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Ethics issue addressed

Hancock County Commissioners will seek a contract exemption after a question of ethics was recently raised over the use of a Chester car wash owned by one commissioner. With a 2-0 vote, the commission approved a motion during Thursday’s meeting to petition the West Virginia Ethics ...

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine handles a box of Narcan during a news conference to announce a program and pilot study in Hamilton County to more than quadruple distribution of the opioid overdose-reversing drug to 30,000 units in nasal spray form, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in Cincinnati.  Government and health officials Thursday promoted a plan to dramatically expand availability of the overdose-reversing drug in the southwest Ohio county, in what they hope could prove to be a national model for saving lives.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Authorities plan expansion of naloxone access in Cincinnati area

CINCINNATI (AP) — Government and health officials on Thursday promoted a plan to dramatically expand availability of an overdose-reversing drug in a southwest Ohio county in what they hope could prove to be a national model for saving lives. State Attorney General Mike DeWine joined ...

The driver of this pickup truck was cited following a three-vehicle crash in Calcutta Thursday evening. (Photo by Jo Ann Bobby-Gilbert)

2 injured in accident

CALCUTTA — A chain-reaction crash Thursday evening on state Route 170 involving three vehicles sent two youngsters to the hospital with what police said appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries. According to St. Clair Township Patrolman Joshua Jackson, Alyssa Hysong, 17, Orchard Street, ...

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CONSTRUCTION CHUTE

Ron Schlegel of Architectural Roof Contractors watches as a construction debris chute is hoisted by crane to the top of the building in Lisbon that houses the county law library and adult probation department. The firm, which is from Louisville, was hired by county commissioners to replace the ...

A fire ripped through this vacant home, 1737 Maple Ave., Wellsville, on Tuesday night. (Photo by Steve Rappach)

Chief terms fire as suspicious

WELLSVILLE — A Maple Street home destroyed by fire a year ago, and scheduled for demolition, was hit again by fire Tuesday evening, and officials are looking to determine the cause. Wellsville fire crews were called shortly before 10 p.m. to 1737 Maple Ave. following a call of a fire at the ...

Bicyclist hits car, flown to UPMC

NEWELL — An investigation continues into an accident Tuesday morning that sent a bicyclist to the hospital. According to Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher, Jessica A. Gilbert, 34, of Newell was traveling west on a bicycle along Cordray Street around 10:30 a.m. when she collided with a ...

State grant will assist local drug addiction programs

Help is available in the city for those addicted to drugs, if they want it, and a grant received this week by the police department will make that help even more available. Police Chief John Lane reported to city council Tuesday night he had received word earlier in the day that a $50,000 ...

Village official lauds community’s efforts in beautifying downtown

WELLSVILLE — Village Administrator Jerry Medley offered his thanks this week to residents for their recent cleanup efforts. In his report Tuesday to Village Council, Medley mentioned whether it’s painting curbs, trimming trees, or mowing grass, the effort is appreciated. He also thanked ...

Public hearing set on township road closure request

LISBON — Columbiana County commissioners will hold a public hearing on Sept. 20 to consider a request to close a St. Clair Township road that exists only on paper. The petition to officially close Chardon Avenue as well as a portion of Bloomfield Avenue was received Wednesday by ...