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Calls decrease in 2017 for Wellsville FD

WELLSVILLE — The final statistics from the Wellsville Fire Department showed a a decrease in activity from the past year. Fire Chief Barry Podwel presented the fire department’s activity counts for the month of December, as well as for the end of the year, at Tuesday’s village council ...

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DaLonzo appointed to county ESC board

LISBON — After holding interviews in executive session, the Columbiana County Educational Service Center Board selected a new member to replace Chip Highley. The board appointed Jacki DaLonzo of Wellsville and had her sworn in by Fiscal Officer Cindy Lengyel immediately. Board President ...

West Virginia lawmakers eye redistricting, free college

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers advanced a proposal for redistricting House of Delegates seats Friday and have begun considering free community and technical college during the first full week of their 2018 session. Hundreds of other bills were freshly introduced, several ...

Disc golf plans move ahead

LISBON — The Columbiana County Park District is moving ahead with plans to create an 18-hole disc golf course at Scenic Vista Park in Center Township. Park district board chairman Tom Butch said the course, which may be ready as early as this spring, is being designed by disc golf pro J. ...

BDD approves contract for intervention specialist

LISBON — During a brief meeting to start 2018, the Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities agreed to contract with the county Educational Service Center for an Intervention Specialist through the end of the 2017-18 school year. Superintendent Bill Devon said the cost will not ...

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FOG ON THE RIVER

Jason Croxall, media arts instructor of East Liverpool High School, provided this photograph of fog rolling over the Ohio River. (Submitted photo)

Committee brainstorms funding ideas

WELLSVILLE —As the village of Wellsville goes into its second full year under fiscal emergency, members of village council’s Finance Committee brainstormed ideas during a meeting held Wednesday. Committee members along with Fiscal Officer Hoi Black reviewed the village’s fund status, ...

EL property tax highest in county

East Liverpool and Washingtonville remain the most expensive places to live in Columbiana County in terms of property taxes. The cheapest are the portions of Center and Salem townships located in the United Local school district, according to an analysis of 2018 property tax rates requested ...

Council addressed over snow removal

EAST LIVERPOOL — With winter having wreaked havoc on the area in recent weeks, snow removal was on the minds of city council members and some residents this week. Council was addressed during its Thursday meeting – rescheduled from its regular date due to inclement weather – by ...

Sheriff’s office releases 2017 report

LISBON — What a difference a presidential election makes when it comes to applications for permits to carry a concealed weapon. The number of new CCW permits issued in 2017 by the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office was 851, a 44 percent decline from the 1,515 permits issued the year ...