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Belmont County looking to Asia to revive hopes

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A slice of Appalachia along the Ohio River still struggling decades after losing manufacturing jobs in the steel, aluminum and glass industries to overseas competition is looking to Asia to revive the region’s fortunes with a more pliable product — plastic. A Thai ...

Golden year at the Brittain Open

The winning team in the 50th annual Brittain Open golf outing: (from left) Frank Quetot, Mike Quetot, Tony Workman and Sam Colundrello.

A veteran remembered

As part of Veterans Night Friday at the Hoppel Championship Rodeo, the family of East Palestine veteran Sgt. Matthew “Bob” Cresanto was presented with an American flag. Bob Cresanto was both a military and rodeo veteran who died recently. Friday night’s rodeo was dedicated to his memory. ...

Village not collecting tax on haulers

WELLSVILLE — Seven companies blamed for the deteriorated condition of village streets traveled by their trucks are prepared to contribute $50,000 annually over the next five years to help with repairs. Jay Muse, vice president of the Wellsville Terminal Co., said they submitted a proposal ...

Woman’s death investigated

SALEM—The body of a deceased woman found at a city home Friday afternoon has been sent for positive identification. Salem police are working with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Columbiana County Coroner’s Office to investigate the death of a woman found at a South Lincoln Avenue ...

Judge refuses convicted murderer’s request to withdraw guilty plea

LISBON — Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge C. Ashley Pike again denied the request by convicted murderer Terry A. Brown to withdraw his guilty plea to several charges. In a written ruling dated June 26, Pike agreed with the Columbiana County Prosecutor’s office, which stated ...

Grant will help fill CTC’s new machine lab

LISBON — The Columbiana County Career and Technical Center is renovating a machining lab for next school year and thanks to a $200,000 grant, they will now be able to obtain more of the expensive equipment needed to fill that space up. Assistant Superintendent Jeremy Corbisello said the ...

Celebrating America

Sixteen-month-old Grayson Gillin got a bird’s-eye view of the East Palestine fireworks in the arms of his dad Matt.

Review: ‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ punches above its weight

Not since Animal against the advice of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker ingested Insta-Growth pills has a movie had as much fun with scale as “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” Among the greatest threats to the shape-shifting heroes of the Marvel sequel are windshield wipers, salt shakers and ...

Review: A wild, provocative vision in ‘Sorry to Bother You’

Writer and director Boots Riley’s crackling first film “Sorry to Bother You “ may just be the craziest movie of the year. Fierce, provocative and bold, it’s a challenging social statement about race and capitalism wrapped in a colorful, magical realist coating that will leave your head ...