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Democrats slam McConnell for delay on domestic violence bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated Democrats ramped up their rhetoric Wednesday as they pressured the Senate’s Republican leader to allow a vote on a bill that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said the bill to renew the Violence Against Women ...

Conviction tossed for man held 33 years for New York murder

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A 62-year-old man who spent more than half his life in prison for the 1975 murder of a high school classmate had his conviction overturned Wednesday after a case review found Long Island prosecutors had long hid the fact that police looked at another possible ...

Suspected substances found at Wellsville residence following search warrant WELLSVILLE — A search warrant served Wednesday on a property on 14th Street yielded suspected crack cocaine and fentanyl with a street value of $5,500, along with two handguns, digital scales, packing material and $4,200 cash, according to the Columbiana County Drug Task Force. The DTF issued a press release about the raid, also noting the arrests of Darrell Blake, 32, of Cleveland, and Jarrell Sloan, 44, who resided at the searched residence at 410 14th St. Both were taken into custody for outstanding warrants from Columbiana County. Further charges are pending lab results. The amount of drugs seized included over 17 grams of suspected crack cocaine and 20 grams of suspected fentanyl. The DTF was assisted by the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office.

WELLSVILLE — A search warrant served Wednesday on a property on 14th Street yielded suspected crack cocaine and fentanyl with a street value of $5,500, along with two handguns, digital scales, packing material and $4,200 cash, according to the Columbiana County Drug Task Force. The DTF ...

Pool pass program expanded by county

LISBON — A public assistance program that provides free pool passes to families from targeted school districts has been expanded. Columbiana County commissioners recently gave the county Department of Job and Family Services permission to continue with its summer pool pass program for a ...

Salineville discusses next step in sewer rates change

SALINEVILLE — Council held a second reading Monday on proposed change of sewer rates in the village. The final reading is scheduled for the next council meeting scheduled for June 3. The new rates, if approved, will increase the price of the first 2,000 gallons to $27.50 in August 2019, ...

Woman pleads guilty to a lesser charge

LISBON — An East Liverpool woman accused of abducting a Wellsville woman’s infant in the middle of the night was scheduled for a jury trial on Tuesday, but instead pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree felony charge in connection to the case. Kira Elaine Dunn, 33, Weber Lane, East Liverpool, ...

Maintenance of property main focus for Wellsville

WELLSVILLE — Acceptable standards for property maintenance was a focus of Tuesday’s council meeting. Council passed an ordinance updating the minimum standards for property maintenance, which were last established in 1993. Council members debated whether 12 inches was too high to let ...

Big Oak: Trial ends with a guilty plea

LISBON — A day after a jury trial started for Operation Big Oak defendant Allen Jackson in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court last week, Jackson decided to plead guilty to several of the charges against him and ended the trial. According to court documents, following opening statements on ...

Former Shingler’s Jewelry store building collapses

WELLSVILLE — The former Shingler’s Jewelry store building in Wellsville collapsed over the weekend. The side wall of the building came down on Saturday around 9:15 a.m. The collapse resulted from deterioration. The second floor of the building had fallen and was on the first floor with the ...

County jobless rate at lowest level since 1974

LISBON — Columbiana County’s unemployment rate in April plummeted to its lowest level in nearly 45 years. The county’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent last month from 4.9 percent in March, according to figures released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. ...