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GOC: Motorcycles, assisting children in need

EAST LIVERPOOL —At first glance, one might think the Guardians of the Children are just another motorcycle club. Introduced to the East Liverpool area within the last year, the organization meets monthly with two agendas on their mind. Yes, riding their motorcycles is a big part of it; ...

WJU president has high hopes for new plan

WHEELING — Wheeling Jesuit University President Michael Mihalyo Jr. hopes the scaled-back institution finds an academic niche and continues to be an economic driver in the community. Since assuming the school’s presidency eight months ago, Mihalyo has confronted serious challenges. Faced ...

Jobless rate falters two months in a row

LISBON — Columbiana County’s unemployment rate dropped in March for the second consecutive month. The county’s jobless rate was 4.9 percent last month, down from 5.5 percent in February, according to figures released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The rate ...

Lawsuit moved to federal court

LISBON — The lawsuit filed on behalf of the the former McKinley Elementary School student who was wrongly accused of making a bomb threat has been moved to federal district court in Cleveland. This was done after the law firm representing the Lisbon school district asked the case be ...

Noise complaint echos through township

WELLSVILLE — More than a dozen Mick Road residents turned out in Yellow Creek Township to plead with trustees to quiet a problem property in their neighborhood. During the regular meeting Tuesday night, neighbors presented trustees with a petition of 21 signatures that they hoped could ...

Rollover causes outages

WELLSVILLE — A semi truck hauling steel electrical poles rolled off of Osbourne Road early Monday. The driver, Ibragi M. Mirzuyen, 24, Dayton, told Trooper Nate Bowlen he had tried to move over to give another driver going the opposite direction more room. Bowlen said the soft berm on the ...

Columbiana County Sheriff

A possible domestic dispute was reported at the Laundry Barn, state Route 45, Center Township, at 6:45 p.m. Saturday. Both people involved told deputies nothing physical had occurred. They were told to stay away from each other until things calmed down. Deputies were asked to assist Lisbon ...

East Palestine man charged in murder plot

EAST PALESTINE — A police investigation launched earlier this month thwarted an alleged murder plan hatched by a local resident against two people. According to a press release issued by Chief Jim Brown on Monday, police arrested Ronald Barson, 53, Bacon Avenue, on Saturday on a charge of ...

Trustees pass resolution

LaCROFT — Liverpool Township trustees added their names Monday night to the list of entities that passed a resolution, shutting out the city of Salem from decision making regarding this year’s Local Government Fund allocation. Trustees also paid $101,638.88 worth of bills and announced ...

Austin case to be heard by visiting judge

LISBON — A retired Stark County Common Pleas Court judge will preside over the lawsuit filed by a former Columbiana County Dog Pound employee who says she was wrongly fired after alerting authorities about another worker who has since been indicted on theft charges. Judge Lee Sinclair, who ...