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Columbiana woman works to preserve monarch butterflies

COLUMBIANA — Sandy Bush has always been a fan of butterflies. She’s always been drawn to the change and evolution of the insect, as it serves as a symbol of self-growth. So, when she had learned about the declining numbers of butterflies, she wanted to play a part in preserving them. Bush ...

911 panel, health dept. at odds on COVID alert

LISBON—Columbiana County’s 911 advisory committee members took issue with a recent county health department email recommending dispatchers begin using the nationwide police database to determine whether callers have the COVID-19 virus instead of relying on health department ...

Safety is priority as Salem schools work on reopening plan

SALEM — Salem school officials on Friday released the details parents want to know about the Sept. 8 restart of their children’s education, covering everything from facial coverings and safety measures to recess and lunch. “We’re doing everything we possibly can to keep students and ...

Drop-off day reset this year

LISBON — The annual electronics drop-off event for Columbiana County residents will be conducted entirely by appointment. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 27, and those wanting to schedule an appointment can call 330-627-7311. Following is a list of electronics that ...

EL schools release restart plan

EAST LIVERPOOL — East Liverpool school district recently released its plans for “a responsible return to schools” this fall. According to district Superintendent Jonathan Ludwig, not only have they participated in the weekly county and administrative meetings, they also surveyed ...

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

LISBON — August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month in Ohio. Aug. 1-7 was World Breastfeeding Week (WBW). The last week in August is celebrated as Black Breastfeeding Week. Research suggests that breastfeeding is a key modifiable factor for disease for both mothers and infants. The American ...

COUNTY BRIEFING

New Waterford Eagles to host breakfast NEW WATERFORD— The New Waterford Eagles will host a breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Eat in or carryout open to the public. Call 330-457-7230. Eagle’s Nest is $5, breakfast special of two eggs, homefries and toast is $4.50 with sausage and $5 ...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

MON/8-10 Calcutta Beaver Local BOE, 7 p.m. in grade 8 pod, also live-streamed on youtube East Palestine Mushroom swiss burger from 4-7 p.m. at Eagles, $7, eat in or carryout, 886-0397 after 3:30 LaCroft Liverpool Township trustees, 6:30 p.m. at 2485 Boring Lane North ...

Fire destroys West Point home

WEST POINT — A household of five was forced to flee their burning home early Friday morning. Located in West Point on state Route 518 directly across from the fire station, the two-story home was deemed a total loss, according to fire chief Wayne Chamberlain. The home is owned by Jellian ...

Mid-American Conference cancels fall football due to virus

The Mid-American Conference on Saturday became the first league at college football's highest level to cancel its fall season because of the pandemic. "I'm heartbroken we are in this place," MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said. With the MAC's 12 schools facing a significant financial ...