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Former Yellow Creek trustee sentenced for vehicular assault

LISBON — Glenn A. McKenzie, a former Yellow Creek Township trustee, was sentenced Monday by Common Pleas Court Judge Megan Bickerton to 45 months in prison for a head-on crash that seriously injured an elderly couple in late 2018. “I’m truly sorry,” McKenzie said prior to sentencing. ...

CITY CLEANUP

Liz McIlvain, mother-in-law of East Liverpool Mayor Greg Bricker and president of the Fiesta Tableware Co., cleans up after pruning some bushes down Saturday morning at the city’s Broadway Wharf during the community cleanup. (Photo by Stephanie Ujhelyi)

County receives second round of CARES funding

LISBON — Columbiana County’s second round of federal CARES Act funding has been received, but a number of communities have yet to take action necessary to access those dollars. The county auditor’s office confirmed receiving $1.5 million in CARES money on Aug. 31, but officials reported ...

Salineville, BPA view new sanitary sewer rules

SALINEVILLE — After both village council and the board of public affairs getting a chance to review them, council had a first reading last week of new sanitary sewer rules for residents. The rules contain requirements for hook ups to the system, regulations regarding contractors tapping in, ...

COP’S & KIDS POKER RUN

For the eighth year, the Albanesos remember their daughter Shelby with the annual Cop’s and Kids Poker Run, which supports the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 29’s efforts on behalf of needy children. Dave Albaneso explains his goal is $10,000 this year. Last year’s effort fell short by ...

Fire department to hold open house Sept. 27

NEGLEY – Each year the Negley Volunteer Fire Department Association typically does its Door-To-Door Fund Drive during the month of September. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the association is asking for donations to be sent through mail. With 435 calls for services in 2019 and an ...

Nutcracker Village to go forward this year in downtown Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE — Not even a pandemic can keep the Nutcrackers from taking over downtown Steubenville during the upcoming holiday season. “The Nutcrackers are going to go out this year,” Lead Artist Therese Nelson confirmed. “There won’t be too many differences: We’ll have fewer at ...

State stays mum on mask-less protests

The state health department pushed back on questions about people who refuse to wear masks where they’re mandated. “The best answers to these questions should come from the local health department,” Melanie Amato, a press secretary for the Ohio Department of Health, told the (Sandusky) ...

Building owner insulted over citation

LISBON — A property owner in the downtown business district is threatening to demolish two buildings he owns after being cited into court for violating the village’s building code. Adam Newbold attended this week’s village council meeting to express his displeasure about being cited ...