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Liverpool approves tax amnesty program

EAST LIVERPOOL — City taxpayers can now take advantage of a new amnesty program approved Tuesday night by city council that will allow them to avoid all interest and late payment penalties this year. The amnesty program was recommended by tax Commissioner Linda Harpold and goes into effect ...

Morning Journal/Deanne Johnson
After a tour of the Akron Children’s Hospital facility in Lisbon, members of the ACH staff and U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson talked about some of the issues facing health care in rural parts of the state of Ohio. Johnson sat in the far corner and in a circle were Charlie Solley, director of government relations external affairs; Steve Spaulding, vice president of population health; Shawn Lyden, executive vice president of ACH; JoAnn Stock, senior director of development at Beeghly Campus; Ben Teske, director of regional pediatrics; and Dawn Baker, a field representative with Johnson’s office.

Health care confab

LISBON — Sitting in the new Akron Children’s Hospital facility in Lisbon, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson got to discuss a few of the concerns of those helping to provide health care for children in our rural area, which includes the long 6th District where Johnson serves. The new Lisbon Akron ...

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Werner Lange, Democratic candidate for the 6th Congressional District, will host a meet the candidate event at the Lepper Library in Lisbon at 4 p.m. Feb. 27. Lange is shown here while campaigning in the village Monday.

County Briefing

CPR training course offered The United Local Community Education Program will offer the American Heart Association’s HeartSaver CPR/AED/First Aid certification training from 4-8 p.m. Thursday in the high school library. The certification fulfills the requirements of most coaching and ...

West Virginia Senate OKs sports wagering bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Senate passed a bill Tuesday to legalize sports betting at the state’s five casinos in the event that a U.S. Supreme Court case leads to the repeal of a nationwide ban. The bill was approved 25-9 and now moves to the House of Delegates, where a ...

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United spellers

Paige Swogger won the United Local spelling bee. The bee went 10 rounds, with Swogger winning on the word “fluorescent.” She will lead a quartet of United spellers plus an alternate to the county bee: (from left) Swogger, first runnerup Benjamin Battaglini, third runnerup Alexia Dennison, ...

Despite players’ opinions, soccer coach retained

SALEM — Members of the girls soccer program attended Tuesday’s school board meeting to share their opinion on who should be the next head varsity coach. The consent agenda for Tuesday’s meeting called for granting a supplemental contract to Matt Freeman for varsity girls head coach. In ...

Councilwoman to vacate Salem seat March 6

SALEM — First Ward residents again have the chance to step forward if they’re interested in serving on city council, with a deadline of March 13 set for submitting resumes to replace Councilwoman Christine Mancuso. Mancuso announced Tuesday that her resignation will take effect March 6 ...

Bob Rossiter/The Canton Repository via AP
A police car is parked outside Jackson Township Middle School in Massillon after a student shot himself after bringing a gun to school.

Massillon seventh-grader with distraction device shoots himself

MASSILLON — An Ohio seventh-grader who brought a gun to school and shot himself inside a restroom just before classes began on Tuesday also had a device in his backpack meant to cause a distraction, police said. While investigators said the device was not an explosive that would have harmed ...

Morning Journal/Larry Shields

Pothole patrol

Three Salem service department crews were out cold patching streets during Tuesday’s warm-up with temperatures reaching near 70. The crews have been out on previous days trying to keep up with the potholes and cracks caused by the repeated ice-salt-thaw cycles of winter. Mark Logan, left, and ...

State Briefing

Malvern can’t cut off water MALVERN — A judge has issued a temporary restraining order to stop an Ohio village from cutting off water to residents of a mobile home park. The Canton Repository reports the village of Malvern was about to stop water service at Sandy Creek Estates Mobile Home ...