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New storm water utilities department approved for city

EAST LIVERPOOL — The city will have a new storm water management department in place in less than two weeks after council action Tuesday night based on an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) mandate. Councilman Brian Kerr, chairman of the utilities committee, had said during his ...

Firefighters battle frigid temps, attic blaze

GLENMOOR — Frigid temperatures caused some problems for firefighters responding late Monday night to a fire at 16911 state Route 267, owned by Judith Maola and occupied by Kenneth Burchett. According to Glenmoor fire Chief Bill Bennett, his department was called at 9:45 p.m. to the house ...

Lisbon looks at new police levy

LISBON — One year after passing a new fire levy, residents are going to be asked approve a new policy levy. Village Council on Tuesday passed a resolution asking the county auditor’s office to determine how big a levy is needed to generate $100,000 a year. Once the auditor’s office ...

NEW PAINT

East Liverpool City Hall is getting a facelift with a new coat of paint, starting with Mayor Ryan Stovall’s office, where maintenance man Mark Deets (right) and Luke Davis were busy Saturday, giving the ceiling its first coat of white. Potter blue and white will be used throughout the ...

Pay raises kick in for county officials

LISBON — State officeholders and legislators are not the only elected officials who will benefit from pay raise legislation passed in the last days of the 2017-2018 session of the Ohio General Assembly. The legislation passed by Ohio House and Senate in December also granted pay raises to ...

East Liverpool Municipal Court reports year-end figures

EAST LIVERPOOL — During 2018, East Liverpool Municipal Court collected a total of $739,738 through fines and costs, nearly $26,000 more than the previous year, according to figures released this week by Clerk Candace K. Page. Assisting in collection of fines and costs was the Ohio Attorney ...

Salineville BPA considers sewer rate increase

SALINEVILLE — Some changes are being considered by the Salineville Board of Public Affairs as discussed during Monday’s village council meeting. BPA president Chad Bettis raised the possibility of a sewer rate increase, but emphasized this option is in the early stages of ...

States battling spotted lanternfly infestation

It’s small, but it’s mighty — posing a big threat to the agricultural and tourism trades on the east coast. And it’s headed this way. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest from Asia that primarily feeds on tree-of-heaven but can also feed on a wide variety of plants such as ...

ESC approves increase in preschool rates

LISBON — At its recent meeting, the county Educational Service Center board voted to increase the preschool rates to $90 per month for those attending half-day programming and $170 per month for full day attendance. While many of those attending the preschools receive assistance, it was ...