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Patriotic Indians

Southern Local's K.J. Kovar displays his flags from Southern Local's red, white and blue day prior to Friday's rain-delayed game in Lisbon.

Pastor gets 3 years on sex charge

LISBON — A former East Palestine pastor will spend the next three years in prison for engaging in sexual conduct with an underage female member of his congregation. “The (prosecutor’s office) said the facts in this case were disturbing. I find them reprehensible,” said Columbiana ...

Lisbon cop resigns after OVI charge

LISBON — The village police officer charged with driving drunk and having a handgun with him at the time has resigned. Trevor O’Rourke, 22, of Canfield, resigned Friday after meeting with village police Chief Mike Abraham. “He resigned for personal reasons,” Abraham said of ...

Hellish night for two hikers

GLENMOOR — Two hikers were rescued from Hellbenders Bluff Park off East Liverpool Road late Friday through the joint efforts of West Point and Glenmoor firefighters. Jim Watson of Wellsville and another hiker who declined to give his name had been in the park for about five hours before they ...

Columbiana looks favorably at company’s plans for expansion

COLUMBIANA — A local manufacturing company plans to expand. City Council gave a first reading to legislation this week to vacate 331 feet of West Railroad Street in order for Columbiana Boiler to construct a new building. Vacating the road was first discussed at the Sept. 11 planning ...

Ex-officer indicted for theft in office

LISBON — A former St. Clair Township police sergeant is facing seven felony charges including theft in office. Joseph G. Brophey, 57, St. Clair Avenue, East Liverpool, resigned his position on the department on Feb. 23, 2016, two days after one of the charges he is facing, a burglary ...

State Briefing

Fugitive arrested in Ohio COLUMBUS — The U.S. Marshals Service says a Pennsylvania man accused of threatening President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials has been arrested in Ohio. They say Shawn Richard Christy was arrested at 4:45 p.m. Friday in Mifflin Township, near Columbus, ...

Cat cuddled

Monica Kerr holds a kitten she named Chief while members of the Calcutta Volunteer Fire Department clean up the area after rescuing the kitten from under her car at the PC Doctors parking lot on state Route 170 in Calcutta Friday afternoon. Fire crews were called to the scene shortly before ...

Tailgating

With the temperatures still in the mid-80s, an ice cream tailgate party is an idea that won’t get many arguments. Tailgating at the Lisbon Dairy Queen with Nathan McKee are 10-year-old Anslie Priddy and her sister, 4-year-old Hadley McKee. They reside in Lisbon.

Lisbon advised to tone down law

LISBON — Village council may want to consider revising the new vacant building law passed in February because it makes unnecessary demands on property owners and creates more paperwork for the zoning inspector. So recommended Mark Peluso of Town Center Associates, the consulting firm hired ...