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County unemployment rate falls to lowest point in seven years

September 27, 2014 LISBON — After increasing in June and July, Columbiana County’s unemployment rate fell in August to its lowest point since November 2007. The jobless rate last month was 5.8 percent, down from 6. more »»

ODOT reports on shale impact

September 27, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — A district official with the Ohio Department of Transportation said natural gas drilling has brought an economic boost to the region but also a need to ensure wear to area roads... more »»

Group opposed to zoning plan to hold meeting

September 27, 2014 LISBON — The group opposed to a proposed zoning plan for Center Township is holding an informational meeting at 2 p.m. Saturday in the arts and crafts building at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds. more »»

MarkWest infrastructure tops $7.5B

September 27, 2014 PITTSBURGH — From Cadiz and Hopedale to Majorsville and Mobley, MarkWest Energy's investment for Marcellus and Utica shale processing infrastructure now reaches about $7. more »»

Brooke smoking ban opposition rises

September 27, 2014 The Brooke County Commission heard last week from a person opposed to a proposed countywide smoking ban. more »»

oak glen high school library eliminated

September 26, 2014 NEW MANCHESTER— The library at Oak Glen High School used to be full of books, magazines, newspapers, reference materials and laptop computers. more »»

School library changes with the times

September 26, 2014 NEW MANCHESTER—Lissa Dulick looks out at her large, open classroom, and what she sees mostly is empty space. But the sophomore English teacher at Oak Glen High School has big plans for this big roo. more »»

Boil order remains as testing continues

September 26, 2014 NEW CUMBERLAND—The residents of New Cumberland are being advised to boil their water until further notice. more »»

Carosiello jury trial set for March 2015

September 26, 2014 LISBON — The long-awaited jury trial for Nicholas Carosiello is now scheduled for late March 2015 in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court. more »»


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Alcohol seized from local business

September 25, 2014 WELLSVILLE—The Investigative Unit of the Ohio Division of Public Safety has seized alcohol from a Wellsville business that enforcement agents say did not have a valid liquor permit. more »»

Trustees seek solution to EMS dispute

September 25, 2014 CALCUTTA— St. Clair Township Trustees and Police Chief Don Hyatt are developing a more efficient way of distributing emergency calls to local EMS companies. On Sept. more »»

Klusch awarded large sum in damages over death of husband

September 25, 2014 LISBON — The widow of Gerald Klusch has been awarded $2.2 million in compensatory damages and $1.5 million in punitive damages from the late Matthew Bailey for the wrongful death of her husband. more »»

Traficant in critical condition following tractor accident

September 25, 2014 GREENFORD — Former U.S. Congressman James A. Traficant, Jr. was in critical condition following a farm tractor rollover at his daughter’s farm at 6908 W. South Range Road in Green Township at 7:50 p. more »»

Area Briefing

September 25, 2014 Hospital program discontinued EAST LIVERPOOL — The Senior Class program at East Liverpool City Hospital will be discontinued due to a retirement and dwindling participation, according to a hospital... more »»

Meth labs ‘slightly decreasing’ in W.Va.

September 25, 2014 WHEELING — The number of meth lab operations are “slightly decreasing” across West Virginia — a trend Brandon Lewis attributes to the increased use of heroin. more »»

Local photographer on display at Salt Kettle Gallery

September 25, 2014 SALINEVILLE—Salt Kettle Gallery, located in the village, will host a reception for local photographer Taerie Kelly at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturda. more »»



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