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Balloon art

Balloon artist Rick Everhart is shown with 6-year-old Audrey Schell of Salem during the Art in the Park event held recently at Waterworth Memorial Park. “Tricky Ricky Balloons” information is available on Facebook and at reverhart@yahoo.com. Morning Journal/JD Creer

Halleck discusses future demolition funding for county

LISBON — Columbiana County Commissioner Mike Halleck briefly talked about demolition funds Wednesday, referring to grants coming in the future from the Ohio Building Demolition and Site Revitalization Program. Columbiana County is expected to receive up to $500,000 of the $42.1 million ...

Paving costs for county expected to rise

LISBON — Columbiana County Engineer Bert Dawson said prices were expected to go up for paving contracts, so the estimates for costs were adjusted. The bids opened last week for contracts awarded Wednesday were higher than the estimates — now communities will need to re-evaluate their ...

Fed: Sharply higher rates may be needed to quell inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials were concerned at their meeting last month that consumers were increasingly anticipating higher inflation, and they signaled that much higher interest rates could be needed to restrain it. The policymakers also acknowledged, in minutes from their ...

Stage Left Players receive NEA Big Read Grant

LISBON — Stage Left Players Community Arts Center is one of 62 organizations nationwide selected to receive a 2022-2023 NEA Big Read grant. A grant of $8,375 will support community arts and reading programs building on the themes and story of The Bear by Andrew Krivak. Events will take place ...

Community Calendar

THU/7-7 Alliance Rodman Public Library Book Fest, 12:30-1 p.m.; skits, music and dancing, trivia and interactive stories for children of all ages; Goldfish Swim School to talk about water safety; information at 330-821-2665, ext. 223 Beloit West Branch Athletic Boosters bingo, booster ...

Community Corner

Tops 2231 Tops 2231 met on July 5 at Boyce Church Anna St. with leader Tonnie Slagle presiding. The meeting opened up with the pledge of allegiance and Top and Kops roll call. Pam Fouse gave the secretary report and Cassie Stephens gave the treasurer report . Both were approved as read. ...

Support the trail!

The Columbiana County Park District will hold its annual Greenway Trail Walk/Ride Benefit from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. T-shirts will be available for a $20 donation at four points along the Greenway Trail: the Lisbon Trailhead at milepost zero, Teegarden, Franklin Square and at Leetonia at ...

County Briefing

Salem Class of 1963 Salem High School Class of 1963 will meet for lunch at noon Saturday at Ezio’s. The reservation count is requested by today at 330-831-1061. Columbiana Class of 1961 Classmates of the Columbiana High School class of 1961 will not be meeting Saturday, but will be ...

Salem Summer Concert Series

The Salem Summer Concert Series will host the six-piece band, Aftermath “Experience the Sixties,” this Sunday evening at Memorial Park at 6 p.m. The band wears period appropriate clothing while recreating some of the most popular songs from the 1960 decade. Admission is free. Tickets will ...