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Action by CIC board advances proposed business within city

EAST LIVERPOOL — Decisions approved Tuesday by the Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) board of trustees should pave the way for new businesses to open in the city. Acting on a recommendation by its finance committee, the board approved a $20,000 loan to local banker Michael Palmer, ...

Mayor, city officials clash

CHESTER — One city councilman expressed dissatisfaction during Monday’s council meeting after an executive session was called with two councilmen excluded from that discussion. Councilman Mike Dotson voiced disapproval of a brief executive session called by Mayor Larry Forsythe, which was ...

Man charged with aggravated burglary apologizes to victim

LISBON — A Pennsylvania man responsible for injuring a Cannons Mill Road man in his own home during a burglary apologized to the man prior to sentencing Tuesday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. Johnathan T. Diegdio, 35, of Ambridge, Pa., had been scheduled for a jury trial starting ...

Brother: Judge asking to be released day after surgery

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. continues to recover in a Pittsburgh hospital after he was shot Monday morning outside the courthouse. Frank Bruzzese, the judge’s brother, said the judge is sitting up and talking and asking when he can be released ...

County’s jobless rate increases

LISBON — The county’s unemployment rate increased in July and still remains above the state and national average. The county’s jobless rate rose by 0.3 percent to 6.4 percent, according to figures released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. This marks the second ...

Jefferson County judge shot; Suspect dead

STEUBENVILLE — A Jefferson County Common Pleas judge was shot this morning as he was walking to the entrance of the Jefferson County Courthouse. According to the (Steubenville) Herald-Star, Judge Joseph Bruzzese was shot just minutes after 8 a.m. today in Court Alley, which is adjacent to ...

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SOLAR ECLIPSE 2017

Robin Mermer, a nursing instructor at Kent State-East Liverpool, dons a pair of specially-designed glasses while trying to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse Monday afternoon in downtown East Liverpool. Mermer shared the experience by allowing use of her glasses by others, including staff ...

Evidence markers are placed on North Court Street and the sidewalk next to the Jefferson County Courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, after Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. was ambushed and shot early Monday morning. (Darrell Sapp/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Jefferson County judge shot, wounded; shooter killed

STEUBENVILLE — A man who shot and wounded a judge outside a county courthouse before being gunned down by a probation officer was the father of a high school football player who was convicted of rape in 2013, authorities said Monday. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. was shot ...

Five less candidates to be on Nov. ballot

LISBON — There will be five less candidates on the Nov. 7 election ballot, two by choice, following action taken at Monday’s county elections board meeting.. The board ruled Rogers Councilman Tom Chambers, New Waterford Councilman Gary DeMarchis, and Andrew Arcuragi, who wanted to run for ...