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Are you loving someone to death?

The headline is centered boldly at the top of the page of an article about enabling addiction. You can’t miss it. “Are you loving someone to death?” And it stands out sharply enough to stop you in your tracks and give you pause to think about the very idea for a minute or two. Thinking ...

Silver year for Wellsville couple

WELLSVILLE — Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lockhart III of Wellsville will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on June 9. Betty Jo Cronin became the bridge of Charles Lockhart III on June 9, 1995 at the Central United Methodist Church in a ceremony performed by the Rev. Judith Scott. Betty is ...

Thompson Park pool to reopen June 7

EAST LIVERPOOL — After consulting with the city health commissioner, the city park board announced this week that the Thompson Park pool will open Sunday, June 7. While direct sunshine and chlorinated water are known to kill the coronavirus, opening the pools will require families to ...

West Branch honors best from the Class of 2020

BELOIT — The 30th annual West Branch High School Senior Academic Recognition Banquet was cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the WBHS Academic Recognition Committee continued to honor 16 students who are in the top 10 percent of the Class of 2020 along with a teacher ...

EP picks O’Horo for major project

EAST PALESTINE — After reviewing three bids for the E.Q. basin project, which should be starting over the summer with a completion time of one year to finish, Village Manager Mark McTrustry announced that the village went with the lowest bidder, A.P. O’Horo, at $7.138 million at Tuesday’s ...

Minneapolis cop who knelt on man’s neck charged with murder

MINNEAPOLIS — The white Minneapolis police officer seen on video kneeling on George Floyd’s neck was arrested on murder charges Friday and accused in court papers of ignoring another officer who was worried about the handcuffed black man who died after pleading that he could not ...

Protest response ‘abject failure’

MINNEAPOLIS — With smoke drifting over Minneapolis, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Friday acknowledged the “abject failure” of the response to this week’s violent protests and called for swift justice for police involved in the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for ...

West Branch changes remain on track

BELOIT— The reconfiguration of the West Branch School District is still on track for the fall, according to Superintendent Timothy Saxton. Saxton told the school board Thursday night the schedule to consolidate buildings within the district remains the same despite the uncertainties ...

$60K in gifts made to provider staffs

LISBON — So far there are no known COVID-19 cases among Columbiana County’s 804 clients with developmental disabilities, according to Bill Devon. “We have held to zero cases, which is amazing,” said Devon, superintendent of the county Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD). ...

Drive-thru barbecue

The East Palestine will offer a fireworks barbecue drive-thru from 4-6 p.m. Friday, July 3. The meal consists of either ribs or brisket plus two medium sides and a roll for $15. Dinners must be ordered by June 27; call 853-8483. The Eagles report the dinner sold out early last time and there is ...