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Long tradition continues at Simmons’ family orchards

ROGERS — Back a long winding lane lined with recently picked apple trees sits Simmons Peace Valley Orchards. More than 70 years ago, Daniel J. Simmons and his wife Anna bought an abandoned apple orchard, starting a family tradition of growing and selling produce now in its fourth ...

Lisbon boosts security at stadium, on buses

LISBON — The school board continues to improve security at district buildings. The board on Thursday agreed to spend $2,298 to install security cameras at the football stadium, and Superintendent Joseph Siefke reported they will also be installing cameras on all four school buses. The cost ...

Zoning again a topic in Middleton Township

NEGLEY— Zoning has been a recurring conversation in Middleton Township as discussion heated up further regarding the PennOhio Waste landfill in Negley at Wednesday’s meeting. The process remains unclear to the residents on how to approach the zoning issue, and Fiscal Officer Bob Chapman ...

Mammograms questioned, new tests recommended

EAST PALESTINE— Due to East Palestine Family Medical Clinic failing to meet the parameters for a key quality control test in October of 2017 and October of 2018, the Ohio Department of Health issued a public notice. The notice alerted patients who had a mammogram at the clinic on or after ...

United eyes $25 million in state funding to build new school

HANOVERTON — The United Local School District is eligible for state funding that will make possible the construction of a new pre-K-12 campus without asking for additional support from residents. Schools Superintendent Lance Hostetler Friday issued a press release stating the Ohio ...

West Branch eligible for $9K safety grant

BELOIT — The West Branch school district is eligible for nearly $9,000 for school safety this year. Based on last year’s final enrollment, the district can apply for $8,931 in a School Safety Grant through the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. The money is available through House Bill 166 ...

10 hospitalized, insulin given instead of flu shots

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) — Ten people at an Oklahoma care facility for people with intellectual disabilities were hospitalized after they were apparently accidentally injected with what’s believed to be insulin rather than flu shots, authorities said. Emergency responders were called ...

Veterans Day: Thank you for your service

Veterans Day recognizes all American veterans of all wars, living or deceased. Originally it was called Armistice Day to observe the end of World War I and honor the veterans of the war. But later, after World War II and Korea, veteran service groups requested that Congress honor all American ...

LaBeouf explores his own childhood in ‘Honey Boy’

“Honey Boy” will break your heart. It hardly matters if you’ve never given a second thought to the circumstances of Shia LaBeouf’s life, his childhood or his rocky early adult years. But this is the kind of universally moving work that can only emerge from something immensely specific ...

Continuing renovation

WELLSVILLE— The school board this week accepted a bid from Allison Construction for $84,680 for renovations to the Nicholson Stadium practice field. The dirt removed to install artificial turf on the game field will be spread onto the practice field and leveled out. There will also be a ...