Local News

Dickey filed to run for County Municipal judge

LISBON — Katelyn Dickey has filed paperwork to run for Columbiana County Municipal Court judge. Dickey served as a probation officer and then staff attorney in county Common Pleas Court. She was appointed domestic relations magistrate last March but was let go in January. She was hired ...

EL man sentenced to four years

LISBON — An East Liverpool man who was manufacturing methamphetamines with two children in the home was sentenced to four years in prison by Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam on Thursday afternoon. Bruce Easterday, 46, Wilbert Avenue, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty in November to ...

Two cities partner to apply for grant funds

SALEM — A two-year grant through the Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program (CHIP) will allow qualifying lower-income homeowners in the cities of Salem and East Liverpool to make emergency repairs or fix problems to bring their homes up to code. The two cities partnered to apply ...

Legislation passes first reading by Lisbon council

LISBON — Legislation granting Lisbon employees 3 percent pay raises this year was passed on first reading at this week’s village council meeting, The legislation, recommended by council’s finance committee without comment, must be passed on two more separate votes at future meetings ...

Local man sentenced for break-in

LISBON — A Wellsville man who in a drug-induced panic broke into one home and broke other people’s windows to try to get people to call police to help him was sentenced to six months in prison on Thursday. Jason A. Allen, Chester Avenue, Wellsville, had previously pleaded guilty in Common ...

Council approves land acquisition

EAST LIVERPOOL — Action taken this week by city council will result in acquisition of a parcel of property in East End by the city for future economic development. At the request of Service-Safety Director Brian Allen, council approved an ordinance which will allow the city to acquire a ...

Village celebrates MLK

WELLSVILLE — The life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. were celebrated Wednesday at Village Hall with songs, stories and sayings. Mayor Nancy Murray welcomed those in attendance to what she called a “joyous day,” saying, “We’re here to celebrate a great ...

Dogs Rescued

It’s not quite clear whether East Liverpool firefighter Derek Sullivan (right) is clutching this dog, or the dog is clutching Sullivan, as he and other firefighters used an aerial to reach this and another dog which had climbed into the upper floor of a burned-out house on College Street ...

Jobless rate up in December

LISBON — Columbiana County’s unemployment rate increased in December, something it had in common with the other 87 Ohio counties. The county’s jobless rate was 5.4 percent last month, an 0.8 percent increase over November, according to figures released Wednesday by the Ohio Department ...