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Charges pending in Fiestaware theft

NEWELL – Criminal charges are pending against Ronald Mayhew Jr. after a search warrant was conducted at his home at 417 Abbey Court in Newell. The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office was investigating two separate incidents of breaking and entering and grand larceny that occurred at the Fiesta ...

East Liverpool will begin accepting bids to purchase police cruisers

EAST LIVERPOOL — East Liverpool is going to begin the bidding process to purchase police cars. At a safety committee meeting Friday afternoon, Police chief John Lane requested three cruisers for the police department. “I’ve had four cars go down recently,” he said. “I’m going to ...

West Virginia scaling back coronavirus testing sites

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is scaling back its community testing events for the coronavirus, Gov. Jim Justice said. Justice said Thursday that the decision was made due to the availability and convenience of at-home test kits for COVID-19. The state has provided free community ...

Bill passes to merge municipal courts

LISBON — Ohio legislation passed earlier this week in last minute sessions before the summer break will merge East Liverpool Municipal Court sometime later this year, provided the legislation is approved by Governor Mike DeWine. Although the initial Ohio House Bill 613 introduced by Ohio ...

Salineville area man charged with rape

LISBON — Charges were filed in Jefferson County against a Salineville area man stemming from an alleged sexual assault against a 16-year-old girl in 2019. Anthony M. Abraham, 22, Township Highway 294, Salineville, is charged with rape, a first-degree felony and sexual battery, a ...

Grandma charged with obstruction in shooting

LISBON — A grandmother, who attempted to protect her grandson after he allegedly shot at a Knox Township home in March, has been charged with obstructing justice. In county Municipal Court, a June 13 preliminary hearing was set for Peggy S. Kimes, 68, Main Street, Homeworth, charged with the ...