Local News

Fewer robes needed at Beaver Local graduation

CALCUTTA — Like most of the school districts in Columbiana County, if not all, Beaver Local’s graduating class continues to shrink. The school board on Monday approved a 2019 graduating class of 148 students, which Superintendent Eric Lowe said is lower than last year. The number of ...

New Waterford going with the flow

NEW WATERFORD — While work is being completed on the water towers, a few village residents may have experienced brown water, but Mayor Shane Patrone said the situation quickly went away when they let the water run. The water towers are being repaired with one being painted and a line ...

Drive 4 UR School

Tri State Ford on Saturday will host its annual Drive 4 UR School event at Beaver Local High School. Proceeds go to Beaver Local’s 2002 prom. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., people can test-drive a variety of Ford vehicles and for every test-drive taken, Ford Corporate will donate $20 to the school, ...

Liverpool officials debate merits of resurrecting BPU

EAST LIVERPOOL — Reinstatement of East Liverpool’s Board of Public Utilities isn’t necessarily the answer to gaining back the public trust, one councilman said during council’s utilities committee Tuesday afternoon. Councilman Brian Kerr, who chairs the committee, had bridged the ...

South Field gets new partner

WELLSVILLE —The company behind the South Field Energy electric plant being built in Yellow Creek Township announced Tuesday it has sold 15 percent membership interest in South Field Energy Partners to ENEOS Power USA, an affiliate of JXTG Nippon Oil and Energy Corp., a leading oil and energy ...

Dog focus of custody fight

AUGUSTA, Maine — The cute, cuddly, bundle of joy at the center of a bitter custody battle wasn’t present as lawyers argued her fate before the Maine supreme court. Dogs, after all, aren’t allowed in court. A woman who’s seeking custody of Honey, the Lab-boxer mix she shared with her ...

County Briefing

Composting is not for the birds A composting clinic will be held from 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday at the Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center, Echo Dell Road. Judith Rodkey from the OSU Extension Master Gardner’s Speakers Bureau will share information on the basics of composting. Property ...

Cross creek

ATG held its annual 24-Hour Warrior Trek at Hellbender Bluff Park. Forty-seven participants started the trek, which led participants in a continual loop along the park during the endurance and stamina test. In past events, individual trekkers have covered more than 70 miles in 24 hours in spite ...

Wet weather wreaks havoc on cemetery upkeep

EAST LIVERPOOL — Complaints reached a high this weekend, as residents visiting their mothers’ and grandmothers’ graves waded through puddles of standing water and 20-inch grass to find their loved ones’ headstones at local cemeteries. One area woman emailed the newspaper’s Virtual ...

Administrative positions filled at Crestview

NEW WATERFORD — With High School Principal Lynda Dickson retiring and after hiring Timothy Pancake last month as the new special education coordinator, Crestview’s Board of Education finalized other moves to reorganize the administrative positions for next school year at Monday’s board ...