Approval given to block off street for festival

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WELLSVILLE — Village Council gave approval Tuesday to block off some of the streets that will be used during the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Pumpkin Festival. The chamber requested to close Main Street from Third to Fifth streets on Oct. 6 for the chamber’s Pumpkin Festival, ...

Wellsville Dairy Queen recognized


WELLSVILLE — The Wellsville Dairy Queen restaurant has been recognized for its willingness to serve as a community-based work assessment site for individuals with developmental disabilities. Shirley Bowald, employment development manager for the Reach 4 More program, outlined the the ...

Cleanup of former pottery site earns Environmental Impact Award

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — During the annual 2018 West Virginia Brownfields Conference in Charleston last week, the Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle (BDC), and its partners, Hancock County Commission and city of Chester, were recognized with the Environmental Impact Award ...

SRMC Awarded Accreditation from The Joint Commission


SALEM — The Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The Hospital’s three-year ...

Lisbon officer resigns following OVI charge

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LISBON — The village police officer charged with driving drunk and having a handgun with him at the time has resigned. Trevor O’Rourke, 22, of Canfield, resigned Friday after meeting with village police Chief Mike Abraham. “He resigned for personal reasons,” Abraham said of ...

Street department adds to staff

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WELLSVILLE — The village’s street department will be up to a full staff by the start of next week with the addition of four new employees. During Tuesday’s village council meeting, Mayor Nancy Murray announced the hirings of two full-time and two part-time employees. One of the ...

New financial recovery plan for Wellsville

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WELLSVILLE — Nearly two years after being placed in its third fiscal emergency, along with working without its full appropriations so far this year, the village of Wellsville has a new plan to get out of its current status. During a special meeting Friday, Village Council approved the ...

Former township sergeant facing seven charges

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LISBON — A former St. Clair Township police sergeant is facing seven felony charges including theft in office. Joseph G. Brophey, 57, St. Clair Avenue, East Liverpool, resigned his position on the department on Feb. 23, 2016, two days after one of the charges he is facing, a burglary ...

Pastor sentenced to three years

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LISBON — A former East Palestine pastor will spend the next three years in prison for engaging in sexual conduct with an underage female member of his congregation. “The (prosecutor’s office) said the facts in this case were disturbing. I find them reprehensible,” said Columbiana ...


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With warm temperatures, an ice cream tailgate party is an idea that won’t get many arguments. Tailgating at the Lisbon Dairy Queen with Nathan McKee are 10-year-old Anslie Priddy and her sister, 4-year-old Hadley McKee. (Photo by Patti Schaeffer)