Local News

Family tragedy leads to a journey of faith

Death struck suddenly as it often does. It slammed squarely and viciously into the Ward family — part of the United Local family — on Aug. 3, 2009. The loss of a child is always the very worst of losses. It came the day after her husband Mike’s birthday as Denise Ward recounts in her ...

‘ANNIE’

Wellsville Junior/Senior High School will present the musical Annie on March 22nd, 23rd, and 24th in the high school auditeria. Show times are 7 p.m. on Friday the 22nd and Saturday the 23rd. The Sunday matinee will begin at 2 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door and are $6 for adults and $4 ...

Jobs for those with disabilities focus of appreciation dinner

LISBON — Continuing its focus on finding jobs in the community for those with developmental disabilities, the Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to host its second annual Employment Appreciation Dinner, announced Bill Devon, CCBDD superintendent. Presentations and ...

Museum to offer Nellie Bly character presentation

Nellie Bly (1864-1922) will be portrayed by JoAnn Peterson of Kingwood in a program, 7 p.m. April 6, at the Hancock County Historical Museum located at 1008 Ridge Ave., New Cumberland, W.Va. Bly is one of the many available character presentations offered through the West Virginia Humanities ...

Reporter’s Notebook: A Rocky Road

If there is one thing most governors of West Virginia know, the best way to get inside the hearts of people is to make sure their roads are maintained. Govs. Cecil Underwood and Arch Moore knew this. Apparently, Gov. Jim Justice is just now getting the message. Justice is right to feel ...

Meeting Notices

Monday, March 18 5 p.m., Hancock County Board of Education, JDRIVCC, New Cumberland, W.Va. 6 p.m., East Liverpool Council, Village Hall 6:30 p.m., Wellsville Board of Education, regular meeting, Daw Conference Room Tuesday, March 19 noon, St. Clair Township trustees, township office, ...

UKULELE LESSONS

The Lepper Library in Lisbon on Saturday hosted the Steel Valley Ukers. Led by Richard Wyant, the group held a ukulele workshop for beginners of all ages. About 15 or so library patrons participated. Pictured, Tricia Mollenkopf (left) and her young daughter, Sarah Borchardt, 6, get some help ...

EL woman facing 27 years for drugs

LISBON — An East Liverpool area woman is facing more than two decades of possible prison time for drugs she was found to have in 2017 and 2016. Mackenzie A. Strub, 22, Irish Ridge Road, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court this week to five counts of possession of drugs with forfeiture ...

Council discusses rental registration, inspection program

LISBON —For a second consecutive meeting, Councilman Peter Wilson and his colleagues debated the merits of enacting a rental registration and inspection program. Wilson first raised the issue at council’s Feb. 26 meeting, saying he believes such a program is needed to address the growing ...

Blue ribbon higher education panel pushes legislation quietly

CHARLESTON — The Blue Ribbon Commission on Four-Year Higher Education hasn’t had a full meeting since December and never met the deadline for their final report. Yet, a number of their proposals were pushed during the 2019 legislative session. These include a $12.8 million budget increase ...