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Cat lady speaks out in her defense

EAST LIVERPOOL — The owner of a Northside Street home condemned over the weekend by the city health department said Monday she has enlisted someone to clean it and is working with an animal group regarding the fate of 40 cats that reside with her and her elderly mother. Resident Lisa ...

The sun to shine on pool opening

COLUMBIANA — The weather forecast for this weekend’s opening day for the pool at Firestone Park is looking to be one of the best in recent years, Park manager Terry Shaffer said. Shaffer presented an update to the park board during the Monday meeting and said that Saturday is looking to ...

Salineville seeking support, funds for park walking trail

SALINEVILLE — Village Council and the Salineville Kiwanis are teaming up to try to get a walking trail through Kiwanis Park. At a public hearing on the project Monday, Mayor Linda Adams said there has been one grant application through the Community Development Block Grant program made and ...

Bank on it

The roof joists are brought down from a Fenton Street house in East Liverpool as it is demolished as part of the county land bank program. According to land bank committee member Sherrie Curtis, who was watching Monday morning’s work by Stan Cunningham Excavating, five of 10 houses have been ...

Salem parent questions handling of alleged student threat

SALEM — As the city and city schools and the city of Salem work to finalize a contract for a school resource officer as part of the district’s security plan, one parent is questioning the handling of an alleged student threat. Carri Goodwin, whose daughter is an eighth grader, spoke to ...

BOE president steps down

WELLSVILLE — Village school board president Nancy Francis on Monday resigned her position, effective May 29. Citing personal reasons for her departure, Francis read her resignation letter to the board. “During my tenure, even though we periodically disagreed on issues, we pulled together ...

Clippers cleared for takeoff

Columbiana High School graduates let their mortar boards fly at the conclusion of commencement Sunday.

80 cats found in ELO home

EAST LIVERPOOL — City officials responded Sunday night to a Northside Street home with an animal rescue group after a routine welfare check indicated there may be as many as 80 cats living inside with no residents on the premises. According to Service-Safety Director Brian Allen, police ...

Help available to hook into Kensington plant

KENSINGTON —Three programs are available to assist income-eligible residents of this crossroads community in Hanover Township who may need financial help addressing any issues resulting from the recently completed sewer project. County Engineer Bert Dawson has sent information letters out ...

County resurfacing work will cover 143 miles

LISBON — The Columbiana County Engineer’s Office will resurface 143 miles of roads this summer compared to 118 miles last year. Of the 143 miles, 131 miles are to be resurfaced using chip/seal and nearly 12 miles with asphalt, commonly referred as blacktop. The numbers last year were 101 ...