Local News

Cleanup efforts continuing at site of diesel fuel spill

EAST PALESTINE — Cleanup efforts are ongoing at the site where a few thousand gallons of diesel fuel spilled into Bull Creek on Tuesday along state Route 46 when a Cuyahoga Landmark Inc. tractor trailer overturned. New Waterford Fire Chief Greg VanPelt said Wednesday evening that ...

Crews work to halt diesel spill’s march to the Ohio

EAST PALESTINE — Diesel fuel was spilled into a stream that feeds into the Ohio River on Tuesday when a tanker truck lost control on state Route 558 and overturned into the waterway. A semi truck hauling roughly 9,000 gallons of diesel fuel for a company named Landmark lost control and ...

Man charged after shots reportedly fired at officer

LaCROFT — A local man was charged Monday night after a Liverpool Township police officer reported taking cover as bullets whizzed past his head. Charged with felonious assault was William P. Price, 59, 1020 Eighth Ave., who allegedly fired a .22-caliber rifle past Patrolman Jay Cargnel as ...

Council to consider future of car barn

EAST LIVERPOOL — City council was told this week that serious thought has to be given soon to what can be done with the East End Car Barn, which houses street and refuse/recycling operations, including equipment and salt stores. “We may have to seek a bond issue and build an entire new ...

Wellsville looks to carry over funds into 2019

WELLSVILLE — The village’s Financial Planning and Supervision Commission met Tuesday and reported the village is expected to end this year with a positive balance, and possibly in 2019 as well. During its first meeting since August, the commission reviewed the village’s financial ...

SHOP WITH A COP DONATION

Hancock County “Shop-with-a Cop” was presented with a donation by the Point Pleasant Ladies Aide. Lt. J. Keeder and Deputy Pat Hoder are shown accepting the check fromTracy Lemley, the Ladies Aide Vice-President. (Submitted photo)

Lisbon puts CRA wheels in motion

LISBON — Village council is going to be looking for some people to fill some key roles on various boards. Council on Monday passed on third reading an ordinance to create a Community Reinvestment Area program in Lisbon, which will provide tax abatements for those remodeling or constructing ...

Leadership roles change temporarily as BOE reorganizes

WELLSVILLE — The Wellsville Board of Education will temporarily turn over leadership to another member as it holds its annual reorganization next month. Board member Rick Salsberry will serve as president pro-tempore for the school’s board upcoming budget hearing and reorganizational ...

Lisbon boy released from Tobin early

LISBON — The 14-year-old Lisbon area boy who brought an airsoft pistol into the junior/senior high school in November appeared Monday morning in Columbiana County Juvenile Court. The boy was credited with 32 days served at the Louis Tobin Attention Center. While he was sentenced to the ...

Old barn destroyed

ROGERS — A barn being used primarily for storage was destroyed when it caught fire at a farm on Raley Road in Elkrun Township Monday evening. Firefighters from the Lisbon, Negley, East Palestine and West Point volunteer departments responded to the fire, which was up a lane away from the ...