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Ohio is latest state to see GOP-backed voting law rewrite

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio became the latest state Thursday where Republicans are proposing a significant rewrite of state election laws, an effort that comes despite sweeping GOP victories in the state last year and a smooth election. Legislation introduced in the Ohio House calls for ...

Independent candidate petitions certified

LISBON — The Columbiana County Board of Elections certified 15 independent candidate petitions for the November general election, completing the list of partisan candidates that will appear on the ballot. Director Kim Fusco presented the board with all 15 petitions during the Wednesday ...

Hancock GOP meets

The Hancock County Republican Executive Committee held a meeting in Weirton recently, where they met the new WV State GOP Chair Dr. Mark Harris. Dr. Harris spoke about the GOP platform, the Republican majority state legislature providing a 200 million budget surplus, and the enthusiasm for the ...

Event postponed

EAST LIVERPOOL — Due to unfavorable weather conditions, Friday’s “First Fridays on Fifth” and the Chamber Ribbon-Cutting ceremony at Renovatio’s Taproom & Restaurant are postponed until the June 4.

GARDEN CLUB PLANT SALE

The East Liverpool — Calcutta Area Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the East Liverpool Country Club. The plant sale is open to the public. The sale will feature locally grown perennials and annuals, herbs and hand made Mother’s Day gifts. There ...

Board of Elections looks to hold open house this summer

LISBON — The Columbiana County Board of Elections wants to open up its doors to the public this summer to give voters peace of mind before using the new voting machines at the polls this November. Earlier in the year, the board bought new voting equipment from Election Systems and ...

Area man pleads guilty to trespassing in mayor’s home

LISBON — A Wellsville man who found his way into the home of Mayor Nancy Murray in September pleaded guilty to trespass in a habitation, a fourth-degree felony charge, on Wednesday in Common Pleas Court. Jonathan M. Pullie, 46, of Broadway, is facing up to 18 months in prison and a fine of ...

Commissioners approve vacation of Madison Township roadway

LISBON — County commissioners approved the vacation of a portion of White Road following a public hearing during their meeting on Wednesday. The road is in the West Point area of Madison Township and is surrounded by property owned by West Point Renewables LLC, which was represented at the ...

West Virginia sets new targets in sluggish vaccine campaign

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice made an array of promises Wednesday to turn around the state’s lagging coronavirus vaccination campaign as it trails over a dozen states. The state is confronting vaccine hesitancy, Justice has said, amid a focus on vaccinating residents ...

EL submits four projects for inclusion in state budget

EAST LIVERPOOL — City officials hope that their requests for more than $4.6 million for key projects get the state’s attention. During last week’s licensing and economic development committee meeting of city council, Mayor Greg Bricker detailed that the city has submitted four projects ...