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Sheriff to handle security at municipal court

LISBON — The county sheriff’s office will take over the security duties at county municipal court starting Sept. 21. Sheriff Ray Stone confirmed he was asked by the judges and county Commissioner Mike Halleck to take over the security duties just like they did at the county courthouse 18 ...

Family theft worth one year

LISBON — A Leetonia woman will serve a year in prison for stealing more than $30,000 from family among other crimes she committed while addicted to drugs. Megan A. Detchon, 30, Waddell Street, Leetonia, had pleaded guilty in June to tampering with evidence, misuse of a credit card, drug ...

Governor issues guidelines for trick-or-treating

LISBON — With only 20 new coronavirus cases in the past week, Columbiana County went down to a level one, yellow, on the state’s public health advisory map, while at the same time Gov. Mike DeWine’s office issued guidance on which Halloween activities have the green light. “Some of ...

Local excavator upset with the health board

LISBON — While many businesses closed for various amounts of time when the coronavirus first appeared in Ohio, at least one local excavator, Mint Cook, came to the Board of Health Wednesday to voice his displeasure with the decisions made. Cook said he was told he could not work, like on a ...

East end structure destroyed by blaze

EAST LIVERPOOL — In the early morning hours, Liverpool Township firefighters battled heavy fog, as they responded to the 2000 block of Dewey Avenue for a structure fire. According to Fire Chief Dave Ward, the fully involved vacant house was a total loss before they got there. Dispatchers ...

PAWS FOR A GOOD CAUSE

The United Way of Southern Columbiana County is hosting Woofstock 2020 from 11a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at the parking lot of the Wellsville Save-A-Lot. Candy Faloon (left), executive director of the United Way, and Giada Giambroni are surrounded by their family’s dogs. The event ...

Chester volunteers make hometown shine

CHESTER — Last year, when the city of Chester held its spring “Make It Shine” cleanup day, 33 volunteers showed up to paint, mulch and landscape at the Chester Upper End Memorial Playground. Better late than never, the Chester Beautification Committee mobilized Saturday to hold a ...

8 new COVID deaths reported by care facility

LISBON — Eight deaths from the past three weeks of residents of a long-term care facility have been linked to the coronavirus. According to the county health department, the eight deaths were entered at the same time into the Ohio Disease Reporting System instead of as they occurred. The ...

EL man sentenced on drug-related charges

LISBON — A 36-year-old East Liverpool man with a criminal history was sentenced to a year in prison for drug-related charges and having a handgun in his vehicle. Justin Ryan Barrett, Laura Avenue, East Liverpool, had pleaded guilty in June to improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, ...

Waterline project delay discussed

WELLSVILLE — A St. Clair Township trustee offered his help speeding up efforts to finish the Old Fredericktown Road waterline project this year. Jim Sabatini attended Thursday’s Buckeye Water District board meeting to ask if he could help in getting funding for the project released. This ...