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Up, up and away

Reader George Henshaw sent in a photo of a hot air balloon rising from the south side of Guilford Lake Sunday evening, drifting north.

52nd Johnny Appleseed Festival begins Saturday

LISBON —You would never know it by the weather, but the Johnny Appleseed Festival is about to get underway. The 52nd version of the fall festival will be held this weekend, with unseasonably warm and dry temperatures on tap for Saturday and a chance of rain on Sunday. Temperatures are ...

Wellsville BOE discusses state report card

WELLSVILLE—Superintendent Richard Bereschik discussed the Wellsville School District’s achievement on state report cards during Monday’s board of education meeting. “Sure, we’d like to get every standard and we’re going to work for that. But we measure our success with more than ...

Eagle Scout praised for cemetery work

WASHINGTONVILLE — Mayor Herman Frank praised an Eagle Scout for his work in refurbishing the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in town. Justin McLemore, a 16-year-old student at Springfield High School, recently renovated the cemetery on the north side of town as his Eagle Scout project and hosted ...

Donation assists with EL park system

EAST LIVERPOOL—East Liverpool at-large councilman Rev. Ernest Peachey shared a little good news Monday night with his colleagues. Apparently, the city’s recreation committee of council, which oversees all of the city’s parks except Thompson Park, received an early Christmas gift from ...

Leetonia Homecoming Court

The Leetonia High School Fall Homecoming will take place Friday, Sept. 20 at the home football game against Wellsville at Trombitas Stadium. The Homecoming Dance will be held 7 p.m. Saturday Sept. 21 at the high school. Pictured left to right is this year’s Homecoming Court (back row seated) ...

Extradition hearing set for Youngstown man

LISBON — A Sept. 26 extradition hearing was set in County Municipal Court on Monday for Eddie J. Robinson Jr., 25, Youngstown, an alleged fugitive from justice wanted in Sharon, Pa., where he is now charged with criminal homicide. When Robinson, also known as Jo Jo, was arraigned in Common ...

WB project to be showcased

BELOIT — At the end of the last school year, West Branch High School students began a project to produce an Anti-Vaping video to increase the awareness of the dangers of vaping. On September 9th, their video went live on YouTube under the name: Vaping - Fact or Fiction? “With the help of ...

Raffle Winners

The Historical Society of Columbiana and Fairfield Township announce the winners of this years Columbiana Street Fair raffles. Winner of the hand embroidered quilt made by Mrs. Shirley Bell was Shirley Martz of North Lima. The butternut, walnut, oak butcher block island handcrafted by Mr. ...

Community Briefing

Lantern/Flashlight hike The Columbiana County Park District will hold its next Lantern/Flashlight hike at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday (September 18) at Scenic Vista Park three miles outside Lisbon. We will meet at the pavilion; the park’s address is 11523 Wayne Bridge Road. Bring insect repellent ...