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TRUCK ACCIDENT

Using cables, wreckers from Calcutta Towing and Southside Towing pulled this trailer back onto its wheels after it tipped over Wednesday morning while rounding a sharp curve on the entrance to state Route 11 in East Liverpool. Its load of scrap metal landed along the berm and had to be removed. ...

Jeff Michels

EL native arrested for military desertion

SANFORD, Fla. — An East Liverpool native who officials say failed to report for military service 40 years ago is now in custody on a desertion charge. Jeffrey Michels, born Oct. 18, 1952 in East Liverpool, was taken into custody Oct. 12 at his home in Sanford by an investigator with the ...

Two injured in accident

EAST LIVERPOOL — A three-vehicle collision Wednesday afternoon on state Route 7 near Shadyside Avenue sent two people to the local hospital with minor injuries. According to city Patrolman Kevin Thompson, Ronald B. Barton, 67, Summerset Road, East Liverpool, was driving a CARTS van south on ...

Village to seek grant for sewage plant repairs

WELLSVILLE — The village’s sewage plant might get some additional help as village officials look to pursue a second half-million dollar grant. During Tuesday’s village council meeting, Mayor Nancy Murray announced the village will be applying for a $500,000 small government grant to ...

Demolition of old elections building to begin

LISBON — Demolition of the old county elections building is expected to begin this week and whatever is built in its place will have to wait until spring. County Commissioner Mike Halleck announced during Wednesday’s meeting they have hired Russ James Contracting of Zanesville to do the ...

Health board discusses WNV, property clean up

LISBON — An East Rochester area horse tested positive for West Nile Virus in early September and the thoroughbred mare was euthanized. During Wednesday’s meeting of the county health board, environmental director Lori Barnes said there also have been other horses in that area which have ...

September a positive month for Buckeye Water District

WELLSVILLE — With one month left before its largest loan payment of the year is reflected, the Buckeye Water District’s finances were positive for the month of September as discussed Wednesday by the district’s Finance Committee. The committee reviewed the September Treasurer’s ...

BDD renegotiates billing contract

LISBON — Now that the Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities is no longer handling most of the activity at the workshops, the board is able to save more than $3,000 per month in the service agreement with Primary Solutions. The company provides the billing services for bills ...

Fire chief: Diesel spill cleanup complete

WELLSVILLE — Containment and cleanup from last week’s diesel fuel spill at the Wellsville Intermodal Facility has been completed, according to Wellsville Fire Chief Barry Podwel. During Tuesday’s village council meeting, Podwel provided an update on the spill that happened at Anchor ...