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Warrior Wizards

Chase Gee is a member of the Warrior Wizards, a team made up of West Branch sixth-graders that provided the halftime entertainment at the game against Columbiana on Tuesday.

Small town expert to bring big time ideas to Columbiana

COLUMBIANA — An Iowa native with a passion for helping small towns thrive will spend four days immersing herself in Columbiana before sharing that experience — and her expertise — with the public. Deb Brown of SaveYour.Town consultants will first speak to the public during a Chamber ...

Alleged school threat probed

WELLSVILLE — Village police and school officials are investigating reports that a student made comments Tuesday about blowing up the school. No incident took place. According to Superintendent Richard Bereschik, posts about the student’s comments began surfacing on social media, and he ...

Gift of land is the right of way to go for Leetonia

LEETONIA — Village Council Wednesday night accepted the donation of two parcels of land on Main Street that will give the utilities department more access to a right of way. Council accepted the donation of two parcels at 49 Main Street to the west of a drainage ditch running to Coal Alley ...

County planning ahead on jail contract talks

LISBON — With the contract with GEO, the company responsible for operating the county jail, scheduled to end after this year, county commissioners on Wednesday gave Chairman Mike Halleck permission to have the current contract evaluated. Halleck will have Peter Argeropulos, a consultant ...

Helping hand

This is one of three tractor-trailers that had to get some help from First Class Towing to make it up the slight grade on West Eighth Street in East Liverpool during Wednesday morning’s snow storm. The tow company’s garage is located nearby, and owner Pat King did not charge the truck ...

Handgun found in student’s backpack

STEUBENVILLE — A 17-year-old boy who was being taken into custody at Steubenville High School on Tuesday morning in connection with an armed robbery had a loaded .40 caliber handgun in his backpack, city police reported. Police were notified around 9:23 p.m. Saturday by two people in a ...

Public records request made regarding safety app

EAST LIVERPOOL — During this week’s city council meeting, Councilman Brian Kerr presented a written public records request aimed at determining who opened a Neighbors app account and how much money has been raised by sharing the app. Kerr said in his request the app was requested under ...

W.Va. teachers end strike after no action on doomed bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Unions for West Virginia teachers ended their two-day strike Wednesday night after lawmakers did not act on a doomed, broad-based education bill. Leaders of three unions representing teachers and school service personnel said at a news conference that classrooms would ...

Interim planning director

East Liverpool Service-Safety Director Brian Allen has been named interim city planning director while the search continues for a replacement for David Dawson, who left the position last week. Allen is not receiving any compensation for the additional work,according to Mayor Ryan Stovall, who ...