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Fire victim identified

WEST POINT — The woman who died Wednesday in a fire on Y and O Road has been identified as 55-year-old Connie Dattilio. Coroner’s investigator Wade Boley said Thursday the coroner has not yet ruled on a cause of death, but at this time no foul play is suspected. Before making a ruling, ...

Fatal fire

WEST POINT — Two people were found dead in a Madison Township trailer home after a fire broke out Tuesday evening. West Point Fire Chief Wayne Chamberlain said firefighters were called by a neighbor at 8:33 p.m. and were able to quickly arrive at the home at 44100 Y and O Road. The flames ...

Eight arrested for trafficking crystal meth

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — A Wellsville man was one of eight people arrested in investigations into the trafficking of crystal methamphetamine in Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Hancock County Sheriff J.S. Gittings issued a press release Wednesday saying that members of the ...

Online exhibit, Crockery City Teapots, opens today

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Museum of Ceramics announces the opening of the online exhibit, Crockery City Teapots today. Funded by an Ohio Humanities CARES grant, the exhibit features over 250 teapots made in the East Liverpool pottery district. Visitors may go to the Museum’s home page, ...

EL accepting tax returns

EAST LIVERPOOL — The East Liverpool Income Tax Department is accepting tax returns to be filed. There is a drop-off box just inside the handicapped door located on the side of city hall. It is video monitored and safe for your documents. Please put your information in an envelope with your ...

County waiting on second elevator repair estimate

LISBON — While the courthouse elevator is down, county commissioners said Wednesday they will continue to make every effort to give those with disabilities access to the courthouse. Chairman Tim Weigle said the commissioners understand the courthouse needs to be ADA compliant and are ...

Port’s charging station seeing steady business

LISBON — Since its launch in October, the electric vehicle charging station at the Columbiana County Port Authority has seen steady usage from both local drivers and travelers passing through. During the board’s Monday meeting, Bobby Ritchey, private sector group specialist for the CCPA, ...

Sheriff’s deputy receives award

LISBON — Sheriff’s deputies serve and protect others across the county everyday, but sometimes the life saving measures are necessary to save each other. Deputy Justin Madison was honored at a short ceremony Tuesday morning in the sheriff’s office at the Columbiana County courthouse for ...

EL to consider purchase of street sweeper

EAST LIVERPOOL — City council’s Finance Committee agreed Tuesday to forward three pieces of legislation to council-as-a-whole at their meeting next week, including the purchase of a new street sweeper. On Monday, an ordinance authorizing the city by and through the board of control to ...

W.Va. school board: Younger kids should return to classrooms

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As positive coronavirus cases continue to drop in West Virginia, the state Board of Education said Tuesday that counties should return elementary and middle school students to in-class instruction five days per week. The board’s vote will eliminate blended schedules ...