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Halloween comes early at the CAA

Children from around the county lined up to participate in a trunk or treat event hosted by the Community Action Agency Thursday in Lisbon.: (from left) Piper Burkholder, 2, of Lisbon; Shekaii Bason, 18 months old, from Columbiana; Kinsley Pittman, 3, of Columbiana,; Elliot Phillis, a ...

Vaccine task force convenes in county

LISBON — As Columbiana County remains level two orange on the Public Health Advisory System, the county health department and others are gearing up to provide the anticipated vaccine, make certain everyone gets a chance to vote who wants to vote and continue going to school and work. On ...

Springfield Road residents wary of zone change

COLUMBIANA — Several residents of Springfield Road attended Tuesday’s council meeting to oppose the rezoning of 625 Springfield Road from R-1 to C-2. Previously approved by the planning commission at a recent meeting, the ordinance to rezone the area had to be approved by council as well. ...

Eliminating an eyesore

SALEM — A dilapidated home and collapsed fruit house are going bye-bye from the landscape on South Pricetown Road thanks to a unique first-time public/private partnership. Goshen Township Trustees, the Mahoning County Land Bank and Witmer’s Feed and Grain came together to solve the ...

Jobless claims drop to 787,000

WASHINGTON — The number of laid-off Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 787,000, a sign that job losses may have eased slightly but are still running at historically high levels. Last week’s figure was down from 842,000 the previous week, the Labor Department said ...

Are you addicted to your phone?

“What is genuinely worth your attention on an interrupted basis?” asks Tristan Harris, founder of the Time Well Spent non-profit. A former project manager at Google, he travels around the country talking about the effects our smart phones have on our brains, causing addiction to our ...

Pandemic won’t stop United Local building project

HANOVERTON — The United Local school administration is seeking an alternative way to move forward with its building project. The school board this week agreed to participate in the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC)’s Expedited Local Partnership Program (ELPP), which will ...

West Branch loses another school treasurer

BELOIT — The West Branch school district is once again losing a member of its administrative team. The board Thursday night accepted the resignation of treasurer Julia Rozsnyai effective Nov. 27. No reason was given for the resignation. “We appreciate the service and support Julia has ...

Leetonia spends the rest of its CARES money

LEETONIA — Village Council Wednesday completed spending coronavirus-related funds. Council approved three final purchases with its Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act money. The purchases include plastic bacteria-resistant playground equipment to replace the wooden ...

Widow’s adult kids begrudge her dating a family friend

DEAR ABBY: I was married more than 30 years and have two grown kids. The marriage wasn’t perfect, and I admit there were times when I badly wanted to walk out the door. My husband was charismatic and talented, but he was also an addict. I covered up most of his bad behaviors so our children ...