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Shooting suspect indicted by grand jury

Staff reports NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — The suspect in a series of shooting incidents in the New Manchester area from August is among the 23 people indicted as part of the January 2020 term of the Hancock County grand jury. County Prosecuting Attorney James W. Davis Jr. released the list of ...

Computer glitch creates surge of outcry

EAST LIVERPOOL — It was like deja vu for city taxpayers and employees, after the computer system generated more than 1,700 erroneous delinquent notices to city taxpayers recently. During a meeting of East Liverpool council’s finance committee Tuesday, Mayor Greg Bricker said that his ...

Sewer break drains village funds

LISBON — The village has a major sewer line break that is sucking it dry. The village has spent $36,000 in the past month trying to prevent a collapsed sewer line at the corner of Saltwell Road and North Market Street from overflowing and backing up into nearby businesses until officials ...

Ex-county employee charged with theft

LISBON — A former employee of the county engineer’s office, Melissa K. Brennen, was served a secret indictment charging her with tampering with records and theft in office. Brennen 49, state Route 7, Columbiana, was served the indictment on Wednesday. The charges accuse her of tampering ...

BDD administrator gets raise

LISBON — Josh Martin, assistant superintendent of the county Board of Developmental Disabilities, was given a pay increase at Wednesday’s board meeting. The board also voted on projects for the upcoming year including a new phone system, HVAC upgrades and roof repairs for several of the ...

Lamp to serve 23 more days on misdemeanor charge

LISBON — Justin Lamp, the Summitville man convicted by a Common Pleas Court jury this week of a first-degree misdemeanor charge of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, was sentenced to the maximum 180 days in jail on Wednesday. Up for argument on Wednesday was the ...

Health board to continue helping with septic repairs

LISBON — For several years the county health board has been helping low-income homeowners with funding to make necessary repairs to failing septic system. Wednesday, members announced their intentions to continue with the program for the 2020-2021 funding cycle. Through the Ohio EPA’s ...

New Cumberland council reviews financial matters

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. —City council met in special session to discuss financial matters Tuesday. Council is looking for funding to repair the road slip on Commerce Street. At the last council meeting they received three bids with estimated costs between $200-300,000. Council knows they do not ...

Bruce out as head of Eastern Gateway Community College

YOUNGSTOWN — The tenure of Jimmie Bruce as president of Eastern Gateway Community College has come to an end. Bruce, who came to the school in 2015, was terminated from his position during Wednesday morning’s meeting of the board of the trustees on the Youngstown campus. Members of the ...

EL bus driver denies charges

EAST LIVERPOOL — Donald E. Goodwin pleaded not guilty four times Tuesday morning in East Liverpool Municipal Court, where is being arraigned on OVI first offense, OVI commercial, child endangering and reckless operation charges. All are misdemeanors. Goodwin, 62, of Northside Avenue, is the ...