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Homeless man accuses couple of taking money

FLORENCE, N.J.— Police raided a New Jersey couple’s home and hauled away a new BMW on Thursday after a homeless man accused them of helping themselves to some of the $400,000 in online donations they supposedly raised to help him start a new life. Citing “enormous public interest” in ...

Business owner apologizes for damaging trees

WELLSVILLE — A village business owner has taken responsibility for damaging several trees along Broadway Avenue, At Tuesday’s village council meeting, Riverside Avenue resident and barbershop owner J.C. Coulter apologized to the tree board, its chairperson Dawn Johnson, and village ...

Streets of Columbiana won’t be empty tonight as 132rd fair opens

COLUMBIANA — It was high noon and the heat was rising. Like a western movie, a section of the main street through town was quiet and empty, but anticipation was in the air as the beginnings of the 132nd annual Columbiana Street Fair took shape on Wednesday. Street Fair manager Jacob Sevek ...

Wellsville road needs addressed

LISBON —Four Wellsville intersections in bad shape from heavy truck traffic will be repaired next year after Columbiana County commissioners were successful in securing the final piece of funding for the project. County Port Authority Executive Director Penny Traina told commissioners on ...

Columbiana loses out on funding for storm sewers

LISBON — Columbiana County officials say they will reapply for a federal grant to help Columbiana with a storm sewer project after the city’s initial application was not among those funded by the state. Commissioners learned Wednesday they had been awarded a $334,800 federal critical ...

So, you think this year is hot

LISBON —Wednesday marked the 18th day this year that temperatures in the Mahoning Valley reached or exceeded 90 degrees. While that is double the annual average of nine days, it is far from the record set since 1930, according to the Journal’s news partner, WKBN 27 First News. WKBN ...

Go Tigers

Two-year-old Courtney Campbell is one of the youngest fans of the Wellsville football team. The Tigers play at Malvern on Friday night.

County Briefing

VFW to celebrate reopening Wilfred Clunk VFW Post 4111 in Lisbon is holding a grand reopening/fundraiser from noon to midnight Saturday. The free event features a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, beer tent,and food from the grill for $10 per plate. Live entertainment is being provided by Gone ...

Gift for Alchemy

Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary participated in last weekend’s Cops and Community Day Event, sponsored by St. Clair Township Police, and was presented with $202 that was raised through the 50/50 raffle during the event. Shown during the presentation are (from left) Heather Drane, Marie ...

Orchards say rain, heat spoiled popular Honeycrisp crop

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s supply of the popular Honeycrisp apple is in danger, thanks to this summer’s combination of heavy rain and excessive heat, which is also leading to school closures. Half the Honeycrisp apples at Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala in central Ohio have fallen victim to disease, ...