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Making their voices heard

Four people protested for racial equality in the Lisbon square across from the courthouse on Thursday afternoon. An hour later they had been joined by three others.

County COVID toll up to 54

LISBON — A 54-year-old man with underlying health conditions became the 54th death in Columbiana County due to COVID-19. He was the first death in more than two weeks due to the disease. There have now been 893 coronavirus cases in the county with 522 cases attributed to inmates from the ...

Lisbon fire chief to retire in August

LISBON — The village will be looking for a new fire chief after Paul Gresh Jr. announced he is retiring from the fire department at the end of August. Mayor Peter Wilson reported Thursday Gresh submitted a letter to him stating he is retiring Aug. 28 from the fire department and also ...

Like the phoenix, Twin Springs will rise again

GUILFORD LAKE — Mitchell McGuire of Salem bought part of the old Twin Springs Golf Course at a Nov. 2 auction to build a house for his family. After agreeing to buy out the owner of another parcel through a land contract, he had six of the greens and that got him thinking. With a lot of ...

J.C. Penney will close 154 stores, including Calcutta

NEW YORK — J.C. Penney said Thursday that it will start closing 154 of its stores next week in what it is calling the first phase of its efforts to shrink its footprint. According to WKBN First News, the Penney’s in the Summit Square Plaza in Calcutta is on the list of stores to be ...

It’s freedom of speech, not freedom from consequences

LOS ANGELES — A writer from a “Law & Order” spin-off and the play-by-play broadcaster for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings found themselves out of jobs after making social media posts this week that their bosses found too incendiary or insensitive, highlighting an apparent surge in such ...

CLARIFICATION

SALEM — Ashley Foster, the Salem grad looking for space for a community garden, clarified information about Chefology, which she said is a student organization developed to teach university students how to cook/bake, budget their money and eat locally sourced food. Foster said the group ...

Lepper Library to spring into summer

LISBON — Readers of all ages are invited to imagine their own stories this summer as Lepper Library presents “Imagine Your Story” during the summer library program. The 2020 Summer Reading Program has a little something for everyone. Offered will be free online programming that ...

Governor: Zoos, playgrounds, theaters can reopen June 10

COLUMBUS — Zoos, theaters, playgrounds and other indoor and outdoor facilities can reopen June 10, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday as he addressed some of the last parts of the Ohio economy that remained shut down by the coronavirus pandemic. The governor’s directive also applies to ...

Leetonia prom court

The Leetonia junior class prom is scheduled for July 30 at Mr. Anthony’s, pending COVID health conditions. From left, the prom court includes Haleigh Brock, Lexi Morgan, Delaney Roller, Marco Ferry, Samantha Schneider, Ian Davis, Katie Soupal, Emily Aukerman and Taran Ferry. Not pictured is ...