Local News

Aloha means hello at new plaza

EAST LIVERPOOL — What started out as a leap of faith in the middle of nowhere for several people is going to be the beginning of somewhere for the Madison Township community. That was the message shared this week during grand opening ceremonies for the Madison Plaza, 45875 Bell School Road, ...

Four life-flighted following separate vehicle accidents

LISBON — A total of four people were life-flighted to area hospitals in two separate vehicle accidents on Friday that are under investigation by the Highway Patrol. According to information released by the patrol on Saturday, three people were taken by medical helicopter following a ...

‘NO SHAVE NOVEMBER’

Another “No Shave November” for the Hancock County Sheriff’s office is in the books, as the sheriff’s department raised money for children’s cancer awareness along with the Weirton, Chester and New Cumberland police departments throughout November. On Friday, Weirton police and the ...

Stolen backhoe center of controversy

LISBON — This is the story of a stolen backhoe and whether Perry Township trustees or an insurance company will pay the $40,000-plus impoundment bill incurred while the equipment was being held as evidence. The story begins with Danny L. Koster, 65, West Pine Lake Road, Salem, who was ...

Council tables bond increase motion

CHESTER — Chester City Council still has not decided over whether or not it should increase its current bond for certain city officials. During Monday’s meeting, council tabled a motion to increase bonds for city employees, which currently stands at $10,000 each on the mayor and the city ...

Patrolmen test change OK’d

EAST LIVERPOOL — With approval this week by the Civil Service Commission of a change to the recent police patrolman test results, Chief John Lane said he expects to begin the interview process next week with the hope of hiring one officer immediately and two to three others in the ...

Man sentenced to 10 years for shooting

LISBON — An East Liverpool man will spend the next 10 years in prison for shooting his girlfriend’s sister in the head after being told to by the girlfriend. Deandre “Mouse” Dozier, 28, asked for immediate sentencing after pleading guilty this week in Columbiana County Common Pleas ...

Big Oak: six indicted, five receive probation

LISBON —Six people indicted as part of Operation Big Oak were sentenced this week, five of whom received probation for their crimes. Operation Big Oak was the joint effort between state and local law enforcement to disrupt the illegal drug network that operated between Cleveland and ...

Positive end balance for Wellsville

WELLSVILLE — The village will end with a positive general fund balance, possibly in six figures, Mayor Nancy Murray reported this week. During Tuesday’s village council meeting, Murray provided an update on the general fund as the village has now been in fiscal emergency for two ...