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Faith State Diving 1 pat

Satisfying moment

East Palestine’s Faith Anderson finished sixth in the state diving championships on Wednesday

County home project halted

LISBON — Columbiana County commissioners have pulled the plug on the County Home demolition project, at least for now, after running into problems with the contractor. Commissioners on Wednesday voted to cancel the contract with Amish Olde Wood of Barberton, which was ordered to cease ...

Man charged in Canfield bank robbery also a suspect in East Liverpool heist

EAST LIVERPOOL — An Austintown man charged last week following a robbery at a Canfield bank has been questioned by city police in connection with a recent bank robbery downtown. Jarett Drajic, 22, whose last known address was South Roanoke Drive, Austintown, was charged with robbery by ...

OD victim left her baby behind

LISBON — A woman who overdosed in Akron reportedly left a 7-month-old baby behind in Franklin Township. The county sheriff’s office was notified by a police sergeant in Akron that he handled an overdose death of a woman from Columbiana County, who he has learned had been staying at a ...

Columbiana urged to address feral cat problem

COLUMBIANA — A portion of the city has been overrun by cats, and the problem is so out of hand that a non-profit organization has requested council create a law to regulate cats. Diane Less of Angels for Animals said a law is needed to keep feral cats from continuing to procreate and wreak ...

Election filings

The filing deadline may have passed for anyone wanting to run for office this year as a Democrat or Republican, but would-be candidates can still file as independents. The following filed candidacy petitions with the county elections board to run in the November general election as ...

MARKET REPORT

Damascus Livestock Auction Quotations Tuesday February 21, 2017 Hogs – 11 Head No. 1’s 230-260 lbs. $25-$52 No. 2’s and 3’s 230-260 lbs. $25-$35 Sows 300-500 lbs. $20-$30 Sows 500-650 lbs. $20-$35 Boars $3-$5 Light Boars $3-$5 Feeder Pigs – 2 Head $20-$120 per ...

COUNTY BRIEFING

Salem lights to be upgraded ODOT has announced that work will begin next week to upgrade the traffic signals at nine different intersections in the city of Salem. Intersections that will be affected are Howard and State; Ellsworth and State; Broadway and State; Lundy and State; Lincoln and ...

ELO hears update on Garfield Street slip

EAST LIVERPOOL — The city is hoping to hear by the end of next week whether or not state funding will be granted for repair of a collapsed wall along Garfield Street. Service-Safety Director Brian Allen provided city council a brief update Tuesday night on the situation, which includes ...

Liverpool street panel looking for volunteers

EAST LIVERPOOL — Although only one person attended Tuesday’s work session of city council’s street committee aimed at recruiting volunteers, Chairman Craig Stowers was not discouraged. Stowers had called the meeting in an effort to encourage people to form volunteer groups to help ...