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Board approves personnel matters

NEW CUMBERLAND — A long list of assignments, transfers and resignations were approved by the Hancock County Board of Education on Monday while it also said goodbye to one of its own. During Monday’s meeting, the board approved several personnel matters, including the hiring of five ...

EL man gets 9 years for burglary, assault

LISBON — An East Liverpool man told Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam on Monday he does not remember the night he broke into neighboring apartments and stabbed two people. Boyd W. Johnson, 55, Moore Street, was sentenced to nine years in prison for two counts of ...

EMT charged with theft

LISBON — A theft charge has been filed against John K. McGuire, an emergency medical technician accused of stealing money from the pocket of a dead accident victim on June 18. Sheriff Ray Stone confirmed on Monday his office took a few days to examine the evidence and decided to charge ...

CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP

"Passport to Adventure" was the theme for this year's Cub Scout Day Camp at Camp McKinley. According to camp director Greg Warner, an average of 167 Scouts enjoyed a new adventure or two every day. Lisbon Troop 92 provided guidance and instruction to the campers throughout the week. Their ...

Residents subject to shut off due to overdue bills

WELLSVILLE — Several residents in the village will be subject to their water being shut off if they do not make payments on their past-due bills. During Tuesday’s village council meeting, Mayor Nancy Murray announced that 20 shut-offs are scheduled for residents who are 60 days or more ...

Federal funding sought

LaCROFT — Liverpool Township trustees will be seeking funding for engineer work regarding two houses in question. During Monday’s meeting, trustees approved a motion to seek an engineer to review two properties located on Penn Avenue Extension, which have been reported to be slipping and ...

Company chosen to install new cameras at county court

LISBON — Johnson Controls was chosen to install the new camera system at Columbiana County Municipal Court and will likely do the same at the county jail. County commissioners have accepted the county clerk of courts recommendation they go with Johnson Controls in replacing the municipal ...

Additional layoffs approved by BDD

LISBON — A few more layoffs were recently approved by the Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities (BDD), since less transportation is needed as a result of earlier layoffs. The board unanimously approved the layoff of two seasonal vehicle II operators and one seasonal vehicle ...

Director gives update on summer food program

LISBON — A new summer feeding program offered to youth and children in Lisbon has provided meals to roughly 40 people a day, Missy Adams told the Lisbon school board last week. The district was eligible to offer the Seamless Summer program because 56 percent of the district is eligible for ...

Benefits of creating a finance district presented to county ESC

LISBON — Columbiana County Educational Service Center Superintendent Anna Marie Vaughn reported to the board this past week about the potential benefits in creating a finance district in this county. Vaughn said legislation allows counties to form these districts with schools being allowed ...