Local News

Residents subject to shut off due to overdue bills

WELLSVILLE — Several residents in the village will be subject to their water being shut off if they do not make payments on their past-due bills. During Tuesday’s village council meeting, Mayor Nancy Murray announced that 20 shut-offs are scheduled for residents who are 60 days or more ...

Federal funding sought

LaCROFT — Liverpool Township trustees will be seeking funding for engineer work regarding two houses in question. During Monday’s meeting, trustees approved a motion to seek an engineer to review two properties located on Penn Avenue Extension, which have been reported to be slipping and ...

Company chosen to install new cameras at county court

LISBON — Johnson Controls was chosen to install the new camera system at Columbiana County Municipal Court and will likely do the same at the county jail. County commissioners have accepted the county clerk of courts recommendation they go with Johnson Controls in replacing the municipal ...

Additional layoffs approved by BDD

LISBON — A few more layoffs were recently approved by the Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities (BDD), since less transportation is needed as a result of earlier layoffs. The board unanimously approved the layoff of two seasonal vehicle II operators and one seasonal vehicle ...

Director gives update on summer food program

LISBON — A new summer feeding program offered to youth and children in Lisbon has provided meals to roughly 40 people a day, Missy Adams told the Lisbon school board last week. The district was eligible to offer the Seamless Summer program because 56 percent of the district is eligible for ...

Benefits of creating a finance district presented to county ESC

LISBON — Columbiana County Educational Service Center Superintendent Anna Marie Vaughn reported to the board this past week about the potential benefits in creating a finance district in this county. Vaughn said legislation allows counties to form these districts with schools being allowed ...

MADISON TOWNSHIP FIRE

About 12:30 a.m. Saturday, West Point firefighters were notified by passers-by of a blaze at a vacant farmhouse at the corner of East Liverpool and Torma roads in Madison Township. They arrived to find it fully engulfed with the roof collapsing shortly after their arrival. The farmhouse, which ...

Village prepares for 4th of July festivities

WELLSVILLE — In less than two weeks, the village of Wellsville will be celebrating America’s birthday with entertainment and celebration throughout the village. The Moving Wellsville Forward Committee and Extreme Vocal Experience will be holding the village’s inaugural Independence Day ...

McGeehan to return to Charleston

CHESTER — Delegate Patrick McGeehan, R-W.Va., said he will be back at work in Charleston when interim sessions begin. McGeehan, 38, had surgery May 18 at the Cleveland Clinic for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy — a genetic condition that causes the walls of heart ventricles to ...

Loan sought for fire department repairs

SALINEVILLE — With some renovations and repairs needed at the Salineville Volunteer Fire Department, Fire Chief Jeff Lewis approached village council this week to ask permission to put the fire station up for collateral for a loan. The total amount being borrowed is $31,382. The zero ...