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Excessive heat could be factor in deaths of two EL men

EAST LIVERPOOL — An official investigation is under way in the deaths of two city men who lived in a low income senior housing complex next to city hall. While police don't suspect either man fell victim foul play, it is too early to rule out negligence contributing to the deaths. Fire ...

Take what you need, give what you can

WILLIAMSPORT — The Friends of Williamsport Chapel, a non-profit organization that owns Williamsport Chapel, 12834 Leslie Road, has a blessing box thanks to Mel Clark. In this day and age, with hunger, unemployment and restlessness, we all need to think of others that need help and food, the ...

BDD clients free of COVID

LISBON — So far there are no known COVID-19 cases among Columbiana County’s 804 clients with developmental disabilities, according to Bill Devon. “We have held to zero cases, which is amazing,” said Devon, superintendent of the county Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD). ...

Consumers find new interest in disinfectant options due to pandemic

GLENMOOR — For centuries, hydrogen peroxide has been used for everything from hair bleaching to water treatment. However amidst the coronavirus pandemic, its superior disinfection prowess has come to the forefront. Brad’s Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning recently has become a certified ...

More tests, more positives

LISBON — The coronavirus numbers of Columbiana County continue to rise sharply, mostly due to a large increase in testing at the FCI-Elkton prison. There are now 738 COVID-19 accumulative cases in Columbiana County with 370 of the cases inmates from the federal prison. County health ...

Lisbon firefighting gear purchase finally approved

LISBON — Getting Center and Elkrun townships to join with the village in the routine purchase of six sets of firefighter turnout gear turned out to be more difficult than expected. Village council approved the $15,000 purchase at Tuesday’s meeting, with Center Township trustees taking ...

More superloads on the road

WELLSVILLE — Multiple superloads are scheduled to move through the Wellsville area enroute to the South Field Energy site on Osborne Road, restricting traffic along state Route 7 southbound and state Route 45. One move will take place today, with two moves on Sunday. The route: From 16 ...

COUNTY BRIEFINGS

East Liverpool council meeting East Liverpool will hold its city council meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2020 in the council chambers. Lisbon will open its village hall Lisbon Village Hall will reopen to the public on Monday after having been closed since March 16. Mayor Peter ...

AFTERNOON SWIM

Waterfowl enjoy the quiet waters of the Ohio River for a Thursday afternoon swim near East Liverpool’s Broadway Wharf, which was missing its traditional boat docks. Mayor Greg Bricker assured boaters not to fret the docks’ absence, because city officials plan to install them Monday morning ...

County virus death toll at 53

LISBON — Another Columbiana County death in April is now being blamed on coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 53. The county health department reported on Thursday the 65-year-old woman was not a resident of a long-term care facility and it is not known at this time if she ...