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MAINTENANCE WORK

The East Liverpool Rotary has once again stepped up with a project aimed at improving the J. Burchfield Cartwright municipal swimming pool at Thompson Park, this time taking on the task of renovating the weatherbeaten outdoor furniture and facilities. Steps leading to the pool have been ...

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Bridge restorations earn awards

LISBON — Columbiana County Engineer Bert Dawson was recently honored by his peers for his efforts to preserve two historic bridges. Dawson and his staff were honored in Columbus at the annual State of Ohio Bridges Conference for the preservation and restoration of the historic steel-arch ...

Board reflects on community events; Francis applauded

WELLSVILLE — The Wellsville Board of Education last week reflected on two recent community events: Operation Street Smart, an adult seminar held Aug. 21 in the school auditeria, and the Back to School Bash, held just three days later, on the high school campus. Operation Street Smart, ...

Port audit lists findings for recovery

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Columbiana County Port Authority’s executive director and finance/management administrator were required to reimburse the port for a combined $54 spent on drinks purchased following two seminars they attended last year. The findings for recovery against Penny Traina ...

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Donation

A $1,000 check was donated to the FISH organization in East Liverpool by East Liverpool Moose Lodge 122 to be used for the food pantry. Shown presenting the check are (from left): Bernie Williams, past governor; Dick Plumley, prelate; Bill Farnsworth, governor; Caryle Buck, FISH coordinator; ...

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NEW STORAGE BUILDING

Crews with Bernard Daniels Lumber Co. of Canfield recently erected a new barn on the grounds of Edison High School. The 24-foot-by-24-foot structure will be used as an agricultural building for storage. (Submitted photo)

School officials address free lunch issue

WELLSVILLE — The lack of free lunch at Wellsville High School was addressed last week by school officials. Questions were addressed following the food service report, presented by treasurer Eva Elliott. There was no report for July, but, according to the May/June report, an ending balance ...

Report shows concerns with jail operations

LISBON —A recent Columbiana County grand jury report on county jail operations was unusual in its criticism. Issued by the July grand jury following a tour of the jail, the grand jurors expressed concerns about staffing, staff security as it relates to “control panels,” meal tables that ...

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Director speaks on drug epidemic

WELLSVILLE — With the drug epidemic continuing to affect cities and towns throughout the country, members of the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce received vital information last week on its crippling effects and where loved ones can go for help. Eloise Traina, director of the Family ...

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Halleck attends White House outreach effort

LISBON — Columbiana County Commissioner Mike Halleck was one of 82 commissioners from Ohio who spent Tuesday at the White House as part of an outreach effort by the Trump Administration to learn first-hand about local priorities and how they can be of help. “The Trump Administration has a ...