Local News

Spring cleaning

Volunteers will be cleaning up East Liverpool from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. City refuse employees will pick up any bags of trash collected and placed at the side of the road, and FRX Health is purchasing the garbage bags for volunteers. Next Saturday, Heritage Thermal Services will be ...

Bells of French cathedrals ring

PARIS — Bells of cathedrals across France rang in a moving tribute Wednesday to Notre Dame as firefighters and experts continued to keep the beloved but weakened landmark under close surveillance. From Sacre Coeur in Paris to the cities of Strasbourg in the east and Rouen in the west, the ...

County Briefing

Lisbon to clean up next weekend Center Township and Lisbon are having a combined cleanup day for residents at the township building on Industrial Park Road from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26-27. Accepted items are scrap metal, large appliances, household items such as furniture and mattresses and ...

Salem council gives go-ahead for grant bid

SALEM — City council gave approval Tuesday for the Salem Parks Commission to seek a NatureWorks grant to renovate restrooms at Waterworth Memorial Park. This will be the first time for the city to seek the grant offered through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The amount available ...

Bright Easter

The Brightside Project will host its annual Bright Easter event at the new office at 138 S. Broadway, Salem, from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Income and age-qualifying children in the county can attend and receive a free Easter basket filled with toys, snacks and candy. ...

South Range school board approves contracts

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — The South Range school board this week approved two-year contracts with both the teacher and classified employees unions that provide slight raises for the workers. The board approved the contract with the South Range Education Association effective Sept. 1, 2019 through ...

Wellsville pleased with paper for tests

WELLSVILLE — Third-graders in the Wellsville School District will once again be taking English language arts and math state tests in paper format as opposed to online. The board approved the paper format tests for the 2019-20 school year for all third-grade students. Board member Rick ...

Church plans homecoming

The Trinity United Methodist Church in New Springfield will hold a Homecoming Sunday on April 28. All are welcome to renew old friendships and make new acquaintances. Festivities will begin with coffee and pastry fellowship at 9 a.m. followed by Sunday school and morning worship with Pastor ...

Reptilian weapon

A customer at an Ohio restaurant pulled out a turquoise iguana from under his shirt, swung it around and threw it at the manager. Police say the Madison man walked into Perkins Restaurant in Painesville on Tuesday. He laid down in a booth, threw a menu at a waitress then threw the lizard at the ...

Amazon moving into North Jackson site

NORTH JACKSON — Global online retailer Amazon has leased space at the Youngstown Commerce Park for a warehouse and last-mile fulfillment center, for which site preparation and building improvements have already begun. “This is going to be a facility for last-mile distribution for the ...