Local News

Budget would increase funding for most local governments

LISBON — Of the 30 cities, villages and townships in Columbiana County, all but the two smallest villages and townships would receive additional state funding under the governor’s proposed two-year state budget. East Liverpool would be the biggest winner among cities, villages and ...

Cease-and-desist ordered against those behind Moore Road controversy

LISBON — Columbiana County commissioners have received what amounts to a cease-and-desist order against Charles and Laura Bramel and Chester Channels, the people behind the Moore Road controversy in St. Clair Township. On Friday, county Common Pleas Court Judge C. Ashley Pike ruled in favor ...

Port authority reimbursed after paying company taxes

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Columbiana County Port Authority is being reimbursed for $35,000 in delinquent real estate taxes it paid on behalf of two tenants after officials determined the properties should have been removed from tax-exempt status years ago. Port Authority CEO Penny Traina said ...

High school to host event for teen parents

SALEM — Parents may look at their teenagers’ bedrooms with new eyes if they attend a free Hidden In Plain Sight awareness program set for 6 p.m. March 9 at Salem High School. Eyes wide open may be the more apt description. An interactive exhibit resembling a typical teen’s room will ...

Meeting Notices

TODAY 5 p.m., Hancock County Board of Education, board offices, North Court Street, New Cumberland 5:15 p.m., Community Improvement Corp., City Hall, West Sixth Street, East Liverpool 5 p.m., East Liverpool Board of Education, athletic committee, Westgate Administrative Center, West ...

WLU enrollment increasing

WEST LIBERTY — Enrollment at West Liberty University is the highest it has been in more than four years. School officials announced last week 2,155 students are taking classes during the spring semester — a 1.8-percent increase over enrollment for spring 2016. The figure represents the ...

Majority of local grads need academic help in college

LISBON — Eleven of the 14 local school districts surveyed exceeded the statewide average for high school graduates needing immediate academic help their freshman year of college, according to the latest state report. The only districts not to surpass the statewide average were Beaver Local, ...

Four-car crash sends three to hospital

CALCUTTA — Three people were transported to East Liverpool City Hospital with minor injuries Saturday afternoon following a four-car crash on state Route 170. According to St. Clair Township Police, Jonathan Keyes, 27, 18th Street Heights, Wellsville, was westbound at 3:20 p.m. when he ...