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Steady eye

Thirteen-year-old Hensley Nicholson of Salem takes aim with a compound bow on the archery course, striking her target with every shot, at the 43rd annual Leetonia Sportsman's Club Kid's Day Saturday. Six hundred and six kids spent the day communing with nature and learning how to safely have ...

Land bank may be too efficient

LISBON — Columbiana County’s land bank program has been so successful at lowering the cost of demolitions that it could result in less funding to raze more homes. The land bank received $3.2 million in federal Neighborhood Initiative Program funding over the past several years to demolish ...

ELO woman’s efforts to stay clean rewarded, receives probation

LISBON — A woman with a number of past convictions was given a chance at community control by Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge C. Ashley Pike on Friday after showing she has been making progress in her drug-recovery efforts. Peggy Strub 49, formerly of Chester Avenue, East ...

On reflection, safety is top priority for Palestine chief

EAST PALESTINE — Firefighters working the scene of an accident at state Routes 14 and 165 this past week were wearing their reflective safety gear but were still difficult to see in the low light of early morning hours, prompting a local resident to encourage donations for better ...

Green convenience

MIAMI — In convenience stores spawned by the wellness wave, kombucha slushies take the place of corn-syrupy treats infused with red dye, tortilla chips are made of cassava flour instead of corn and there are vegan ice cream bars and a dizzying selection of organic produce and craft beer on ...

Review: Moore takes on Trump

“I hope he never does one on me,” Donald Trump once said of Michael Moore. It was in 1998, on Roseanne Barr’s syndicated talk show. Trump complimented Moore’s “Roger & Me,” a takedown of General Motors and its then-CEO, Roger Smith. “It’s terrific,” he said, then added ...

Film Review: ‘House With a Clock’ is a real time suck

The 10-year-old hero at the center of the film “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” likes to look up words in the dictionary, like “foreboding” and “indomitable.” He might want to be familiar with the term “execrable” — that’s a good one for this movie. Adapted from the ...

Review: ‘Colette,’ a literary great is finally unbound

Wash Westmoreland’s “Colette” is a very British movie about a very French feminist icon. A handsome and lively period film, it’s too timid to capture the ravenous appetites of the literary force that was Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette. But with Keira Knightley playing the prolific and ...

Review: ‘Life Itself’ is star-studded, earnest but lacking

Hallmark sentimentality, passionate defenses of Bob Dylan’s “Time Out of Mind” and horrific head traumas are thrown together in Dan Fogelman’s “Life Itself ,” a curious cocktail of a movie from the “This is Us” creator about all of life’s highest highs and lowest lows across ...

Museum of Dumb Guy Stuff opens

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Off the beaten track of Portsmouth’s cultural, historic and arts attractions is the “Museum of Dumb Guy Stuff,” intentionally named without a hyphen, so visitors can draw their own conclusions. It’s in the eye of the beholder whether the museum displays ...