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OSU Extension program delivers food to local agencies, schools

LISBON — Columbiana County Ohio State University Extension worked with the OSU Be Kind Campaign to distribute a semi-tractor trailer filled with food to 50 agencies and five school districts Thursday morning. The OSU Be Kind Campaign packed thousands of meal packets containing a mixture of ...

Allisons face challenger for seat on Yellow Creek trustees board

WELLSVILLE — Three men have thrown their hats into the ring for Yellow Creek Township trustee, including one longtime incumbent. It isn’t the first time that Mark Allison has campaigned for the office, holding the office for the past seven years. He points to his 32 years in public ...

East Liverpool at-large candidates run uncontested on Nov. 2

EAST LIVERPOOL — Although they are running uncontested for at-large city council, two of the candidates took advantage of the opportunity to address some of the issues facing their constituents. Incumbent John Mercer and former at-large councilman and mayoral candidate Brian Kerr will be ...

Lisbon school board looks to create credit card rules for district

LISBON — Board of Education members discussed establishing rules regarding a district credit card Wednesday. Superintendent Joseph Siefke explained the district is attempting to ease district purchases by obtaining a credit card. “It allows you the flexibility to get things a little ...

FLYING HIGH

A man continues work on the side of a neighboring building near Highland Avenue and Calcutta Smith Ferry Road Friday afternoon, as a Stat MedEvac helicopter circles over near state Route 170. According to a representative from an area ambulance company, they were not responding to a vehicle ...

Kirby pleads guilty to murder and attempted murder

LISBON — Following a morning of testimony in his jury trial in Common Pleas Court, Kevin Kirby pleaded guilty to the 2012 murder of Melinda Todd and attempted murder of her 5-year-old grandson Cole Reed. Kirby, 46, requested immediate sentencing and after family members of Todd and Reed ...