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Area pets to be honored Sunday

NEW CUMBERLAND W. Va.—Honoring area pets with a Pet Memorial. Arner Funeral Chapel with the help of Pastor Bob Macek and Cari McIntyre, the president of the Hancock County Humane Foundation, are putting on a pet memorial and pet blessing. Both will be held at the middle shelter in Tomlinson ...

Official ceremony held for new shuttle service

EAST LIVERPOOL — In the first six days in operations, the new “Make the Connection” shuttle transported more than 75 riders, according to comments made by Tom Andrews, chief executive officer of the Community Action Agency of Columbiana County. Local officials, including East Liverpool ...

Major Big Oak defendant pleads guilty to charges

LISBON — Anthony Jackson, one of the major Operation Big Oak defendants, pleaded guilty to all the charges he was facing in Common Pleas Court this week. Jackson, 31, of Cleveland, pleaded guilty to engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, participating in a criminal gang, aggravated ...

Lauren Strong Giving Back Hope Festival set for Saturday

CALCUTTA — One year ago a Beaver Local High School volleyball player had a stroke. In celebration of her recovery, her family is holding the Lauren Strong Giving Back Hope Festival to raise awareness about strokes and to give back to the Ronald McDonald House and Akron Children’s ...

Steubenville shooting incident leaves one dead

STEUBENVILLE — City Police are investigating an early morning shooting which claimed the life of a city man. Police identified the victim as William R. Ross III, 24. Officers were called around 4:10 a.m. Thursday to the 700 block of Market Square after receiving a report that shots had ...

Lawsuit filed over mill demolition

WEIRTON — Using explosives to bring the old Weirton Steel Corp. basic oxygen steel plant to the ground was cheaper, but exposed residents living nearby to toxic elements and heavy metals, a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Hancock County claims. The suit, filed in Hancock County Circuit Court, ...

McGeehan speaks with Justice regarding W.Va. roads

WHEELING — Needed paving on W.Va. 2 in Hancock County will be starting soon, Gov. Jim Justice told Delegate Patrick McGeehan. McGeehan, R-Hancock, addressed the issue of road repairs in the Northern Panhandle during a phone call with Justice early Wednesday morning. McGeehan said the pair ...

Woman awarded $10K in suit against neighbors

LISBON — A woman who sued her neighbors after she believed their son responsible for painting vulgarities on her home and property, won a civil case recently in Common Pleas Court. Jill Brothers, Tomahawk Drive, Negley, the plaintiff in the case, was awarded $10,578 plus interest, from her ...

Shelby Mustangs on display

COLUMBIANA — Team Shelby and the Shelby American Automobile Club travel all over the world each year, and on Thursday a group of them descended on the Columbiana Ford dealership on South Avenue to display more than 50 different Shelby Mustang vehicles. “The automotive community is just ...

Routine business for Lisbon BOE

LISBON — It’s summertime and there are no classes, so there was not much for the school board to do at its monthly meeting this week. A light agenda, with the school principals given the meeting off, resulted in the July board meeting lasting less than 20 minutes, which is likely a record ...