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East Liverpool Municipal

Police & Courts

In Municipal Court Tuesday, Chad M. Kendall, 45, Bradshaw Avenue, was fined $50 for failure to file city income tax. A charge of driving under suspension was dismissed against Michelle D. Helton, 48, Ohio Avenue. A preliminary hearing was scheduled Aug. 2 for Lavontae E. Knight, 22, ...

Columbiana County Municipal

Police & Courts

In Columbiana County Municipal Court, Chad P. Lutz, 39, Dyke Road, Negley, was fined $100, placed on two years probation and required 40 hours community service for criminal damaging. Ronald S. Virden, 54, Sherwood Avenue, East Liverpool, was fined $100, sentenced 10 days jail with credit ...

Big Oak: Key player a no show for court

Police & Courts

LISBON —One of the principal players in a Cleveland drug ring operating in Columbiana County failed to show up for his sentencing hearing on Monday. As a result, the $100,000 bond posted by Jermaine Jackson was ordered forfeited and a warrant for his arrest was issued by county Common Pleas ...

Board approves sealed bid proposal for police station

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LaCROFT — Liverpool Township Trustees will be about a month away from seeing which contractors will be up for work on the township’s new police station. On Monday, the board approved a resolution to authorize architectural firm Baker, Bednar, Snyder and Associates of Warren to accept ...

Jobless rate rises

Local News

LISBON —What a difference a month makes. Columbiana County’s unemployment rate dropped in May to its lowest point in nearly 18 years, but it jumped by 1.3 percent in June to 5.8 percent, according to figures released last week by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The 1.3 ...

Sheriff’s office mourns the loss of k-9 officer

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NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Sheriff’s office is mourning the unexpected loss of one of its K-9 officers following what the department called “a series of unfortunate events.” Midas, a member of the Hancock County Canine Unit, died Sunday evening at Town and County Animal ...

Trustees, FEMA discuss storm damage

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WEST POINT — Madison Township officials held their final meeting with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representatives over damage done from this spring’s storms, according to road foreman Gary Mitchell. During Wednesday’s trustees meeting, Mitchell provided an update on the ...

Port authority aims to improve marketing

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LEETONIA — With the aim at better marketing the area to manufacturers and those who could do business with local companies, the county port authority has teamed up with Youngstown State University. Executive director Penny Traina said they have brought in a YSU intern through the geography ...

Rain predicted during county fair week

Local News

LISBON — Rain, rain, go away, come again another day. The popular nursery rhyme very well may be the unofficial slogan of the Columbiana County Fair, or every other weather-dependent fair or festival for that matter. The weather forecast is calling for a chance of a thunderstorms almost ...

Appointees approved by county commissioners

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NEW CUMBERLAND — A former mayor and two board members whose terms were expiring were among the latest appointees approved by the Hancock County Commission on Thursday. The commission approved the appointment of former New Cumberland mayor Linda McNeil to fill a vacant seat on the ...