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Beaver Local to begin search for principal, athletic director

CALCUTTA - The Beaver Local School District will be seeking a new athletic director and assistant middle school principal as its current administrator handling both roles will return to teaching this fall. During Monday’s meeting, the school board accepted the resignation of Rick Prescott, ...

Prep Work

Employees with Deshler Amusements starting setting up rides Tuesday in downtown East Liverpool, preparing for the 50th annual Tri-State Pottery Festival, which run Thursday through Saturday. The three-day event kicks off 10 a.m. Thursday with the crowning of the Queen by Mayor Ryan Stovall on ...

Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can clean up their voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t cast ballots in a while. The justices rejected, by a 5-4 vote Monday, arguments in a case from Ohio that the practice violates a federal law intended to increase ...

Big Oak: two indictments, 63 charges total

LISBON — Two of the 100 people indicted in the Operation Big Oak indictment were among those who appeared before county Common Pleas Court Judge C. Ashley Pike on Monday. The purpose of the hearings for Brian S. Goodlin and Allen W. Dean was to determine if either of the men are eligible ...

Superintendent’s resignation accepted without comment

EAST LIVERPOOL — Without comment, the city school board Monday night accepted the resignation of Superintendent Randy Taylor, who is retiring with plans of being rehired in the same position in August. Taylor’s resignation was lumped in with 18 other agenda items he recommended during the ...

Wellsville schools names new treasurer

WELLSVILLE — A longtime member of the state auditor’s office will start her new position as treasurer of the Wellsville Local School District next week. During a special meeting Monday, the Wellsville Board of Education selected Jamie Vernaccini as the district’s next treasurer, ...

Storm results in flooding issues

LISBON — A quick cloud burst of rain Sunday evening damaged Salineville streets, carried debris throughout town and flooded basements. “There was just so much rain in so little time, it just couldn’t handle the volume,” said Mayor Linda Adams. Adams said the village had damage in ...

ROUTE 11 CLEANUP

East Liverpool street department workers were back out Tuesday in the southbound lane of state Route 11 at the site of an earlier landslide, cleaning debris off the roadway. Service-Safety Director Brian Allen said another portion of the hillside slid, clogging a roadside ditch. The right-hand ...

Groundbreaking takes place for new health center

CALCUTTA — A new health facility is anticipated to open early next year, which officials say will provide a convenient, one-stop location for patients in the area while offering additional services to residents. Officials with the Community Action Agency of Columbiana County (CAA) were ...

STRIKING A POSE

This young fox was spotted last week in the yard of Yellow Creek Township resident Pam Smith, one of three that roamed her property. (Photo courtesy of Pam Smith)