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Local man sentenced to five years for opening fire

LISBON — An intoxicated man, who opened fire on an excavator while it was being operated last summer, was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to several charges, including felonious assault with a firearms specification. Donald J. Baxter, 52, Rochester ...

Officials: operations levy will be back on ballot

CALCUTTA — Beaver Local school officials are asking residents for a yes vote for a second time this spring as the emergency operations levy renewal will return to the ballot. On Monday, the school board approved a motion to place the levy renewal — this time at 4.618 mills — on the May ...

Local teens charged with criminal trespassing

EAST LIVERPOOL — Two area 18-year-olds were charged by city police after reportedly being found with three juvenile girls at the former East Liverpool Motor Lodge late at night. Charged with criminal trespass were Jarrod Lee Westover, state Route 45, Lisbon, and Mason A. Taylor, Oakmont ...

Robbery suspect gets trial with judge

LISBON — An Indianapolis, Ind., man charged in connection to an armed robbery at the Buckeye Pharmacy in Calcutta in September of 2017, was tried directly to the bench on Monday before Judge Scott Washam. Tyrez L. Boyd, 25, is charged with aggravated robbery and three counts of abduction ...

New GOP Gov. DeWine urges optimism for Ohio at inauguration

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New Republican Gov. Mike DeWine touted optimism as he began his four-year term Monday, vowing to hear others’ ideas and perspectives and to lead with resolve to create a better future for Ohio’s children, a priority reflected in executive orders he signed in his ...

Lisbon Police Reports

Shawn D. Tremain, 27, of Lisbon, was cited for driving under suspension, running a stop sign and failure to use the turn signal following a traffic stop on North Beaver Street 8 p.m. Thursday. Tremain gave police permission to search his vehicle and the officer found some marijuana and an open ...

State report provided by superintendent

LISBON — There is more than meets the eye when it comes to the school district’s performance in the latest state report on what the number of high school graduates needing additional academic in college. “In this particular case, we did not come out looking very good, but there are ...

Reports showed less crime for Lisbon in 2018

LISBON — Crime was down in the village last year, and the police chief believes it is because of the additional officers he was able to add and by going to 10-hour shifts. The police report for 2018 provided to Village Council at this week’s meeting showed the number of breaking and ...

Trustees approve purchase of two new police cruisers

CALCUTTA — St. Clair Township trustees this week agreed to the purchase of two 2018 Ford Interceptor sports utility vehicle cruisers for the police department from Tri-State Ford at a total cost of $62,241, to be paid in 12 quarterly payments through Ford Motor Credit. Police Chief Brian ...