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CEC Files appeal for injuried inmate

LISBON — The Community Education Centers Inc., has filed an appeal of a worker’s compensation claim filed by a county jail employee reportedly injured by an inmate. According to court documents from a case filed in Common Pleas Court, Joshua Mellinger was working at the county jail on ...

County is set to launch‘Cribs for Kids’ program

LISBON —The newest program to help the poor is free portable cribs for about 200 income-eligible households, which officials hope will reduce infant deaths. Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services Director Eileen Dray-Bardon met with county commissioners last week to receive ...

Historic review board to begin in Lisbon

LISBON —The architectural historic review board is officially open for business nearly 30 years after it was created by Village Council. Letters were mailed in mid-November to more than 50 people who own properties in the downtown business district advising them that in the future any ...

TEC Team uses skills at Southern Local

SALINEVILLE — Tech-savvy students at Southern Local High School are lending their skills to a program that helps them help the district. Students Curtis Ebert, Nathan Ward and Gary Naylor are interns in the Technology Entrepreneurs Club (TEC) at SLHS and spend their time working with ...

County budget adopted for 2018

LISBON — Columbiana County commissioners adopted a 2018 county budget that keeps appropriations roughly at 2017 levels, at least through the first six months or so, setting the stage for another possible showdown with the Veterans Services Commission. The budget adopted Wednesday by ...

Trustees receive two important township updates

CALCUTTA — Trustees received updates Tuesday on the condition of two St. Clair Township properties previously deemed questionable. The complaints had been in regard to a mobile home on Duke Road that reportedly was not installed properly and possibly set up without a proper permit, while ...

Pennsylvania man sentenced to 4 years

LISBON —A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to four years in prison for molesting a Liverpool Township girl over an eight-year period. The sentence against Roger Ciriello, 63, of Beaver Falls, was handed down Friday by Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam after Ciriello ...

Case dismissed for Big Oak defendant

LISBON — A motion to dismiss was granted against Operation Big Oak defendant Ian Reynolds, 30, with addresses listed in East Liverpool and in Youngstown. The reason for the request stated Reynolds was deceased. Reynolds had appeared in custody at the Columbiana County Jail for an arraignment ...

Powell takes formal oath

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — After taking his formal oath of office Friday, U.S. Attorney William J. “Bill” Powell said, “Now, I look forward to getting to work.” Some of that work will include paying “special attention” to violent crime and the drug crisis in the state, Powell said ...

A VISIT TO PEACE VALLEY

Six-year-old Natalie Woodyard of East Liverpool got to meet a goat during a visit to Simmons' Peace Valley Orchards recently. (Photo by Patti Schaeffer)