Local News

Traina: ‘I’m thankful to be a veteran

WELLSVILLE — Throughout the area, people have expressed their gratitude and thanks to the veterans of the Armed Forces for their service and dedication, but for veterans like Joe Traina, he was thankful to serve. “When you walk through these halls and everybody wants to thank you for ...

SL VETERANS PROGRAM

American Legion Post 442 marches into the Southern Local gymnasium with the colors to start the Veterans Day program at the school. (Photo by Deanne Johnson)

U.S. Sen. Brown weighing 2020 presidential run

CINCINNATI (AP) — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, one of the winningest Democrats in Ohio history, said Monday he is considering a 2020 presidential run. Brown had previously played down interest in joining what’s expected to be a crowded Democratic field. But he acknowledged Monday he is ...

VETERANS DAY PARADE 2018

A Vietnam veteran proudly waved the American flag during the Veterans Day parade in East Liverpool on Sunday. (Photo by Katie White)

VSC to receive requested funding

LISBON — What a difference a year makes. About this time last year the Columbiana County Veterans Services Commission was threatening to again sue county commissioners if they failed to provide the VSC with the amount of funding it was seeking. When the VSC met with commissioners last ...

Two approved to serve on broadband committee

NEW CUMBERLAND — Two appointees will serve on the Broadband Committee for the BHJ (Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson) Planning Commission as approved by the Hancock County Commission during Thursday’s meeting. Commissioners approved the appointments of Jonathan Chomor and Lester R. Shields, both ...

BOE approves spring sports schedules

CALCUTTA — While still a few months away, dates for Beaver Local’s spring sports were announced and approved by the school board during Monday’s meeting. Among the sports schedules approved for spring 2019 were varsity and junior varsity baseball, varsity and junior varsity softball and ...

Audits of Division of Homeland Security, Corrections raises eyebrows

CHARLESTON - Two divisions of the state Dept. of Military Affairs and Public Safety received scrutiny by the West Virginia Legislature’s Post Audit Division for activities done without the knowledge of the department. Auditors briefed lawmakers on the reports during a Post Audits ...

FOP DONATION

Fraternal Order of Police No. 210, which governs the St. Clair Township Police Department, conducted a Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirt sale, netting $825, with the FOP adding $175. The $1,000 was presented to Beaver Local teacher Veronica Hall, who has just completed treatments for the disease ...

COPS & KIDS DONATION

A check for $6,560 to benefit the East Liverpool Police Department’s Cops and Kids campaign was presented to Mayor Ryan Stovall and Patrolman Tony Savina, FOP president, by Dave and Debbie Albaneso. The funds were raised during the sixth annual Cops and Kids poker run at Dave ‘N Deb’s in ...