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Volunteers helping cemetery shape up

CALCUTTA — With the help of the volunteers in the community, Columbiana County Memorial Park is looking less a jungle or more like a haven. On Thursday afternoon, as people were visiting the graves of their loved ones, others were cleaning up the mess that days of rain and months of ...

Lisbon council hears two sides of rental inspection debate

LISBON — In the continuing debate over whether to create a rental property registration/inspection program, Village Council heard from two landlords at this week’s meeting — one in favor and the other opposed. David Halverstadt II of Halverstadt Properties went first, saying he owns ...

ELO doctor’s office closed

EAST LIVERPOOL — A medical clinic in the city was abruptly shut down after noon Thursday by state officials. According to two men at the scene who were carrying out a clear plastic tote of vials and medications from the office of Vern Orlang, MD, at 501 Jefferson St., they could provide no ...

East Palestine sees light at end of funding tunnel

EAST PALESTINE — With a wastewater treatment plant project being mandated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, East Palestine has been looking for options to fund the the construction of the million-gallon equalization basin and other requirements. Interim Village Manager Traci ...

FOP remembers those officers no longer with us

COLUMBIANA — One by one, with the strains of “Amazing Grace” playing on bagpipes in the background, Columbiana Detective Ryan Pike slowly read each name. Fathers, mothers, daughters and sons, husbands and wives, friends and co-workers, community protectors — 163 fallen officers who ...

Saudis blame Iran for attack

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia accused Tehran of being behind a drone strike that shut down a key oil pipeline in the kingdom, and a newspaper close to the palace called for Washington to launch “surgical” strikes on Iran, raising the specter of escalating tensions as the U.S. ...

Like Olds times

Columbiana Buick Chevrolet Cadillac has not been sponsoring the Spring Scramble at the Valley Golf Club since Ransom Olds was around. But it’s been a long time. Ransom Olds founded the Olds Motor Vehicle Co. in 1897. GM discontinued the Olds line in 2004 but Columbiana Buick Chevrolet ...

Wellsville names new high school principal

WELLSVILLE — The high school will have a new principal come this fall. The school board agreed at this week’s meeting to hire Coy Sudvary as high school principal starting Aug. 1 under a three-year contract that will pay him an initial annual salary of $87,000. Sudvary comes from the ...

Plans in the works for Hanover Homecoming

HANOVERTON — Plans are underway for the annual Hanover Homecoming to be held July 13 on historic Plymouth Street. This year’s event will feature vendors, a children’s penny a vote pageant, entertainment, a photography contest, firemen’s parade, activities for the children and an ...

Dreamers welcome in Lisbon’s downtown

LISBON — Five property owners in the downtown business district were given permission this week to proceed with plans to spruce up their buildings, including two women who intend to open a cafe on West Lincoln Way. Debbie Richards and Marcella Adams were before the village architectural ...