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Salem proposal still under discussion

SALEM — A Rules and Ordinances Committee meeting has been scheduled to discuss downtown commercial district zoning regulations. The committee will meet at 6 p.m. July 16 in council chambers to discuss permitted and conditional uses for commercial district zones C-1 and C-2. The meeting is in ...

State Briefing

Conceal carry changes considered CLEVELAND— An Ohio House committee on Wednesday considered legislation opposed by law enforcement groups that would drop the requirement for people carrying concealed weapons to say they are armed during interactions with officers. The bill sponsored by ...

Unruly passenger

OKLAHOMA CITY — An American Airlines flight from Pittsburgh to Dallas/Fort Worth was diverted to Oklahoma City because of a drunken, unruly passenger. The flight landed in Oklahoma City at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday and departed less than an hour later for Dallas. Police body camera footage ...

Barbecue feud

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — McDonald’s has started a trans-Atlantic barbecue feud with the introduction of a Kansas City-themed hamburger in the U.K. Outgoing Kansas City, Mayor Sly James said Tuesday the fast-food chain should “stay in your lane” in a tweet that included a picture of what he ...

Heads or tails

Aqua, a blue iguana, keeps an eye on the camera as he (or is it she) sits on the head of Dawson Mayfield as they await judging in the most unusual pet category during the 51st annual Tri-State Pottery Festival pet show Saturday in East Liverpool.

Two back in custody

LISBON —The two escapees from the Columbiana County Jail didn’t get very far, with both arrested Tuesday in the same towns where they live. Anthony R. Wagoner, 38, of 741 Cadmus St., East Liverpool, was taken into custody about 8:15 a.m. at a home at 726 Cadmus St., while Michael W. Hover ...

BCI helps with two unsolved homicide cases

LISBON — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office is helping investigate two unsolved homicide cases, starting with the 2012 murder of Melinda L. Todd. “Investigators from my office have worked this case with the grim persistence, and a person of interest has been identified,” State ...

Columbiana approves new DORA events

COLUMBIANA — The city’s first Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) was such a success that three more DORA events are scheduled for this summer. Walter Kukla of the Alive at 5 Committee asked city council for approval of the events during the Tuesday council meeting. The Alive at ...

Liverpool Township to hire zoning inspector

LaCROFT —Liverpool Township needs a new zoning inspector, and trustees are hoping to hire one later this summer. The board of trustees set a special township meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27 at township hall to discuss the matter with the township’s Zoning Commission and Board of ...

Wellsville council OK’s contract for Phase I of treatment plant

WELLSVILLE— In a special council meeting held last week, Wellsville Council passed a resolution authorizing and directing Wellsville Mayor Nancy Murray to execute the contract for Phase I of the Wellsville Waste Water Treatment Plant. Buckeye Mechanical Contracting Inc. of Toronto, Ohio was ...