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‘Nuisance’ wording questioned in proposed housing ordinance

EAST LIVERPOOL — The majority of city council balked Tuesday night at suspending its rules to pass a new ordinance that would allow for revocation of a rental license if a property is deemed a public nuisance. The legislation was requested by Service-Safety Director Brian Allen, who had ...

Council reminds residents about village tree law

WELLSVILLE — Village officials are issuing a reminder to residents that prior permission is required to trim trees in village right-of-ways. During Tuesday’s village council meeting, Mayor Nancy Murray addressed the situation regarding trees in the village, particularly regarding several ...

E-printers will assist township police when issuing traffic tickets

CALCUTTA — St. Clair Township police soon will receive new equipment when handling traffic tickets. Police Chief Brian McKenzie told trustees Tuesday about new e-printers, available via a grant at no cost to the township or the police department. McKenzie said the e-printers — which ...

West Nile Virus detected in mosquitoes in county

LISBON — The Columbiana County health department reported Tuesday mosquitoes found in the Lisbon area tested positive for West Nile Virus. Health department officials are continuing to warn residents throughout the county to protect themselves against mosquitoes, which can cause the ...

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Red, White & A Thin Blue Line

St. Clair Township police officers, including Patrolman Jasper Cannon (front) were selling chances on a variety of goods at the department’s Cops & Community event Sunday, to raise funds for F.O.P. #210. (Photo by Jo Ann Bobby Gilbert)

Bullying issue addressed

WELLSVILLE — Charlie Franklin, a Wellsville parent and a WHS graduate, asked the Board of Education last week to consider a bullying contract for its students. Franklin said in conversations with other parents, whose children now attend different school districts, they told him they were ...

Patrolman Fred Flati inspects the new Taser X26P now in use by East Liverpool Police Department. They were purchased with revenue generated by the photo enforcement program. (Submitted photo)

New Tasers

EAST LIVERPOOL — Revenue from the city’s new photo enforcement program (better known as the traffic cams) has been used to purchase new Tasers for the police department. The Taser X26P was put into use last week, replacing the department’s current Tasers, which are nearly 20 years old. ...

Those visiting East Liverpool City Hall will be able to obtain information on a variety of topics with this new televised system paid for with a grant secure by the health department. Shown with the system are (from left) Mayor Ryan Stovall; Service-Safety Director Brian Allen; Steve Hall, ER, East Liverpool Elks Lodge 258; and health Commissioner Carol Cowan. (Submitted photo)

Televised community message system installed at City Hall

EAST LIVERPOOL — A grant from state and local Elks organizations has made it possible for the city health department to better inform the community. The Community Services Grant from the Ohio Elks Foundation and East Liverpool Elks Lodge 258 to the health department was designed to provide ...

Benefits of pipeline may be substantial for some

LISBON — The financial benefits from the NEXUS pipeline could be substantial for some Columbiana County government bodies, especially the United Local school district. A fact sheet issued last September by NEXUS estimates United Local could receive $4 million in additional property taxes ...

Loki, a 3-year-old German shepherd, leaps into the pool after a ball being tossed by his owner, Stephanie Myers, Monday during the Drool in the Pool event. (Photo by Katie White)

‘Drool in the Pool’

LISBON — A dog park may be in the village’s future, but for now canine companions are able to enjoy a day of play at the local pool. The Drool in the Pool event on Monday attracted about 53 dogs and their owners from all over the county to the Sadie Van Fossan Swimming Pool, including ...