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Households to pay $1 more for sewage

LISBON — The 2,100 households hooked into Columbiana County’s sewage system will begin paying a dollar more per month to cover rising administrative fees. County commissioners on Wednesday approved the increase requested by the county’s water and sewer department, which is part of the ...

Contracts, positions renewed by school board

EAST LIVERPOOL —The Beaver Local school board renewed a number of teacher positions and coaching contracts at this week’s board meeting. Issued one-year teaching contracts were Erin Barnes Anderson, Maribeth Becker, Hillary Hoppel, Ken Kuzior, Katie Mulholland, Nicholas Sesonsky and ...

Associate warden, two guards at county jail indicted

CLEVELAND (AP) — An associate warden at a troubled county jail in Cleveland has been indicted for ordering a corrections officer to turn off his body camera during an emergency where an inmate died, a corrections officer at the jail has been charged with pummeling an inmate to the point he ...

House condemned

EAST LIVERPOOL — An East Liverpool woman found herself in custody, after she allegedly attempted to interfere with the condemnation of her residence. Dorothy Eddy was arrested at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday on charges of obstructing official business and resisting arrest in the 1500 block of ...

A VISIT WITH THE EASTER BUNNY

Ohio CAN partnered with the Salem Police Department to provide an Easter egg hunt including a visit from the Easter bunny and refreshments for foster and kinship care children last week at Centennial Park. Pictured, LeAunna Kachelries, 8, New Springfield, gets a hug from the Easter bunny while ...

Minimal amount for BL under proposed funding plan

LISBON — The Beaver Local school district would fare slightly better under a new school funding plan proposed by a bipartisan group of state legislators. School Treasurer Stacy Williams reported at the work session prior to this week’s school board meeting the district could expect to ...

Forensic audit approved by school board

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Board of Education approved a measure to conduct a forensic audit, as well as the school district’s levy rates for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. The proposal for the forensic audit had been discussed during the board’s last regular meeting, but received ...

Primary turnout expected to be light

LISBON — The county elections board met Wednesday in preparation for the May 7 primary election, but there does not seem to be much public interest. Director Kim Fusco reported only 372 have requested absentee ballots so far, and that includes 21 who stopped by the office to vote early. ...

Wellsville approves paper format for state testing

WELLSVILLE — Third graders in the Wellsville School District will once again be taking English language arts and math state tests in paper format as opposed to online. The board approved the paper format tests for the 2019-20 school year for all third grade students. Board member Rick ...

CCCTC to seek bids for security system upgrade

LISBON — As a part of trying to keep up with the technology behind the scenes running the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center, the board on Tuesday agreed to allow Superintendent Chuck Adkins to seek bids to upgrade the technology behind the security system. Adkins and Phil James, ...