"Progress is ..." may sound like a very broad theme for the Morning Journal's 2011 Progress Edition, but surprisingly, we found much "progress" to celebrate even during the slow economy we've been experiencing in Columbiana County.
Some of the "progressive" things we found include the capability of Salem Community Hospital to perform virtual colonoscopies now. Anyone who has been subjected to the old-fashioned colonoscopy method will appreciate the ability to have this vital, possibly lifesaving test performed without undergoing the required prep and without missing work or other activities. Now, that's progress.
We also learned that the Windsor Estates Assisted Living Residence is planning to open in New Middletown in the fall. With the Baby Boomer generation beginning to retire, the need for such facilities will grow immensely in the near future.
In the 2011 Progress Edition inside today's newspaper, you'll also find stories about the massive renovation and addition to the Lepper Library in Lisbon and the new Wildlife Education Center added to Beaver Creek State Park. You'll also read about major expansions at two car dealerships in Salem and the success enjoyed at MAC Trailers in Salem and Alliance which is resulting in the addition of much-needed jobs in our area.
So there is much progress to be noted in our area. We hope you enjoy reading all about it inside today's Progress Edition.