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Workman to stand trial on impeachment Monday despite constitutional issues

CHARLESTON - Margaret Workman, chief justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, made state history by being elected as the first woman justice. She might history again if the Senate takes up the trial on the articles of impeachment adopted by the House of Delegates. Workman’s ...

New location found for meadery

LISBON — The person wanting to open a honey wine meadery in town has found a new location. Philip Campbell of Buffalo obtained a permit to open his meadery in the former Pozenel Insurance storefront on South Park Avenue. Campbell had planned to open the meadery in the former Motorcycle ...

Committee reports on second look into curbside recycling

LISBON — The Village Council committee asked to take a second look at the feasibility of implementing a curbside recycling program still does not believe it is a good idea. Councilwoman Dawn Thomas, who was named chairman of the special committee, said they did not find any new information ...

‘Little Free Library’ at Thompson Park

EAST LIVERPOOL — A “Little Free Library Box” has been installed at Thompson Park as a joint project of the East Liverpool Rotary Club and the Carnegie Public Library. These libraries are “intended to increase access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds,” organizers say. ...

Bickerton resigns as Lisbon solicitor

LISBON — Megan Bickerton, solicitor for the village of Lisbon, is resigning at the end of the month as she prepares to become the newest Columbiana County Common Pleas Court judge. Bickerton won the Republican primary by unseating longtime incumbent Judge C. Ashley Pike and is unopposed in ...

South Field personnel explain initial work

WEST POINT — Representatives from South Field Energy took time this week to address questions regarding work in Madison Township for the plant. Speaking on behalf of South Field Energy, a subsidiary of Advanced Power, were representatives Nicole Makela and John Coleman, who provided answers ...

Board selects interim health officer

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — The Hancock County Board of Health approved a motion Friday to consider the conditional hiring of Dr. Christopher Rhody to serve as interim public health officer after previously considering another physician. Rhody will hold the position until it is permanently ...

Rogers Group Home closing

ROGERS — The Rogers Group Home, a residential facility that helped wayward boys try to get their lives on track, is no more. The 16-bed group home is closing after 47 years, with the last remaining resident transferred Thursday to another facility. “Financially, it’s become impossible ...

‘Gathering Place’ a unique outreach

EAST LIVERPOOL — There is a certain stigma that tends to stick around some places, whether it be after an altering event or the community gradually drifting apart. The mission of The Turquoise Tables and Grace City Church is to reverse that stigma. Pastors Jeff and Lisa Smith have always ...

Trustees, residents talk roads

WELLSVILLE — Now that Yellow Creek Township appears to have some money to work on roadways, which ones are going to be completed first? That was a major topic of discussion among residents in attendance at Tuesday’s trustees meeting. Many residents expressed concerns with the conditions ...