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The Steel Trolley Diner on East Lincoln Way in Lisbon. (Review file photo)

Steel Trolley forced to close

LISBON — Citing 27 repeat violations and a few new ones, the Columbiana County Board of Health voted Wednesday to suspend the food license of the historical Steel Trolley Diner in Lisbon. Environmental Director Lori Barnes said the health department has been working with the Steel Trolley ...

County GOP submits judge candidates to Kasich

LISBON — The Columbiana County Republican Party has settled on the three attorneys they want to replace county Municipal Court Judge Charles “Chris” Amato. The GOP voted at Wednesday’s central and executive committee to forward the following names for Gov. John Kasich to consider: Tim ...

BWD expected to appoint Chetock as fiscal officer

WELLSVILLE — The Buckeye Water District will be starting the new year with a new fiscal officer. The BWD Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the hiring of Tiffany Chetock as the district’s next fiscal officer during the board’s meeting, scheduled 9 a.m. today at Village Hall. ...

Delegate sponsoring resolution to state law

CHARLESTON. W.Va. — State Del. Pat McGeehan has sponsored a resolution to amend the West Virginia Constitution to require a two-thirds majority to pass any future tax or fee increase by the Legislature. McGeehan (R-Hancock County) announced the resolution Tuesday. “The people of West ...

Lease provision could prevent future damage with CMHA rentals

EAST LIVERPOOL — In an effort to prevent future problems with water damage, the Columbiana-Metropolitan Housing Authority board approved a new lease provision at its meeting Wednesday. Executive Director Bernie Bennett told the board that, within the last month, there had been four ...

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Barborak pleads guilty to tampering, theft, forgery

WARREN — A former Lisbon village solicitor and assistant Columbiana County prosecutor pleaded guilty to misappropriating client funds from her private law practice and then trying to conceal it. Virginia Barborak pleaded guilty Tuesday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court to tampering with ...

Terry Brown takes the stand to give reasons

LISBON — Terry Brown, the Wellsville man requesting to withdraw his guilty pleas in connection to the March murder of Scotty Johnson, took the stand in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday to explain his reasons. Brown, 48, Hillcrest Road, Wellsville, pleaded guilty on Oct. 24 to ...

New solicitor named in Wellsville, changes announced to committee

WELLSVILLE — Village council welcomed its newest solicitor and also announced changes to their committees for this year during Tuesday’s meeting. Starting off the meeting, council approved the appointment of Dominic Frank to serve as the village’s next solicitor, as recommended by Mayor ...

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MLK REMEMBERED

While the weather may have put a little damper on attendance, it did not stop several village residents from embarking Monday morning on Wellsville Village Hall to honor the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. With “The Power of One” serving as this year’s theme, many guests ...

Consulting firm hired to perform traffic sign study

LISBON — Is there adequate signage in place warning motorists when they are approaching a dangerous curve on a county road? The Columbiana County Engineer’s Office is hiring an Ohio company to find out. The engineer’s office was given permission by county commissioners to hire the ...