Local News

Ice storm left counties in the dark

LISBON — Thursday afternoon’s ice storm and the two inches of wet snow that followed brought down electric lines that knocked out power to large portions of Columbiana County, including all of East Palestine. “This is a big old mess,” said county Emergency Management Agency Director ...

Wellsville seeks to obtain second K-9 unit

WELLSVILLE — The Wellsville Police Department may be increasing its help in the near future as it looks to obtain a second K-9 officer for its force. Information on the police department’s plans for an additional K-9 officer were presented during Thursday’s Wellsville Area Chamber of ...

Money will flow back slower to Elks

LISBON — Karenna L. Harty, the Wellsville woman who embezzled $27,055 from the Wellsville Elks lodge, was given permission to make her restitution in smaller increments Friday in county Common Pleas Court. Harty, 52, Main Street, Wellsville, had been ordered to make $1,000 monthly payments ...

Firefighters extinguish two kitchen fires

EAST LIVERPOOL — Over a period of two days, city firefighters responded to two kitchen fires, one of which sent residents scrambling from a second story window to escape. According to reports, the department was called at 4 p.m. Sunday to 2525 Parkway, where a microwave was on fire in the ...

Paperwork filed for Commissioner recount

NEW CUMBERLAND — Chester-based businessman Tommy Ogden has filed the paperwork with the Board of Elections for a recount of the votes for the Hancock County Commission race after Tuesday’s canvass showed the Republican challenger losing to incumbent commissioner Jeff Davis by just 10 ...

Murder charge for Glenmoor resident

LISBON — A murder charge was added this week to the charges against Robert E. Stevens in the eventual death of an elderly Glenmoor man following a home invasion in March. The county grand jury issued a superseding indictment against Stevens, 49, Fox Chase Road, East Liverpool, adding the ...

Local man charged following warrant

WELLSVILLE — A Wellsville man originally from the Lorain-Cleveland area and known to police for dealing drugs is facing charges following a warrant issued by federal authorities. Julius Ruffin, 39, of 335 Broadway Ave., was arrested Wednesday morning by Wellsville police, who acted on a ...

Case continued for Lockhart

EAST LIVERPOOL — The case of a Sprucevale Road man reportedly found with a loaded handgun in his vehicle while he was inside a city-owned building was continued this week in Municipal Court. Dillon Lockhart, 22, was set to appear Thursday morning for a second pretrial on charges of criminal ...

Leetonia resident receives 15 counts of drug possession

LISBON — In just the latest round of legal trouble for the owner and operator of Braking Point Recovery Center, Ryan P. Sheridan, appeared in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court for arraignments on Thursday. Sheridan, 38, Wilderness Street, Leetonia, is charged with 15 counts of possession ...

Lisbon curfew siren silenced after questioning

LISBON — The village is a little quieter these days because the curfew siren is no more. Mayor Roger Gallo announced they will discontinue the nightly practice at Tuesday’s village council meeting after a resident and the police chief questioned whether it was still relevant. Dean ...