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Centennial Pool receives high marks

SALEM — The Salem Parks Commission heard some good news about Centennial Pool Wednesday. Events like Teen Night, Night Swim and Karaoke Night attracted a lot of kids to the pool this month, plus a company evaluating the pool gave high marks for water quality. Last summer the pool was ...

Turf at Leetonia stadium won’t be ready for start of football

LEETONIA – The new turf at the stadium will not be ready for the opening of the football season as hoped. Schools Superintendent Dennis Dunham reported this week the new synthetic turf will not arrive until Aug. 10 or 11, nearly a week later than originally estimated. It will require 15 to ...

Green Township seeking levy renewal

GREENFORD — Green Township residents will be voting on a general operations levy renewal in November. Township trustees this week agreed to place the 1.5-mill, five-year renewal on the November ballot. The levy, which does not raise taxes, generates $130,279 annually for general operation ...

Body of EP train victim sent to Cuyahoga County

EAST PALESTINE — A train versus pedestrian fatal accident is under investigation by the East Palestine Police Department. At 10:33 p.m. Tuesday, police were advised by Norfolk Southern of the incident in the area of West Main Street. Members of the East Palestine police and fire ...

Longtime WB music instructor retires

BELOIT – The West Branch school board this week accepted the retirement of a longtime music teacher who helped build the choir program into its current award-winning state. The board accepted the retirement of John Zamarelli as high school music instructor effective July 1. He has been with ...

Retired Lisbon fire chief returning to department

LISBON — Just shy of one year of retirement, long-time firefighter and former Lisbon fire chief Paul Gresh Jr. is going back to his roots and returning to the department as a firefighter. Lisbon village council approved the hiring of Gresh during their Tuesday night meeting effective Aug. ...