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Kids at heart

Buddy Bricker of Leetonia gets a razzing about his Viking hat from Mike Rulli as Bricker cooks up some of the 2,015 hot dogs consumed at the Leetonia Sportsman's Club Kid's Day Saturday. Rulli Brothers donated the water for the event. Bricker who wears a different and always interesting hat ...

Rehabilitated eagle released at Hocking College

NELSONVILLE (AP) — A young bald eagle took flight toward a tree line at noon on Thursday at Hocking College, just a stone’s throw from the college bookstore and near the Hocking River. A gathering of about 50 students and faculty watched, waited and celebrated a release coordinated by the ...

Historic WWII raid lives on with survivor, now 103

CINCINNATI — The last surviving Doolittle Tokyo Raider is still telling his World War II stories, and he enjoys hearing new ones that have been passed down to younger generations. Retired Lt. Col. Dick Cole recently celebrated his 103rd birthday. And he’s getting ready to attend another ...

Wellsville chamber making plans for pumpkin fest

WELLSVILLE — Village Council gave approval this week to block off some of the streets that will be used during the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Pumpkin Festival. The chamber requested to close Main Street from Third to Fifth streets on Oct. 6 for the chamber’s Pumpkin Festival, ...

Patriotic Indians

Southern Local's K.J. Kovar displays his flags from Southern Local's red, white and blue day prior to Friday's rain-delayed game in Lisbon.

Pastor gets 3 years on sex charge

LISBON — A former East Palestine pastor will spend the next three years in prison for engaging in sexual conduct with an underage female member of his congregation. “The (prosecutor’s office) said the facts in this case were disturbing. I find them reprehensible,” said Columbiana ...

Lisbon cop resigns after OVI charge

LISBON — The village police officer charged with driving drunk and having a handgun with him at the time has resigned. Trevor O’Rourke, 22, of Canfield, resigned Friday after meeting with village police Chief Mike Abraham. “He resigned for personal reasons,” Abraham said of ...

Hellish night for two hikers

GLENMOOR — Two hikers were rescued from Hellbenders Bluff Park off East Liverpool Road late Friday through the joint efforts of West Point and Glenmoor firefighters. Jim Watson of Wellsville and another hiker who declined to give his name had been in the park for about five hours before they ...

Columbiana looks favorably at company’s plans for expansion

COLUMBIANA — A local manufacturing company plans to expand. City Council gave a first reading to legislation this week to vacate 331 feet of West Railroad Street in order for Columbiana Boiler to construct a new building. Vacating the road was first discussed at the Sept. 11 planning ...

Ex-officer indicted for theft in office

LISBON — A former St. Clair Township police sergeant is facing seven felony charges including theft in office. Joseph G. Brophey, 57, St. Clair Avenue, East Liverpool, resigned his position on the department on Feb. 23, 2016, two days after one of the charges he is facing, a burglary ...