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Finance committee receives 2018 city budget

EAST LIVERPOOL – City council’s finance committee was presented this week with the 2018 permanent budget by Auditor Marilyn Bosco, who said she took a “conservative” approach in preparing the figures. Bosco said after the meeting she just wanted council members to have time to look ...

‘Gateway to Hope: Overcoming Heroin’ to be released this month

EAST LIVERPOOL – “I was a broken, miserable man, and my peace came from dope, my peace came from heroin…I don’t know when it went from being fun to being bondage.” “I found myself watching one of my friends overdose, and before I even took him to get help, I robbed him to get ...

Walkout ends

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s House approved a 5 percent pay raise negotiated by Gov. Jim Justice to end a walkout by West Virginia teachers though schools in at least 53 of its 55 counties planned to stay closed Thursday. House approval 98-1 of the proposed raise came ...

School officials tackle field issues, avert trouble

EAST LIVERPOOL — Through a round-the-clock vigilance, East Liverpool school officials worked during the past weekend to try and ensure Patterson Field would not be under water if the Ohio River flooded as predicted. With the National Weather Service calling for rains and flooding, ...

Trustees sign road deal to advance plans for electric plant

WELLSVILLE — Yellow Creek Township trustees’ approval of a road use maintenance agreement (RUMA) moved closer to realization the proposed electric power plant. During Tuesday’s meeting, trustees signed the RUMA that had been reviewed by legal counsel Andy Beech and signed by county ...

W.Va. governor not stepping down

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has no plans to quit. The first-term governor on Wednesday issued a statement saying the rumors of a resignation are untrue. “When is this silliness going to stop? I didn’t sign up for this to just stop when it gets a little bit tough,” ...

Interest remains, but plans change for Lisbon dog park

LISBON —Village council is still interested in developing a dog park in town, just not on South Jefferson Street. Two months after passing a resolution expressing its interest in developing a dog park on property offered for free by the Columbiana County Park District, council voted at ...

Area Briefs

Wellsville PD issues warning on illegal parking WELLSVILLE — Village police are advising residents that parked vehicles need to be moved from alleys or they will be towed. Police have received several complaints regarding garbage trucks and village fire trucks not being able to access ...

Trustees OK machinery rental to assist road crew

LaCROFT — With plans to get roads prepared for the summer chip-and-seal program, Liverpool Township trustees approved the road department’s request to rent equipment to get the job done. During Monday’s meeting, trustees approved a motion to rent a mini-excavator and trailer through ...

Drug sweep

EAST LIVERPOOL — An annual sweep by several K-9 units Tuesday morning at the East Liverpool Junior-Senior High School turned up no drugs, according to Superintendent Randy Taylor. Students were allowed sufficient time to get into their home rooms before the school was locked down and the ...