Local News

Wide load creates traffic tangle

EAST LIVERPOOL — Traffic was snarled for close to two hours Monday afternoon after a combine being hauled by a truck was too wide to fit through a construction zone along state Route 7. According to Liverpool Township Detective Jared Kinemond, the trucker — whose name he did not have ...

Transformer failure cause of power outage

CHESTER — A transformer failure at the Chester sub-station is being cited as the cause for Monday’s outage for residents in Chester, Newell, New Cumberland and surrounding areas, according to Mon Power via city officials. According to the city’s Facebook page, the city of Chester ...

Voigt sentenced to 11 years for drive-by shooting

LISBON — Nicholas J. Voigt, the Negley man responsible for firing 10 rounds into a Rogers home during a drive-by shooting last October, was sentenced in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court by Judge C. Ashley Pike to spend 11 years in prison. Voigt, 22, Taylor Road, apologized for his ...

Officials: South Field funding will benefit Wellsville schools

WELLSVILLE — Changes and improvements are coming soon for the Wellsville school district as it gets closer to receiving funding from the South Field Energy plant. During Monday’s Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Richard Bereschik discussed the latest developments between the ...

Fire death ruled accidental

EAST LIVERPOOL — The March 26 death of a 28-year-old Lisbon Street man in a fire at his home has been ruled accidental by the county coroner’s office. Kevin Riggle perished from asphyxiation as the result of smoke inhalation, according to Chief Forensic Investigator Brandi Phillips, who ...

Elections board rejects liquor petition

LISBON—There will be one less liquor option on the Nov. 6 ballot, following action at Monday’s Columbiana County Board of Elections meeting. The board voted to reject petitions seeking a liquor option vote for Boneshakers in Salem that would allow the restaurant to sell beer, wine, mixed ...

West Virginia Senate OKs rules for impeachment trials

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate set the course Monday for an unprecedented impeachment trial of three Supreme Court justices who have been assailed for spending of more than $3 million on court office renovations at a time when the state was grappling with millions of ...

Port Authority: New jobs expected as companies expand

LEETONIA —An estimated 120 new jobs are expected to be created at the Columbiana County Port Authority’s World Trade Park following action taken at Monday’s meeting. Three months after relocating to its industrial park to Leetonia, the port authority board is moving again, this time to ...

EP man rescued from fire

EAST PALESTINE — A man was pulled through his basement window by firefighters Monday afternoon as his house was on fire. East Palestine Fire Chief Josh Brown said Eric Jones Jr. called 911 after he woke up to the sound of a smoke detector and went upstairs from his basement bedroom to see a ...

Unfair labor practice charge filed against CCBDD

LISBON — An unfair labor practice charge has been filed against the Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities regarding their refusal to recognize the union president, who recently retired. Through Attorney Stanley Okusewsky III, Deloris Vargo, president of the Columbiana County ...