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Southern Local trumpet player Jeremy Rennick watches the baskets sink during warmups while playing with the band prior to a recent Indians game. (Photo by Patti Schaeffer)

Turner: Village showing some financial positives

WELLSVILLE — Although the village of Wellsville was limited in what it could spend, some positives were reported as the village’s Financial Planning and Supervision Commission reviewed its latest findings Tuesday. In her report, financial supervisor Tisha Turner reviewed the village’s ...

City council approves tax amnesty program

EAST LIVERPOOL — City taxpayers can now take advantage of a new amnesty program approved Tuesday night by city council that will allow them to avoid all interest and late payment penalties this year. The amnesty program was recommended by tax Commissioner Linda Harpold and goes into effect ...

Information sought in Chester robbery

CHESTER — The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who robbed the Chester Subway late Monday afternoon and is asking the public for help. According to officials, a man entered the Subway at 2456 Lincoln Highway (U.S. Route 30) and robbed the restaurant. The robber, ...

Johnson visits ACH’s newest facility

LISBON — Sitting in the new Akron Children’s Hospital facility in Lisbon, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson got to discuss a few of the concerns of those helping to provide health care for children in our rural area, which includes the long 6th District where Johnson serves. The new Lisbon Akron ...

Schools preparing for work stoppage

WEIRTON — While Hancock County Schools officials remain hopeful an agreement can be reached with legislators on the future of teacher pay and health benefits, the county’s superintendent says he is willing to authorize a work stoppage if needed. Meanwhile, Brooke County Schools officials ...

Supervisor asks for public patience with road work

CALCUTTA — St. Clair Township’s road supervisor is asking the public for patience as recent rainy weather has resulted in several washouts and clogged drains set to be fixed this week. During Tuesday’s meeting with Township Trustees, Road supervisor Scott Barrett reported that the road ...

Area resident unhappy with street condition

EAST LIVERPOOL — A Cora Street resident promised Tuesday night to be a thorn in the side of city council if something isn’t done to rid his street of standing water which is threatening his garage foundation. Richard Cunningham first aired his concerns to the street committee which met ...

Fog billowed down the Ohio River on Monday afternoon as temperatures rose into the high 50s, making it hard here to see Babbs Island from Ohio Avenue in the East End of East Liverpool. (Review photo)

Minor issues locally with flood waters

While some communities along the Ohio River saw their share of flooding from this weekend’s rainy weather, no major instances were reported by officials in either Wellsville, Ohio, or Hancock County, W.Va. In Hancock County, some flooding had been observed late last week — Thursday and ...

Shown with some of the new equipment are EMA Director Peggy Clark (left) and East Liverpool city firefighter Antony Cumo. (Photo by Jo Ann Bobby-Gilbert)

ELFD receives $100K for hazmat team

EAST LIVERPOOL — The East Liverpool Fire Department regional hazmat team was recently awarded nearly $100,000 to upgrade its respiratory equipment. The grant, written by the city fire department, was awarded through the county Emergency Management Agency (EMA) from the state’s Homeland ...