Local News

Township, city stations tame house fire

GLENMOOR — A fire of undetermined cause destroyed a Cornell Street home Saturday evening, despite the efforts of three fire departments. According to Glenmoor fire Chief Bill Bennett, David Virden Sr. and Alice Virden, 16951 Cornell St., were home just before 5:30 p.m. when they noticed ...

School Resource Officer added to Stanton Elementary

HAMMONDSVILLE — Edison Local Schools has some extra safety in its buildings with the addition of new school resource officers in the elementary schools. Board members on Thursday ratified contracts with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Saline Township Police Department to add ...

County to sell old police cruisers

NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County officials are holding off on advertising the sale of police cruisers following a discussion amongst the county commission and the sheriff’s office. Last week, the Commission tabled a request to advertise the sale of cruisers that had been used by the ...

Officials recognize county dog warden

NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County commissioners and the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office are recognizing the county dog warden for the second time this year — this time for tending to someone involved in a vehicle accident. The commission and Sheriff Ralph Fletcher commended dog warden ...

Board approves personnel matters

WELLSVILLE — A number of contract renewals and non-renewals received approval this week by the Wellsville Board of Education. With a 3-0 vote — vice president Ed Bauer and Tom Brophey both were absent — the board approved numerous contract extensions amongst its current staff, with six ...

USA Advisory Council mulls ideas to expand courses

SALINEVILLE — The Utica Shale Academy Advisory Council held its annual session last week to consider possible courses that will increase students’ marketability. Director Eric Sampson gathered with education and business representatives at the Southern Local Board of Education office to ...

WHS PROM COURT

Wellsville High School will hold its prom today, Saturday, in the gymnasium with the theme of “A Touch of Class.” Grand march begins at 5 p.m. with doors opening at 4:15. Admission is $1. This year’s court consists of the following juniors (front, from left) Abigail Luckino, Peyton ...

‘Party for the Pantry’ event set for April 28

LISBON — Leadership Columbiana County is sponsoring “Party for the Pantry” — a night of fun for ages 18-over benefiting the Community Action Agency Healthier Community Pantry — 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 28 at Social 45 in Lisbon. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online or at ...

PLANTING FLOWERS

The Master Gardeners of New Cumberland, worked with the 3rd grade students planting flowers. The students enjoyed learning from the community helpers. They gained a greater understanding about planting and the needed requirements for the germination process. (Submitted photo)

County GOP fighting continues

LISBON — County Recorder Theresa Bosel told county Common Pleas Court Judge C. Ashley Pike to limit his contact with her to county business because of a dispute over her decision to endorse his opponent in the May 8 primary election. Bosel contacted the newspaper earlier in the week to ...