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Hancock County honors five for life-saving efforts

NEW CUMBERLAND — The quick action of five individuals at Tomlinson Run State Park saved the life of a 4-year-old boy earlier this summer, and their efforts were recognized Thursday during the Hancock County Commission meeting. Honored were lifeguards Jacob McCoy, Olivia Arneault and Hope ...

Wellsville will cover all student supply needs

WELLSVILLE — Wellsville students won’t have to pay a dime for their pens, pencils, notebooks and other supplies for this year. That’s because the district will be handling the costs. In a statement released Tuesday, the district announced it will provide all necessary school supplies ...

Police: College hoops coach threw punch killing NYC tourist

NEW YORK — A rising star in college basketball’s coaching ranks threw a punch that led to the death of a New York City tourist who apparently mistook him for an Uber driver, police said on Thursday. Wake Forest assistant coach Jamill Jones attacked digital marketing guru Sandor Szabo ...

Cincinnati reviewing policy after 11-year-old shocked with stun gun

CINCINNATI — Some officials in Cincinnati are calling for a change to police policy after an officer used his stun gun to shock an 11-year-old Ohio girl suspected of shoplifting from a supermarket. Cincinnati police can use stun guns to incapacitate people as young as 7 years old if ...

His lucky day

It must be a good sign for the upcoming season as United cross country coach Joe Karmazin found a four-leaf clover during the Eagles’ team photo Wednesday.

Court shuts out Guest

LISBON — Heaven Guest has lost her appeal to run for Columbiana County Common Pleas Court judge in the Nov. 6 election. The Ohio Supreme Court, in a 5-0 decision announced Wednesday, ruled Guest failed to demonstrate that Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted “abused his discretion by ...

Traffic cam foes win the battle, not the war?

LISBON —Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge C. Ashley Pike ruled in favor of a citizens group seeking repeal of East Liverpool’s traffic camera law, but that does not mean the issue will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot. Pike issued his final ruling on Monday in favor of the East ...

Many issues, liquor options will fill ballot

LISBON — Voters in the Nov. 6 election will decide the fate of 26 ballot issues and six liquor options. The filing deadline to place issues on the general election ballot was 4 p.m. Wednesday. Leading the ballot is a new 0.75-mill countywide levy to generate additional funding for the ...

DTF puts the lid on suspected meth lab

SALEM — County Drug Task Force agents donned protective suits and spent most of Wednesday afternoon and night cleaning out a suspected methamphetamine lab at 1078 E. Third St. after acting on a tip about what they might find inside. “There’s an entire closet packed full of meth ...

County Briefing

Health and safety day planned The county Health District, Safe Kids Mahoning Valley and Akron Children’s Hospital will sponsor the 2018 Health and Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics, Lisbon office at 400 N. Market St. There will be ...