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Yellow Creek: Initial road repairs complete

WELLSVILLE—The Yellow Creek trustees met Tuesday evening and announced the township has completed initial repairs on Sixteen School Road. The township received $182,000 from Buckeye Water and South Field Energy for damage caused by the South Field Energy plant water line. To repair the ...

Blakeman to seek county commissioner seat in 2020

LISBON — Columbiana Mayor Bryan Blakeman has filed candidacy petitions to run for county commissioner in 2020. Blakeman, who is in his second term as mayor, filed petitions Tuesday at the county elections board seeking the Republican nomination in the March 17 primary election. He is ...

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

East Liverpool Jr/Sr High School honored area veterans at the 5th annual “Thank You for Your Service Breakfast and Program” on Nov. 7. The morning started with a pancake breakfast served by members of the high school National Honor Society and was followed by a program in the auditorium ...

Baked goods requests on the rise at holiday time

EAST LIVERPOOL — With the time crunch and more disposable income, many area residents have put away their pie pans and baking sheets, electing to instead purchase their holiday sweets to lighten their own load. That means that area bakeries and restaurants often find the holidays are their ...

Lisbon to take second look at RITA

LISBON — The village is apparently going to take a second look at hiring an outside government agency to take over income tax collections. Councilman Peter Wilson said at this week’s council meeting that perhaps now was a good time to reconsider replacing the income tax office by hiring ...

BL VETERANS DAY PROGRAM

The local military color guard stands at attention while presenting the colors at Monday’s Veterans Day program at Beaver Local High School. Congressman Bill Johnson, a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, was the keynote speaker. Johnson spoke about the importance of freedom and how ...

Calcutta Pharmacy robbed at gunpoint

CALCUTTA — St. Clair Township police continue to look Wednesday for tips leading to the identity of a "scruffy" man who allegedly robbed a township pharmacy Tuesday afternoon. According to Det. Sgt. Scott Mick, a Caucasian male (in his 50s or 60s), brandishing a firearm, walked into Buckeye ...

Report: EL touts mostly clean audit

EAST LIVERPOOL — The City of East Liverpool received a mostly positive report on its financial statements for the 2018 year; however, State Auditor Keith Faber noted that officials have some tweaking to do. In the independent auditor’s report issued Tuesday, investigators did identify a ...

BOE approves contribution for field updates

NEW CUMBERLAND W.Va. — The Hancock County Board of Education agreed to contribute towards updates at the Edwin J. Bowman Field in Weirton. The Weir High School baseball team uses the field, and Weirton Parks and Recreations manages it. The park board approached the board about contributing ...

Council considering street levy

ROGERS — The financially strapped village of Rogers is again considering asking voters to approve a new street levy. Village council voted at this week’s meeting to ask the Columbiana County Auditor’s Office to determine how much a 1-mill, 1.5-mill, 2-mill and 2.5-mill levy would ...