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County keeps tabs on virus investigations

LISBON — While the Columbiana County number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 19 with 12 hospitalizations as of Wednesday, county Health Department officials assured the public they are following up and using CDC guidance to keep track of every case. Jamie Elanz, the department’s ...

HC Health Board: Businesses will control crowding

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Board of Health has decided to hold off on taking any action after receiving assurances from two county businesses they would undertake their own measures to control crowds looking to purchase liquor while the state is under stay-home orders as a result of ...

Face shields being made with 3-D printers

LISBON — Plastic face shields being made at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center are among the personal protective equipment donated to the county Emergency Management Agency. EMA Deputy Director Brian Rutledge said the county Educational Service Center’s Jeff Gill is making ...

No Pottery Festival in 2020

EAST LIVERPOOL — This year’s Tri-State Pottery Festival won’t be happening, according to members of the Beacon Association. Members agreed Tuesday night to pull the plug on the 2020 three-day event due to concerns about the current coronavirus pandemic. It would have been the 52nd ...

Schools amend at-home plans

EAST LIVERPOOL — After Gov. Mike DeWine announced Monday he was extending the school closure through May 1, East Liverpool educators made changes to their own plans. In addition to inviting families to pick up additional Chromebooks, a change from the earlier policy having school-aged ...

CTC prepared to graduate second class of RNs

LISBON — The Columbiana County Career and Technical Center is prepared to graduate the school’s second class of registered nurses next week, just in time for some of them to help with the coronavirus. Dr. Kelly Darney, the adult director of the CTC, said when the school was forced to stop ...

Officials caution about need for public distancing

EAST LIVERPOOL — As homebound individuals get antsy and head outside to enjoy spring, local municipalities elected to remind them to observe all social distancing advice and public land closing as a result of the coronavirus quarantine. East Liverpool Police Chief John Lane posted to his ...

Mary’s Pizza owner battling coronavirus

LISBON — One of the village’s oldest and most successful businesses, Mary’s Pizza, has been sent reeling by the coronavirus. The pizza shop is closed temporarily as Steve Garofalo recovers from COVID-19 at St Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown. All the while the family mourns the ...

People urged to dispose of wipes properly

LISBON — Mayor Peter Wilson is among the growing chorus of local officials asking that disinfecting and sanitary wet wipes be tossed into the trash can instead of the toilet. The popular wipes are likely being used every day by millions of people to wipe down surfaces and clean their hands ...

Area Briefing

SOI Fish Fry WELLSVILLE — The Wellsville Sons of Italy will have our fish fry 4-7 p.m. Friday, April 3, CARRY OUT ONLY. Menu includes baked or fried fish, fried shrimp and chicken dinners. All dinners come with coleslaw and a choice of french fries, macaroni and cheese or rice. Fish ...