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County recorder renews request for portion of fees

LISBON — Columbiana County Recorder Theresa Bosel is asking for permission to resume keeping a portion of the fee charged for recording documents after county commissioners failed to act on last year’s request. Bosel submitted her request to commissioners this week, who formally accepted ...

No word on Dollar General plan

LISBON — A month after a representative from Dollar General met with village council about preliminary plans to build a second store in town nothing else has been heard about the proposed project. The clerk for the zoning board has yet to receive any requests from the company for a zoning ...

East Liverpool’s Got Talent 2019

Chelsea Matta plays the tamborine while singing “My Church” during her set Saturday afternoon at East Liverpool’s Got Talent in Thompson Park. The event concludes tonight. (Photo by Stephanie Ujhelyi)

Waterline project now under way

WELLSVILLE — Work has finally begun on the Frederick Heights waterline project. Buckeye Water District manager Al DeAngelis reported at Thursday’s meeting work began on July 22 and the contractor, Yarian Brothers, has extended the trunk line to within 100 feet of Woodlawn ...

Poker run benefits ‘Cops and Kids’

EAST LIVERPOOL — For David Albaneso, August can be a tough month as he remembers his daughter Shelby, but for the past six years, he has coped with her death by pouring himself into organizing the annual Cops and Kids Poker Run in her honor. This is the seventh year that motorcycle riders ...

Byers-Emmerling takes hands-on approach through legal system path

EAST LIVERPOOL — Melissa Byers-Emmerling believes in offering plenty of opportunities to those willing to change to law abiding citizens. She is running for re-election as East Liverpool Municipal Court judge against Dominic Frank in November. An Wellsville High School alumni, she has ...

Wheeling University reauthorized with conditions

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission approved the annual reauthorization of Wheeling University, Friday, after a two-week postponement, but the school will have a number a conditions and deadlines to meet if it hopes to stay authorized over the next 10 ...

Pool lift carries $4K price

LISBON — It will cost nearly $4,000 to install a device to lift handicapped people in and out of the Sadie Van Fossan swimming pool. Fiscal Officer Tracey Wonner reported at Tuesday’s village council meeting that parks director Dana Blackburn submitted a proposal to purchase an ...

Judge: Boardman man poses ‘serious risk’ to community

YOUNGSTOWN — Federal Court Judge George Limbert ruled Friday that 18-year-old Justin Olsen should remain in federal custody after being arrested earlier this week on accusations that he made threats to federal officers in online postings. The judge made his ruling following a several hour ...