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White named acting transportation chief

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CHARLESTON — The person taking the place of Tom Smith, the recently fired secretary of the Department of Transportation, is a friend, a former employee and a campaign donor to Gov. Jim Justice. During a press conference Wednesday to announce additional funding for secondary road ...

Lisbon Police Reports

Police & Courts

Joshua P. Robb was cited for driving under suspension following a traffic stop in the Smith Oil parking lot at 11:17 p.m. Tuesday. A vehicle being driven by Michael E. Salmons of Canton was stopped in traffic on West Lincoln Way at 7:48 a.m. Tuesday when it was struck in the rear by a vehicle ...

Wheeling Jesuit board declares ‘financial exigency’

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WHEELING — The Wheeling Jesuit University Board of Trustees has declared “a financial exigency” at the institution. WJU President Michael Mihalyo said the action was taken Friday at a special session of the board. “It was a difficult meeting, as trustees and administrators ...

Columbiana County Municipal

Police & Courts

In County Municipal Court, Michael B. Newbold, 49, High Street, Leetonia, was fined $400, had his license suspended for a year, required to attend a three-day counseling program and ordered 30 hours community service for failure to display a valid sticker and reckless operation amended from OVI ...

Pennsylvania woman pleads guilty to assault, other charges

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LISBON — A New Brighton, Pa., woman who assaulted an East Palestine police officer in August pleaded guilty to four charges in Common Pleas Court on Wednesday morning. Kayla R. Mennell, 22, pleaded guilty to assault, vandalism and two counts of harassment with a bodily ...

Columbiana County Common Pleas

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LISBON — Ignacio Rios, 27, Cleveland, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court this week to failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, having weapons while under disability, receiving stolen property and two counts of possession of drugs. On Sept. 11, Rios refused to stop ...

Martins Ferry man pleads guilty to voyeurism

Police & Courts

The man accused of entering the women’s restroom at an Interstate 70 rest stop in Belmont County and recording images of people there will spend 180 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of voyeurism, but he also will face felony charges of possession of child pornography ...

BL staff seeks to improve student performance

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CALCUTTA — Beaver Local’s high school principal and his staff are working on a plan to improve student performance on the state record card. “We know we have aggressive goals, and the staffs’ on board,” Principal James Riccardo told the school board at this week’s meeting. The ...

Firestone never tires in quest at farming innovation

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COLUMBIANA — Promoting the future of farming, Ohio Department of Agricultural Director Dorothy Pelanda stopped at the Firestone Farm Tire Test Center near Columbiana on Tuesday during her week-long tour for Ohio Agriculture Week. Growing up on her family’s grain farm in Union County, ...

Jobless rate increase common in 87 counties

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LISBON — Columbiana County’s unemployment rate increased in January, something it had in common with the other 87 Ohio counties. The county’s jobless rate was 6.5 percent in January, a 1.1 percent increase over the previous month, according to figures released Tuesday by the Ohio ...