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Changes made to school calendar

March 18, 2014 NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County Schools plan to make as few changes as possible as they comply with a new state law that expands the school year by up to 48 weeks. more »»

Highway ordinance repealed unanimously

March 18, 2014 EAST LIVERPOOL — An ordinance enacted in 1996, assenting to detachment of state highways from the city, was repealed Monday night by a unanimous vote of City Council. more »»

Council hoping for a long-term relationship at pottery site

March 18, 2014 CHESTER — Interest in the old Taylor, Smith & Taylor pottery site has been steady in the past year, but no company has been the right fit for Chester, City Council learned on Monday. more »»

Group encourages Wellsville Local Schools to ‘Start Talking’

March 18, 2014 WELLSVILLE — Members of the group Eyes on Wellsville were in attendance at Monday evening’s Wellsville Local school board meeting, asking that board members consider a program to combat drug use... more »»


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Single-vehicle crash closes highway

March 17, 2014 EAST LIVERPOOL — A single-vehicle crash blocked the west-bound lanes of state Route 30 in Liverpool Township between East Liverpool and Calcutta late Sunday morning. more »»

Students organize 'Read it Forward' event

March 17, 2014 EAST LIVERPOOL — An impromptu change from the normal lesson plan in Pam Gerace’s Jobs Training Program has snowballed over several months into a project benefiting not only her students but those in... more »»

Communities to receive funding from ODOT

March 17, 2014 LISBON — Communities in Columbiana County are to receive an estimated $3 million this year in combined funding from the Ohio Department of Transportation to help maintain state routes that run... more »»

Village concerned with welfare of goat

March 17, 2014 WELLSVILLE — A rare case of goat fever has infected many residents of Wellsville recently. more »»

Alcohol, no seatbelts cause of fatal accident

March 16, 2014 SALEM — A combination of alcohol and no seatbelts may have played a factor in a fatal car crash Friday evening west of Sale. more »»

Shale industry impacts lodging

March 16, 2014 LISBON — Check with any hotel, motel or campground throughout the area, and the one thing found in common is the presence of the shale industry. more »»

Port authority pays back commissioners

March 16, 2014 LISBON — Columbiana County commissioners have been reimbursed by the county Port Authority for $378,000 repaid to the state when an economic development project failed to deliver the promised jobs. more »»

MS awareness month is personal for local woman

March 16, 2014 CALCUTTA — Calcutta resident Jackie Vetter is seeking to reach every person in the greater East Liverpool area who is living with — or knows someone who is living with — multiple sclerosis. more »»


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Zone defense for sheriff’s department

March 15, 2014 NEW CUMBERLAND — Making good on a promise he made a year ago, Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher said his department has instituted zone patrols for better police coverage of the county. more »»

Dead animals found on side of the road

March 15, 2014 GLENMOOR — A grisly discovery Friday by a passerby has both police and animal control officers wondering. St. Clair Township Police received a call about 2:30 p.. more »»

Emergency? There’s an app for that

March 15, 2014 NEW CUMBERLAND — A new smartphone application that alerts residents about local emergencies is coming to Hancock County. more »»


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First meth lab in Lisbon found

March 15, 2014 LISBON — Friday’s search for a parole violator uncovered what is believed to be the village’s first known meth lab. The suspected meth lab was found in the basement of the home located at 353 . more »»



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