DDM opening Monday

The sign says it all: The new Discount Drug Mart on state Route 45 just north of Lisbon will officially open on Monday. Site preparation began last fall, with construction getting underway earlier this year. Founded in 1969, the Ohio-based drug store chain has 73 stores in 20 counties, but this would be the first in Columbiana County. The 25,000-square-foot store is more than just a drug store, selling a little bit of everything, from appliances, paint, hardware and auto accessories to groceries, office supplies and seasonal merchandise. DDM is located at the site of the former Taste of Country restaurant.