Local News

E. Liverpool council committee discusses commercial buildings

EAST LIVERPOOL — City council’s licensing and economic development committee discussed this week the matter of deteriorating vacant commercial buildings, with Chairman John Mercer saying not enough attention has been paid to the issue. Mercer said he is looking at legislation from other ...

Wellsville fire chief changes flood wall training

WELLSVILLE — Village fire Chief Barry Podwel said Monday that plans announced during the recent council meeting regarding flood wall training have been changed to accommodate some schedules. Originally, Podwel had announced firefighters would be erecting the main gate near the entrance to ...

Goshen trustees approve emergency services contract

GOSHEN TWP. — After extending their contract with the Damascus fire department for an extra month, township trustees on Monday approved a contract for emergency services with the department for 2019. The trustees approved a contract through Dec. 31 with the Damascus Fire Department Inc. for ...

County loan fund nearly drained

LISBON — The Columbiana County Revolving Loan Fund, a low-interest loan program for small businesses, will have very little money left to lend because the village of Wellsville will not have to repay the $123,000 it was given to help repair four street intersections. County commissioners ...

Columbiana to preserve time in a bottle

COLUMBIANA — A new time capsule is planned for placement this spring by the Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce, and the community is encouraged to place items or pictures inside. A $10 donation is requested for the placement of items or pictures, but the public can also place an ...

Officials: Open enrollment not benefiting Palestine

EAST PALESTINE — The local school district may not be losing as much local money as other districts, like Columbiana, through school choice, but it is still losing money. In response to a recent presentation by Columbiana Superintendent Don Mook, East Palestine Superintendent Chris Neifer ...

County Briefing

Museum welcomes visitors The 1838 Museum/Meeting House in Winona is open to visitors each from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday. The museum, operated by the Winona Area Historical Society, is located on the corner of Winona Road and Cameron Street, and the building is handicap accessible. Among the ...

Columbiana Chamber awards

COLUMBIANA — For 66 years the Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce has recognized individuals, groups and businesses by awarding those who have made a positive difference in our community, exemplified excellence in their field, or contributed to the betterment of the Columbiana area. This ...

Fairfield eyes revised zoning code

COLUMBIANA — Fairfield Township zoning inspector Adam Booth told township trustees last week he is waiting for a response from a private consulting firm to 15 questions on the final revisions to the zoning code. In place since 1993, zoning remains “a strong foundation for a healthy ...

CAA health care center will open on St. Clair

CALCUTTA — A new facility offering complete health care will be opening Feb. 25 at 16480 St. Clair Ave., in building No. 1 of the Community Action Agency of Columbiana County’s Health, Behavioral Health and Dental Center. An open house for the public to view the site will be held from ...