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Finance committee reviews legislation

EAST LIVERPOOL — Several pieces of legislation aimed at getting the Elizabeth Street Bridge replacement project under way were reviewed Tuesday by city council’s finance committee. Requested by Planning Director Bill Cowan, the ordinances were forwarded to council by the committee to be ...

New leadership begins in Chester

CHESTER — The city of Chester is under the leadership of a new mayor and city council following swearing-in ceremonies. On Friday, Chester Municipal Court Judge Curtis Parkins administered the oath of office to Mayor Rex Cowey, city clerk Marlene Fleming and councilmen Tom Paisley, John ...

Duties to shift following resignation of secretary

LISBON — Village Council is being asked to consider restructuring the duties of the mayor’s secretary following the resignation of Alisa Hall. Hall, who has served as secretary for the past five years, submitted her resignation letter to council, affective July 3. She is quitting to take ...

Man charged with fourth-degree felony, unlawful restraint

LISBON — With the help of an interpreter, Darshan Singh of Solon pleaded guilty to prosecutor’s information charging him with interference with custody, a fourth-degree felony, and two counts of unlawful restraint. Singh, 63, formerly of Salem, allegedly had invited children under the age ...

Ordinance enforced for Chester RV park

CHESTER — The city of Chester is required to enforce an ordinance regarding an RV park in question, according to a judge’s ruling on Tuesday. The Hancock County Circuit Court ruled that the city of Chester must enforce its ordinance regarding the development of a mobile home park on Ninth ...

Interviews continue for SL

SALINEVILLE — The board at Southern Local continues to interview candidates for the district’s vacant superintendent position, holding a meeting on Friday afternoon. The board planned to interview candidates in executive session as it continues to narrow down its choices from the 13 ...

Man gets two years for store robbery

LISBON — A former East Palestine man responsible for robbing two East Palestine stores was sentenced to two years in prison this week in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. Daniel Lattanzio, 23, West Woodland Avenue, Columbiana, previously pleaded guilty to robbing the Family Dollar in ...

FOOTBALL TALK

Bob Sebo of Salem and Frank “Digger” Dawson of East Liverpool talk a little football as they watch the 2018 Penn-Ohio Stateline Classic. (Photo by Patti Schaeffer)

New school treasurer steps down

WELLSVILLE — A longtime county schools treasurer and former Wellsville Board of Education president will now handle the treasurer’s office after its newly-hired treasurer unexpectedly stepped down. Following an executive session during Wednesday’s school board meeting, the Wellsville ...

13 vie for SL superintendent

SALINEVILLE — The Southern Local Board of Education continues to review the 13 candidates for the superintendent’s position and will have at least two more meetings before a name is selected. Those who have applied are Jack Cunningham, Coy Sudvary, Tony DelBoccio, Roger Cade, Timothy ...