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Two seek Democratic vote for U.S. Representative

LISBON — Two Democrats are seeking their party’s nomination to run for the Congressional seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, a Republican. Shawna Roberts of Belmont and Werner Lange of Newton Falls will be on the May 8 primary election ballot. Both believe Johnson is no longer ...

U.S. Representative: Johnson, Blazek vie for GOP nomination

LISBON — U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson of Marietta would like a chance to return as the 6th District congressional representative for a fifth term, but first he has competition in his own party in May from Robert Blazek of Bellaire. Blazek, a self-employed farmer, small businessman and inventor, ...

‘Big Fish’ author visits Lincoln Park

MIDLAND, Pa. — Novelist Daniel Wallace encouraged students last week to read, write and be curious about the world around them. “Care about things. Listen and be inquisitive, but read and write,” Wallace said. Students at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School were treated to a ...

KINDNESS CLUB

New Manchester third grade students recently volunteered at Fox’s Nursing Home as part of “Kindness Club,” spending time with residents working on crafts, playing games, and completing puzzles. (Submitted photo)

‘Gateway to Hope: Overcoming Heroin’ documentary to be shown May 11

EAST LIVERPOOL — The locally-produced documentary, “Gateway to Hope: Overcoming Heroin,” will be screened at 7 p.m. May 11 at the East Liverpool Junior-Senior High School auditorium, and promoters are encouraging the public to view what they say is an inspiring story of ...

‘Rock the School III’ slated for May 17

CALCUTTA — For the third-straight year, local rock and country musicians will grace the Beaver Local Auditorium stage for one night to benefit students in the school district. The sounds of country and classic rock will fill the auditorium once again as “Rock the School III” takes place ...

Pregnant inmate attempts to kill her unborn child

LISBON — A pregnant county jail inmate could face charges after she allegedly attempted to kill her unborn child while at the East Liverpool Municipal Court on Thursday morning. According to the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office, deputies transported four inmates to the courthouse and ...

Projects presented for CDBG funding

LISBON —Ten communities presented 12 projects they would like funded with a portion of Columbiana County commissioners’ 2019-2020 federal CDBG allocation. The spending requests totaled $1.2 million but the county’s allocation is only $390,000, so commissioners will spend the next ...

Amato to speak at local NAACP breakfast

WELLSVILLE — Former Judge Charles Chris Amato is keynote speaker for the Annual East Liverpool-Wellsville NAACP Scholarship Breakfast. The event is 10 a.m. May 5 at Elevate Worship Center, Main Street, Wellsville. The NAACP will be presenting scholarships to local seniors from the area ...

Hancock County BOE approves contract renewals

NEW CUMBERLAND — As the current school year winds down, several dozen staff members of the Hancock County School District received contract renewals for the next school year. A total of 89 staff members, both certified and classified, were approved this week for contract renewals by the ...