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A shower of science

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Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer Kids and their parents react to an explosion that caused it to rain ping-pong balls on the front lawn of the Lepper Library. It was part of Dr. Dave's Whiz Bang Science Show, part of the finale of the library's summer reading program. Using liquid nitrogen Dr. ...

Authorities stand near the Fire Ball amusement ride after the ride malfunctioned injuring several at the Ohio State Fair, Wednesday, July 26, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. Some of the victims were thrown from the ride when it malfunctioned Wednesday night, said Columbus Battalion Chief Steve Martin. (Jim Woods/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Ride breaks apart, 1 killed

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COLUMBUS — A swinging and spinning amusement park ride called the Fire Ball that broke apart on the opening day of the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday, killing one man and injuring seven other people, passed its inspections, officials said at a late-night news conference. Director of ...

Veterans settle funding dispute

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LISBON — A dispute with the county Veterans Service Commission over the agency’s 2017 budget request has been resolved. During Wednesday’s Columbiana County Commissioners meeting, it was agreed the commissioners would budget the veterans agency the additional sum of $36,477, payable to ...

Lisbon ready to pour out the splash pad

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LISBON — A new splash pad at the village pool should be open to the public in just over a week, parks director Dana Blackburn said this week. Blackburn presented village council with a proposed list of rules to post at the splash pad, which was supposed to be completed this week but was ...

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Wellsville motel owner makes his argument for reopening

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LISBON — The owner of a Wellsville motel closed by an injunction more than six months ago took the stand in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court on Thursday as he tried to convince Judge C. Ashley Pike to allow the business to reopen. Aaron J. Stevens of East Liverpool, the owner of the ...

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The House Band will give a free concert from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Firestone Park in Columbiana. The   band plays a variety of music from pop, oldies, classic rock, R & B, and some country.  Well known in the Youngstown area, they have performed with Kansas, Michael Stanley Band, Donnie Iris and the Cruisers, Eddie Money and Starship.

County Briefing

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ODOT to begin work on 62 Monday Work is expected to begin Monday on a project to extend the pavement life on six miles of U.S. Route 62 from state Route 165 through Damascus to state Route 45 near Salem. U.S. 62 will be microsurfaced to seal the pavemen Traffic will be maintained. ODOT’s ...

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East Liverpool patrolman Kevin Thompson escorts Dion “Action” McMillon, into the police station.

Man sought for brandishing weapon at bar apprehended

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EAST LIVERPOOL — An officer enroute to another call Wednesday night spotted a former Chester, W.Va. man wanted for aggravated menacing sitting on a Minerva Street porch, resulting in him being taken into custody. Patrolman Shawn Long responded to the other call and then returned to 703 ...

Police: Leetonia teen admits having sex with 14-year-old

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GOSHEN — A 19-year-old Leetonia man has been charged with a fourth-degree felony for allegedly having sex with a minor. Kameron W. Hawkins, 632 Columbia St., is charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor after police said he admitted Wednesday to having sex with a 14-year-old girl at ...

Two more murder charges filed against alleged arsonist

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AKRON — A man already charged in a blaze that killed seven people in May has been indicted on aggravated murder charges in that fire and in a second fire that killed two people on the same Ohio street last year, prosecutors said Thursday. A Summit County grand jury on Thursday indicted ...

Wellsville recovery plan rejected

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WELLSVILLE —The village’s Financial Planning and Supervision Commission unanimously rejected the proposed financial recovery plan proposed to get the town out of fiscal emergency. The village was placed in fiscal emergency by State Auditor Dave Yost in November. Mayor Nancy Murray and ...