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County positive COVID-19 cases increases to 40

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As of 9:30 a.m. Sunday, the Columbiana County Health District is reporting that the county now has 40 positive COVID-19 cases including five total deaths of COVID-19 positive residents. These numbers reflect current totals including cases in East Liverpool City, Salem City and at the ...

3 more succumb to virus

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LISBON — Three additional Columbiana County residents have died after being hospitalized with positive coronavirus cases, bringing the county’s total to five deaths since the first case was confirmed two weeks ago. There are now 28 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county. The ...

Angst grows for prison workers

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LISBON — All employees at the federal prison in Elkton have been told by the Columbiana County Health Department to follow the self-quarantine protocols when not at work because of their likely exposure to the COVID-19 virus. In a letter dated March 31, Health Commissioner Wes Vins stated ...

County COVID figures

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These coronavirus figures, made available by the Ohio Department of Health, are as of mid-morning yesterday and may not reflect any cases or deaths reported after that. The figures are totals, and to date nothing is believed to have been adjusted as circumstances change. For example, the people ...

A not so pleasant trip back in time

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As the anxiety settles in over how the coronavirus pandemic will play out in our local communities, it is perhaps wise to take a step back and understand that we have been here before. In early October of 1918, the Spanish influenza pandemic whisked into Columbiana County and turned life ...

Spanish flu timeline

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A timeline of the Spanish flu outbreak of 1918-1919 in Columbiana County from contemporary reports from the Buckeye State (forerunner of the Morning Journal), Evening Review and Salem News: Oct. 4 - Camp Sherman, a military training institution in Chillicothe, reports that the influenza ...

US urges masks as dramatic steps to combat virus roll out

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NEW YORK — The Trump administration urged Americans to cover their faces in public and limited exports of medical supplies Friday as New York’s governor took his own dramatic step to fight the coronavirus — vowing to seize unused ventilators from private hospitals and ...

County offices change hours

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LISBON — The county Clerk of Courts Office and the county Recorder’s Office announced they will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays, starting Monday, in response to the coronavirus. This is being done to comply with Gov. Mike DeWine’s emergency order to reduce the possible spread of ...

Dog food delivered to Alaska

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Hundreds of dogs living in largely Alaska Native villages in southwest Alaska won’t go hungry this spring after more than 8,000 pounds of dog food were delivered, a humanitarian effort coordinated by two of the nation’s largest animal welfare groups in response to ...