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COLUMBIANA CORNER Bored kids can find work to do on area farms



Published: Mon, July 23, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



Lamenting last week about vandalism at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds, Renae Unkefer of the county farm bureau noted she and other farm families could offer a cure.

Vandals broke into several of the junior fair buildings, dumping paper and breaking bottles. Believing the vandalism to be the work of bored juveniles, Unkefer said she and other farm families would have no problem finding work on their farms to keep idle hands busy and out of trouble.

The end: This past weekend marked the end of the Salem Jubilee, a four-day downtown festival that's been held for the last 20 years.

A public employee who works in the central business district said she's glad the festival has been abandoned. The festival closes off downtown for days, causing snarled traffic and difficulty parking.

But she admitted there's one thing she will miss about the event -- the offerings of the food vendors, who sell a variety of treats, including gyros, sausage sandwiches and corn dogs. Hers is a commonly expressed sentiment.

The festival has ended because it lost its principal sponsor, the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. The organization said it needed to devote more of its energy to its business promotion and economic development missions.




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