Local News

Trustees consider replacing levy

WEST POINT — A public forum may be held in Madison Township regarding a potential replacement levy. Trustees have individually been getting feedback from the public regarding the levy. The new levy — if placed on the November ballot and approved — would cancel out all 3.5 mills the ...

Suspended teacher shot dead

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. — A Pennsylvania schoolteacher who was reported to have had a teenage boy in her car and who was later suspended was shot to death in her mother’s driveway on Mother’s Day. Authorities say 32-year-old Rachael DelTondo had gone to an ice cream shop on Sunday night and had ...

Committee has no quorum

EAST LIVERPOOL — With members Brian Kerr and Ray Perorazio absent, city council’s finance committee failed to reach a quorum Tuesday, but Chairman Fred Rayl held a brief informal discussion with the fire chief about placing a fire levy renewal on the fall ballot. Chief Bill Jones told ...

Police dog injured in crash

PENN, Pa. (AP) — A crash involving a Pennsylvania police vehicle has left a police dog injured. Authorities say the crash occurred around 5:35 p.m. Monday as Penn Patrolman Joseph Lewis was driving in a marked police SUV with its lights and sirens activated. His K-9 partner was in the back of ...

Their bubble burst

Maddie Helon and her bubble creating fish celebrate one of South Range’s scoring runs against Waterloo in the Division III District playoff game Monday. It was all pretty much bubbles and smiles until the last innings of the game when Waterloo went ahead of South Range and won 4-3. ...

Mineral rights lease renewed

COLUMBIANA — Because its previous mineral rights lease has expired, Crestview Board of Education approved a new five-year deal, which should bring the school more than $31,000 in up front money with additional royalty money possible down the road. The board signed a one-year mineral rights ...

Village may get help with streets

LISBON — Wellsville may be getting some help for its streets, thanks to the local committee created to revive the U.S. Route 30 project. The Columbiana County Transportation Improvement District (TID) board agreed at last week’s meeting to apply for a $250,000 grant though the Ohio ...

East Palestine, Unity eyeing economic district

EAST PALESTINE — A draft proposal for a Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) between the village and Unity Township is taking shape. Village Manager Pete Monteleone gave council an update on Monday. He said he met with Economic Development Director Tad Herold and is pleased with the ...

Board approves fiscal forecast

EAST LIVERPOOL — A five-year forecast showing a possible deficit in the last year was approved without comment Monday night by the city school board. Prepared by Treasurer Kathy Jo Laughlin, the forecast showed an ending balance in 2017 of $4,926,535, with a slight decrease at the end of ...

COUNTY BRIEFING

Music store to host jam session DC Music Store will hold the annual “Jam Session” at 2 p.m. May 20 at Yellow Creek Presbyterian Church. The recital will be comprised of the store’s students. The “Jam Session” is comparable to most music recitals, however the staff takes things to a ...