Local News

Former county dog warden has trial postponed

LISBON —Next week’s scheduled jury trial for former County Dog Warden Dawn Croft has been postponed following a motion filed last week by her attorney requesting her statements to investigators be suppressed. Croft, 42, Bacon Avenue, East Palestine, is charged with theft in office, money ...

Pool, parks director to step down

LISBON — The village’s pool and parks director is stepping down after Labor Day. Dana Blackburn advised the village council’s parks committee Monday she decided to inform them now so there is enough time to name and train her replacement. “I don’t want to resign but I’m just at ...

Salineville, East Liverpool receive grants for K-9 programs

SALINEVILLE — With the help of the foundation of veteran Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the police departments of two local municipalities — the village of Salineville and the city of East Liverpool — will be getting some help with their K-9 programs. During Monday’s ...

Leetonia boil advisory remains in effect

LEETONIA—The boil advisory for the entire village will remain in effect until further notice. Superintendent of Utilities Butch Donnalley said Monday samples of the water have been submitted for bacteria testing, with the results expected by 11 a.m. today. Information regarding the advisory ...

County Briefing

Lenten service SALINEVILLE — The community is invited to join us at Everyone’s Welcome Church, 2 East Main St., Salineville, Ohio Wednesday, March 6, at 6 p.m. for a special Lenten service followed by a simple meal of soup and bread. The service will focus on reading and singing the ...

Dawson celebrates 50 years in office

LISBON — Fifty years can go by fast. Just ask Columbiana County Engineer Bert Dawson, who was feted at an open house hosted by his staff celebrating his 50th anniversary in office. Dawson was just a 28-year-old political upstart when he ran for county engineer in November 1968, unseating ...

Fire department contract with Active911 OK’d

LISBON — Local firefighters will begin receiving alerts by cellphone instead of pagers, which will save the department $9,000 a year. Village Council this week gave the fire department permission to contract with Active911, a software program and service for emergency services personnel ...

Land bank set to demolish 24 homes

LISBON — The county land bank program is poised to demolish another 24 homes, which would push the total to nearly 170 homes razed in East Liverpool, Salem and Wellsville since the program was begun in 2015. Program Director Robert Ritchey said the are scheduled to seek bids in April to ...

Columbiana Chamber hosts 66th annual Awards Banquet

COLUMBIANA — The benefits of investing in the community are far-reaching, both for those making the investment and those on the receiving end of that investment. In Columbiana, many have made countless investments in the city over the last year, in the form of resources, time, money, and ...

Columbiana Chamber honors award winners

COLUMBIANA — P. Earl Corey moved to Columbiana with his family when he was just three years old. Years later he joked that the only way he will leave the city is in a coffin. Corey, now in his elderly years, fell in the love with the city that his father selected as the place to raise ...