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Man sentenced for assault, other charges

LISBON — Uriah T. James, 35, the Akron man who refused to stop for law enforcement two years ago while driving a stolen vehicle in the Salem area, was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday by Common Pleas Court Judge Megan Bickerton. A week ago, James pleaded guilty to three counts ...

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

In February, the Kent State Columbiana County campuses hosted the fifth annual County Classic basketball game between the East Liverpool and Salem high school boys teams. As part of this event, the local Kent State campuses award $500 scholarships to two students from each of the high schools. ...

Red states on U.S. electoral map lagging on vaccinations

SAVANNAH, Georgia — With coronavirus shots now in the arms of nearly half of American adults, the parts of the U.S. that are excelling and those that are struggling with vaccinations are starting to look like the nation’s political map: deeply divided between red and blue states. Out in ...

NEED FOR SEED

A squirrel uses acrobatics to raid a sunflower seed bird feeder. (Photo by Deanne Johnson)

County use of J&J vaccine put on hold

LISBON — With concerns growing about rare blood clots possibly connected to the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine against the coronavirus, the local county health department has canceled using the vaccine this week. Laura Fauss, public information officer for the county health ...

Wellsville sees savings in insurance premiums

WELLSVILLE — While most municipalities are grumbling about soaring health insurance costs, Wellsville is not one of them. Fiscal Officer Hoi Wah Yu explained to council last week the village would be saving $30,000 on its insurance premiums in 2021 and qualified for group rates through the ...

Southern staying connected as end of year draws near

SALINEVILLE — Southern Local is making plans for those students who may need to get caught up following the past year and a half of online and hybrid classes as well as the switch from one to the other. Although the board of education on Tuesday passed the school graduation requirements for ...

Hancock County schools honor nurses

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Board of Education expressed appreciation, Monday, to some of its own front-line emergency workers for their efforts to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. During Monday’s school board meeting, Superintendent Dawn Petrovich and the board ...

Group working to provide beds to kids in need

Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a registered non-profit organization is seeking sponsors throughout Columbiana County to help build beds for children who do not have them. “It’s just something that once you do it and you see it, you can’t get away from it, it just draws you in,” Junior ...

FEMA to provide assistance with funeral costs for COVID-19 related deaths

EAST LIVERPOOL — The staff at the Dawson Funeral Home want the citizens of the area to be aware, that beginning in April, families that experienced the death of a loved one due to COVID-19 may be eligible for up to $9,000 in funeral assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency ...