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BWD: water line extention plan in sight

WELLSVILLE — The Buckeye Water District appears to be getting closer to its planned water line extension to residents of Fredericktown Road in St. Clair Township. During Thursday’s district board of trustees meeting, vice president Tim O’Hara—speaking on behalf of Engineering ...

BWD: treasurer’s report review by committee

WELLSVILLE — The Buckeye Water District's annual large October loan payments resulted in a loss for the month as the district's Finance Committee reviewed the latest treasurer's report Wednesday. For the month ending Oct. 31, the district collected $293,018 in revenues, while incurring ...

Hancock County BOE approves assignments

NEW CUMBERLAND — With winter sports coming up soon, the Hancock County Board of Education approved several sports assignments for the upcoming season during Tuesday's meeting. Among the personnel matters included the sports assignments of four at Oak Glen High School, three at Weir High ...

Local driving instructor charged with OVI

LISBON — A driver’s education instructor was charged with driving drunk after getting into an accident just minutes after finishing up with some students. Cylee J. Barnes, 28, of Wellsville, was cited for OVI, failure to yield and possessing drug paraphernalia (a marijuana pipe) following ...

Community control allotted for wellsville resident

LISBON — A Wellsville man who pleaded guilty to four charges of aggravated possession of drugs in connection with the Operation Big Oak indictments was placed on community control with intensive supervision in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Wednesday afternoon. Marcus A. Prendes, 35, ...

Student in custody for air pistol

LISBON — A 14-year-old boy is in custody after bringing an air pistol to school on Wednesday. Police Chief Mike Abraham said the air pistol was removed without incident from the junior high school student’s backpack during lunch. The boy was taken to the county juvenile detention center, ...

Finance committee looks to approve appropriations

EAST LIVERPOOL — City council will look to approve the temporary appropriations for the first quarter of 2019, as recommended by the city's finance committee during Tuesday's meeting. The committee also approved a motion to send to council the temporary appropriations for the first three ...

Clean audit for County auditor

LISBON — Columbiana County Auditor Nancy Milliken received her cleanest audit to date. The 2017 routine audit of county books by the state auditor’s office resulted in zero citations and no recommendations. “It was great, great audit,” Milliken said of the audit, which was released ...

Davis will keep his seat for county commission

NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County Commissioner Jeff Davis has won a fourth six-year term after defeating Republican challenger Tommy Ogden following a canvass that took place Tuesday at the county election’s office In just as narrow a margin as the end of the night last Tuesday, Davis ...

ELHS observes Veterans Day

EAST LIVERPOOL — Potters have served proudly in the military throughout the decades which students at the local junior-senior high school learned Monday from two of their own during the annual Veterans Day observance sponsored by the National Honor Society. Guest speakers were U.S. Army ...