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Concerns raised about Steubenville mask mandate

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STEUBENVILLE — Critics of Steubenville City Schools’ mandatory masking policy took their concerns directly to the board of education Wednesday, telling members it’s a decision best left to parents. The board issued its mask mandate a week ago as the cornerstone of its coronavirus ...

2 suicide attacks outside Kabul airport; Russia says 13 dead

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Two suicide bombers and gunmen attacked crowds of Afghans flocking to Kabul's airport Thursday, transforming a scene of desperation into one of horror in the waning days of an airlift for those fleeing the Taliban takeover. At least 13 people were killed and 15 wounded, ...

Three join as firefighters

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Three new faces have joined Steubenville Fire Department. Kristopher D. Moll, John-Paul M. Young and Mark Remington were sworn in Wednesday and will begin their duties over the next three days. Moll, of Canton, has been a firefighter for six years in Canton Township and Erie Valley. Young has ...

Piano man

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Singer-songwriter Jimmy Lee Hook returned to his hometown of Toronto Wednesday, accompanied by his long-time collaborator – guitarist Sam Hudnell – for the last of the free summer concerts organized by the Toronto Coalition for Revitalization. Hook is a regular in the series and performed ...

U.S.: 1,500 Americans may still await Kabul evacuation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that as many as 1,500 Americans may be awaiting evacuation from Afghanistan, a figure that suggests the U.S. may accomplish its highest priority for the Kabul airlift — rescuing U.S. citizens — ahead of President Joe ...