Local News

Victims’ Rights event held in ELO

EAST LIVERPOOL — The city of East Liverpool played host Friday afternoon for a program to recognize those assisting in the battle against domestic abuse and victims of crimes during a National Crime Victims’ Rights Week event on the Diamond in downtown East Liverpool. Organized by victim ...

Building plans approved

EAST LIVERPOOL — A new commercial building is being proposed for a downtown block where the vacant Orlando’s Pizza shop now sits, with conceptual plans approved Tuesday by the Design Review Board. Michael Rubino, project manager for GPD Group, presented plans to the board for a new ...

Yellow Creek: Electric aggregation will continue

WELLSVILLE — Following complaints about the renewed electric aggregation program in Yellow Creek Township, Trustee Mark Allison this week provided some answers. Several residents have questioned the switch from AEP to FirstEnergy Solutions’ electric aggregation program, done, they say, ...

Trump: US, allies attacking Syria to stop chemical weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria to punish President Bashar Assad for a suspected chemical attack against civilians and to deter him from doing it again, President Donald Trump announced Friday. Explosions lit up the skies over ...

Chief: Laws for nuisance properties need ‘tweaked’

LISBON — Police Chief Mike Abraham said they are doing everything within their power to crack down on nuisance properties but the laws need to be expanded to better address the problem of people leaving trash and junked vehicles in their yard. “I think the ordinances need tweaked, and we ...

Annual City Sweep event set

EAST LIVERPOOL — To commemorate Earth Day, CitySweep 2018 will be held from 8 a.m. until noon April 21 with a collection of household hazardous wastes at Heritage Thermal Services, 1250 St. George Street. Up to 10 gallons or 25 pounds of household hazardous waste per vehicle will be ...

County GOP infighting goes public

LISBON — A Wellsville councilman who submitted a letter to the editor voicing his concerns against Judge C. Ashley Pike’s candidacy has now questioned the reaction of the incumbent Columbiana County Common Pleas Court judge. Most of his concern was the contents and tone of two voicemail ...

City investigates fraud concerns

EAST LIVERPOOL — Concerns that the city had become the victim of fraudulent activity through the purchase of cell phone merchandise were allayed Thursday following an investigation by the auditor’s office. City Auditor Marilyn Bosco said Thursday her office had received a bill in ...

Madison trustees undecided on levy issue

WEST POINT — Madison Township trustees are looking to hear from residents before they decide whether or not to move forward with plans for a replacement levy on the November ballot. During Wednesday’s meeting, trustees continued with the discussion of what type of replacement levy — one ...

OD death leads to involuntary manslaughter charge against dealer

LISBON — A Youngstown area man is being charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2016 overdose death of a Salem woman, a case which is unprecedented in Columbiana County. An April 19 preliminary hearing was set for Rubin L. Williams, 37, Youngstown, who was arraigned by video on ...