New East Liverpool officer

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East Liverpool Police Department’s new Patrolman James “Tony” Savina had his badge pinned on by his fiance Lynnsey Winkle after being sworn in Wednesday by Columbiana County Municipal Court Judge Chris Amato. A city resident, Savina will begin his duties today, although Chief John Lane said he will have to undergo some additional training through the Ohio Police Officers Training Academy after having completed his training at the West Virginia State Police Academy. He was serving as a Weirton, W.Va., police officer prior to accepting this position with the city following successfully passing a civil service exam for patrolman. Revenue from the traffic cam program made it possible to hire the new officer, according to Lane and Service-Safety Director Brian Allen.