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Blue Line cancels deal with Wellsville

WELLSVILLE - Village officials will need to look for a new traffic camera provider - and a different source of regular income - as its current camera provider will part ways with the village next month. Blue Line Solutions LLC is terminating its agreement with the village of Wellsville ...

Unemployment rate reaches new low point

LISBON — Columbiana County’s unemployment rate dropped in May to its lowest point since the end of the Clinton presidency. The county’s jobless rate was 4.5 percent last month, compared to 4.8 percent in April, according to figures released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and ...

Renovations underway at Edison High

RICHMOND — When students return in August, they will see some major changes as renovations are underway at Edison High School. Work began earlier this month on the estimated $1.7 million project as crews demolished walls and cleared out several other sites to make way for more room and some ...

Officials move forward with new police station

LaCROFT — Liverpool Township officials will go forward with plans to turn the former LaCroft School building into the Liverpool Township Police Department’s new police station. During Monday’s meeting, trustees approved a motion to continue with engineering and construction for the new ...

Post-election financial reports filed with board

LISBON —Megan Bickerton outspent incumbent Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge C. Ashley Pike by more than 7-to-1 in the final two weeks leading up to the May 8 primary election. Bickerton, who defeated Pike for the Republican nomination, outspent Pike $26,167 to $3,689, according ...

Council addressed over flooding concerns

SALINEVILLE — Pastor Rodney Ohler of the Salineville Assembly of God addressed village council on Monday about the recent flood which not only created a runoff problem for the church but also caused sewage to back up into the basement. Surrounded by a good number of people from the church, ...

Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

GENEVA (AP) — Obsessive video gamers know how to anticipate dangers in virtual worlds. The World Health Organization says they now should be on guard for a danger in the real world: spending too much time playing. In its latest revision to a disease classification manual, the U.N. health ...

SALTWELL ROAD ACCIDENT

Lisbon firefighters, two crews from EMT Ambulance and a sheriff’s deputy responded around 8:30 p.m. Monday to the report of an injury motor vehicle accident at 37912 Saltwell Road in Lisbon. Emergency crews were led to the back area of the property where they found the accident at the edge of ...

Ella Rea Beagle, 96

Ella Rea Beagle. 96 EAST LIVERPOOL — Ella Rea Beagle, of East Liverpool, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 12:42 a.m. at the Calcutta Health Care Center following a lengthy illness. She was 96. A daughter of the late John Thomas and Mary Ellen Watson Hashman, she was born in St. ...

House fire investigation continues

EAST LIVERPOOL — No cause has yet been determined in a fire Saturday that drew firefighters from the annual Tri-State Pottery Festival parade route to battle the blaze. According to fire officials, an engine and squad truck were only a block and a half away from the home of Robert May, ...