Local News

Two arrested following downtown shooting

EAST LIVERPOOL — Two men were charged by city police after a shooting incident Sunday afternoon that sent one man to a Pittsburgh hospital. Christopher D. Craft, 25, East Eighth Street, was initially treated at East Liverpool City Hospital prior to being transported to a Pittsburgh facility ...

Former dog pound employee files lawsuit against county

LISBON —The county is being sued by a former Columbiana County dog pound employee who says she was wrongly fired for her role in the criminal investigation that resulted in the indictment of the former county dog warden. Brenda Austin filed a wrongful termination/retaliation lawsuit late ...

Council discusses future of bank site, roadway safety concerns

SALINEVILLE — With the announcement last week of the closure of Huntington Bank’s branch in Salineville, Councilman Jim Wilson at Monday’s meeting asked about the future of the site, which is located right next to village hall. Wilson questioned if anyone from the village had gone over ...

Grant aids teacher training

STEUBENVILLE — Southern Local teachers are among those educators getting trained on ways to improve student learning in the classroom through the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant program. They have spent the past two weeks at the Jefferson County Educational Service Center and ...

Ruling issued in Moore Road lawsuit

LISBON — One of the principles in the Moore Road controversy lost the driveway easement lawsuit she filed against her neighbors. Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam ruled last week that Arabian Knights Ltd. does not have a right to an implied easement — permanent or ...

Trustees prepare for winter months

WEST POINT — Madison Township Trustees have made somewhat of a commitment for the purchase of winter salt, but are still waiting for other information regarding a new salt program through the Ohio Department of Transportation. During Wednesday’s meeting, trustees approved a motion to ...

Police chase ends in accident, one injured

UNITY TOWNSHIP — A vehicle attempting to flee from police rolled over just after midnight Saturday and one person was airlifted to an area hospital. According to reports from WFMJ Channel 21, police were pursuing the vehicle at 12:13 a.m. Sunday when the driver lost control and flipped the ...

Tri-State Young Marines make a move

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — Throughout the month of September, the Tri-State Young Marines — a non-profit, leadership development organization for boys and girls ages 8 through completion of high school — relocated the unit’s supply area to a new facility inside the New Cumberland City ...

Annual ‘Walk for Life’ a success

EAST LIVERPOOL — Despite the chilly temperatures Saturday morning, more than 170 people turned out in support of Heartbeat of Columbiana County and its annual “Walk for Life.” The event, held at Thompson Park, raised $25,831 for Heartbeat, which provides free services to women and ...

Township seeking assistance with guardrail repair

WELLSVILLE — Yellow Creek Township officials are looking to get additional help with guardrail repair on a bridge after it became mangled following an accident recently. During Tuesday’s meeting, Trustee Chairman Kenny Biacco reported the Columbiana County Engineer’s office has been ...