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NCST, city’s new beginning focus of PBS documentary

EAST LIVERPOOL — A film crew from Western Reserve Public Media, WNEO/WEAOm a PBS affiliate, was in East Liverpool on Wednesday to gather footage of the New Castle School of Trades for an upcoming documentary on East Liverpool. The crew of Kelly Woodward and Jamie Jansen has been in East ...

FEMA assistance OK’d for county

COLUMBUS — Gov. Mike DeWine announced Wednesday that FEMA has opened its public assistance program to the state and four counties — including Columbiana County — affected by the severe storms the last week of May. “Responding to the Memorial Day storms cost local governments millions ...

Board not sweating delays in nursing wing expansion

LISBON — The rain early this summer has put a lot of things behind schedule and the nursing wing expansion building project at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center has not been an exception. Superintendent Chuck Adkins reported to the board on Tuesday that there have been ...

Jefferson County school clinics on chopping block

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County health department voted to eliminate clinics in three school districts because the department is spending $21,000 more than it is getting from the contracts. Nicole Balakos, health department commissioner, said there are contracts with Steubenville City, ...

Nuisance properties return to council

WELLSVILLE—During Tuesday’s meeting the council’s main focus was on managing nuisance properties. “There’s so many properties in town that really need attention,” Village Administration Jarrod Grimm said, “It’s a never ending process with letter after letter and knocking on ...

Bench trial postponed, set to resume in August

EAST LIVERPOOL—The planned bench trial for an East Liverpool woman arrested after interfering with animal welfare employees trying to remove seven dogs and 21 cats from her condemned Russet Lane home, didn’t go forward as planned Tuesday morning in East Liverpool Municipal Court. ...

Board members decline coverage plan

NEW CUMBERLAND W.Va—During Hancock County Board of Education meeting the board declined being put on the school districts worker’s compensation coverage plan. The board of education members would only be covered during school functions, and the members had to vote on whether all or none of ...

Locals show UAW support at start of contract talks

LORDSTOWN — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones opened contract talks with General Motors reminding the automaker of what the union has repeatedly said since GM announced it would close four U.S. plants, including its assembly plant in Lordstown. “We invested in you, now it’s your ...

Veteran’s Picnic Cancelled

CALCUTTA - The Veteran's Picnic scheduled for Saturday, July 20, at the Calcutta Square, has been canceled due to high humidity and temperature. The picnic will not be rescheduled for this year, but will resume in 2020.