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Say Grace

Jenny Barnett and Laurie Heintzelman grind some of the 10 bushels of cabbage for the coleslaw that will be served during the chicken barbecue at Grace Church in Columbiana. The dinners will be served at 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at noon Saturday during the Columbiana Street Fair.

Lisbon will open doors to historical village sites

LISBON — Nine historical buildings in town will be open for public tours Sept. 8 as part of an Ohio Open Doors event sponsored by the state Historical Society in conjunction with the Lisbon Historical Society and the local Chamber of Commerce’s Lisbon Landmark Foundation. The idea behind ...

People collecting gift of life for the monarch: milkweed pods

LISBON — With its vibrant orange and black coloring, the monarch butterfly is perhaps the most well known of its kind, but its population could be on a decline unless more milkweed is available. In a brilliant maneuver for its own survival, the monarch butterfly lays its eggs on certain ...

Pets beat the heat in final day of season at Lisbon pool

LISBON — Canines throughout the village had a fun-filled Labor Day weekend with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new dog park in Lisbon and parade through town on Saturday, and the annual “Drool in the Pool” event at the pool on Monday. The was the third year for the annual event at the ...

Salem council members will get back to business tonight

SALEM — City council reconvenes today after a six-week break from meetings, ready to get back to work, possibly on some previously discussed business awaiting further action and additional information. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Those topics may or may not come up at the meeting, but ...

County Briefing

Handicapped anglers to gather The East Palestine Sportsmen Club will hold its 27th annual handicapped fishing derby Saturday. The event is open to all handicapped residents in Columbiana County. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with fishing starting at 10. Lunch and the awards program will be ...

Group uses new technology to track salamanders

LOUDONVILLE (AP) — The group scanned the river, searching for signs of the slimy, dirt-colored salamanders from its muddy banks. To actually see an elusive Eastern hellbender salamander, though, they’d have to flip the large, flat boulders that shield their underwater living spaces and ...

Mansfield prison still grips fans 25 years after movie’s release

MANSFIELD — A prison movie shot in Ohio continues to grip fans nearly 25 years after its release. The Shawshank Redemption, with wily inmates Andy (Tim Robbins) and Red (Morgan Freeman) surviving long sentences and ultimately thriving, first hit theaters in September of 1994. It’s one of ...

Lepper Library adds cake pans, ukuleles to its checkout list

LISBON — The Lepper Library announced that the collection is expanding to include both ukuleles and cake pans for the public to borrow. Libraries across the nation are expanding the variety of circulating materials to include things like musical instruments and household items. ...

Breakfast to benefit VFD

NORTH GEORGETOWN — The annual benefit supper to raise funds for the North Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department will be held from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. This is the 16th year for this event which was first held to remember the brave firefighters in the ...