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Trump comforts storm-ravaged Carolinas with hot dogs, hugs

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — Eager to show heart in a moment of crisis, President Donald Trump handed out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words in the Carolinas on Wednesday as he surveyed the wreckage left by Hurricane Florence. With residents still recovering from torrential rains that left ...

Wellsville BOE approves new funds

WELLSVILLE — With additional funds coming into Wellsville Schools from its agreement with South Field Energy, the district will develop three new funds. On Monday, the Wellsville Board of Education approved the creation of a Permanent Improvement Fund, an Instructional Supply Fund, and a ...

Busy month for St. Clair PD

CALCUTTA — St. Clair Township police continued to remain busy during the month of August, according to Police Chief Brian McKenzie, who provided the department’s call report for that month during this week’s trustees meeting. According to the report, police responded to 244 calls in ...

BWD treasurer reports revenue increase for Aug.

WELLSVILLE —The month of August showed an increase of revenue — and a one-time payment from South Field Energy — to the Buckeye Water District as discussed Wednesday by the BWD Finance Committee. The August treasurer’s report indicated the district collected $309,363.23 in cash ...

SITE WORK

Construction of the proposed Discount Drug Mart on the former Taste of Country restaurant site on state Route 45 in Lisbon appears to be underway with the site currently being excavated by DiPietro Excavating, Inc. (Photo by Patti Schaeffer)

8th annual Oktoberfest to be held

EAST LIVERPOOL — The eighth annual Oktoberfest sponsored by the East Liverpool and Calcutta Rotary Clubs is set for noon-8 p.m. Saturday at Thompson Park, featuring a full day of activities. From 12-4 p.m., “Mr. Oktoberfest” Joe Maloy will be playing polka music on his accordion, with ...

Career tech, board meet

LISBON — With Ohio Department of Education wanting more focus on academic and career tech collaboration initiatives, three staff members spoke to the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center board Tuesday about what they are doing toward meeting those goals. Elizabeth Wright and ...

County man charged with sex crimes

LISBON — An 80-year-old Salem man charged with sexual-related crimes involving young girls was taken into custody on Tuesday on a secret indictment issued last week by the county grand jury. Nelson H. Walter, South Avenue, is charged with one count of rape and four counts of gross sexual ...

Local schools, community team up for collection

SALINEVILLE — Schools and the community are coming together this week to collect relief items for the victims of Hurricane Florence. Southern Local and Wellsville high schools, along with area fire departments, will accept donations throughout the week to distribute to communities in North ...

Wellsville ponders farm animals ordinance

WELLSVILLE — There is no ordinance in the village of Wellsville regarding roosters and chickens. That, however, may soon change. Village Council, following a complaint made by Anderson Avenue resident Phyllis Crawford during Tuesday’s meeting, is considering developing an ordinance ...