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Election board president Patty Colian draws Ray Perorazio’s name out of a basket to decide an East Liverpool council race.

Luck of the draw decides election

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LISBON — Ray Perorazio needed some luck to hold onto his East Liverpool 1st Ward council seat. A tie vote created when provisional ballots were added to those cast on Nov. 7 was broken Wednesday when Columbiana County Board of Elections President Patty Colian pulled Perorazio’s name ...

Spring groundbreaking planned for Madison Twp. shopping center

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WEST POINT — A new shopping plaza is planned for the Bell School Road area. Madison Township trustees discussed plans Wednesday presented recently by Bell School Road resident Scott Wright, who plans to develop a shopping plaza at the corner of Bell School Road and state Route 7 — across ...

Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer

The one that got away

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This wild turkey was spotted walking along the road in Beaver Creek State Park. It wasn't quite sure what was going to happen when the camera was pointed at it and it quickly ran for cover in the underbrush.

Study finds oil, gas firms spent $300M on roadways

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Hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of road improvements have occurred in Eastern Ohio since 2011, thanks to investments by natural gas and oil producers. On Tuesday, the Ohio Oil and Gas Association and Energy In Depth Ohio hosted a statewide media call releasing the findings of a new ...

Schwan’s diners can help EP

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The East Palestine PTO has teamed up with Schwan’s to raise money for the school district with a percentage of sales going back to the district. The campaign will run through Feb. 28, 2018. To join the campaign visit or call 855-870-7208 and provide the campaign ID, ...

FILE - This April 1972 file photo shows singer and teen idol David Cassidy. Former teen idol Cassidy of "The Partridge Family" fame has died at age 67, publicist said Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (AP Photo, File)

David Cassidy: A rocking romancer to millions of young fans

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NEW YORK — David Cassidy could sell the heck out of uncertainty. “I Think I Love You,” the smash hit that in 1970 launched the Partridge Family musical group plus the ABC comedy-with-songs show of the same name, found Cassidy center stage delivering such lyrics as “I think I love ...

Salem board gives its thanks for levy passage

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SALEM — City Parks Director Steve Faber and Parks Commission Chairman John Panezott both offered their thanks to the voters for approving the recent parks levy on the ballot. “We certainly appreciate all the support we get from the electorate. Had we lost that levy, there would have been ...

Small retailers aim for emotional ties big chains may lack

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NEW YORK — Some smaller retailers will tug at shoppers’ heartstrings during the holidays, trying to create an emotional experience or connection that a big national chain might not provide. Store owners are going well beyond the usual holiday decorations and music. Among their plans: ...

Morning Journal/Steve Rappach

House of Prayer dinner

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Residents throughout the area received an early start with Thanksgiving on Wednesday as the House of Prayer, Church Street, East Liverpool, hosted its 29th annual Thanksgiving Dinner service. Attendees received a free turkey dinner along with desserts and drinks. Pictured at the buffet is a ...


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County Sheriff — A vehicle accident was reported on North Pleasant Drive in Unity Township at 11:50 a.m. Tuesday. A Banner Supply box truck driven by Damien Gray, 19, Youngstown, was backing from a driveway and struck a parked Chevy pickup owned by Kenneth W. Smith, Carmel Achor, ...