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Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Melania Trump looks on during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) '

Trump sworn in as nation’s 45th president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives Republicans control of the ...

Pest control proves costly for housing authority

EAST LIVERPOOL —Some of the smallest inhabitants of properties owned by the Columbiana-Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) have proven to be quite costly. At this week’s meeting of the CMHA board of directors, executive Director Bernie Bennett reported just under $25,000 was spent in ...

EL YMCA wishes to refinance construction bonds

LISBON —The East Liverpool Area YMCA wants to refinance the construction bonds used to build its Calcutta facility in 2002, with the move expected to save the organization $120,000 a year. YMCA CEO Rob O’Hara met this week with the Columbiana County Community Improvement Corp. (CIC) and ...

Health board may explore restaurant rating system

LISBON — The Columbiana County health board president sparked a lively discussion at this week’s meeting when he suggested they consider rating local restaurants. Dr. Jack Amato said he noticed while in North Carolina the local health department goes beyond just stating a restaurant has ...

Trustees fill positions

WELLSVILLE — The positions of president, vice president and secretary-treasurer for the new year were filled by the Buckeye Water District Board of Trustees as the first regular meeting of the year was held Thursday. Trustee Mike Ryan will continue his duties as board president in 2017, ...

Retired judge assigned lawsuit against commissioners

LISBON — A retired Stark County Common Pleas Court judge has been assigned to preside over the Columbiana County Veterans Services Commission lawsuit against county commissioners. County Common Pleas Court Judge C. Ashley Pike issued an order appointing Richard Reinbold Jr. to the case ...

Man sentenced for child pornography charges

LISBON — A Lisbon-area man was sentenced to nine years in prison on federal child pornography charges. Charles Lee Davis Jr., 49, was sentenced on Jan. 11 in federal district court in Cleveland after previously pleading guilty to one count of receiving and distributing visual depictions of ...

Property purchase may not be as simple as planned

SALINEVILLE — A Salineville couple is hoping the village council will consider allowing them to purchase property next to theirs, but council learned this week it is not as simple as agreeing to sell it. Residents Stacey and Rich Russell spoke to council about the possibilities of ...

Weirton manufacturing plant step closer to reality

WEIRTON — A manufacturing facility initially announced four years ago is closer to becoming a reality, with expectations of opening sometime in 2018. Area government and development officials announced Tuesday that Pietro Fiorentini USA has finalized an agreement to purchase 26.4 acres of ...