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ELCH reiterates commitment to negotiation with employee union

EAST LIVERPOOL — Workers gathered late Thursday afternoon outside East Liverpool City Hospital, calling for hospital officials to bargain with members of an employee union in good faith for a fair contract. Anthony Caldwell, director of public affairs of SEIU District 1199 WV/KY/OH, said in ...

Man pleads guilty for failing to register as sex offender

LISBON — A Salineville man who was convicted of a sex crime involving a minor in North Carolina in 2001, pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Common Pleas Court for failing to register as a sexual offender. Michael Allan White, 55, East Main Street, Salineville, is required to register and ...

Judge Baronzzi to seek re-election

LISBON — Columbiana County Juvenile/Probate Court Judge Thomas M. Baronzzi is seeking re-election in 2020 after filing his candidacy petitions with the county elections board on Thursday. A lifelong county resident, Baronzzi, 57, is a 1980 graduate of Lisbon’s David Anderson High School. ...

Two arrested following chase

LISBON— With the assistance of a cop named Toney, the highway patrol arrested Ayvree Spratley, 22, of Bedford, and Benasia Lucas, 21, of Cleveland, following a pursuit that began shortly after midnight Wednesday. The pursuit began after a patrol trooper tried to stop a pickup truck ...

Hometown Christmas set for Saturday

CHESTER W.Va. —Celebrating a hometown Christmas with a Christmas Story. The city is celebrating the holiday season and gathering on Saturday for the 33rd Annual Hometown Christmas. “I think it’s something everyone looks forward to every year, and everybody comes out for it” said Shana ...

IT’S CHRISTMAS, CAROL!

Stage Left Players present their original holiday musical, “It’s Christmas, Carol!”, Dec. 6, 7, 13 & 14 at the Trinity Playhouse, 234 E Lincoln Way in Lisbon. Evening performances begin at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 15, matinee at 2 p.m. Reservations are highly recommended and can ...

General Motors taps Valley for battery-cell plant

LORDSTOWN — General Motors and South Korea’s LG Chem are partnering to invest $2.3 billion to develop and mass produce electric vehicle battery cells near Lordstown, where the automaker shuttered its assembly plant this year. The joint venture is expected to create more than 1,100 new ...

Future LG/GM plant union no guarantee

WARREN — If the 1,000 people expected to be employed at the new electric battery plant General Motors and LG Chem are pursuing in the Mahoning Valley will be unionized, labor organizers will have to push for it, and the workers will have to welcome it with a vote. Because GM and the United ...

SANTA VISITS THE LIBRARY

Isaiah Roach visits with Santa during the Wellsville Carnegie Public Library’s Christmas Open House on Tuesday. (Submitted photo)

Wellsville will seek buyers for reservoir

WELLSVILLE — Village council started the motions needed to sell the reservoir at Tuesday’s meeting. Mayor Nancy Murray explained the village has no need for the property. It is outside of the village limits and is in need of improvements. Approximately 20 years ago the village sold the ...