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Veteran ELFD firefighter retires with fond send-off

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EAST LIVERPOOL — Heroes often don’t know they are such until someone tells them. Such was the case this week as assistant Chief David Edgell hung up his turnout gear after serving 28 1/2 years on the city fire department. While he worked his final shift Wednesday and overnight into ...

Area Police Reports

Police & Courts

East Liverpool PD * Responding to a child custody dispute, officers spoke with Kim Herron and Luke Beatty, who said Caressa Godocsik and her mother, not named in the report, walked into Herron’s house and told Beatty they needed their son’s gaming systems. While Beatty was gathering up ...

Sammis, Bruce Mansfield plants to cease operations

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CLEVELAND — The W.H. Sammis plant on the Ohio River is slated for closure, according to an announcement made by FirstEnergy Solutions Wednesday that was reported in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The Cleveland.com article said the plant in Stratton is the company’s last coal-fired power ...

Area Court Reports

Police & Courts

East Liverpool Municipal Court * Michael A. Howard II, 32, Jackman Street, was fined $150 and sentenced to two jail days for disorderly conduct/physically offensive. He is to sit out the fine three days in jail. * A charge of disorderly conduct/intoxication was amended to public ...

Yellow Creek trustees thankful to plant officials

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WELLSVILLE — Three-and-a-half years of discussion about a proposed power plant coming to southern Columbiana County became reality last week, and Yellow Creek Township Trustees are expressing their gratitude over the matter. At the start of Tuesday’s meeting, Trustee Chairman Kenny Biacco ...

‘Red, White & A Thin Blue Line Cops and Community Day’ slated

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CALCUTTA — A “plethora of rock and roll music” is promised by promoters of the second annual Red, White & A Thin Blue Line Cops and Community Day set for 2-9 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot behind Giant Eagle. Hosted by the St. Clair Township Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 210, the ...

Building vacancy law begins with ‘friendly warning’ letter

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LISBON — More than six months after the new building vacancy law was passed by village council, the first round of “friendly warning” letters will be mailed out. Lisbon Village Councilman Peter Wilson was given the go-ahead at this week’s council meeting to work with village zoning ...

Lisbon street now open

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EAST LIVERPOOL — As hoped by officials, Lisbon Street opened Tuesday to traffic as classes resume in the city school district. The barricades were removed Tuesday afternoon when asphalting was completed on the section between Ninth Street and West Eighth Street, which has been closed since ...

Local man gets 18 months on drug possession charge

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LISBON — An East Liverpool man facing a first-degree felony drug possession charge pleaded guilty to a lesser charge on Tuesday and was sentenced immediately to 18 months in prison. Isaiah M. Matthews, 24, St. George Street, had been charged for allegedly having more than 182.43 grams of ...

No air conditioning, Southern Local gets early dismissal

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SALINEVILLE — Due to the high temperatures and humidity this week, students at Southern Local have been getting out a bit earlier. Superintendent Tom Cunningham said the repairs needed for the air conditioning system at the school have been taking longer than first expected. As the ...