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As backhoe sits, dispute remains stuck in court

LISBON — This is the story of a stolen backhoe and whether Perry Township trustees or an insurance company will pay the $40,000-plus impoundment bill incurred while the equipment was being held as evidence. The story begins with Danny L. Koster, 65, West Pine Lake Road, Salem, who was ...

Wellsville parade

Mia Meadows as Cindy-Lou Who and Mason Meadows as the Grinch, winners of the Grinch look-a-like contest, ride high upon the Wellsville Library float during the Wellsville Christmas parade held Saturday. The giant Grinch in the float is the librarian. (Photo by Patti Schaeffer)

Salem chamber hands out annual awards

SALEM — A fourth-generation family business that’s continuously expanding, a citizen who’s a mentor in both industry and community service and a non-profit hospice that caters to patients and families first all earned honors Wednesday. The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce named Hickey ...

Musician Jeff Tweedy’s memoir

“Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back)” (Dutton), by Jeff Tweedy In his memoir, “Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back),” Jeff Tweedy, frontman of the American rock band Wilco, displays a sense of humor that his audiences will know well from his onstage banter. His lyrics can be serious or ...

Actors visit East Liverpool classes

EAST LIVERPOOL —In what is becoming an annual tradition, East Liverpool Junior High School’s eighth grade students had some special visitors during recent language arts classes when award-winning director and producer Josh Menning and several actors regaled them with their experiences in ...

HONOR ROLLS

Garfield Elementary School WELLSVILLE — The following students were named to the honor roll at Garfield Elementary School for the first nine weeks grading period. All A’s Grade 1: Isaiah Board, Katie Burkhammer, Kyra Chambers, Ashlyn Crabtree, Landon Cranston, Richard Crowe, Devon ...

HONOR ROLLS

Southern Local Elementary SALINEVILLE — Paige Morris, a sixth grader at Southern Local Elementary School, was named to the Merit Honor Roll for the first nine weeks grading period. Her name was omitted from the earlier release.

HONOR ROLLS

Leetonia Middle LEETONIA — The following students have been named to the honor roll at Leetonia Middle and High School for the first nine weeks grading period. All A’s Grade 8: Joseph Guido and Case Henderson. Grade 9: John Buffone, Kaylee Colkitt, Billie Sue Gibson. Josie Glosser, ...

Forced mergers spark backlash

STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Efforts to force school districts to merge their boards and budgets in Vermont — a rural state with declining enrollment and rising education costs — have sparked backlash with more than 20 communities planning to take legal action. The state Board of Education ...

Film puts modern spin on ‘Queen of Scots’

“Mary, Queen of Scots “ is an ambitious re-imagining of the Mary Stuart and Elizabeth I saga with modern flourishes and bold performances from Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. But the film, for all its prestige and edginess, its lofty goals and contemporary messages, is not a particularly ...