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Tracking skills set bloodhounds apart from fellow canines

April 16, 2014 NEW MANCHESTER—In the movie “Cool Hand Luke,” one of the bloodhounds tracking the petty criminal Luke, played by Paul Newman, pursues him with such drive and singleness of purpose that the dog ends... more »»

K-9 officers learn first aid

April 16, 2014 NEWELL—The hazards of policing are compounded when the one doing the policing is a German shepher. more »»

Paving project set

April 16, 2014 EAST LIVERPOOL — A paving project funded in part with a 5-mill street levy passed by voters is set to get under way this year, and City Council will be considering Monday whether or not to borrow... more »»

School board tables vote on controversial contract non-renewal

April 16, 2014 LISBON —A Beaver Local faculty member will retain her job for the time being following a decision not to act by the board of education on Monday evening. more »»

BPA recommends new plant operator

April 16, 2014 SALINEVILLE—A new waste water treatment plant operator may soon be in place following Monday night’s meeting of the village’s Board of Public Affairs. more »»

Village council approves fund transfer for various projects

April 16, 2014 WELLSVILLE —The village is set to purchase several properties along Main Street, in addition to carrying out street repairs, following action taken during Monday evening’s council meeting. more »»

Skills put to test at K-9 convention

April 15, 2014 NEWELL—The annual state convention for West Virginia K-9 units opened in Hancock County on Monday, with dogs and their handlers testing their skills on everything from narcotics detection to tracking. more »»

Handlers focus on bite work training

April 15, 2014 NEW MANCHESTER—Hancock County sheriff’s Deputy Eric Cline is shouting commands at his dog in German. Odin is a German shepherd, after all—and he is the picture of power under control. more »»

Family members bring bullying concerns to board

April 15, 2014 EAST LIVERPOOL — With school shootings, and now stabbings, in the headlines, family members of students in the city school district brought their concerns about bullying to the board of education... more »»

Questions result in failure to renew contracts

April 15, 2014 EAST LIVERPOOL — The city school board Monday night failed to renew three employee contracts after questions were raised about the position. more »»

Commissioners consider creating land bank

April 15, 2014 LISBON — Columbiana County commissioners are considering creating a county land bank as a way to access federal funding to continue demolishing abandoned and dilapidated homes. more »»


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W.Va. K-9 training seminar opens today

April 14, 2014 NEWELL—They’ve come from as far away as Pipestem, W.Va., near the southern tip of West Virgini. more »»

County drug problem affecting children

April 14, 2014 LISBON — Columbiana County’s growing adult drug problem is exacting a toll from their children, according to the director of the county Department of Job and Family Services. more »»

Students in Job Training Program recognized

April 14, 2014 EAST LIVERPOOL — For students in the Job Training Program (JTP) at East Liverpool High School, their motto, “Whatever it excuses,” is much more than a platitude. more »»

Sewage plant to be built on park site

April 14, 2014 KENSINGTON — Hanover Township trustees followed through with plans to use a section of the community park for the proposed Kensington sewage treatment plant after learning any changes at this point... more »»


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Residents invited to help launch community garden

April 13, 2014 NEW CUMBERLAND—Two brothers are asking New Cumberland residents to help them build their own slice of “almost heaven” at the corner of North Chestnut and Jackson streets. more »»

Commissioner hopeful thinks candidates should be drug-tested

April 13, 2014 LISBON — A Salem man running for county commissioner believes candidates should be drug-tested, and he wants to start with himself, his immediate opponent and would-be opponent. more »»

Social studies students challenged to design businesses

April 13, 2014 EAST LIVERPOOL — Students in Shari Voltz’s fifth-grade social studies class have turned what they learned about economics in their textbooks into potential money maker. more »»

Waste district has successful year

April 13, 2014 LISBON —2013 was a good year for the three-county solid waste distric. more »»


WHS Class of 1958 Meeting April 16, 2014

WELLSVILLE — The WHS Class of 1958 will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the Alumni Center. more »

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