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Woman injured trying to jump onto parade float

EAST LIVERPOOL — A woman trying to jump onto a float during the city’s annual Christmas parade on Saturday was injured when she fell under the wheels of the trailer hauling the display. City police reported Monday that Rose Mallett, 59, address not given, was walking throughout the parade ...

Mother and son found dead

LISBON — A county sheriff’s deputy checking on a resident who failed to attend church Sunday morning found her and her son dead at a Madison Township home just after noon. Details were sketchy Sunday evening, but West Point Fire Chief Wayne Chamberlain said his department responded at ...

Township wants to work with city

CALCUTTA — Road supervisor Scott Barrett has told St. Clair Township trustees he wants to establish a working relationship with the city of East Liverpool. Barrett, the newly-elected 4th Ward councilman in the city, informed the board last week he has talked with Ryan Stovall, mayor of East ...

Frost Law begins in Yellow Creek

WELLSVILLE — Two new weight reductions signs have been posted in Yellow Creek Township as trustees have received clearance from the county to participate in the state Frost Law. During last week’s meeting, Trustee Chairman Kenny Biacco reported the township submitted papers recently to ...

Gang member faces second round of drug charges

LISBON — A reputed Cleveland gang member will be tried again as an adult on drug charges after his first conviction was overturned because local officials failed to file the charges in juvenile court. Visiting Juvenile Court Judge John Hoffman Jr. ruled Nov. 1 there was enough evidence for ...

CIC considers other offer for car assembly

EAST LIVERPOOL — With little to no movement on a plan to utilize the former Riverview Florist property as part of an electric car assembly operation, the Community Improvement Corporation’s property committee will be considering another offer during a meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. The ...

Council approves district application

LISBON — Village Council was finally able to approve new state downtown revitalization district application filed by Anthony Sylvester, who owns the building on South Market Street that houses the Scratch restaurant The application will now be forwarded to the Ohio Department of Commerce ...

Port Authority expected to save $12,000 annually

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Columbiana County Port Authority is expected to save at least $12,000 a year by switching to a bookkeeping system developed specifically for government agencies by the Ohio Auditor’s Office. Port Authority Finance/Management Administrator Diane Ksiazek reported last ...

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 ...