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Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer

Sell Road fire

An exterior receptacle where a swimming pool was plugged in is believed to be the cause of a morning house fire Tuesday at 34509 Sell Road. According to Lisbon Fire Chief Paul Gresh, the fire is thought to have traveled up wiring on a back wall into the roof area where it spread across the ...

Lisbon law scratched from books

LISBON — Village council on Tuesday rescinded legislation that would have allowed for the creation of a revitalization district. Village Solicitor Megan Bickerton explained that the application that was submitted to Mayor Joseph Morenz did not meet the proper state criteria. The ...

Soldano trial may be delayed until spring

LISBON — Scheduling conflicts between visiting Judge Virgil Lee Sinclair Jr. and Assistant County Prosecutor Megan Bickerton could delay the trial of former Leetonia police chief John Soldano until spring. During a brief hearing on Tuesday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court, it was ...

Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer

Welcome

Don Humphrey Jr. and Eric Lease look over the new entrance where a 28- by 16-foot pavilion sponsored by the Kufleitner and Sarchione auto groups now stands at the north end of the new bowstring arch walking bridge at the county fairgrounds. The pavilion will provide some shade from the sun and ...

Morning Journal/Larry Shields
From left, Sarah Morrison, administrator/CEO of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, presents a “Third Billion Back” check for $8,406,087 to Deann Davis of PHD Mfg. and Humtown Products President Mark Lamoncha, both with the Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce, on behalf of Columbiana County employers, and Columbiana County Commissioner Mike Halleck. The money is part of $60 million that Youngstown-area employers are receiving back from the BWC due to an improved safety climate, good fiscal management and better-than-expected investment returns that resulted in the State Insurance Fund having a net position of more than $9 billion, Morrison said.

Businesses earn workers’ comp rebates

LEETONIA — Not many state agencies come into a county and deliver $8.4 million back to employers. But that’s what happened when Sarah Morrison, administrator/CEO of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, presented a check in that amount to Columbiana County businesses on Tuesday. ...

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OSU picnic

The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Colum-biana County will hold its annual family picnic Aug. 10 at Pavilion 4 at Firestone Park in Columbiana. Social time begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7. All local alumni and their families along with incoming freshman and current OSU students from ...

County Briefing

Cleanup to affect 164 drivers State Route 164 will be restricted soon in the village of Salineville to make emergency repairs associated with a recent structure fire at the intersection of state Route 39. Work will include cleaning up debris from the fire and rebuilding the embankment to ...

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The employees — and also the owners —  of Fin Feather Fur Outfitters.

Employees now have bigger stake in Fin Feather Fur

ASHLAND — Mike Goschinski, owner and president of Fin Feather Fur Outfitters, has recently crossed a huge item off his “to do” list: He sold the company that he started 31 years ago to his employees. “This is something I have been thinking about for a while,” Goschinski said in a ...

Sgt. Adam M. Shonk

Sergeant joins Lisbon patrol post

LISBON — A highway patrol trooper from Canton who was recently promoted to the rank of sergeant is now serving at the Lisbon post. According to a press release, Adam M. Shonk was promoted to the rank of sergeant on June 25 and was recognized by Col. Paul A. Pride, the Ohio Highway Patrol ...

Man gets prison for crafting weapon in jail

LISBON — David L. Todd, a Lisbon man who made a shank in the county jail, was sentenced to six months in prison by Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge C. Ashley Pike on Monday. Todd’s lengthy history was noted in court, as well as the fact he was incarcerated for an assault charge ...