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West Virginia on track to end 2018 with revenue surpluses

CHARLESTON - The state of West Virginia got an early Christmas gift. November tax revenues came in above estimates for the fifth month in a row, Gov. Jim Justice said. According to the state Department of Revenue, revenue collections for November came in $18.8 million above estimates for ...

Lockhart pleads no contest to firearms and trespassing charges

EAST LIVERPOOL — A St. Clair Township man was found guilty Tuesday in East Liverpool Municipal Court of a firearms charge and trespassing on the former Riverview Florist property in November. With a number of family members in the courtroom and represented by attorney Chris Amato, Dillon ...

Chester workers’ pay adjusted, in a good way

CHESTER — Don’t call it a “bonus” or “appreciation pay.” Call it a “salary adjustment.” City Council on Monday approved a one-time salary adjustment for city employees, following discussions and ethics questions over whether the city can give employees bonuses at the end of ...

Rooster remains bane of her existence

WELLSVILLE — Village Council said it could pass an ordinance banning farm animals, but it wouldn’t be able to outlaw the animals currently in the village. Council addressed the latest situation regarding the issue on Tuesday. The complaint was first addressed to council Sept. 18 by ...

Salineville council handles routine business

SALINEVILLE — Village council took care of routine business at this week’s meeting by filling a vacancy on the board of public affairs and reappointing one of its representatives to the Buckeye Water District board. Council named Drexall Hawken to replace Gary Bowling on the three-member ...

JVAC names applicants to fill term of former justice Loughry

CHARLESTON - Applicants to fill the seat left vacant when convicted former justice Allen Loughry resigned last month were announced on Tuesday. Monday was the deadline for applicants to apply to the Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission to be considered for the appointment by Gov. Jim Justice. ...

Cowey resigns

CHESTER — Just five months into its term, Rex Cowey’s second tenure as mayor of Chester has come to an end. In an unexpected move at the conclusion of Monday’s Chester City Council meeting, Cowey announced his resignation as the city’s mayor effective immediately. He cited health ...

Public urged to contact railroad about bridge

EAST LIVERPOOL — Saying city administrators have done all they can regarding trains blocking the crossing into the Klondyke neighborhood, Mayor Ryan Stovall us urging the public to get involved. During his report to city council Monday night, Stovall addressed the on-going issue with ...

Tip leads cops to meth bust at laundromat

COLUMBIANA — City police had a busy weekend with the discovery of at least three “one pot” meth labs on Saturday and an unrelated arrest of a fugitive from Texas the day before. The two charged in connection with the meth labs, Christopher Cole Bowersock, 36, Wellsville, and Wendi R. ...

Confrontation causes lockdown at YSU

YOUNGSTOWN — A lockdown at the Youngstown State University Monday morning was reportedly the result of a physical confrontation between a 19-year-old man and a student, according to reports from WFMJ Channel 21. The man, identified as Robert Allen, reportedly turned himself in to police ...