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Commissioners get 3 bids for Rogers group home

LISBON — County commissioners might finally be in a position to sell the former Rogers group home. Commissioners on Wednesday received three bids for the facility and accompanying 22 acres, with the offers referred to the county prosecutor’s office for review. Commissioners are expected ...

Walmart to require masks

NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all of its namesake and Sam’s Club stores, making it the largest retailer to introduce such a policy that has otherwise proven difficult to enforce without state and federal requirements. The company said Wednesday ...

Former councilman now serving village’s youngest residents

WELLSVILLE — No one ever accused John Richard Morrow of not taking on a challenge. The former village councilman recently was appointed to Wellsville’s school board in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic to fill the vacancy left in May by the passing of Thomas Brophey. He ...

Health board backs opening schools

LISBON — As the local county schools discuss prepare to send children back to school, the county health department gave its full support of the plan during Wednesday’s meeting. Medical services administrator Jamie Elenz said Columbiana County has had six people under the age of 18 who ...

1st Columbiana County COVID death marked in July

LISBON — For the first time this month, Columbiana County’s health department reported on Wednesday the death of a county resident from complications of COVID-19. A 67-year-old woman who lived in a long-term care facility became the 61st resident of the county to die from the virus. She is ...

Car thieves await sentencing

LISBON — Two county residents charged in Common Pleas Court with taking vehicles which did not belong to them pleaded guilty to charges on Wednesday before Judge Megan Bickerton. David Michael Lee Liptay, 19, state Route 14, Columbiana, pleaded guilty to grand theft of a motor vehicle and ...

Township hoping land sale goes through

LaCROFT — Liverpool Township trustees on Monday announced that the sale on the Ada Street property, where the former township offices were, hopefully is pending. Also, Trustee Mike Bahen updated the audience on some nuisance properties along Orchard in Dixonville, explaining that he is ...

Lisbon has its hand on the tap

LISBON — Time is running out for delinquent water customers who want to avoid having their service shut off. Last month, the village Board of Public Affairs announced they were going to extend the shutoff moratorium enacted in March by Gov. Mike DeWine due the economic repercussions from ...

Beaver school board sets lunch prices

CALCUTTA — While most of Monday’s Beaver Local school board meeting was spent talking about resuming in-person classes when the new school year begins Aug. 24, the board also took care of routine matters. The board approved the lunch prices for the upcoming year, which reflect a mandated ...

Too wide for a one-lane road

It is not often you will find an oversized load close to Millport. This slow mover was seen on state Route 518 traveling just east of state Route 644 in the southern part of the county. It may have been avoiding construction on U.S. Route 30 that reduced the road to one lane at one point. ...