Couple earns jail time for neglecting dogs

Local News

LISBON — A Minerva area couple accused of having their dogs living in muddy “deplorable conditions” without enough access to shade, access to fresh water and leaving a female pit bull tied with a large, tangled chain while she was giving birth to puppies appeared in Columbiana County ...

Board approves coaching positions, substitutes

Local News

WELLSVILLE — Several coaching positions and substitutes were approved by the Wellsville Board of Education during its meeting Monday evening. A total of eight coaching positions were filled, which include six for football and two for baseball. The football coaches approved were varsity ...

Action kicks up in Charleston

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WHEELING — A bill prohibiting the Smarter Balanced Assessment as West Virginia’s format for standardized testing is set for its first reading before the full Senate in Charleston. The Senate Finance Committee on Monday advanced Senate Bill 18 with a recommendation that it be approved by ...

Area Briefing

Local News

BWD office closes early today WELLSVILLE — The Buckeye Water District’s main office at Clark Avenue will close at 1 p.m. today in order to conduct billing software training for the staff. Customers, during that time, are advised to call the water treatment plant at 330-532-2959 in the ...

Meeting Notices

Local News

TODAY 6 p.m., Madison Township trustees, township hall, state Route 45 5 p.m. Wellsville Village Council, special meeting, Village Hall, Main Street, to vote on a budget to be presented Thursday to the village's Financial Planning and Supervision Commission. Other legislation also may be ...

Terry Brown signs time waivers in two misdemeanor traffic cases when he was in the Columbiana County Municipal Court for a preliminary hearing for murder on Monday with his attorneys. (Photo by Deanne Johnson)

New details emerge surrounding murder

Local News

LISBON — New details about the murder of Scottie Johnson emerged during a preliminary hearing for Terry A. Brown, 47, the man allegedly responsible for Johnson’s death on March 8. The hearing was held Monday afternoon before Judge Mark Frost in Columbiana County Municipal Court. Brown, ...

East Liverpool Reports

Police & Courts

Officers responded at 9:20 a.m. Monday to East Fourth Street for reports of a woman slumped over the wheel of her car, where they knocked on the truck window, awakening Chelsea Madison, no age or address listed. She said she was just tired and pulled over to rest. Officers cleared without ...



Community News

The Beaver Local School District and its music department is hosting the fourth annual Columbiana County Honors Band/Choir Weekend 2 p.m. March 25 in the K-12 auditorium. Admission is $5. Guest conducting the honors choir is Dr. Peter Jarisjean of Ohio University, while Dr. R. Tad Greig of ...

Water rate decision falls on service-safety director

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EAST LIVERPOOL — Whether or not water customers see an increase in their bills over the next three years apparently rests not with City Council but with Service-Safety Director Brian Allen. During its recent meeting, the utilities committee recommended that council approve a 14 percent ...