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Pastor sentenced to three years

LISBON — A former East Palestine pastor will spend the next three years in prison for engaging in sexual conduct with an underage female member of his congregation. “The (prosecutor’s office) said the facts in this case were disturbing. I find them reprehensible,” said Columbiana ...

TAILGATE PARTY

With warm temperatures, an ice cream tailgate party is an idea that won’t get many arguments. Tailgating at the Lisbon Dairy Queen with Nathan McKee are 10-year-old Anslie Priddy and her sister, 4-year-old Hadley McKee. (Photo by Patti Schaeffer)

School resource officer makes arrest

EAST LIVERPOOL — A former student was arrested Thursday by the East Liverpool City School District’s school resource officer (SRO) after he was allegedly found inside one of the buildings. Charged with criminal trespass was Joshua L. Conzett, 20, Minerva Street. According to police, SRO ...

Meeting set for proposed water line extension

CALCUTTA — Residents in the Old Fredericktown Road area of St. Clair Township will have an opportunity next week to ask questions and/or sign up for service with the Buckeye Water District following years of concern with their well water. During Tuesday’s St. Clair Township trustees ...

BWD allocates funding from South Field

WELLSVILLE — With the closing of finances for the construction of the upcoming South Field Energy power plant in Yellow Creek Township, the Buckeye Water District’s Board of Trustees started funds and allocated money during Thursday’s meeting. The board approved several requests made at ...

Big Oak: W. Va. man gets 6 months

LISBON — Ryan T. Partee, one of those indicted as a part of Operation Big Oak, was sentenced this week to six months in prison. Partee, 33, New Cumberland, W.Va., was sentenced on four counts of possession of cocaine in the Operation Big Oak indictment and another count of possession of ...

TCA: Council may want to consider amending vacancy law

LISBON — Village council may want to consider revising the new vacant building law passed in February because it makes unnecessary demands on property owners and creates more paperwork for the zoning inspector. So recommended Mark Peluso of Town Center Associates, the consulting firm hired ...

Nuisance property on list for sheriff’s sale

LISBON —A vacant East Chestnut Street home that was the subject of neighbor complaints at several village council meetings this summer is on the fast track to possibly being acquired for demolition by the Columbiana County land bank program. Councilman Peter Wilson reported this week the ...

Trump comforts storm-ravaged Carolinas with hot dogs, hugs

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — Eager to show heart in a moment of crisis, President Donald Trump handed out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words in the Carolinas on Wednesday as he surveyed the wreckage left by Hurricane Florence. With residents still recovering from torrential rains that left ...

Wellsville BOE approves new funds

WELLSVILLE — With additional funds coming into Wellsville Schools from its agreement with South Field Energy, the district will develop three new funds. On Monday, the Wellsville Board of Education approved the creation of a Permanent Improvement Fund, an Instructional Supply Fund, and a ...