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‘Build it and they will come’ . . . the legacy lives on

The Idabelle Firestone Gathering Place and Gardens (pictured here). Is what finally brought the Firestone descendants back into the Firestone Park restoration picture. All the grandchildren and some of the great grandchildren were mailed a detailed pamphlet describing the R&B plan to ...

Not the best Melissa McCarthy, but not bad either

It’s a demonstrably difficult task to find a comic screen partner worthy of standing opposite Melissa McCarthy, so you have to appreciate “Superintelligence” for throwing in the towel. In it, McCarthy plays Carol Peters, a former Yahoo executive who’s chosen, purely for her extreme ...

A maximalist family romp in ‘The Croods: A New Age’

Remember “The Croods”? It’s understandable if the answer is a “sure, kinda?” The 2013 animated film about a cave family in a fictional prehistoric era featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Cloris Leachman was pretty enjoyable, made a decent amount of ...

Puppy pipeline runs from Georgia northward to new homes

MACON, Ga. — Packed in a dog crate, a 3-year-old boxer mix named Sky took flight earlier this month. She was one of a half-dozen dogs who got the ride of their lives flying from Macon, Georgia, to new homes in Virginia. Kim Williams, who volunteers for the Lost Dog and Cat Rescue ...

Jerry Seinfeld digs into 45 years of his jokes for new book

LOS ANGELES — Forget the high-performance sports cars, the luxury Rolls-Royces and all those other classic automobiles in which Jerry Seinfeld ushers his fellow comics to the diner on television’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” The most valuable things Seinfeld owns are the ...

Reaching out with a little compassion

Compassion. When we have compassion we allow ourselves to see the suffering of another human being and do what we can to help stop the suffering, to help prevent it from happening again. The tools of compassion are found in our abilities to be patient and use our best wisdom to encourage the ...

Navigating the holidays and a pandemic

Navigating the holidays can often be tricky. The holiday can bring about great joy and connection for many. It can also add stress, anxiety, and feelings of isolation. Navigating the holidays while also navigating a pandemic may increase feelings of stress, anxiety, isolation, and depression ...

Community Calendar

SAT/12-5 Beloit Canceled — West Branch Class of 1970 breakfast Columbiana Good as New Shop, Methodist Church, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 50% off red/green items East Palestine Eagles, stuffed shells, 4-8 p.m., $8, eat in or carryout, 886-0397 after 3:30 Lisbon Holiday craft show, Grange, ...

Meat loaf meal in Palestine

Our Lady of Lourdes Church in East Palestine will serve a drive-thru meat loaf dinner from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8. Cost is $10. The dinner also includes scalloped potatoes, green beans, homemade applesauce and a brownie. Toy, food drive in Leetonia The Leetonia Police Department is ...

‘One of the greatest coaches in American history’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday called Lou Holtz “one of the greatest coaches in American history” as he honored the college football Hall of Famer and political ally with the nation’s highest civilian honor. Holtz, whose 34-year coaching career included the 1988 ...