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Fight over traffic cam vote count continues

LISBON — The East Liverpool traffic camera issue may not be settled until after the Nov. 5 general election, but it appears the votes may be tabulated with the results kept confidential for the time being. During a telephone conference on Tuesday, Krista Peddicord of the county ...

Summitville man draws 6-year drug sentence

LISBON — A Summitville area man who had several drug-related charges, including one involving enough cocaine to constitute a first-degree felony, was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison in Common Pleas Court on Wednesday. Michael S. Pitts, 27, state Route 664, pleaded guilty in ...

Kelsey Hedrick joins St. Clair police

Kelsey Hedrick wasn’t completely offending when someone joked about the recent acquision of a walker for the St. Clair Township police department. With his swearing-in Tuesday afternoon at the St. Clair Township trustee meeting, he admits that he is probably the oldest rookie officer in ...

Wellsville candidates introduce themselves

WELLSVILLE—On Wednesday night the Sons of Italy housed a Meet the Candidates event. Council member John Morrow, orchestrated the event, and Council President Randy Allmon was the master of ceremonies. “The reason for tonight was to get the message out to the community, so they can make ...

Mayoral candidates share their vision for East Liverpool

EAST LIVERPOOL — One truth emerged during Tuesday afternoon’s mayoral debate, as East Liverpool Mayor Ryan Stovall pointed out. He, Brian Kerr and Gregory Bricker have different strategies of how they want to move the city ahead. They faced off Tuesday afternoon for a 90-minute debate at ...

Wellsville sees smooth sailing on financial seas

WELLSVILLE — Mayor Nancy Murray reported over a $500,000 turn-around in the general fund at Tuesday’s village council meeting. Murray said the current general fund balance is $347,000 and it was at a $220,000 deficit when she took office. “I would just like to say thanks to everyone, ...

Beaver Local seeks safe passage for students

CALCUTTA — The Beaver Local school board is exploring obtaining federal funding to put in a crosswalk for students to use when walking back and forth from the campus and the mini-plaza located across the road. Board member Lance Shultz reported at this week’s board meeting he has learned ...

Democratic rivals repeatedly criticize Warren during debate

Elizabeth Warren’s rivals repeatedly jabbed at her during Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate, accusing the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the costs of Medicare for All universal health insurance and her signature “wealth tax” plan. Taking hits from all ...

EL ACCIDENT

A single car accident happened on East Church Lane behind the East Liverpool High School Alumni Association building at 2 p.m. Tuesday. City police and firefighters responded. Patrolman Rob Smith reported the driver hit a utility pole trying to avoid bumps. The driver was transported to the ...

CLEANING THE FLOWER BEDS

Ila DeJane cleans up the flower beds outside the Wellsville Carnegie Public Library last week. DeJane, a Wellsville resident of 50 years said, “It’s a beautiful day and it’s a perfect one to get this done, and this is how I give back to the library.” (Photo by Julie Riedel)