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Report: Drilling creates 45,000 construction jobs

October 17, 2014 CANONSBURG, Pa. — A new report shows Marcellus shale natural gas extraction helped create 45,000 construction jobs since 2008, but Rep. more »»

Commissioners air concerns on smoking ban

October 17, 2014 The Brooke County Commissioners will ask the county's board of health to delay implementation of a proposed ban on public smoking, citing concerns heard from owners of bars and casinos. more »»

City hospital learns how to battle disease

October 16, 2014 EAST LIVERPOOL —With one man dead from Ebola in Texas and at least two nurses who treated him now also ill, East Liverpool City Hospital has begun taking precautions in the event the disease makes... more »»

Salem medical center updates Ebola procedures

October 16, 2014 SALEM — Salem Regional Medical Center has been preparing for the Ebola virus for several months now and recently adjusted its screening questions to include anyone in contact with a person known to... more »»

Texas nurse with Ebola had visited family in Ohio

October 16, 2014 TALLMADGE, Ohio — A Texas nurse’s Ebola diagnosis after a visit to Ohio led to public health alerts, precautions and worries Wednesday as officials tried to determine who had close contact with her... more »»

Businesses begin to enforce smoking regulation

October 16, 2014 NEW CUMBERLAND—Hancock County’s smoking ban is still nine months away from taking effect, but businesses are already implementing the regulation. more »»

Officials investigating series of fires

October 16, 2014 LISBON — A series of fires in the Center Avenue area of Center Township are drawing the scrutiny of the state fire marshal’s office and the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Department. more »»

Board fills last remaining vacancy

October 16, 2014 ROGERS — For the first time in years there are no empty seats on village council. more »»

Residents warned of IRS phone scam

October 16, 2014 PERRY TWP. — Police Chief Mike Emigh is urging residents not to fall prey to the Internal Revenue Service phone scam — the IRS does not call and demand payment with a Visa Green Dot car. more »»

Edison 2-mill levy up for a vote

October 16, 2014 RICHMOND — A five-year, 2-mill levy renewal levy for the Edison Local School District will be on the Nov. 4 ballot for voters’ consideration. more »»


October 15, 2014 more »»

Final Funding Steps

October 15, 2014 EAST LIVERPOOL — During its meeting Monday, City Council will be considering applying for a $300,000 grant to be used toward acquisition of two downtown buildings for use as a vocational school. more »»

Plans for athletic complex advance

October 15, 2014 LISBON—The Beaver Local Board of Education has hired an engineering firm to develop a site master plan for an athletic complex that will be located where the middle and high schools currently stand. more »»

Location, location, location

October 15, 2014 NEW CUMBERLAND—A project to build a marine loading facility in Toronto, Ohio, is being reviewed for its potential impact on historical and cultural resources across the Ohio River in New Cumberland. more »»

District officials talk school levy

October 15, 2014 SALINEVILLE—Officials with the Southern Local Schools are urging the district’s voters to get out and vote in favor of a 5-year, 7.84-mill renewal levy this November. more »»

District treasurer set to retire

October 15, 2014 LISBON—The resignation of longtime district Treasurer Robert Barrett was accepted by the Beaver Local Board of Education at its regular meeting Monday night. more »»


October 14, 2014 more »»

Levy crucial to school district’s financial well-being

October 14, 2014 EAST LIVERPOOL — With a roomful of teachers in attendance, the city school board Monday night heard that passage of a proposed . more »»

Routine traffic stop leads to suspected meth lab

October 14, 2014 SALINEVILLE—Multiple criminal charges are pending against two men suspected of possessing materials for manufacturing methamphetamine. more »»

Superintendent stresses bus safety

October 14, 2014 NEW CUMBERLAND—Just two months into the school year, Hancock County school buses have been involved in two accidents. “Two’s enough. more »»



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