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EL schools remain virtual into new year

Local News

EAST LIVERPOOL — City school students will remain on virtual learning districtwide into next year, Superintendent Jonathan Ludwig announced Tuesday. The move is the result of Columbiana County recently hitting red status, meaning there are a high incidence of positive COVID test results ...

ELCH nurses end 3-day strike, union seeks pact

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EAST LIVERPOOL — Striking nurses at East Liverpool City Hospital went back at work Tuesday after three days on the picket line as the state sees an increase in hospitalizations related to coronavirus cases. Members returned to the hospital just before 7 a.m. following what the Ohio Nurses ...

Unemployment rate returns to pre-pandemic level

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LISBON —It may be hard to believe, but Columbiana County’s unemployment rate has returned to pre-pandemic levels. The county’s jobless rate for October was 5.6 percent in October, according to figures released Tuesday by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The unemployment ...

Ohio governor: State’s first vaccine batch coming by Dec. 15

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio could see its first batch of up to 30,000 doses of a coronavirus vaccine by Dec. 15, with fresh supplies arriving every few days, Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday, citing calls his office had with the White House. The first batch would come from a Pfizer-produced vaccine, ...

Health leaders urge people to have a safe holiday

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LISBON — Health commissioners from Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties joined together online Tuesday to urge residents in the Mahoning Valley to consider canceling plans involving groups outside their immediate households for Thanksgiving. All three counties are currently at level ...

COLUMBIANA COUNTY MUNICIPAL

Police & Courts

LISBON — A Dec. 3 preliminary hearing and pretrial was set in county Municipal Court for Eric S. Slagle, 28, Berry Road, Kensington, charged with failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, driving under suspension and headlights required for allegedly fleeing from a ...

COLUMBIANA COUNTY GRAND JURY

Police & Courts

LISBON — Philip K. Funk, 39, North Canton, was served a secret indictment charging him with having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony; having weapons while under a disability, a third-degree felony; aggravated trafficking in drugs, a second-degree felony; and aggravated ...

COLUMBIANA COUNTY COURT NEWS

Police & Courts

LISBON — Jennifer A. Hepfner, also known as Jennifer Hunt, 27, Southeast Boulevard Salem, pleaded guilty to felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and endangering children, a first-degree misdemeanor. Hepfner was charged after stabbing her husband, Kyle Hunt, in the back during an ...

COLUMBIANA COUNTY COMMON PLEAS

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New Cases Susan Marie Aikens, Salem, and Daniel Daryl Aikens, Salem, dissolution sought. Phillip T. Devine, Salem, vs. Bethany R. Hover, Warren, divorce sought. City of East Palestine vs. Guy and Cynthia Eaton, East Palestine, $8,206 plus interest sought for alleged failure to pay ...

POLICE LOG:

Police & Courts

Lisbon — A woman reported some of her clothing was stolen from the Laundry Barn off East Lincoln Way between 5-6 p.m. Sunday. She had three washers going, and when she returned one was empty. County Sheriff — A Hammondsville Road, Yellow Creek Township woman reported at 3:59 p.m. ...