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Hancock commission sticking with policy on public comment

NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — The Hancock County Commission, Thursday, opted to remain with its current practices for public comment during its meetings. The issue was raised during the commission’s Feb. 28 meeting, during which time Commission President Joe Barnabei requested county Assistant ...

Leetonia cafeteria staff honored

LEETONIA — The Leetonia Schools cafeteria staff has been recognized for its attention to students with special dietary needs. The Nutrition Group presented the Moments Matter Award to the staff members last week during a special ceremony which company administrators from the corporate ...

State: Give teens more ways to earn diploma

COLUMBUS — The state school board is recommending that Ohio lawmakers give high school students more flexibility to earn a diploma through options not relying on standardized tests. The latest recommendation would give students more ways to prove their skills in five categories, including ...

DeWine’s budget plan targets funding for kids, workforce, water

COLUMBUS — Efforts to support Ohio’s vulnerable children and adults, prepare more skilled workers, and address water-quality concerns would get targeted funding increases under Republican Gov. Mike DeWine’s first state operating budget proposal, unveiled Friday. Officials said the plan ...

Judge to mediate suits about OSU doctor

COLUMBUS — A senior federal judge from Cincinnati will handle the mediation of two lawsuits filed against Ohio State by scores of men alleging the university ignored or failed to stop decades of sexual misconduct by a now-deceased team doctor. After lawyers for OSU and the men couldn’t ...

Police investigating Columbiana death

COLUMBIANA — City police are investigating an incident that stopped traffic at the Main Street intersection near Newton’s Service Station on Thursday. Police Chief Tim Gladis said police were notified about 4:15 p.m. that a woman in a vehicle behind a pickup truck at the light at the ...

Village manager leaving Palestine for Virginia job

EAST PALESTINE — The village will be looking for a new manager now that Pete Monteleone has announced his plans to resign. Village Council will meet in executive session today to discuss the resignation and also appoint an interim manager before beginning the hiring process for a permanent ...

Man indicted in dad’s murder

LISBON — A Leetonia man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of his father in early 2018. The county Common Pleas Court grand jury charged David M. Shafer, 49, state Route 558, Leetonia, with having weapons while under a disability, tampering with evidence and murder in ...

Wellsville incident results in cops being hit by car, woman charged

LISBON — A Wellsville woman who tried to flee from police appeared in custody for arraignment Thursday in county Municipal Court. A March 21 preliminary hearing was set for Krista L. Luckino, 47, Maple Avenue, Wellsville, charged with failure to comply and felonious assault. According to ...

Salem man arrest after fleeing police in New York

SALEM — A Salem man led New York police from multiple agencies in a chase through two counties before crashing his vehicle. According to reports from WFMJ Channel 21, Daniel Elliott, 45, was pursued by police after he failed to stop his pickup truck for a minor traffic offense in Olean, ...