News

Governor’s signature comes with 25 vetoes

Local News

COLUMBUS — Republican Gov. Mike DeWine approved a 4% cut in personal income taxes as part of Ohio’s next state budget but vetoed 25 other items Thursday, including elements affecting Medicaid, education and young adult smokers. The $69 billion, two-year spending plan eliminates the income ...

Branch reinstates 2-tier busing plan

Local News

BELOIT — The West Branch School District will return to its regular transportation plan from previous years. Superintendent Timothy Saxton reported at the school board meeting Thursday the board has instructed him to reinstate busing from all students on a two-tier system, meaning separate ...

House delays vote

Local News

The state Senate has approved legislation that would give Ohio’s nuclear plants up to $150 million a year by adding a fee onto consumers’ electricity bills, but the House vote was delayed. The legislation cleared the Senate in a 19-12 vote Wednesday. The House recessed until Aug. 1 without ...

Warship destroys Iranian drone

Local News

WASHINGTON — A U.S. warship on Thursday destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the ship, President Donald Trump said. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries less than one month after Iran downed an American drone in the same ...

Jefferson argues against release of video

Local News

YOUNGSTOWN — An Ohio county prosecutor said Thursday releasing security camera footage of a judge being shot and wounded would reveal a courthouse’s critical security infrastructure and law enforcement response protocols if provided to The Associated Press. Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane ...

Election filings

Local News

Six more people have filed candidacy petitions for run for non-partisan office in the Nov. 5 general election: — John C. Volio, Perry Township fiscal officer. — Sharon Henry, Fairfield Township fiscal officer., — Jen Gamble, Butler Township fiscal officer. — Richard Salsberry, ...

Pathogen that causes tree-killing disease found

Local News

REYNOLDSBURG — A plant pathogen that causes the tree-killing disease known as sudden oak death has been found in Ohio. Officials with the Ohio Department of Agriculture say the pathogen has been confirmed in rhododendrons shipped to Walmart and Rural King stores. A department release says ...

Promoted

Local News

Salem Fire Lt. Brandon Lucas holds still while his wife, Jessica, pins on his new badge after Mayor John Berlin administered the oath of office for his promotion Thursday morning. Lucas earned the promotion from inspector to lieutenant after a civil service exam to fill a spot opened up when ...

County Briefing

Local News

Fundraiser postponed Due to the extreme weather conditions predicted for Sunday, July 21, the K-9 fundraiser for the Columbiana Police Department at the American Legion Post 290, 44403 state Route 14, Columbiana, has been postponed to Sunday, Oct. 13. Any tickets already purchased will be ...

Rummage sale to help dog park

Local News

A rummage sale will be held today and Saturday at the Marjorie Hartman Dog Village Dog Park, located at 101 Mill Street close to Lisbon’s McKinley Elementary School. The sale will begin at 9 a.m. today. Times Saturday are 9 a.m. to noon. All proceeds will benefit the dog park.