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Allen presents updated trash removal plan

EAST LIVERPOOL — A proposal was presented Monday by Service-Safety Director Brian Allen to city council’s combined finance and refuse-recycling-utilities committees regarding an updated trash removal plan which includes the purchase of smaller trucks, uniform trash cans and no additional ...

Trustees approve junk vehicle resolution

LaCROFT - Similar to neighboring St. Clair Township’s situation, Liverpool Township officials will be taking additional action regarding junk vehicles within the township. During Monday’s meeting, township trustees approved a resolution which regulates the storage of junk motor vehicles ...

County mom sentenced to 9 months for child endangerment

LISBON — A Salem mother was sentenced to nine months in prison for endangering children after she allowed her kindergarten-aged child to be responsible for taking his own prescription medications. Stephanie J. Hibbert, 31, East Third Street, was sentenced Monday by Columbiana County Common ...

Health board seat open in Hancock County

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va—The Hancock County Commission recently approved a motion to vacate a seat on the Hancock County health board. It was during the last commission meeting, earlier this month, when Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Mike Lucas provided background information on the reasoning ...

Port awarded job-training grant

LEETONIA — The Columbiana County Port Authority has been awarded a job-training grant for a Columbiana company that could also result in 50 new jobs. Port Authority Director Penny Traina announced at Monday’s meeting the $200,000 state Regional Job Training Program grant will be used to ...

Alleged gang leader appears in court

LISBON — A brief arraignment hearing was held in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court on Monday for Allen Jackson, one of alleged leaders of the Down the Way drug gang indicted in October 2017. The indictment was known as Operation Big Oak and included about 100 defendants and 757 ...

Wellsville BOE handles personnel moves

WELLSVILLE — The Wellsville Board of Education last week approved a number of personnel matters. An increase on the pay scale for Joe Shimmel to Master’s degree, starting with the 2018-19 school year, as approved, as were the additions of Smanatha Catalano, Mark Kovalcik, Pamela Veiock, ...

City fire department adds to staff

EAST LIVERPOOL — The city fire department gained four new firefighters Friday after were sworn in by Municipal Court Judge Melissa Byers Emmerling. Joining the ranks were Travis Bricker, Joshua Coil, Shawn Fiffick and Jordan Gibbs, who passed a recent Civil Service test as well as an ...

Township approves request for crosswalk, signs

CALCUTTA — St. Clair Township trustees approved a church’s request to paint a crosswalk on a township roadway and install signs warning motorists. The request came from Longs Run Trinity Presbyterian Church, which wanted to paint a crosswalk from the church on Longs Church Road to its ...

Big Oak: alleged major player located

LISBON — One of the Jackson brothers, an alleged major player in the Operation Big Oak indictment, has finally been located in Cuyahoga County. Allen Jackson, 26, who is also known as Keith, of Cleveland, was taken into custody on Wednesday and has been returned to Columbiana County to ...