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United outreach

United High School Student Council and Ruriteens members (from left) Betty Whiteleather, Community Outreach advisor; Alexis Blake, Emilee Graham, Morgan Urmson, Elizabeth Marhefka, Paige Eichler and Katlyn Phillips wrap gifts and organize the food for the United Community Outreach’s Christmas ...

New signage approved for downtown bank

EAST LIVERPOOL — New signage for a downtown bank was approved this week by the Design Review Board, with no opposition voiced for the proposal. The board was addressed by Shon Barris of Youngstown Sign Group, who outlined plans for replacing directional signs, a pole mounted sign and a sign ...

BWD, officials discuss water extension plans

WELLSVILLE — With nothing etched in stone yet, meetings are being planned between Buckeye Water District and St. Clair Township officials regarding costs and feasibility for the proposed Fredericktown Road waterline extension. On Thursday, the district’s engineering committee met with ...

Holiday cheer

Two-year-old Lexi Larkins of Lisbon didn't realize she could use her mittened hands to hold a cookie, giving her mom, Stephanie, a good laugh as she fed her daughter and visited with family after Lisbon's light-up night on Wednesday.

Lisbon looks within

LISBON — For the past two years, the village has been focusing on passing laws to get property owners in the downtown business district to fix up the exterior of their dilapidated buildings. Fire Chief Paul Gresh Jr. told village council on Tuesday they need to turn their attention to what ...

The premiere

Salem resident Bob Sebo, a SHS graduate and big booster of all school sports programs, holds a poster detailing a special event that will be held Sunday. “I’m a Buckeye: The Earle Bruce Story” will premiere at 1 p.m. in the high school auditorium as a fundraiser supporting Salem ...

Unfounded report of man trapped inside adds urgency to fire run

EAST LIVERPOOL — Firefighters responding Wednesday afternoon to a garage fire in the East End initially believed someone may have been trapped inside, but that turned out not to be the case. The alarm was sounded just before 1 p.m. for the garage at 1078 Pennsylvania Ave., which is actually ...

New after-school meal program will begin in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA — In the next week the Columbiana School District is kicking off a brand new after-school meal program for high school students who aren’t able to get home for dinner. Superintendent Don Mook said during this week’s board of education meeting that he has seen a lot of parents ...

County Briefing

A safe place for gift deliveries The Leetonia Police Department is offering to hold package deliveries for residents this holiday season. Due to the threat of “porch pirates” who steal packages from front porches during the holiday, the police department is offering to keep deliveries ...

Ohio senator urges Trump to take action on GM

CINCINNATI — Ohio’s Democratic U.S. senator, a potential 2020 presidential candidate, Wednesday challenged President Donald Trump to stop “pointing fingers” and take action to head off auto plant closings. Sen. Sherrod Brown promoted legislation he introduced in August that would give ...