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County man sentenced for injuring infant son

LISBON — A special needs Salem man who caused physical harm to his 2-month-old child will spend an indefinite period at the Eastern Ohio Correctional Center as a part of his four years of community control. Bryan L. Weingart, 29, Orchard Avenue, Salem, had previously pleaded guilty to ...

Obstruction charge added against W.Va. justice

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal grand jury on Tuesday added an obstruction of justice charge against a suspended West Virginia Supreme Court justice already facing a 22-count indictment. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said in a news release the grand jury issued a new, 23-count indictment ...

‘SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW’

A little rain, a little sun and being outside at the right moment might just bring a little color into your life. This vivid rainbow was spotted over Lisbon. (Photo by Patti Schaeffer)

NO SMOKING

EAST LIVERPOOL — Smokers in the city should be aware that a ban is in effect for certain public areas. Council approved an ordinance on Monday that prohibits smoking in all city playgrounds, the Broadway Wharf and Devon’s Diamond. The legislation was opposed by Councilman John Mercer, who ...

BOE approves staff changes

CALCUTTA — Beaver Local High School principal Tom Cunningham’s recent move to the Southern Local superintendent’s job set off a chain reaction of administrative position changes here. The Beaver Local school board met Monday in special session to sort out those changes, starting with ...

Salineville council approves 2019 budget

SALINEVILLE — Village council approved the budget for 2019 at $1,222,371, which was provided by Fiscal Officer Donna Rudder. Rudder told council the figure was similar to the 2018 budget, but there was a small change after council passed a resolution on Monday to move about $320 from the ...

Former school janitor gets 3 years for affair with student

LISBON — A former Leetonia schools janitor who had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student was sentenced to serve three years in prison during a hearing on Monday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. Kevin Daniel Taylor, 32, Walnut Street, Leetonia, had pleaded guilty in March ...

Full body Scanner order placed for county jail

LISBON — The full-body scanner ordered for the county jail should arrive by the end of the month and be operational in early August. County Commissioner Mike Halleck said they agreed to purchase the scanner from OD Security for $118,750, with the money coming from $250,000 set aside for the ...

Warning letters to be sent out for dilapidated houses

LISBON — Councilman Peter Wilson is assuming the duties of preparing warning letters that will be mailed to property owners with dilapidated homes that have become public nuisances, but the fire safety inspector would have to issue the citations if no action is taken. Wilson, who took ...

Resident seeks permission for ‘food kiosks’

LISBON — There are four food pantries in town, but a local family believes there is a need for more. That is why Kodiealyse Ferro approached Village Council at this week’s meeting seeking permission to erect two “food kiosks” in town to provide free food to those in need who feel ...