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Schools complete relief mission

SALINEVILLE — An impromptu collection for relief efforts in North Carolina came to fruition after thousands of items made their way to help those affected by Hurricane Florence. Non-perishable food, water, cleaning supplies and even some clothing were packed into a trailer and hauled to ...

Heritage Thermal, EPA reach settlement

EAST LIVERPOOL — A settlement reached among two federal agencies and Heritage Thermal Services over alleged incidents at its hazardous waste incinerator here should mean safer air and drinking water for area residents, according to officials. In a joint announcement Friday, the Department ...

Village awaits results of flood wall inspection

WELLSVILLE — Village Fire Chief Barry Podwel recognized several individuals this week for their assistance during the flooding situation in September. During Tuesday’s Village Council meeting, Podwel reported the Army Corps of Engineers inspected the village’s flood wall and pump ...

Medical marijuana not welcome at CMHA

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Columbiana-Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) board of commissioners Wednesday amended its policy on admissions and continuing occupancy for those being treated with medical marijuana, which is now legal in Ohio. To stay in compliance with federal law, the board ...

Junk vehicles remain issue in township

CALCUTTA — St. Clair Township trustees have received another complaint about a property with junked vehicles. During Tuesday’s trustees meeting, administrative assistant Eldena Gearhart informed the board of the complaint about property on Coolidge and Samuel streets. The complaint, ...

STEM DAY

About 110 seventh and eighth grade students from the East Liverpool, Wellsville and Southern Local school districts got the opportunity to participate in several STEM-related activities Friday as Kent State University East Liverpool hosted its annual STEM Day. During the morning, students were ...

Edison BOE meets in 1880’s schoolhouse

STEUBENVILLE — The Edison Local Board of Education took a trip back in time for its latest meeting site — the Pleasant Hill Schoolhouse Historical Museum. Officials were invited to conduct a session at the one-room building, along Ohio 213 outside Steubenville, which recently celebrated ...

BDD approves sale of property

LISBON - The Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities voted on Wednesday to sell off some surplus property along state Route 45, which will allow a neighbor to expand the size of their lot. The strip being sold is 20 feet wide by 100 feet long, which Superintendent Bill Devin ...

BIRTHDAY WIN

Over the course of the volleyball season Kiki Perry and the Wellsville Tigers have celebrated a lot of wins. But Thursday’s Division IV sectional win over Columbiana was just a little more special when at the end of the match she received birthday flowers and balloons from her dad, Blaine. ...

Resident questions village on drug investigation

WELLSVILLE — The discovery of drugs in a village neighborhood, along with the reported failure to update the caller, has some residents concerned. During public comment at Tuesday’s Village Council meeting, Main Street resident Victor Pucci expressed his concern and dissatisfaction with ...