Local News

Accused Lisbon bank robber appears in court

LISBON — Michael Foster Lewis, accused of robbing the Farmers National Bank of $150, waived his right to a preliminary hearing before Columbiana County Municipal Court Judge Mark Frost on Thursday. Lewis, 34, West Pershing Street, Salem, is charged with a second-degree felony robbery ...

Gunman kills 5 in attack targeting Maryland newspaper

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A gunman opened fire in a targeted attack on a newspaper office in Maryland’s capital Thursday, killing five people and wounding others before being taken into custody in what appeared to be one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history, police and ...

Tentative agreement reached in sale of former drugstore building

LISBON — The person behind the multi-million dollar renovation of the Hamilton Building is in the process of purchasing the former Morgan’s Drug Store building. Renelee Lewis confirmed she has a tentative agreement in place with Kevin Snyder and his brother to purchase the 103-year-old ...

UNITED WAY FUNDRAISER

The United Way of Southern Columbiana County will hold a steak hoagie/hot sausage fundraiser from noon until 5 p.m. July 3 at the Calcutta Giant Eagle. The $5 cost will include either a steak hoagie or hot sausage sandwich and a beverage, with tickets available at the United Way office in ...

‘STUCK’ ON THE HIGHWAY

This truck, reportedly driven from Tennessee, was pulling a wide load northbound on state Route 7 in Liverpool Township Wednesday afternoon when it became wedged between concrete barriers. The barriers were in place due to ongoing road construction. Traffic was backed up along state Route 7 and ...

BOE addressed over graduation issue

WELLSVILLE — Wellsville school officials are taking steps to rectify an issue after a graduating senior in the top 10 lost her co-salutatorian title, while one committee is looking for a change in the honor system for graduates. During Wednesday’s school board meeting, concerned parent ...

Yellow Creek to receive help from FEMA

WELLSVILLE — Yellow Creek Township trustees will get to work with FEMA in the near future as it will start to receive help from storm damage from earlier this year. During Tuesday’s meeting, Trustee Chairman Kenny Biacco provided an update on the township seeking emergency aid through the ...

Business loan, refinance request approved by CIC

EAST LIVERPOOL — Two loan requests approved Wednesday by the Community Improvement Corporation will accommodate local businesses. Both requests had been reviewed and recommended by the board’s finance committee during a meeting earlier this month. The board approved a small business ...

Port Authority location change good for business

LEETONIA — A change in location for the Columbiana County Port Authority has been good for business. The port authority moved last month from its longtime home in East Liverpool to a new home — the agency’s World Trade Park here — and the number of business-related visits has ...

Signage for new Dollar Tree approved

EAST LIVERPOOL — The signage was approved Wednesday by the city’s Design Review Board for a new dollar store on Walnut Street which is still under construction. The sign for the new Dollar Tree at 658 Walnut St. will consist of a pylon sign cabinet with multiple panels for other tenants ...