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HOUSE OF THE MONTH

The home of Linda Balser has been selected as House of the Month for August by the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce. Pictured (L-R) Linda Balser, Karen Dash and Janet Birch chamber board members. Linda also received a certificate for a pan of pizza from Nick’s. (Submitted photo)

K-Cups no longer serving the BDD’s needs

LISBON — The Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities is taking bids from people interested in purchasing a machine which makes K-Cups. Superintendent Bill Devon said the board bought the machine in August 2017 with the idea of helping to employ clients by training them to pack ...

Septic issues addressed at health board meeting

LISBON — A man, who recently received notice about concerns regarding the condition of his septic, attended the Columbiana County Board of Health meeting on Wednesday seeking answers. The man was told someone reported his septic system is going from his property into a creek. An inspector ...

Must West Virginia governor live in state capital? Suit continues

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Can a governor be forced to live in the state capital? A lawsuit seeking to do just that with West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice was back in court Wednesday. The Republican billionaire has been frequently criticized by members of both major parties for being absent from ...

Crash victim identified

BOARDMAN —Officials have released the name of the elderly man who died Monday morning following a three-vehicle crash that involved a Columbiana County official. The Ohio Highway Patrol identified the deceased as Cecil Chamberlain, 69, of Carlsbad, Calif. His name was being withheld pending ...

BOE discusses committee positions

NEW CUMBERLAND — With a full board present, committee seats were discussed at Monday’s Hancock County Board of Education meeting. “I would like to recognize that we have Mr. Larry Shaw joining us. Thank you Larry for filling our vacant seat and we appreciate your time, and you coming ...

More workers, still leaves jobless rate rising

LISBON — Columbiana County’s unemployment rate went up in July, marking the third consecutive monthly increase since the jobless rate reached a 45-year low in April. The county’s unemployment rate was 5.5 percent last month, an increase of 0.7 percent over June, according to figures ...

ESC board meets at new Opportunity School

LISBON — With the new building for the Opportunity School opening this week, the Columbiana County Educational Service Center board decided to meet at the facility. Between May and August, the staff of the Opportunity School repainted and furnished the building, using desks and other ...

Assault on friend results in prison term

LISBON — Following a two-day trial in Common Pleas Court, a jury on Tuesday found Lucas Sims guilty of felonious assault and aggravated menacing in the “vicious beating” of Charlie Lewis. Sims, 34, Thompson Avenue, East Liverpool, was immediately sentenced to seven years in prison by ...