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Storm causes severe damage

LISBON — Local officials are still waiting to learn whether the Tuesday night storm that ripped through the northern part of Columbiana County was something more than just high winds. County Emergency Management Agency Deputy Director Brian Rutledge said the hardest hit area appears to be ...

Sixth county resident dies from COVID-19

LISBON — Columbiana County has had a sixth person die from complications from the coronavirus and 11 additional cases, bring the county’s total to 71. Laura Fauss, public information spokesman for the county Health Department confirmed on Wednesday afternoon there has been a sixth death, ...

Council takes meeting to social media

EAST LIVERPOOL — For the first time, council members live streamed its regular meeting Monday night due to the coronavirus crisis. After a brief test at 5:15 p.m. to make sure that it worked from the City of East Liverpool official Facebook page, Council President John Torma opened the ...

CAA to receive over $700K grant

LISBON — U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson announced Columbiana County is among seven areas in the Sixth Congressional District which will receive coronavirus federal assistance for the local health centers. In a statement released on Wednesday evening, Johnson announced the Community Action Agency of ...

Special Guest

East Liverpool schools had a special guest Wednesday morning for their weekly distribution of their Potter Brunch Bags, as the community prepares to celebrate the Easter holiday Sunday. (Photo by Stephanie Ujhelyi)

Area Briefing

Lisbon Council LISBON — Lisbon council at 6:30 p.m. April 14 via Zoom, BPA at 5 p.m. Southern BOE SALINEVILLE — Southern school board at 6:30 p.m. April 14, high school cafeteria. SOI fish fry WELLSVILLE — The Wellsville Sons of Italy will have our fish fry 4-7 p.m. Friday, April ...

Battery-cell plant gets water quality OK from Ohio EPA

LORDSTOWN — General Motors has cleared another critical hurdle toward building its $2.3 billion next-gen battery-cell plant, this one at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The state on Wednesday issued water quality certification for the project, a 2.5 million-square-foot building ...

Gov. DeWine announces virus death of prison guard

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine announced the coronavirus-related death of a state prison guard, while the number of prison employees with COVID-19 jumped to 48, along with 17 inmates. DeWine also urged institutions with surgical masks not to throw them away because a new sanitizing ...

Gov. Justice expands tightened restrictions to hot spot in Marion

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday expanded his coronavirus hot spot restrictions to Marion County after the area reported a jump in cases this week. The governor had previously strengthened existing virus protocols in Berkeley, Jefferson, Morgan, ...

In midst of holy week, churches reach congregants through technology

CHESTER, W.Va. — As the Easter holiday approaches, some pastors have urged their congregations to defy quarantine order. Others have elected to alter their procedures to try and keep parishoners safe, like two churches in the tri-state area. In the case of the West Virginia-based Chester ...