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Officials investigate infant’s death at motel

LISBON — The death of an infant at the Frola Motel in the early hours of Monday is being considered an accident at this time. It also has left county employees to wonder what else could have been done. Dallas Delo, a twin who was born on Aug. 14, 2017, was reportedly found unresponsive in ...

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1064, represented by (left) Ray Talbott and Bill Ash, has relocated a flag box for discarded American flags outside East Liverpool City Hall. Other such boxes are located around the area. (Photo by Jo Ann Bobby-Gilbert)

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EAST LIVERPOOL — Whether flown over the graves of veterans until faded, frayed from months of flapping outside halls of justice or worn from being trundled up and down the flagpole in a working family’s front yard each morning and night, American flags that have served their time can be ...

Domestic dispute ends in stabbing, woman charged

EAST LIVERPOOL — The city rang in 2018 with a stabbing resulting from a domestic dispute. Michael A. Beaver, 29, of 1027 Avondale St., was flown by helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital after reportedly being stabbed in the chest by his girlfriend around midnight New Year’s Eve. The ...

Commissioner: Veterans funding dispute resolved

LISBON — The funding dispute between Columbiana County commissioners and county Veterans Services appears to have been resolved before it landed in court for a second consecutive year. The VSC ended the year with $54,063 in unspent funds, and after the books are officially closed on 2017, ...

W.Va. declares state of emergency over jail staffing

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice has declared a state of emergency over short-staffing at jails. An executive order by Justice authorizes the secretary of Military Affairs and Public Safety to use the West Virginia National Guard to help keep watch over juvenile and adult lockups ...

Number of new laws in play in the new year

The most wide-reaching new laws coming into effect in 2018 will give a modest boost to low-wage workers. The Ohio state minimum wage will increase from $8.15 an hour to $8.30 an hour, starting Jan. 1. An increase will also be applied to tipped workers, whose minimum wages will go from $4.08 ...

Recycling decision saves SWD more money

CARROLLTON — The Solid Waste District’s decision to operate its recycling drop-off program instead of contracting for the service is saving more money than anticipated. The SWD serves Columbiana, Carroll and Harrison counties, and SWD Director Barbara Walton reported at this month’s ...

Official: Upgrades to village’s water treatment plant under budget

SALINEVILLE — The wastewater treatment plant upgrade came in under budget, Fiscal Officer Donna Rudder told council last week. Rudder gave the update during council’s last meeting of the year in which they were asked to approve the 2017 appropriations for the end of the year. She ...

Trustees approve police contract

CALCUTTA — A new three-year police contract approved during a special meeting Saturday morning by St. Clair Township trustees will provide salary increases each of the three years. Trustees voted unanimously for the contract, which will be in effect Jan. 1, 2018 through Dec. 31, 2020 for ...