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Blakeman challenges Bolon for treasurer’s job

LISBON — The race for Columbiana County treasurer features incumbent Linda Bolon versus Columbiana Mayor Bryan Blakeman. Bolon, 72, is the Democratic candidate and has been treasurer since 2013. This is her second stint as treasurer, having held the position for six years in the 2000s ...

HALLOWEEN PARADE AT ALLAY SENIOR CARE

Susan Haines (left), activity director, and Lindsey Jester, administrator, pass out treat bags to participants in Allay Senior Care assisted living facilities Halloween parade Saturday afternoon. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this is one way that families can see that their friend or ...

Health department tracing reveals causes of increased COVID cases

LISBON — As coronavirus cases continue to rise locally, Laura Fauss, public information director for the county health department, said contact tracers have been finding some gatherings and events in the community can be linked to the increase. On Monday morning, Fauss reported an increase ...

Man pleads in Palestine traffic death

LISBON — A 90-year-old New Waterford man who was behind the wheel of a vehicle that struck and eventually killed a man making deliveries for Fed-Ex pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter in county Municipal Court on Monday. Richard I. Kiehl, Hatcher Road, who turned 90 earlier this ...

East Palestine scavenger hunt

For several hours on Sunday afternoon, nine teams (maximum four members per team) participated in the inaugural East Palestine Community Foundation Scavenger Hunt, which started at the city park. One of the event’s organizers, Barb Kliner, explained the hunt consisted of challenges, questions ...

Kirby murder trial on track

LISBON — Kevin Kirby, the man accused of aggravated murder in the beating death of Melinda Todd and the attempted murder of her young grandson in 2012, appeared briefly in Common Pleas Court on Monday morning. Kirby, 45, North Chestnut Street, Lisbon, is charged with two counts of ...

TRUMP TRAIN

The Trump Train began its staging at 11 a.m. Sunday in the Columbiana County Fairgrounds near the entrance with the caravan leaving just before 2 p.m. down state Route 45 toward Salem. They expected to return to the fairgrounds around 5 p.m. where they would have a bonfire, concert by country ...

Johnson, Roberts vie for congressional seat

LISBON — U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson hopes to again defend his Sixth Congressional District seat against a challenge from Democrat Shawna Roberts. Johnson, a Republican, who has held the seat since 2011, said he feels Ohio has been making good responsible progress in their battle against ...

County confirms 89th virus death

LISBON— The Columbiana County has recorded one new COVID-19 related death since Friday. Laura Fauss of the Columbiana County Health District reported an increase of 11 positive cases, all general community members. There was also a confirmed death Saturday of a 65-year-old male who was not ...

Commissioners reject county jail remodeling bids

LISBON — About two months ago, county commissioners decided to spend some of their CARES Act funds to remodel the minimum-security wing of the county jail. The section, which was converted from a county nursing home in 1998, has been in a bad need of an upgrade, so the section will be ...