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Full body Scanner order placed for county jail

LISBON — The full-body scanner ordered for the county jail should arrive by the end of the month and be operational in early August. County Commissioner Mike Halleck said they agreed to purchase the scanner from OD Security for $118,750, with the money coming from $250,000 set aside for the ...

Warning letters to be sent out for dilapidated houses

LISBON — Councilman Peter Wilson is assuming the duties of preparing warning letters that will be mailed to property owners with dilapidated homes that have become public nuisances, but the fire safety inspector would have to issue the citations if no action is taken. Wilson, who took ...

Resident seeks permission for ‘food kiosks’

LISBON — There are four food pantries in town, but a local family believes there is a need for more. That is why Kodiealyse Ferro approached Village Council at this week’s meeting seeking permission to erect two “food kiosks” in town to provide free food to those in need who feel ...

Trustees break down expenditures for 2019

WELLSVILLE — Yellow Creek Township will have a little over $450,000 in expenditures to work with in 2019, as the township’s budget for next year was reviewed and approved by trustees during Tuesday’s meeting. The total budget for the township next year amounts to $454,927, and is spread ...

SWD to have direct control of collection program

CARROLLTON — The three-county Solid Waste District is working on a way to save more money by severing its remaining ties with Kimble Recycling & Disposal. SWD serves Columbiana, Carroll and Harrison counties, and it decided last summer to assume direct control of its recycling ...

‘ROLLIN’ ON THE RIVER’

These barges, traveling Tuesday morning up the Ohio River, received assistance from two tugboats in traversing the area waterways near the River Museum in Wellsville. (Photo courtesy of Pam Smith)

BLSD voters to decide on renewal of emergency tax levy

CALCUTTA — Voters in the Beaver Local School District will decide the renewal of the district’s five-year emergency tax levy this November. During Monday’s meeting, the Beaver Local Board of Education approved a resolution to place the renewal of the five-year 4.721 mill emergency tax ...

Student gets probation for Lisbon bomb threat

LISBON — An 11-year-old village boy whose bomb threat resulted in the evacuation of McKinley Elementary School was placed on probation for his actions, but other youths contemplating doing the same thing were warned they may not be as fortunate. “Usually, when someone does this sort of ...

EL man sentenced for spitting on deputy

LISBON — An East Liverpool man who spat on a sheriff’s deputy was granted community control, but first he was ordered to serve 60 days in the county jail. Jason Holloway, 37, Church Street, pleaded guilty in April to harassment with a bodily substance. He appeared for sentencing on ...

Local resident appears on Sunday’s episode of ‘Celebrity Family Feud

EAST LIVERPOOL — Earlier this year, local residents Gregg and Nina Ludwig made the trip out to the West Coast to visit with family and take part in one of television’s most-beloved game shows. Mrs. Ludwig will be on stage alongside daughter Erin, son-in-law actor Ian Ziering and his ...