Local News

Mental health priorities discussed at CCESC

LISBON — With school shootings and violence on everyone’s minds this week, the Columbiana County Educational Service Center board talked about mental health priorities in the school. Superintendent Anna Marie Vaughn said the local schools and communities have all talked about the need for ...

United Local School receives social media threat

HANOVERTON — The same vague and generic social media threat that caused concern at Salem High School on Thursday brought Columbiana County sheriff’s deputies to the United Local school complex on Friday morning. Sheriff Ray Stone, Chief Deputy Kip Dowling, two detectives and two patrol ...

Salineville police Chief becomes village street commissioner

SALINEVILLE — Salineville Police Chief Matt Devlin will have another title for the near future — village streets commissioner. On the recommendation of Mayor Linda Adams, council voted 4-2 this past week to appoint Devlin to the position. Because he has never held the position, Devlin ...

Wellsville Alumni group seeking volunteers

WELLSVILLE — A local non-profit organization looking to serve the community and keep its alumni functioning is opening its doors to new members and volunteers who are interested in carrying on the village’s hometown pride and celebrations. The Wellsville Alumni Activities Committee — a ...

Lisbon resident charged with animal cruelty for killing his dog

LISBON — Robert A. Cunningham, the Lisbon area man charged in Columbiana County Municipal Court with several charges including cruelty to animals for killing his dog was sentenced on Thursday to 18 months in the Columbiana County Jail. Cunningham, 38, East Liverpool Road, Lisbon, had a ...

STATEWIDE WALKOUT

Amid the cold rainy weather, teachers and service personnel in Hancock County joined others across West Virginia on Thursday in the first day of the two-day work stoppage due to concerns of rising health care costs and protests of the state’s pay raise proposals. Teachers and staff members ...

WVEA president: Work stoppage could continue past Friday

CHARLESTON — “We will vote you out” and “55 strong” were among the chants Thursday that overtook the state capital as teachers from across the state gathered to rally for higher wages and insurance reform. Thousands of teachers and supporters filled the Capitol building and the ...

City prepares for potential flooding

EAST LIVERPOOL — With a flood watch issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) in effect through Monday, officials in East Liverpool are advising residents and businesses in low-lying sections of the city to begin flood preparation, including possibly leaving their homes if ...

Officials lauded for safety measures

WELLSVILLE — Two village officials received commendation for their efforts in monitoring recent flood levels. During Tuesday’s Village Council meeting, Mayor Nancy Murray commended fire chief Barry Podwel and cemetery superintendent Mike Lombardozzi on their efforts in monitoring water ...

EP student facing charges for threatening school staff

EAST PALESTINE — A middle school student is facing possible charges after reportedly threatening school staff on Wednesday. Police Chief Jim Brown III said on Thursday the department is investigating the threat and has referred the matter to the county juvenile court prosecutor for filing ...