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This is the view of West Virginia for travelers across the Ohio River heading to the east end of East Liverpool from the city’s downtown. (Photo by Stephanie Ujhelyi)

RITA makes plea for tax collection contract

EAST LIVERPOOL — A representative from Regional Income Tax Agency assured attendees at Monday’s city council meeting that they expected they could save East Liverpool six figures if they took over their tax collections. Matthew Mau, who works as a government liaison, addressed council for ...

St. Clair Township approves budget

CALCUTTA — St. Clair Township trustees unanimously approved its $3.5 million budget resolution Monday afternoon during their regular meeting. The budget was to be adopted and submitted to the Columbiana County auditor’s office by July 20, after a public hearing was held. According to ...

Escapee sentenced to 13 months

LISBON — Another one of the three men who escaped from the county jail last year by cutting a hole in the security fence was sentenced to prison during a Thursday hearing in county Common Pleas Court. Anthony R. Wagoner, 40, Cadmus Street, East Liverpool, was sentenced to 13 months in ...

Jefferson County grand jury indicts former Diocese of Steubenville comptroller

STEUBENVILLE — Former Diocese of Steubenville comptroller David A. Franklin has been charged by a Jefferson County grand jury with four counts of theft, receiving stolen property, falsification and defrauding creditors. Wednesday’s charges, all felonies, come just one day after Franklin ...

Restorer of Idora Park carousel dies at 76

Jane Walentas, an artist, philanthropist, creator and designer perhaps best known locally for painstakingly restoring an iconic amusement ride, has died. Walentas, who operated Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn, N.Y., died Sunday at age 76 after a battle with cancer, according to the Brooklyn ...

House staffers to work from home after aide tests positive

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House of Representatives reinstated work-from-home status Thursday after a legislative aide tested positive this week for COVID-19. House Speaker Larry Householder told his colleagues to not report to the Riffe Center for work until further notice. The House ...

Dress her up

WELLSVILLE — For many teenage girls in the Tri-State area, they find their Fairy Godmother teaching voice lessons down at Eve Music studio. This past Saturday, Jennifer Harris, her mother Jackie and friend Tabitha Coil could be seen dragging carts of gowns out of the non-profit’s location ...

Wellsville talks COVID, contracts

WELLSVILLE — Five of the village’s full-time employees are more than just a little interested in how their contracts will shake out, after council voted Tuesday on ordinances repealing previous legislation governing their employment. The ordinances govern the contracts of Village ...

Gov. Justice delays school start to Sept. 8

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Department of Education continues to develop reopening guidelines for schools this fall, but officials Wednesday cautioned each school system would be responsible for its own reopening plans. The discussion came even as West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced ...