Local News

Narcan kits available Wednesday

LISBON — Naloxone (Narcan) kits will be distributed 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Family Recovery Center, 964 N. Market St., Lisbon, as part of the agency’s Project DAWN program. According to a release, “Any resident of Columbiana County with a loved one or friend known to use/abuse ...

Interest of property owners assessed for possible state grant

LISBON —Are enough downtown property owners willing to fix up their buildings if the village is able to secure a state grant to help pay half the cost? Mayor Joseph Morenz wants to know, which is why he is bringing a consultant to town on April 23 to meet with property owners to explain the ...

County Opioid epidemic on the rise

LISBON — The opioid problem continues to take its toll on Columbiana County’s children, judging by the latest figures from Children Services. The average number of child abuse/neglect cases requiring court-ordered intervention increased by 50 percent from 2014 to 2017, while the average ...

Council hears concerns, comments from local resident

NEW CUMBERLAND — A local resident, who has urged residents throughout the county to prevent littering at several Hancock County Commission meetings, questioned the Commission and the Hancock County Sheriff’s office about the littering problem. During last week’s meeting, New Cumberland ...

City and county matters discussed at council

EAST LIVERPOOL — Some details of a new contract between the city and county for transportation of county jail inmates were shared during city council’s regular meeting Monday night. Mayor Ryan Stovall signed the contract, which calls for a 2017 van recently purchased by the city to ...

Road damage estimate submitted by CEMA

LISBON —Columbiana County roads sustained more than a $1 million in damage from heavy and persistent rainfall in February, but time will tell whether any federal assistance is forthcoming. County Emergency Management Agency Director Peggy Clark submitted estimated damages totaling $1.24 ...

Business’ approved, vacancies filled

NEW CUMBERLAND — Two local landscaping businesses will handle lawn and maintenance care at several county-owned locations following approval by the Hancock County Commission. The commission last week approved the winning bids for the five summer grass cutting packages that had been ...

KEEPING WARM

This has not been the best of springs for high school sports but sometimes the show must go on. Here, East Liverpool softball players huddle together under wool blankets to fend off the high winds and snow as they cheer their teammates on in a game against Wellsville at Hammond Park Tuesday. ...

Municipal judge hears first traffic cam ticket appeal

EAST LIVERPOOL — The first appeal of a traffic cam-generated speeding ticket was heard Friday in Municipal Court. Although numerous recipients of the tickets have contested them at the bi-monthly appeals hearings held at City Hall, Youngstown resident Michael A. Sharp filed an appeal of the ...

HC Commission approached about broadband service

NEW CUMBERLAND — An area of Hancock County that has trouble with obtaining broadband internet service may be getting help via state and county officials. During Thursday’s Hancock County Commission meeting, Mark DeBruyn, a representative of the West Virginia Office of Technology, ...