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Leetonia street project to be finished in October

LEETONIA — The Home Street widening project will finally be completed next month, but the exact date is still unknown. Village Administrator Gary Phillips reported to village council this past week that two tentative dates were set at a recent pre-construction meeting. The project will ...

Kasich responds to student’s letter

BELOIT — The West Branch school board Thursday night recognized a fourth-grade student who wrote to Gov. John Kasich regarding the Knox Township flooding problem and received a response. Camdyn Schatz, who was in the third-grade when she wrote a letter, shared the response from Kasich ...

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Standing out

Three-year-old Brielle Francis of Calcutta got a birds-eye view of the East Liverpool versus Beaver Local game from the top of the fence because of a standing room only crowd for the long standing rivalry.

BDD extending its reach

LISBON — Board members of the Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities got a chance to see what the new marketing firm they hired a few months ago has been able to do. Connie Kovolenko of Integra Marketing Group made a presentation to the board, showing them new brochures, ...

Buses are worth the wait for Lisbon

LISBON — After two years of looking for some low-mileage used but newer school buses, the school district’s patience was rewarded. The school board on Thursday approved the purchase of two used 2015 buses with just 40,000 miles from Myers Equipment Corp. of Canfield for a combined ...

ELO council member hopes to join forces with county

EAST LIVERPOOL — After blaming the county auditor this week for allowing delinquent property taxes to rise without taking any action to curb the increase, Councilman Ray Perorazio said Wednesday he has learned he mistakenly blamed the wrong county official and for the wrong ...

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Lisbon freshman Gabe Damron tries to keep his balance while experiencing a virtual reality simulation of walking on a beam atop the Sears Tower in Chicago in the Virtual Reality Lab at the Kent State University Salem campus. Also pictured is Clayton Gellatly, the IT manager at Kent State.

Kent Salem Campus holds STEM days for high schools

SALEM — Imagine pushing an elevator button and getting inside. The doors open seconds later to a beam jutting out into nothing but air, from the top of the Sears Tower in Chicago. Now imagine walking across that beam, heart beating faster, nerves fluttering, seeing the ground so far ...

COUNTY BRIEFING

A very embalmy night indeed The East Liverpool Historical Society will present “Once Upon an ‘Embalmy’ Night: the History of Funeral Homes and Embalmers” at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 at the East Liverpool Country Club. Tickets are now available for $25 until Oct. 24 at J. Sabatini Shoe Store. ...

United students should save

HANOVERTON—The United school board Wednesday night approved action that should save its student related groups some money. The board approved a new system for charging for student related activities and fees, agreeing to pay actual costs for the extracurricular activities, trips and ...

Wellsville board member recognized

WELLSVILLE — The Wellsville Board of Education took time to congratulate one of its own for his numerous years of service during Monday’s meeting. The board extended congratulations to president Ed Bauer, who was honored with the Distinguished Board Member Award presented by the Ohio ...