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Crews battle barn blaze

ROGERS — An open air barn full of round bales of hay was destroyed Wednesday evening at the Rogers Community Auction and Flea Market, which is commonly known as the Rogers Sale. Owner Ken Baer said the round bales inside had just been sold at auction earlier in the afternoon, but there ...

Route 2 options weighed

NEW CUMBERLAND — Discussions of improving state Route 2 in Hancock County continue after an informal workshop and public meeting was held Tuesday. Tuesday was the third public meeting discussing updates to Route 2 in New Cumberland. The project was presented to the public in May of 2014. ...

Church focuses on community service as its mission

EAST LIVERPOOL — Nestled amidst the trees leading up to Thompson Park, Emmanuel Presbyterian Church provides a welcoming, quaint setting for those searching for physical and spiritual nourishment. It is one of the many churches and social organizations in the area that offers food for the ...

Fire destroys vacant home in Salineville

SALINEVILLE — A vacant East Main Street home was destroyed by a fire that was discovered late Tuesday night. Salineville Fire Chief Jeff Lewis said it was a police officer returning to the station who noticed the fire at 51 E. Main St. and called for firefighters to respond at about 11:56 ...

FLAG PROJECT

The Bear Cubs (and their parents) from Cub Scouts Pack 43 assembled three American flags made entirely of recycled bottle caps. Each flag will be donated to each of the Cub Scouts’ elementary schools, North Elementary, Beaver Local and LaCroft for their upcoming Veteran’s day festivities. ...

State to investigate vehicle fires

LISBON — The state fire marshal’s office was called in to investigate suspicious vehicle fires on West Washington Street that occurred about 10:45 p.m. Sunday. Tonia Gearin, who lives at the residence with Joe Frantz III, reported her son was taking the trash out when he noticed two ...

Troopers recover stolen vehicle

WINTERSVILLE — A man who was caught traveling at a high rate of speed on state Route 7 on Monday morning claims he was heading to Weirton to show his daughter his new car. The only problem was the car had just been stolen from a dealership in New Martinsville. An Ohio State Highway Patrol ...

Jefferson County juvenile court program helping youth in need

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Juvenile Judge Joseph Corabi said he heard the reports time and again from probation officers about children living in deplorable conditions and sleeping on either the floor or couch. So he decided to put the matter to rest — literally — so some children ...

Huston Avenue home owned by embattled landlord leveled

EAST LIVERPOOL — Several weeks after an area landlord appealed revocation of many of his rental licenses by East Liverpool officials after a question about they were insured, one of his properties that burned to the ground. Aaron Stevens owns a two-bedroom, one-bath home at 1019 Huston ...

Village ready to seek release from fiscal emergency

WELLSVILLE — Village council on Tuesday passed the final four policies needed to apply for release from fiscal emergency. Council passed three resolutions and one ordinance. The ordinance is for increasing appropriations for current expenses and other expenditures for 2019. With this ...