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Volunteer group cut by warden

LISBON — County dog warden Heidi Pecorelli decided to sever ties with a volunteer organization after they failed to adhere to policies and because of other problems. “The job is hard enough, and if you have volunteers working against you instead of with you it makes it even harder,” she ...

Exceptional appointment approved

EAST LIVERPOOL — With the impending retirement of a long-time tax department employment, the Civil Service Commission this week agreed to allow for an exceptional appointment to a part-time spot in the department. In a memo to the commission, tax Commissioner Linda Harpold noted that tax ...

Texting plans to proceed

LISBON — The Columbiana County 911 Advisory Committee decided this week to proceed with plans to add texting capability to 911. The committee approved a resolution seeking approval from county commissioners to add a VPN texting connection to its 911 system through Comtech at a cost of ...

WIND DAMAGE

County firefighters and energy workers were kept busy around the county during the early morning hours Friday as high winds combined with saturated soil brought down trees that temporarily blocked roads and caused minor power outages. The winds gusted while bringing in the cold front and an old ...

Committee discusses land contract legislation

EAST LIVERPOOL — City council’s licensing and economic development committee discussed legislation Wednesday that would regulate land contract deals between property owners and potential buyers. Requested by city housing inspector Kayla Crowl, the legislation outlines rules and ...

Suspect in OD cop case seeks to vacate plea

LISBON — A South Euclid man accused of being involved in the fentanyl overdose of East Liverpool patrolman Chris Green was scheduled to appear for sentencing in Common Pleas Court Friday afternoon, but his attorneys have filed a motion to vacate his plea. Cortez Collins, 26, is currently ...

Tardy for sentencing costs man probation

LISBON — Anthony L. Jackson, 31, Cleveland, was sentenced to a year in prison in Common Pleas Court on Friday after he failed to appear for a sentencing hearing in 2017 where there had been a plea agreement recommending community control. Assistant County Prosecutor Tammie Riley Jones said ...

WELLSVILLE SPELLING BEE

First place winner in the Wellsville city-wide spelling bee Aliah Boso accepts her trophy at the end of the bee, having correctly spelled “harpsicord” to take the win. Additional photo 2A. (Photo by Jo Ann Bobby-Gilbert)

Woman charged with impersonating officer

LISBON — A 22-year-old Salem woman has been charged with impersonating a village police officer while calling the mother of a teenage girl over a boyfriend dispute. Carly M. Williams, 22, East Pershing Street, Salem, was charged Wednesday with impersonating Lt. Shar Daub of the village ...