jesse Leyva, director of bands at Kent State University, and Douglas Coates a musician/teacher from New York, served as guest conductors for the student ...

Alchemy Acres to host spaghetti dinner

Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary will host a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 7, at the Salem Eagles Club, 1884 N. Ellsworth Ave. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 330-332-4897. Cost is $8 per ticket and children under 5 are free. Menu includes spaghetti ...

Harvest for Hunger Campaign

YOUNGSTOWN — Through April 27, customers can help provide food to those in need by tearing off a $1, $5 or $10 coupon at the cash register at select Giant Eagle locations in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. The donation will be added to their grocery bill. Non-perishable food ...

YSU goes more international

YOUNGSTOWN — Youngstown State University has increased enrollment of international students the past two years, bucking a decreasing trend for institutions of higher education across the country. As of the 2017 fall intake, 546 international students were enrolled at YSU, up 50 percent from ...

New Business In Town; The Chance of a Lifetime

I was lounging on the sidewalk on W. 5th St. in front of a vacant storeroom that sunny afternoon, counting the pigeons and smiling at stray dogs as they passed, when I heard the roar of many motorcycles approaching from the east. The pigeons took flight and I moved back from the curb, wary at ...