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Columbiana County Sheriff

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County Dog Warden Heidi Pecorelli reported at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday a man was causing problems while standing in the lobby at the dog pound and she wanted him removed from the property. The man identifying himself as Larry Kaufman went outside and spoke to deputies stating the dog warden picked ...

Storm damages Hancock County 911 system

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County’s emergency management services experienced damage to its equipment last week due to a storm. During Tuesday’s meeting with Hancock County Commission, Office of Technology and Communications executive director Bob Vidas discussed the damage that occurred ...

Township voters to decide police levy

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CALCUTTA —St. Clair Township officials are moving forward with plans to place a replacement levy on the ballot in the November elections. During Tuesday’s meeting, trustees approved a resolution to place a 3.35 mill police protection levy — which would replace an old 4-mill levy — ...

Weld visits British House of Commons

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A tour of Parliament during an English vacation turned into an experience of a lifetime for a member of the West Virginia Senate. Sen. Ryan Weld (R-Wellsburg) and his wife Alex were recently guests of John Bercow, speaker of the British House of Commons. The couple is ...

FEMA expected in township today

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WEST POINT — Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are expected to arrive in Madison Township this morning to see what repairs are needed as a result of heavy rains this past spring. Trustee Chairman Wayne Chamberlain reported during Monday’s meeting that FEMA ...

Salineville still studying flood, sewer problems

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SALINEVILLE — Flood waters which swept through Salineville in mid-June are the focus of some work underway by Councilman Brian Zaverl, village employee Ralph Ross and the Board of Public Affairs. During a meeting of the facilities and public properties committee of council on Monday, Zaverl ...

Patrol investigating motorcycle fatality

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LISBON — The highway patrol is still investigating a motorcycle crash on state Route 39 on Sunday that took the life of a Toronto man. According to the patrol, Craig A. Martaus, 34, was driving a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on state Route 39 in Washington Township around 6 ...

Francis steps down as tax administrator

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LISBON — The village’s income tax administrator is stepping down at the end of the month after taking a job as assistant treasurer in the Wellsville school district. Nancy Francis issued a news release stating that because of her new job as assistant school treasurer, which she started ...

Board approves contracts

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EAST LIVERPOOL — Two administrative contracts were approved among other personnel matters during Monday’s school board meeting. Tammie Reed was granted a three-year contract as director of transportation, replacing Mary Lee Ludwig who recently retired. Reed will be paid $52,800 annually. ...

COLUMBIANA COUNTY GRAND JURY

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Jerrell R. Jeter, also known as Baby J, 33, College Street, East Liverpool, was served a secret indictment issued by the county grand jury in January 2017. Jeter has been listed on the county sheriff’s Top 10 Most Wanted Lisbon. He is charged with possession of cocaine, a third-degree ...