Local News

They’re off

The sack race was among the events for kids at the Mile Branch Grange Fair on Saturday. Taking off in the race among 3- and 4-year-olds are Everett Whiteleather of Minerva, Annabelle Laughery of Alliance, Amari Hartso of Alliance, Wyatt Fording of Sebring and Cherokee McDole of Minerva.

Jail to tighten security

LISBON — The full-body scanner ordered for the county jail should arrive by the end of the month and be operational in early August. County Commissioner Mike Halleck said they agreed to purchase the scanner from OD Security for $118,750, with the money coming from $250,000 set aside for the ...

Wilson will take point in letter campaign

LISBON — Councilman Peter Wilson is assuming the duties of preparing warning letters that will be mailed to property owners with dilapidated homes that have become public nuisances, but the fire safety inspector would have to issue the citations if no action is taken. Wilson, who took ...

The Queen passes

The American Queen passes the River Museum in Wellsville on Sunday afternoon in this photo provided by Pam Smith.

Scouts working to put Little Library in park

COLUMBIANA — Beneath the shade of some trees in Firestone Park in the future there should be a bench, and inside that bench will be books available for anyone to read. The bench, a Little Free Library, will be purchased and assembled by Girl Scout Troop 80777. The project is twofold in that ...

Ruritan car show

Car buffs braved Sunday’s searing temperatures to attend the 25th annual Fairfield Ruritan Car Show, which brought vehicles of every description from every era to Main Street. Here, Rick Angertt (left) of Beaver Falls, Pa. and Shawn Magrini of Salem discuss the finer points of the restoration ...

Ironman rules Forever Safe’s Camel Crawl

SALEM — After finishing first overall in the fifth annual Camel Crawl Mud Run on Saturday, Paul “Dunner” Dunleavy of Youngstown said the hilly, up-and-down 3.1-mile course, “was really well done.” Dunleavy has competed in about 30 cross-country terrain trials that feed a craving ...

Beaver Local puts levy renewal on November ballot

CALCUTTA — Beaver Local voters will decide the renewal of the district’s five-year emergency tax levy this November. The school board lsst week voted to place the renewal of the five-year 4.721-mill emergency tax levy on the Nov. 6 ballot. The levy will raise $1.2 million annually. It ...

Community Corner

Heritage Thermal Services president Christopher T. Pherson recently presented an iPad to Tammy Blackburn, director of The Way Station, 125 W. Fifth St., East Liverpool, to help the social services agency go paperless. The device will help The Way Station track the assistance it provides to an ...

Service Notes

PEARL HARBOR — Devin Pennock, a 2013 graduate of Minerva High School, is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). Petty Officer 2nd Class Pennock is a fire controlman aegis, who is responsible for the ...