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New substitute teachers hired by Hancock County BOE for 2018-2019

NEW CUMBERLAND — Several new substitute teachers were hired by the Hancock County Board of Education during this week’s meeting. Six countywide substitute teachers were approved for the 2018-2019 school year, which included Haley Bowman, Alexandria Bruno, Kayla Hinchee, Caitlyn Knotts, ...

CCCTC presents program overview

LISBON — Chance Bricker, the construction tech instructor, and one of his senior students, Jacob Dean, gave the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center Board an overview of the program this week. The two-year high school construction tech program starts with safety, first aid and ...

McNicol intends to run again for judge seat

LISBON — Columbiana County Municipal Court Judge Tim McNicol announced his intention to file his candidacy to retain his judgeship in this year’s upcoming election. McNicol was appointed by Gov. John Kasich in February of 2018 to fill the unexpired term of Judge Charles C. Amato, who ...

Pending snow prompts parking ban

EAST LIVERPOOL — City Safety-Service Director Brian Allen has issued a snow emergency parking ban for several streets from 10 a.m. Saturday through 10 a.m. Sunday for public safety and to make it easier for snow clearing efforts. The ban will be in effect on all downtown business district ...

W. Va. man back in custody after escaping hearing

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — A Weirton man who escaped from custody following his day in court found himself back in custody on Wednesday. According to the Hancock County Sheriff’s office, Ian Kolman, 23, had been placed in the custody of the W.Va. Northern Regional Jail, not long after his ...

Committee moves forward with trash plan

EAST LIVERPOOL — Legislation aimed at getting a new trash collection program up and running was forwarded for city council’s consideration by its finance committee during a meeting Tuesday. The committee reviewed and recommended to council two resolutions authorizing governmental ...

More funds for county program

LISBON — A Columbiana County program through the Ohio Water Pollution Control Loan Fund will continue at least into 2020 after the General Health District Board learned on Wednesday the county has been approved for $150,000 in additional funding. The program, which assists low income ...

President, vice president chosen for Wellsville BOE

WELLSVILLE — The Board of Education Monday, selected Gary Althiser to continue as president, while Rick Salsberry — who served as president pro tem for the special reorganizational session — will be vice president for the 2019 calendar year. Both men were sworn into their duties by ...

Waterline extension planned for spring

WELLSVILLE — Production on the Fredericktown Road waterline extension is expected to start this spring, Buckeye Water District officials said during Thursday’s board meeting. Board President Mike Ryan provided an update on the extension project at the meeting attended by St. Clair ...