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Vaccine spots fill up quickly

That didn’t take long. Less than a day after the county health department announced that the county’s two hospitals in Salem and East Liverpool would be holding coronavirus vaccination clinics, every single spot was filled. Next Friday, Salem Regional Medical Center will distribute 100 ...

Tree trimming set on Parkway

Tree trimming is scheduled the next two weeks on Parkway in Liverpool Township, the county engineer’s office announced. Work, which begins Tuesday, will start at Anderson Boulevard (CR-436) and move south to state Route 39 each day. Parkway will be closed — except for local residents’ ...

CUB SCOUTS EARN ART EXPLOSION BADGE

Local 4th graders from Cub Scouts Pack 43 recently met to complete their Art Explosion badge as part of their Webelos elective adventures. For the Art Explosion adventure badge, Webelos learn about all types of art – drawing, painting, sculpture, origami, digital art, graphic design, ...

Cases continue to climb as county begins vaccinating those 80 and older

LISBON — While those 80 and older are about to begin the process to be vaccinated for COVID-19, more than 55 Columbiana County residents continue to be diagnosed with the virus each day and there have been two deaths over the past week. According to county health department public ...

Youth pastor gets sentenced for sexual conduct with a child

LISBON — A former Wellsville area youth pastor was sentenced to 18 months in prison for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor for an inappropriate two-year sexual relationship he began with one of the teenagers in the program Brandon Russell, 28, Garner Avenue, East Liverpool, had pleaded ...

Lisbon finances on solid ground

LISBON — The village saw its year-end general fund carryover balance more than triple in 2020. Fiscal Officer Tracey Wonner reported at this week’s village council meeting the general fund carryover in 2020 was $296,678 compared to $58,452 the year before. “There was a lot of bad ...

When doses arrives, county vaccination sites will be ready

As Columbiana County opens to the Phase 1B group, residents 80 years and older, the week of Jan. 19, Columbiana County Health Commissioner Wes Vins said there will be between 2,000 and 3,000 vaccines available throughout the county starting next week. More will be expected the following week as ...

MUSEUM TO GET IMPROVEMENTS

Recently the Museum of Ceramics was awarded $332,500 in state capital appropriations funds. According to museum director Susan Weaver, this money will fund improvements to the Museum of Ceramics building, including cleaning and repainting the exterior, interior lighting, general repairs to the ...

County vaccination complex ready at fairgrounds

LISBON — The Columbiana County COVID-19 Vaccination Task Force announced the completion of the new Columbiana County Vaccination Complex at the fairgrounds, built in less than four months and just in time to begin the next phase of vaccinations, those 80 and older. The building, which was ...

EL school board votes on continuity in new year

EAST LIVERPOOL — The city school district’s board only spent a dozen minutes Thursday night, reorganizing for the new year. Matt Handley and Mario Hernandez will continue as president and vice president of the body respectively, members decided in the first unanimous action of the ...