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Imagination Park

Imagination Park, located in downtown Wellsville on Main Street, is a favorite spot in the village for residents of all ages. (Photo by Stephanie Ujhelyi)

Gonzalez stays one step ahead

LISBON — Although the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office continues to search for Ricardo Gonzalez Jr., who is wanted on at least two felony charges, three people appeared in County Municipal Court on Thursday on felony charges connected with helping him hide from authorities. Sheriff Ray ...

SOUTHERN QUEEN

Southern Local High School junior Ronni Mayfield was crowned the 2020 Fall Homecoming Queen on Sept. 25 prior to the Indians’ football game against United. A ceremony was held in the school gym and Mayfield was introduced during halftime of the matchup. She is the daughter of Jason and Amanda ...

Council plans razing of Main Street building

WELLSVILLE — Money truly can buy happiness if you ask either village Mayor Nancy Murray or a village council member. During Tuesday’s regular meeting, Murray told those in attendance that one month after allotting $43,900 aside to demolish the former Shingler’s Jewelry in the 400 block ...

County COVID toll: 85 deaths, 2,005 cases

LISBON — Columbiana County has reached the milestone of more than 2,000 coronavirus cases and added three more deaths to the list of residents whose deaths have been connected to COVID-19. On Wednesday, the county health department released information pertaining to the deaths of two women ...

More CARES Act funds coming to county

LISBON — Columbiana County commissioners adopted a resolution Wednesday to accept an additional $3.6 million in federal Coronavirus Aide, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act money to continue to help deal with expenses related to COVID-19. They also approved some more spending of ...

POTTER HOMECOMING COURT

The East Liverpool High School homecoming queen for fall 2020 will be crowned at Patterson Field at 5 p.m. Friday during a pep rally to support the Potters as they take on Gilmour Academy in the first round of the OHSAA playoffs. The game is slated to kick off at 7 p.m. Saturday at Patterson ...

Closed EL rail crossing still in need of upgrades

EAST LIVERPOOL — Residents in the East End are not feeling so safe anymore when traversing through the area of where the Virginia Avenue crossing used to be open. This past July, city officials finally closed the crossing, two years after the Ryan Stovall administration started the ...

Early voting begins, 313 cast ballots at county election board

LISBON — Pandemic, plus a contentious presidential election, equals lots of interest in voting early at the Columbiana County elections board. Early voting for the Nov. 3 election began Tuesday, and when election board workers arrived at 8 a.m. they found 10 to 15 people waiting in line at ...

MAN OF THE YEAR

East Liverpool Masonic Lodge #681 held its annual Crucible Steel Black Light Night. Worshipful Master Tim Palmer presented Man of Year honors to Worshipful Brother William Thorne. (Submitted photo)