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Family loans Hacker artwork to Wellsville library

WELLSVILLE — Just in time for the holidays, the O’Hara family presented the Wellsville Carnegie Public Library with a very special gift. According to Patrick O’Hara, the family, which also include his four siblings (Terry, Tim, Kathy and Becky), entrusted the family’s painting of ...

Better City contract on back burner

EAST LIVERPOOL — Most of the legislation presented to city council’s finance committee saw unanimous approval and will be recommended Monday for council approval. However, one piece of legislation providing $40,000 in CARES Act money to an economic development consulting firm was tabled ...

31 small businesses receive more CARES aid

LISBON — County commissioners used the $146,844 in returned COVID-19 aid to help 31 more local small businesses. The money was among $587,537 in unspent federal CARES Act money, with $146,844 going to commissioners. The rest was distributed based on population to the 11 townships and nine ...

Hancock Bank Charitable Foundation distributes awards

The Hancock County Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Awards were distributed to the 2020 recipients individually this year in lieu of a group ceremony in an effort to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines. Catherine Ferrari, Bank President and CEO and Chairman of the Foundation Board of Directors ...

SNOW DAY

An area resident snapped beautiful scenic pictures of the snowfall at Beaver Creek State Park Tuesday. (Submitted photos)

Two more virus deaths confirmed

LISBON — More than 100 Columbiana County residents have died of complications from coronavirus. The county health department released the confirmation on Tuesday of two additional deaths — an 83-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man. The woman was a resident of a long-term care facility, ...

Liverpool Township eyes new cruiser purchase with CARES funds

LACROFT — Liverpool Township trustees still have around $90,000 in CARES act money to spend as of Monday, and they are looking for a little assistance on ways to spend it. Keith Burke oversaw their regular meeting, which was held via Zoom technology, as Dennis Giambroni was feeling a little ...

W.Va. reports 23 more virus deaths

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia health officials on Tuesday reported 23 deaths from the coronavirus, pushing the state’s toll 11% higher over the past week alone. The Department of Health and Human Resources said the latest victims ranged in age from 55 to 99. Harrison and Mineral ...

Storm blankets Ohio with snow

CLEVELAND (AP) — A wintry storm has blanketed much of Ohio with snow on Tuesday, leaving tens of thousands of people in the northern part of the state without power. The brunt of the gusty storm blew in early Tuesday morning with locations in and around Cleveland receiving 6 inches (15.24 ...

Barr: No widespread election fraud

WASHINGTON (AP) — Disputing President Donald Trump’s persistent, baseless claims, Attorney General William Barr declared Tuesday the U.S. Justice Department has uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election. Barr’s comments, in an ...