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Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer

Memorial Day 2017

Charles Madison, commander of American Legion Post 422 in Salineville, rests prior to Monday’s Memorial Day service.

Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Adam Newbold

In times of war or peace, a sense of community can sustain you

LISBON — A sense of community can be found in the trenches of war, and where you live. For Adam Newbold, a Navy SEAL who spent time alone in the arid conditions of Kosovo, his community before that time alone consisted of his fellow SEALs. They were the people he admired. The people who ...

Traffic cameras come with no strings attached

LISBON — A total of six fatal traffic accidents occurred over the past five years in the three local communities that have begun using traffic cameras to catch speeding motorists. Four of the fatalities occurred in Liverpool Township, with one each occurring in East Liverpool and ...

Fentanyl will get kid-gloves treatment

LISBON — County Prosecutor Robert Herron said his department will now have a new policy, which should help keep members of the prosecutor’s office from coming into contact with fentanyl. Herron said he is working on a policy to allow fentanyl to be submitted as evidence through ...

Port authority hears about the power of exports

ST LIVERPOOL — The Columbiana County Port Authority board last week received an update on the activities of NEOTEC, a regional economic development organization. The Northeast Ohio Trade & Economic Consortium is a multi-county private/public economic development organization that ...

Pasta dinner to raise funds for family of Liverpool boy

EAST LIVERPOOL — A pasta dinner fundraiser event has been scheduled by friends of the family of 17-month-old Armani Slappy, who passed away May 21 following a tragic accident at his home. A pasta dinner will be served from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the East Liverpool Area Community & ...

County Briefing

Sale to help HCS The “Hidden Treasures at Heartland Christian” rummage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the school gym, 28 Pittsburgh St., Columbiana. Among the items available will be furniture, household, newborn to adult clothing, electronics, books, antiques, ...

Submitted photo

Good deeds

Boy Scout Troop 6 of St. Paul Church in Salem placed flags on all the veterans’ graves, and retired and raised a new American flag at Woodsdale Cemetery located on the corner of Teegarden and Woodsdale Roads near Guilford Lake. Among those shown are (not in order) Bill Tangate, Emmanuel ...

Ridgeway assumes athletic director duties at Leetonia

LEETONIA — The Leetonia school board last week approved the realignment of an administrative position to help streamline the athletic department. The board accepted the resignation of Ed Ridgeway as special education coordinator and approved him as special education coordinator/athletic ...

In this Aug. 30, 1968, photo provided by Philip Bigler, author of Hostile Fire, U.S. Army nurse Sharon Lane is congratulated by a military official as she's promoted to first lieutenant in Aurora, Colo. Lane, the only American servicewoman killed by hostile fire in the Vietnam War, has been immortalized in books, statues and a television show, and veterans still gather at her grave five decades after her death. (U.S. Army/Hostile Fire/Vandamere Press via AP)

Friends recall only nurse killed by hostile fire in Vietnam

CLEVELAND — Minutes before 6 a.m., Army nurse Martha Green woke with a jolt to a thunderous explosion half a mile away. It was the steamy morning of June 8, 1969, and she was in her bed at Chu Lai base at the height of the Vietnam War. Green’s husband returned with tragic news: A ...