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County virus death toll at 53

LISBON — Another Columbiana County death in April is now being blamed on coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 53. The county health department reported on Thursday the 65-year-old woman was not a resident of a long-term care facility and it is not known at this time if she ...

Thompson Park pool to open June 7

EAST LIVERPOOL — After consulting with the city health commissioner, the city park board announced this week that the Thompson Park pool will open Sunday, June 7. While direct sunshine and chlorinated water are known to kill the coronavirus, opening the pools will require families to ...

Back to normal: County courthouse to lift appointment requirement

LISBON — Anyone with business at the Columbiana County courthouse will no longer need an appointment come June 1. County commissioners on Wednesday announced they are lifting the appointment requirement and other restrictions put in place to protect courthouse employees against the spread ...

Neighbor helping neighbor

When St. Clair Township was looking for assistance with a spring cleaning project, Heritage Thermal Services (HTS) in East Liverpool was glad to help. The township contacted the environmental services facility, asking where it could take more than 2,400 pounds of old computers and related ...

Stead one of three sheriff candidates

HANCOCK COUNTY - Republicans will be deciding their party’s candidate for sheriff on the November ballot when they go to the primary polls June 9. Tommy Ogden of New Cumberland, Scott Gittings of Chester and Rick Stead of Weirton are seeking the Republican nomination for sheriff on the ...

Area Briefing

Hancock BOE Hancock County BOE, 5 p.m. June 1 at JDR IV Career Center, New Cumberland, W.Va. Wellsville council Wellsville council meeting 6 p.m. June 2 at Village Hall. Northside Community Church Northside Church will reopen 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, May 31. Initially due to space, we ...

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Construction work is under way at the entrance of the East Liverpool Area Community & Learning Center. (Submitted photo)

County COVID-19 total at 687

As of 9 a.m., the Columbiana County Health District is reporting 687 total COVID-19 positive cases. Of that total 336 are federal prison inmates at Elkton and 71 are long-term care residents. There is a new death, a 65-year-old woman who was not a long-term care resident. Her underlying ...

Bosco: COVID projected tax losses could top $500,000

EAST LIVERPOOL — City Auditor Marilyn Bosco has estimated the city’s lost revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic to exceed a half million dollars, according to conservative numbers she provided council members during a Tuesday finance committee meeting. In addition to determining that ...

County jobless rate soars over 20 percent

LISBON — The latest unemployment figures are in for Columbiana County and they are bad. Really bad. The county’s unemployment rate skyrocketed from 6 percent in March to 20.4 percent last month, something likely not seen since the recession of the early 1980s or during the Great ...