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Amazon opening center in North Jackson

NORTH JACKSON — Global online retailer Amazon has leased space at the Youngstown Commerce Park for a warehouse and last-mile fulfillment center, for which site preparation and building improvements have already begun. “This is going to be a facility for last-mile distribution for the ...

Always Best Care announces contract with Anthem

EAST LIVERPOOL — Always Best Care of Columbiana and Mahoning Counties of East Liverpool announced that a contract has been signed with Anthem to provide services to Medicare beneficiaries under the Medicare Advantage program. Pamela Puorro, RNC Director/Owner of Always Best Care stated that ...

Eastern hellbender voted Pennsylvania’s official amphibian

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is getting an official amphibian, a nocturnal, unsightly salamander that’s sometimes known as a snot otter, lasagna lizard or mud devil. The House voted 191-6 Tuesday to grant the honor to the Eastern hellbender, which can grow to be more than 2 feet (a ...

Township affirms LGF split

St. Clair Township trustees estimate they have been passed this legislation annually for the last 15 years; however, it is anything but routine. During their meeting Tuesday afternoon, trustees unanimously once again agreed to support a resolution excluding the city of Salem from any new ...

Three counts of child endangerment fall on Pa woman

LISBON — A Pennsylvania woman pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court Tuesday to three charges involving the mistreatment of her boyfriend’s child while in her care. Heather Lavella, 26, Jeannette, Pa., pleaded guilty to three counts of endangering children. The charges claim that on March ...

Animal remains lead to dumpster removal

ELKTON — The recycling dumpsters are being pulled from the Elkrun Township site on state Route 154 after dead animal remains were found in there for the third time in recent months. “This time we couldn’t get it out, so it ended contaminating the entire load,” of recyclables, said ...

Wellsville sees hope in school funding proposal

WELLSVILLE — A new Ohio school funding proposal put together by bipartisan lawmakers would benefit the Wellsville school district and others in the county, Superintendent Richard Bereschik said Monday. Bereschik said during the school board meeting he hopes people get in touch with their ...

Charge expected in alleged assault

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Assistant Prosecutor Steve Lamatrice said a rape charge was to be filed today against Jeffrey Osborne, 24, 403 N. Fourth St. in connection with an alleged attack against a woman early Friday morning. City Police received reports around 2 a.m. on Friday that a ...

Kirtley appears in court for assault on a police officer

LISBON — Todd A. Kirtley, 31, South Washington Street, East Palestine, was bound over to the grand jury after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing in county Municipal Court on Monday. Kirtley is charged with assault on a police officer for allegedly charging and repeatedly punching ...

Kirtley appears in court for assault on a police officer

LISBON — Todd A. Kirtley, 31, South Washington Street, East Palestine, was bound over to the grand jury after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing in county Municipal Court on Monday. Kirtley is charged with assault on a police officer for allegedly charging and repeatedly punching ...