Local News

No drama on VSC budget request

LISBON — What a difference a year makes. About this time last year the Columbiana County Veterans Services Commission was threatening to again sue county commissioners if they failed to provide the VSC with the amount of funding it was seeking. When the VSC met with commissioners last ...

Proud to be an American

A Vietnam veteran proudly waves the American flag during the Veterans Day parade in East Liverpool on Sunday.

Woman pleads to crash charges

LISBON — An East Liverpool woman who hit another vehicle head-on and injured five people in 2015 pleaded guilty last week to five counts of aggravated vehicular assault. Jennifer N. Russell, 36, Summit Drive, East Liverpool, was driving on Nov. 16, 2015, followed by another driver who was ...

Planned Firestone improvements include sports courts, walkway

COLUMBIANA — New sports courts and a new walkway at the Harvey S. Firestone Park are planned for next year. The improvements are part of the overall $3.5 million improvement project spearheaded by the Columbiana Restoration and Beautification Committee (R&B). R&B chairwoman Pat ...

Lions continue support of schools

LISBON — The local Lions Club was recognized at last week’s school board meeting for its most recent donation to the school district. Superintendent Joseph Siefke reported the Lisbon Lions Club donated $8,200 for the sports and band programs, one of thousands of dollars in donations the ...

Preserve planned in southern Fairfield Township

FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Western Reserve Land Conservancy is preparing to open a new 91-acre nature preserve in Fairfield Township in 2019. Kendrick Chittock, project manager for the WRLC, said, “The vision for this project began with landowner Arthur Ziegler, who reached out to the land ...

HCS honors veterans

Heartland Christian honored several veterans at a special all-school chapel program on Friday, sponsored by the school’s Leo Club. The service consisted of special music from the Heartland concert band, as well as the chamber choir which sang a tribute to the veterans. A video was played that ...

Friendly proposal to make Columbiana street one way again

COLUMBIANA — A street in the city could be designated one way, if council passes legislation at a future meeting. Council discussed the request from local business owner Rob Schwartz last week. Schwartz owns Generations Coffee on South Main Street and had asked that a portion of West Friend ...

East Palestine proving middle school works, too

EAST PALESTINE — As part of its ongoing academic improvement efforts, East Palestine Middle School has joined the High Schools That Work (HSTW) network as a Making Middle Grades Work (MMGW) site. The building was recognized during last week’s board of education meeting by Diana Rogers, ...

Joyful night for seniors

The Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau will host a Senior Night at the Joy of Christmas drive-through holiday light display from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 1. On that night only those 60 and older will enjoy a $5 entrance to the light show at Firestone Park, and receive treat bags by the Columbiana Area Meals ...