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Fawcett Foundation annual members meeting

On September 16, 2020, adhering to advised social distancing due to Covid-19, the Officers & Directors of the East Liverpool-Fawcett Community Foundation attended the Foundation’s Annual Members Meeting, either masked and in-person, or via teleconference. The teleconference-style meeting ...

Lisbon classes go remote

LISBON — Only a few days after announcing plans to remain in school as long as possible, Lisbon schools will take a break for a week from in person classes. Superintendent Joe Siefke said Monday that after having three more test positive for COVID-19 — one at the high school, one at the ...

Nurses’ strike mostly uneventful over weekend

EAST LIVERPOOL — The sounds of rock and roll anthems encouraging unity and vehicle horns filled the air near East Liverpool City Hospital this weekend, after nurses started a three-day picket outside the hospital doors. By Sunday morning, the striking nurses had erected their canopies and ...

Big buy

WELLSVILLE —Village council’s first order of business once receiving word that Wellsville was released from fiscal emergency was to purchase two new vehicles for its fire department Members attended the teleconference Wednesday to witness the action; however, Ohio Public Meetings Law ...

Lack of staff contributing to more remote learning

LISBON — As coronavirus numbers grow in the area, the county Educational Service Center superintendent, Anna Marie Vaughn, noted some local schools are being forced back into remote learning due to staffing issues. While there have been students also testing positive, Vaughn said the main ...

Staying busy at the BDC

The Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle, last week, was acknowledged for working with state and local officials to bring Gruppo Fanti, an Italian can manufacturer, to Weirton’s Half Moon Industrial Park. But it is just one of several projects being pursued by the economic ...

HOLIDAY TABLE CONTEST

The Museum of Ceramics announced the winners in the fourth annual The Holiday Table contest and exhibit. Megan Hernandez won Best Holiday Table for her table, Hogwart’s Trolley Cart. Judy Fannin took Best of Show for Fowl Weather Picnic and Jennifer Bryan won Best Depiction of Local Pottery ...

County approves escrow account for jail bonds

LISBON — County Commissioners are placing $2.48 million from its hefty 2019 carryover balance into an escrow account to make the jail construction bond payments over the next four years. Commissioners made the transfer on Wednesday without comment, but afterwards Commissioner Mike Halleck ...

Chamber gathering focuses on economic revitalization

EAST LIVERPOOL — Several weeks ago, Mayor Greg Bricker addressed a small crowd gathered at Venture Real Estate’s office in downtown to hear about the strategic changes and groundbreaking improvements that have come to the city. Bricker shared the progress and plans on Oct. 23 during the ...

EL awaits bank rebirth as downtown restaurant

EAST LIVERPOOL — Analysis show that one of every four restaurants fail in their business, and that isn’t when opening their doors amidst a pandemic. The masterminds behind Renovatio’s Taproom and Restaurant are determined not to become just another statistic. Although it has been a ...