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3 juveniles banned from Salem parks

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SALEM — Three juveniles, including two girls continuously fighting and one boy causing problems at the pool, won’t be allowed to visit Salem city parks anytime soon. That’s because they’ve been banned by the long arm of city Parks Director Shane Franks, who utilized the power given to ...

Green Township chief relates recent fire

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GREENFORD — Fire Chief Todd Baird related a story about an early Sunday morning fire on July 1 during Tuesday’s Green Township trustee meeting. A passerby called in the fire at 8576 Salem-Unity Road and the Green Township Volunteer Fire Department got the call at 5:05 a.m. A mother and ...

Salem company seeks candidates at job fair

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SALEM—A job candidate could walk into the Quality Water Systems and R&S Drilling hiring night on Aug. 8 and get hired on the spot, owner Travis Mong said Wednesday. Quality Water Systems and R&S Drilling is holding the one-night job fair beginning at 6:30 p.m. The company is located ...

Teen’s relationship with dad gets uncomfortable

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DEAR ABBY: My dad has never really been in the picture. He just pops back in and out whenever he wishes and leaves when things get too hard. He has never had a job or a home since he walked out on my mother when I was 7. Recently he seems to have settled back here in town where my siblings and ...

Leetonia OKs personnel items

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LEETONIA — The Leetonia school board Tuesday night approved several personnel items. The board accepted the resignations of Rae Anne Baruffa as music teacher, choir director and drama adviser and Sue Weaver as classroom assistant. The board also approved Brandon Frenger, Lori Bush and ...

Pawn shop violin worth $250,000

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SOMERVILLE, Mass.— A violin bought by a Massachusetts pawn shop for $50 has ended up being worth about 5,000 times that. WFXT-TV reports a new employee at the LBC Boutique and Loan in Somerville had no idea what he was buying when he paid for the Ferdinando Gagliano violin, which was ...

COUNTY BRIEFING

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Leetonia to open repaired bridge Leetonia Village Administrator Gary E. Phillips has announced that the Madison Street bridge repair work has been completed. The bridge will re-open Monday. Commodity fest part of fair A new 2018 Commodity Festival will be held during the Columbiana ...

Cleveland Orchestra suspends concertmaster

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Orchestra has suspended its longtime concertmaster following the publication of two accounts detailing sexual misconduct allegations against him. The Plain Dealer reports the orchestra said Friday that William Preucil, concertmaster since 1995, had been ...

Board approves school repairs

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BELOIT—The West Branch school board Thursday night hired a contractor to make repairs at the middle school. The board hired Stitle Construction to repair of the middle school cupolas at a cost of $40,000. Cupolas are the decorative sky light structures on the school’s roof. The board in ...

Always emotional, new risks lurk when auto plant must close

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LORDSTOWN, Ohio — With too many factories making slow-selling cars, General Motors can’t afford to keep them all operating without making some tough decisions. But the political atmosphere might be limiting its options. A possible scenario, analysts say, is to close its sprawling ...