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Patrolman Shawn Long sits back and waits for Gavin Campbell to make the first cut with the clippers as No-Shave November comes to an end. Long and other East Liverpool police officers grew beards for pledges during November to raise funds to help defray medical costs for Gavin, who has been undergoing treatments for cancer. He was recently declared cancer free. (Submitted photo)

Over $4K raised in ‘No-Shave November’

EAST LIVERPOOL — It isn’t every day you see city police officers looking hairy, since, other than mustaches, facial hair is prohibited. During the month of November, however, the rules were relaxed as officers participated in No-Shave November to raise money for a good cause. The idea ...

Police captain exam date set

EAST LIVERPOOL — At the request of Service-Safety Director Brian Allen, the Civil Service Commission voted last week to schedule a competitive exam for police captain. Commission member Sherrie Curtis said, “I don’t think it will be possible to give the test until at least March, to ...

Summitville says no to medical marijuana

SUMMMITVILLE — The village is not open for business when it comes to medical marijuana. Following a lengthy round of discussions, Summitville council decided to pass a law prohibiting the cultivation, processing or retail dispensing of medical marijuana in the village. The village is not ...

EL Christmas Parade winners

EAST LIVERPOOL — Winners in the Christmas parade, held Dec. 2, have been announced by The Beacon Association, which sponsored the annual event. Taking best overall honors was a float entered by the East Liverpool High School Career-Tech Center, which also won the Mayor’s Choice Award. ...

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SMOKE DETECTORS INSTALLED

The Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency and the county Community Emergency Response Team installed 74 smoke detectors in 25 homes at no cost to the residents. They were assisted by the East Palestine and Salem fire departments. If you need one call the American Red Cross at ...

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HTS DONATION

Financial support to 11 charitable organizations was provided with a single $2,500 donation by Heritage Thermal Services to the United Way of Southern Columbiana County, with HTS President Chris Pherson (shown presenting the check to United Way executive Director Candy Bangor) saying, “The ...

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READY FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The decorations around Firestone Farms Town Center in Columbiana offer a festive atmosphere for all shoppers. (Photo by Patti Schaeffer)

Appearing before students at East Liverpool Junior High School recently to discuss the film industry and recent films focusing on human trafficking and drug addiction were (from left): John Smith, Josh Lytle, Emily Kelly, Joe Morales, Josh Menning, Chris Montgomery, Ben Donlow, Deena Hunt and Heather Hitt. (Submitted photo)

Hollywood visits EL Junior High School

EAST LIVERPOOL — In what has become an annual tradition since release of his first film, “Gretchen’s Lock,” award-winning producer and director Josh Menning recently visited East Liverpool Junior High School with other actors to discuss the movie industry. Language arts teachers John ...

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CHESTER CLEANUP

The city of Chester held its first city cleanup day last month as two roll-off containers were provided for citizens to dispose of trash and recycled items. City Council has said its intentions are for this service to continue each year as an easier way for residents to dispose of unwanted ...

McKinley and Johnson hope to cut alternative minimum tax

WHEELING — Responding to concerns Murray Energy Corp. Chairman, President and CEO Robert Murray expressed about federal tax reform costing his company $60 million per year, 26 Republican members of Congress are asking a conference committee to eliminate the alternative minimum tax. Reps. ...