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With J.K. Rowling’s help, Jude Law builds a new Dumbledore

LOS ANGELES — When Jude Law met with J.K. Rowling about portraying the younger version of Albus Dumbledore, the two discussed how to rebuild the fan-favorite character from the “Harry Potter” films. Law spent an afternoon jotting down notes from Rowling who talked to him about ...

‘Green Book’ sure to bring a smile

If there is a big studio movie that’s more generally crowd-pleasing than “Green Book “ this season, I have yet to find it. In this landscape of challenging, provocative, edgy films, Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and, of all people, director Peter Farrelly have come along with a movie ...

Rails

The Columbiana Chamber of Commerce recently held a red ribbon cutting ceremony for Rails Pool Hall and Eatery. Rails offers six pool tables, seating areas, televisions, juke box and eat-at bar offering a wide variety of food. Hours are noon-8 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday through ...

Stung by Amazon, cities look on the bright side

Sometimes losing is winning. Or at least that’s what some of the 18 North American cities passed up by Amazon for its new headquarters are telling themselves. After 14 agonizing months of wooing and then waiting for the online retail giant to make up its mind, the finalists learned that ...

Trustees OK lights and sirens

SALEM — Perry Township trustees agreed recently to allow Fire Chief Bruce Whitcher to spend up to $6,300 to outfit the new grass truck and the rescue truck with new sirens, light bars and emergency equipment from Hall Public Safety Outfitters. Trustee Cliff Mix questioned the request for ...

US Army looks to social media

INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Army recruiters in Indiana and other Midwestern states where recruitment has consistently fallen short are exploring other recruitment tactics, such as social media, as they try to convince young people to enlist. Data from the 3rd Recruiting Brigade shows that the group ...

Vintage WW II plane crashes

FREDERICKSBURG, Texas — The FAA says a vintage World War II fighter plane with two people aboard has crashed into the parking lot of an apartment complex in Fredericksburg, Texas. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says the aircraft was destroyed. He did not say what ...

Consultant offers ways to improve Salem water system

SALEM — A consultant who studied how to optimize Salem’s water treatment plant operations said the city overall has good water quality, a knowledgeable staff willing to learn new ways and a 26-year-old treatment process design that’s in good shape. But he also indicated there’s room ...

Student upgrades United’s TV station

HANOVERTON—A United Local student shared with the school board this week upgrades he helped implement at the district’s TV studio. According to Schools Superintendent Lance Hostetler, the studio in the past had utilized a television system that was old and slow. Additionally, the ...

Ways to clean up old mines

NORTON, Va. — A new report is highlighting ways to help cleanup and repurpose the sites of abandoned coal mines in Appalachia. The report was released Tuesday and suggests projects that could be undertaken in states such as Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia and West Virginia. Those states are ...