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OPENING MONDAY

The sign says it all: The new Discount Drug Mart on state Route 45 just north of Lisbon will officially open on Monday. Site preparation began last fall, with construction getting underway earlier this year. Founded in 1969, the Ohio-based drug store chain has 73 stores in 20 counties, but this ...

NEW PAINT AROUND TOWN

The Chester Beautification Committee is sprucing up the city by painting the decorative light posts on Carolina Avenue. The committee has painted 40 lamp posts in the first two weeks of the project and plan to be done by the end of summer. All the paint and supplies were bought by the ...

Former officer avoids jail from DUI conviction

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — A former area police officer on Wednesday escaped jail time for a second drunk driving charge. Randy L. Schneider 29, Bell School Road, East Liverpool, was sentenced to house arrest for nine months, with work privileges, and fined $1,440, including court costs, for ...

Cybersecurity at forefront of 2020 election

LISBON — Cybersecurity ahead of the 2020 presidential election is at the forefront of the Ohio secretary of state’s agenda. Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose visited with county Board of Elections officials on Wednesday to give an update on the new security directive. “I am ...

Bridge ordered closed

EAST LIVERPOOL — Effective today, cement barricades will once again be placed at both ends of the Elizabeth Street bridge. This decision was made after consultation with Norfolk Southern, officials from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), and Arcadis the firm hired to inspect ...

W.Va. treasurer to seek seventh term

CHARLESTON — Settling rumors of retirement, state Treasurer John Perdue announced Monday his campaign for an unprecedented seventh term as West Virginia’s chief financial officer. Perdue, joined on the steps of the Capitol by family, friends and supporters, said he still loves West ...

Opposition voiced for new store plan

LISBON — Preliminary plans for a new Dollar General on state Route 154 across from Moore Street received a less than warm reception at Tuesday’s Village Council meeting. Twenty-seven people crowded into council chambers, some of whom were there to voice their opposition to the project as ...

Man found dead near rail tracks

WELLSVILLE — A 70-year-old man was found dead Monday by the southbound train tracks around the 700 block of Riverside in Wellsville. A woman called village police at 3:40 p.m. a woman to report a dead body by the tracks. Four officers were dispatched to the area and found the body of ...

Beaver Local changing grade system

CALCUTTA — The academic performance of Beaver Local students in grades K-2 will be measured differently starting this year. Superintendent Eric Lowe reported at this week’s school board meeting they will likely replace the traditional A-F grades with a numerical system they believe better ...