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Maintenance of property main focus for Wellsville

WELLSVILLE — Acceptable standards for property maintenance was a focus of Tuesday’s council meeting. Council passed an ordinance updating the minimum standards for property maintenance, which were last established in 1993. Council members debated whether 12 inches was too high to let ...

Big Oak: Trial ends with a guilty plea

LISBON — A day after a jury trial started for Operation Big Oak defendant Allen Jackson in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court last week, Jackson decided to plead guilty to several of the charges against him and ended the trial. According to court documents, following opening statements on ...

Former Shingler’s Jewelry store building collapses

WELLSVILLE — The former Shingler’s Jewelry store building in Wellsville collapsed over the weekend. The side wall of the building came down on Saturday around 9:15 a.m. The collapse resulted from deterioration. The second floor of the building had fallen and was on the first floor with the ...

County jobless rate at lowest level since 1974

LISBON — Columbiana County’s unemployment rate in April plummeted to its lowest level in nearly 45 years. The county’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent last month from 4.9 percent in March, according to figures released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. ...

Area man sentenced to 2 years for burglary

LISBON — A man who walked into an elderly Wellsville woman’s home pleaded guilty to several charges on Tuesday and was immediately sentenced in Common Pleas Court to two years in prison. Kevin S. Neely, 37, whose current address is listed at the Mahoning County Jail, but once had an ...

41st Annual CCCTC Awards Ceremony

Receiving their Career Center Certificates in 13 programs, half of the seniors who studied at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center celebrated their achievements Tuesday at the 41st Annual Awards Ceremony. Students from the other half of the Columbiana County schools will be ...

YOUTH LEADERSHIP 2019

Students from Crestview, East Palestine, Lisbon, Salem, and Wellsville schools were recognized for their community service efforts during the Youth Leadership Brunch held May 17, 2019 at the Salem Golf Club. Each participating student received a Certificate of Appreciation for community service ...

Humtown Product’s leases remaining Cherry Fork space from port authority

LISBON — Humtown Product’s growing need for more space is paying dividends for the Columbiana County Port Authority. The port authority board on Monday agreed to lease the remaining 15,637 square feet in manufacturing space at its Cherry Fork building in Leetonia to Humtown, which ...

Little Free Library grand opening to be held

CHESTER – Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small, front-yard book exchanges number more than 75,000 around the world in 85 countries – from Iceland to Tasmania to Pakistan. Now, a new Little Free Library at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 508 Indiana Avenue in Chester ...