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Hearing due on Salem’s RITA issue

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LISBON — Those on both sides of the Salem Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) initiative petition will get a chance to voice their reasons for the referendum petitions and the protest against it before a decision is made about whether or not it will be placed on the ballot. During their ...

Palestine still gathering input on school plans

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EAST PALESTINE — With the 2020-21 school year closing in, districts in Columbiana County have begun to release their plans for restarting school with the COVID-19 pandemic at the front of everyone’s mind. In East Palestine, Superintendent Chris Neifer and his administrative staff have ...

Range to mix remote, in-person learning

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CANFIELD — The South Range school board has changed course and will now open the K-12 campus this fall with a hybrid of in-person and remote learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Superintendent Bethany Carlson Tuesday night presented the revised plan which is now available on the ...

ELO seeks renewal of park levy

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EAST LIVERPOOL — City officials are putting a five-year, 2-mill renewal levy for Thompson Park on the November general election ballot, after unanimously passing a resolution Monday night. Council members unanimously approved the message, which is expected to raise $174,900. According to ...

Massive Beirut blast kills more than 70, injures thousands

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BEIRUT — A massive explosion rocked Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the city’s port, damaging buildings across the capital and sending a giant mushroom cloud into the sky. More than 70 people were killed and 3,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said. The blast ...

Leetonia signs up Red Zone for school assistance

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LEETONIA — The Leetonia school board has enlisted some help to address the behavioral needs of students for the 2020-2021 school year. The school board approved a one-year agreement with Red Zone Behavioral Health Services to provide a comprehensive approach to behavioral modification and ...

Isaias whips up eastern US

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WINDSOR, N.C. — At least four people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain Tuesday along the U.S. East Coast after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it caused floods and fires that displaced dozens of people. Two people died when Isaias ...

Community Calendar

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WED/8-5 Columbiana Doll Club at noon at Dutch Haus, theme is fair dolls East Palestine VFW at Legion, 3 p.m. Leetonia Village council, 6:30 p.m., village hall Lisbon Medication assistance, 10 a.m.-noon at Methodist Church, bring prescription bottles, proof of income and insurance ...

Kids ordered to wear masks

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COLUMBUS — Ohio children in kindergarten through high school will be required to wear masks if they return to in-person classes this fall, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday as he pleaded with parents and educators to abide by the state’s health orders. The order came as districts with ...

School supplies to be distributed

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The Highlandtown United Methodist Church and the Bethel Presbyterian Church will hold their annual back to school giveaway beginning at 10 a.m. Aug. 15 at Inverness Hall. Student must be present to receive supplies. Backpacks will be pre filled and distributed. The bargain basement will be open ...