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Women’s efforts claw away at cat population

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EAST LIVERPOOL — A chance encounter between two women with a passion for animals has led to a partnership that is slowly but surely resolving a serious problem with cats in the city, but these tireless advocates could use some help with their mission. Ohio Avenue resident Jo White took it ...

Land bank at work in ELO

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EAST LIVERPOOL — Nearly $1 million has been spent by the county land bank committee to demolish dilapidated houses inside city limits, according to information shared with city council this week. Robert Ritchie of the land bank provided a report about the on-going program, telling council ...

Request for immediate sentencing on hold

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LISBON — A Wampum, Pa., woman pleaded guilty to a possession of drugs charge, but was denied immediate sentencing after she requested to go to the county jail. Heather M. Sundo, 44, appeared before county Common Pleas Court Judge C. Ashley Pike on Wednesday, pleading guilty to the ...

Friday night fire damages vacant home in East Palestine

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EAST PALESTINE — An older home, which until recently housed an assisted living facility in East Palestine, caught fire Friday night. Firefighters were called shortly before 10 p.m. to a structure fire at 973 W. Main St. According to Fire Chief Joshua Brown, the building was 75 percent ...

Relics of the Past

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Josh Mann, 41, pulls back a heavy black curtain and walks into a room filled with immense gray cabinets. Mann, who towers over most people at 6 feet 5 inches, seems small here. He steps up to a black vault leading to a ...

Transgender Hollywood seeks recognition, and not just roles

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NEW YORK — When actress Scarlett Johansson reversed course recently and canceled plans to play a transgender man in the film “Rub & Tug,” transgender actors like Scott Turner Schofield were gratified — and pleasantly surprised. After years of watching non-trans stars win accolades ...

Review: Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ is daring and essential

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In 1979, a man named Ron Stallworth who was the first African-American police officer and detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department also became a card-carrying member of the Ku Klux Klan and the leader of the local chapter. He would send a white co-worker to play him for in-person ...

Review: McKinnon channels her inner spy in uneven ‘Spy’

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From the get-go, “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” a Kate McKinnon-Mila Kunis buddy spy comedy, has two things going for it. First, female spies are clearly in vogue, if you’ve been reading the news — or if you prefer your spies to be fictional, may we recommend Keri Russell’s recently ...

Program offers bike rides to the elderly, disabled

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JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Losing the ability to walk on your own often means losing the ability to ride a bike for yourself, too. For the elderly who perhaps cannot eat or sleep well either, seeing nature on a bike path or feeling a fall air can make them feel young again, said Michelle ...

‘Under a Dark Sky’

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“Under a Dark Sky” (Morrow), by Lori Rader-Day A dark sky park where even the slightest glimmer of light is blocked out provides a fascinating backdrop for Lori Rader-Day’s inventive fourth novel. The darkness that permeates the park’s environs also works as an imaginative metaphor ...