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Lucky socks

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Crestview senior Rebekah Klem (center) puts on her lucky socks after warmups for the state swimming championships Thursday in Canton. She is with her sister, Rachel, (left) and West Branch's Jamyson Robb.

Not that SHS

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SALEM — Attendance dropped at Salem city schools Thursday in the wake of a social media threat that wasn’t considered credible, but the police presence appeared to calm those who did show up. “I think they really made the students feel at ease,” Salem High School principal Sean ...

Boy, 11, facing threat charges

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EAST PALESTINE — A middle school student is facing possible charges after reportedly threatening school staff on Wednesday. Police Chief Jim Brown III said on Thursday the department is investigating the threat and has referred the matter to the county juvenile court prosecutor for filing of ...

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County Briefing

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Meet some of the best of dogs The Leetonia Public Library will hold a special program, Dogs of Service, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. People are invited to meet a variety of service dogs and their humans from around the community. Historians plan art, book sale The Salem Historical ...

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This school in Claude, Texas, arms its teachers.

Divisions are deep over arming teachers

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Utah teacher Kasey Hansen says carrying a concealed weapon in school is “more of a solution” than hiding in a corner and waiting if an armed intruder enters the classroom. But Texas teacher Tara Bordeaux worries that she lacks “the instincts” of a law enforcement officer and can’t ...

School removes sports posters

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DAYTON — A display of posters with silhouettes of bodies surrounded by crime scene tape depicting a school’s sports victories over its rivals has been removed from the school. Belmont High School in Dayton on Tuesday removed the display, which was put up in a building hallway over the ...

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Teachers at Allison Elementary gathered along Carolina Avenue in downtown Chester Thursday during the first day of the two-day statewide walkout.

Hancock teachers join statewide work stoppage

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NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — Amid the cold rainy weather, teachers and service personnel in Hancock County joined others across West Virginia on Thursday in the first day of the two-day work stoppage due to concerns of rising health care costs and protests of the state’s pay raise ...

Columbiana gets fire station bids

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COLUMBIANA — The city has received bids for the new, second fire station and council is expected to award a bid at its next meeting. City Manager Lance Willard told council this week that Howells and Baird Engineering will have a recommendation for council on March 6. Finance Director ...

Shelters open amid Midwest flooding as rivers keep rising

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ELKHART, Ind. — Shelters were open to assist people forced from their homes by flooding in Indiana and Michigan on Thursday, as rivers swollen by heavy rain and melting snow continue to rise in the Midwest. Flood warnings were in effect across a wide swath of the central and southern U.S., ...