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Commissioner faces fine

NEW CUMBERLAND — A Hancock County commissioner is facing a fine and ethics training following an agreement with the West Virginia Ethics Commission over the county’s use of his private business. A conciliation agreement between the Ethics Commission and Hancock County Commissioner Jeff ...

Zoning appeals board OKs request

EAST LIVERPOOL — Members of the city Board of Zoning Appeals voted unanimously in favor of a request that will allow for enlargement of a Dresden Avenue dwelling. Petitioners Melissa and Rich Wymer, Shadyside Avenue, requested approval for relief of minimum lot width, lot area, rear yard ...

Three residents disqualified to run in primary election

LISBON — Three people seeking to run in the May 7 primary election were disqualified by the county elections board Friday. The board invalidated the candidate petitions of Daniel Winston, Robert Quetot and John Morrow based on not having the required amount of valid signatures. Winston ...

Woman charged with harassing her physician

NEGLEY — A Negley woman charged with stalking and harassing an East Palestine doctor and a massage therapist in this county is out on bond and awaiting a March 1 preliminary hearing in Mahoning County. According to reports from Canfield police, Debra L. Gray, 59, of Ottawa Trail, Negley, ...

House fire left no fatals

CALCUTTA — When their Stagecoach Road home caught fire Thursday afternoon, the Beresfords were only concerned about their family pet, a mix-breed beagle dog. St. Clair Township Police Sgt. Scott Mick was the first to arrive on the scene and kicked in the front door, finding the inside of ...

Resignation leaves police department position empty

LISBON — The village police department is without its only sergeant now that Jonathan Kerchofer has resigned in order to take a position with East Liverpool. Police Chief Mike Abraham asked village council to approve the resignation during this week’s meeting. He said the department will ...

TREE REMOVED

City street department workers removed the Christmas tree from Devon’s Diamond in East Liverpool Wednesday, using the claw truck to pick up sections once it was cut up with a chain saw. Decorations had been removed a few weeks ago. (Photo by Jo Ann Bobby Gilbert)

Planning director out

EAST LIVERPOOL — Just 48 days after taking on his new duties as city planning director, David Dawson was let go from the position Wednesday by Mayor Ryan Stovall in what both men called a “mutual agreement” over a difference of opinion. Dawson had addressed city council’s finance ...

Man arrested after traffic stop

EAST LIVERPOOL — One man was arrested, with additional charges pending, after the county’s drug task force advised city police he had left a Grant Street house on which surveillance was underway. Keylan Terrell Davis, 30, no address listed, was charged with possession of drug ...