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Blood moon

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The super moon or blood moon is shown in its near full eclipse stage with the U.S. flag that flies at the county fairgrounds. The super moon event that will not be seen until 2021 was visible to countians only for a short period of time in between the lake effect snow bands that went through ...

Mandated pay raises help local officials

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LISBON — State officeholders and legislators are not the only elected officials who will benefit from pay raise legislation passed in the last days of the 2017-2018 session of the Ohio General Assembly. The legislation passed by Ohio House and Senate in December also granted pay raises to ...

East Palestine chamber celebrates success of small business

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EAST PALESTINE — It takes a lot to make a small business successful, and even more to ensure that it remains successful over decades. That effort and hard work put in by local business owners to see that their companies not only continue operating in East Palestine, but flourish and make a ...

Mayor’s son fills council position

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WASHINGTONVILLE — Village Council on Monday appointed Herman Frank III to fill its vacant council seat. Frank, the son of Mayor Herman Frank and Councilwoman Peggy Frank, fills the seat left open by the resignation of Becky Vignon. Vignon cited specifically the disrespectful treatment by ...

Invasive fly making its way to Ohio

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It’s small, but it’s mighty — posing a big threat to the agricultural and tourism trades on the east coast. And it’s headed this way. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest from Asia that primarily feeds on tree-of-heaven but can also feed on a wide variety of plants such as ...

Fact Book

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The Morning Journal is preparing to publish the 2019 Columbiana County Fact Book. If information for your church or organization has changed since the last publication, or if your organization has not been included in the past and would like to be in this year’s edition, please submit the ...

Treatment option denied for doctor in domestic case

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LISBON — Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Megan Bickerton denied a request by the defense attorney for John D. Yerkey, 45, West Middleton Road, Salem, for intervention in lieu of conviction. Yerkey, a licensed chiropractor with an office in Boardman, appeared in court last seek. ...

ELO Municipal Court reports year-end figures

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EAST LIVERPOOL — During 2018, East Liverpool Municipal Court collected a total of $739,738 through fines and costs, nearly $26,000 more than the previous year, according to figures released this week by Clerk Candace K. Page. Assisting in collection of fines and costs was the Ohio Attorney ...

Plane crashes into front yard of rural Ohio home

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KIDRON — Two pilots are dead after a plane crashed into the snow-covered front yard of a rural Ohio home shortly after taking off from a private airfield nearby. The highway patrol says initial reports indicate the plane had engine trouble Monday morning after departing Stoltzfus Airfield ...

Salineville discusses possible rate hike

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SALINEVILLE — Some changes are being considered by the Salineville Board of Public Affairs as discussed during Monday’s village council meeting. BPA president Chad Bettis raised the possibility of a sewer rate increase, but emphasized this option is in the early stages of ...