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CR graduation

Rachel Ashby plants a kiss on the cheek of her granddaughter, Alaina Ashby, after her graduation Sunday from Crestview High School.

Retired Teachers

LISBON — The Columbiana County Retired Teachers Association (CCRTA) met at the Methodist Church with Nancy Dicken welcoming 41 in attendance, leading the pledge and offering the prayer. Gayle Noel introduced the three CCRTA book grant recipients for 2018 as Mollieann Fox and Trinity Walker ...

SRMC Auxiliary

The Salem Regional Medical Center Auxiliary held its annual luncheon and installation of officers at the Salem Golf Club: (front) Karla McClain, vice president; (back, from left) Judi Allio, secretary; Sheila Bachmeier, past president; and Maureen Zimmerman, treasurer. Not shown is Lynn Gorman, ...

Fairfield trail work continues

COLUMBIANA — Fairfield Township trustees hired Yarian Brothers to build the observation deck for Phase I of the Headwaters Nature Trail under construction behind the government building at 3062 Fairfield School Road. The New Waterford company was the only bid on the $16,000 project. Two ...

Volunteers prep pool for opening

EAST LIVERPOOL — The J. Burchfield Cartwright municipal pool in Thompson Park will be operating again this season, thanks to the work of volunteers who have been readying it for the June 2 opening. Former mayor Jim Swoger and his wife Amy took on the pool as their pet project 18 years ago, ...

Lisbon flag raised

Lisbon Mayor Joe Morenz is assisted by the village's flag designer, 9-year-old Ryan Hawthorne (orange shirt), his twin brother Henry and Sara Mayer. The three McKinley Elementary students all competed in the flag design competition. The flag was raised in the square on Saturday.

Lisbon comes up shy in bid for building rehab funds

LISBON — There is not enough interest among downtown building owners for the village to seek a state grant to help them fix up their buildings, and Mayor Joseph Morenz believes he is partially to blame. “I am kind of (disappointed by the response), but I’m kind of to blame myself. If we ...

Disc golf course eyed for Firestone

COLUMBIANA — The city’s park board has approved the idea of a disc golf course at the Harvey S. Firestone Park. According to minutes of the most recent park board meeting, the course was requested by local business owners Greg Snyder and Josh Dunn. Snyder and Dunn co-own Birdfish ...

Fair returns to the streets of East Palestine for 131st year

EAST PALESTINE — Pony rides and a merry-go-round are just some of the new features of this year’s East Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce 131st annual Street Fair beginning on Wednesday. The fair will take place from Wednesday through Saturday, with Bates Brothers Amusements of ...

Kids can communicate via the new Tiger Line

WELLSVILLE — Sometimes, the smallest mouths have the most to say, and through a program established by the village school district and police department, youngsters now have a way to communicate what they know. The “Tiger Line” is a special telephone line established specifically for ...