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Businessman requests advanced notice for planned shutoffs

EAST LIVERPOOL — An area dentist expressed discontent about a recent shutdown of water service to Fifth Street businesses without any notice. During Monday’s meeting, Councilman Craig Stowers read a letter from Dr. Jeffrey Caldwell, who was unable to make the meeting as he had patients, ...

Miner: 22K in county vote early

LISBON — By the time polling places open at 6:30 a.m. today, nearly half of Columbiana County voters expected to cast their ballot in the 2020 general election may have already done so. Bryce Miner, county elections board deputy director, reported a combined 22,018 people have voted ahead ...

Salineville notified of future ODOT resurfacing project

SALINEVILLE — Salineville was notified by the Ohio Department of Transportation of a project to resurface state Route 39 and 644 inside the village in 2022. Mayor Linda Adams on Monday read the notification, which includes taking down the surface three inches, remilling it, covering it with ...

Outpouring of support shown for man in court

LISBON — Daniel Smelser, who had hearings before both Common Pleas Court judges on Monday morning, was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Smelser, 39, West Main Street, New Waterford, was sentenced by Judge Megan Bickerton to 18 months in prison for failure to provide notice of a change of ...

Lisbon PD participating in No Shave November

LISBON — Every November, police departments across the country participate in No Shave November, a month-long campaign to raise funding and awareness for cancer prevention. The Lisbon Police Department is doing its part this year, as officers and dispatchers will help raise awareness for Lisa ...

Virus cases spike as West Virginia heads into Election Day

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia heads into Election Day amid a record spike in confirmed cases of the coronavirus as Gov. Jim Justice continued his aggressive push for residents to get tested. Health officials reported 2,245 new positive cases in the state for the seven days ending ...

HALLOWEEN IN THE VILLAGE

It is a well-known tradition that the homeowner at one of the busiest corners of Wellsville is all about Halloween. Don Croskey, of 1749 Clark Ave. has 23 grandchildren and he wants to make sure that his property and the one next door is a real attention-getter for people coming to his ...

Mow to own

LISBON — Those wanting to obtain the property after the Columbiana county Land Reutilization Corporation has demolished the dilapidated building on it, have the option of mow to own. Haedan Panezott, appointed Wednesday as the landbank’s new interim executive director, reported to the ...

Early voting

Early voters in Hancock County formed a line around the corner of the Hancock County Courthouse Friday as they awaited their turn to cast ballots for the general election. Area election clerks have reported very high numbers of people casting their ballots prior to Tuesday, either through ...

Holiday spirit takes hold at Historic Fort Steuben

STEUBENVILLE — The Nutcracker Village will return to the downtown area on Nov. 27, but this year they’ll be doing things differently. For starters, there’s not going to be a Steubenville Lights Up kickoff. “With the rising COVID case numbers in our region, we had to (cancel) Lights ...