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3 Lisbon firefighters apply for chief position

LISBON — Three village firefighters have applied for the top job. Mayor Peter Wilson reported Mark Hall, Kurt Gresh and Adam McCullough applied by the June 30 deadline to replace fire Chief Paul Gresh Jr., who is retiring Aug. 28. Hall is currently a captain and been with the department ...

Local organizations team up for community service

Columbiana Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) staff members are teaming up with Wellsville First Christian Church once again this year for Mission: Wellsville. This community service project was created eight years ago to empower students to help bring hope and healing to the Wellsville ...

Lisbon plans in-person classes

LISBON — The Lisbon school district intends to fully resume in-person classes when the new school year starts on Aug. 24, but officials want to hear from parents before the plan is completed. Superintendent Joseph Siefke announced at Wednesday’s school board meeting they will be holding a ...

Contact tracing is a three-step process

In hopes of slowing down the spread of the coronavirus, health departments across the country have turned to contact tracing. Finding those who have been exposed to COVID-19 and monitoring their symptoms is being done by epidemiologists from state to state. Melanie Myers, public information ...

Iconic Youngstown building to get new signs

YOUNGSTOWN — The illuminated Home Savings signs that sit near the top of the downtown bank building — and are visible for long distances — are coming down and will be replaced as the result of a merger that changes the name to Premier Bank. The city’s Design Review Committee approved ...

EL council talks options about recalling furloughed officers

EAST LIVERPOOL — City councilman Ray Perorazio didn’t get the OK to bring back a furloughed police officer during Monday’s regular meeting. Hwever, his colleagues said that they will think about it. During last week’s finance committee meeting, Perorazio told his fellow committee ...

Canfield Fair canceled amid pandemic

CANFIELD — As most other events this year, the 174th Canfield Fair has been canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The junior fair will still continue Sept. 2-7. “We stretched out as long as we could” regarding on making a decision, said George Roman, director of grandstand ...

Hancock, Brooke counties report new virus cases

As a spike in COVID-19 cases has led Gov. Jim Justice to order residents to wear masks when indoors with the exception of homes, officials in Hancock and Brooke counties have reported new cases over the weekend. On Monday the Hancock County Health Department reported six new confirmed cases ...

Coaches Burger Bar opens Calcutta location

CALCUTTA — Many area residents celebrated their first post-pandemic quarantine meal out with a burger and shake from Coaches’ new Calcutta location this week. This was Columbiana County’s third location, as there are also Coaches Burger Bars in both Lisbon and Salem. Stacy Howlett, ...

EL youth mobilize for litter control in their neighborhoods

EAST LIVERPOOL - Inspired by Mayor Greg Bricker, some area youth recently have demonstrated that age is just a number, after they formed litter patrols in their neighborhoods as part of his effort to clean up the city. On Tuesday morning, Mayor Bricker delivered the first three no littering ...