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Lawmakers impeach 3 W.Va. court justices over spending

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia Supreme Court justice facing a 23-count federal indictment was impeached Monday along with two other justices for spending issues — part of an extraordinary move by lawmakers who are debating putting the entire court on trial. The state House of ...

Bobeck named new LaCroft Elementary principal

EAST LIVERPOOL — A new principal was approved for LaCroft Elementary School Monday by the board of education. By a unanimous vote, the board approved the appointment of Sheri Bobeck to the position vacated by Jake Walgate, who has taken a principal’s position in the Beaver Local School ...

Longtime newspaper publisher passes away

LISBON — Larry Dorschner, publisher of The Review, passed away Sunday at his home following a lengthy illness. Publisher of the Morning Journal in Lisbon since 2000, Dorschner, 67, was named a group publisher by Ogden Newspapers in 2005, making him also responsible for The Review in East ...

BL officials speak with WRLC regarding land

CALCUTTA — The Beaver Local Board of Education will be considering either entering into an agreement or a sale with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy regarding acreage owned by the district. During Monday’s meeting, the board spoke with WRLC volunteer Tom Butch, who discussed talks ...

Board discusses levy renewal, money allocation

NEW CUMBERLAND — While the Hancock County schools’ excess levy renewal will not cost taxpayers any additional money, there would be some changes regarding the money’s allocation. Voters will have the opportunity to decide during the Nov. 6 general election regarding the Hancock County ...

County woman gets prison time for stealing from elderly relatives

LISBON — A 45-year-old Salem woman was sentenced Monday to eight and a half years in prison for stealing money from the elderly relatives of her husband. Kimberly A. Whitman, of Adams Avenue, appeared before Judge C. Ashley Pike in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. However, before he ...

Vacant EP home fire ruled as arson

EAST PALESTINE — The vacant West Main Street home that caught fire on Friday night has been ruled as arson by the state fire marshal’s office. East Palestine Fire Chief Josh Brown said that anyone with any information relating to the fire should call the fire department at 330-426-4341 or ...

Hancock county, weirton saw increase in taxes

NEW CUMBERLAND — Tourism and hotel room use for Hancock County and Weirton were up over the past year, according to Top of W.Va. Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director Dan Greathouse. During Thursday’s meeting with the Hancock County Commission, Greathouse presented the ...

Prosecution viable for illegal dumping

WELLSVILLE — Village residents are being told to use the correct recycling bins for the correct items or face possible prosecution. During last week’s village council meeting, councilwoman Karen Dash addressed a discussion she had with a driver with the Tri-County Solid Waste District, ...

Trustees question approval of mining permit

WEST POINT — Madison Township trustees are hoping for an explanation from Rosebud Mining regarding a recent permit approval to begin operations in the township. During Wednesday’s meeting, trustees discussed the recent approval of an Industrial Minerals Mining Permit from the Ohio ...