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ST. CLAIR PURSUIT

A St. Clair Township police cruiser was damaged Wednesday afternoon when it had to ram a vehicle near the intersection of state Route 170 and Calcutta Smiths Ferry Road. Sgt. George Davis (pictured, searching the suspect’s car prior to towing) responded around 4:30 p.m. to assist a patrolman ...

Fate of Gamble’s candidacy could be decided Friday

LISBON — Friday’s routine meeting of the Columbiana County Board of Election may be anything but routine. WKBN First News, the Review’s news partner, is reporting the fate of the Democratic candidate for county prosecutor could be decided at the meeting. Elections board director Kim ...

Liverpool Township receives $45K in C.A.R.E.S. Act funds

LaCROFT — Liverpool Township trustees were the latest ones to take action to accept the township C.A.R.E.S Act funds. During their regular meeting Monday, Trustees Keith Burke and Mike Bahen approved a resolution that would enable them to accept the nearly $45,000, which could only be spent ...

SL superintendent talks reopening updates

SALINEVILLE — As students and faculty prepare for a unique-looking school year due to COVID-19, Superintendent Tom Cunningham updated the school board on some of the strategies that Southern Local Schools are implementing at Tuesday’s meeting. While the administrative staff is still ...

Lisbon approves revised vacant building ordinance

LISBON — The revised village vacant building ordinance was approved on third and final reading at this week’s village council meeting. First passed in 2018, the law requires property owners in the downtown business district to keep their buildings in good shape, and those with vacant ...

Lisbon names new fire chief

Veteran Lisbon firefighter Mark Hall has been named the new fire chief, replacing Paul Gresh Jr., who is retiring at the end of the month. Currently a captain with the department, Hall was named to the top position at this week’s village council meeting and on the recommendation of Mayor ...

BUILDING DEMOLITION

Another portion of the former Weirton Steel Corp. steel-making facilities is coming down, as the Frontier Group of Companies recently began the demolition of the former acid plant building at the intersection of Weir and Lee avenues. (Photo by Craig Howell)

Elections chief urges but won’t require masks for Ohio vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health and safety guidelines that Ohio’s elections chief sent to county boards Wednesday recommend, but do not mandate, mask-wearing and other preventive measures for those voting in person this fall — a nod to voter freedoms in a closely divided battleground ...

W.Va. nursing home visits stopped as virus cases, deaths surge

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday halted nursing home visits as both confirmed cases and deaths from the new coronavirus continue to surge. Justice said at a news conference that there are virus outbreaks currently at 28 nursing homes statewide. “Our ...

DeWine: Thousands of students to attend in-person classes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly 600,000 Ohio schoolchildren in 325 districts will return to school this fall for in-person classes, according to figures released by Gov. Mike DeWine. Almost 400,000 students in 55 districts will be attending online, while about 380,000 students in 154 districts ...