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414 receive COVID vaccine at fairgrounds

LISBON — Vehicles snaked their way through the Columbiana County Fairgrounds on Friday leading to another 414 local elderly residents receiving their first doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. After one man got his vaccine, he let out a joyful cheer which echoed inside the new ...

Man who threatened governor, others faces charges

LISBON — A Leetonia man who attempted to file treason charges against Gov. Mike DeWine at county Common Pleas Court on Thursday morning appeared on an aggravated menacing misdemeanor charge in county Municipal Court on Friday morning. A Jan. 28 pretrial was set for Jack O. Colon, 60, Longs ...

Salem man gets three years for pandering obscenity

LISBON — Justin M. King, a 35-year-old Salem man who was sharing nude photos of children online, was sentenced to three years in prison by Common Pleas Court Judge Scott Washam on Friday morning. King, South Ellsworth Avenue, offered that he felt terrible about his actions and apologized to ...

Sexual abuse case ends in hung jury

LISBON — A Columbiana County Common Pleas Court jury was unable to reach a verdict after three days of testimony in the trial of Austin Powell, leading to a hung jury and a mistrial. Powell, 29, East Liverpool Road, East Liverpool, is charged with rape and two counts of gross sexual ...

2 nominated for academies

Two local youths are among those nominated for U.S. Service Academy appointments by Congressman Bill Johnson: —Orion Kolkowski, who attends Beaver Local High School, U.S. Naval Academy. —Spencer Bush, who attends South Range High School, U.S. Military Academy. “It is truly an honor ...

Hank Aaron, baseball’s one-time home run king, dies at 86

ATLANTA — His name is all over the baseball record book and, indeed, Hank Aaron could do it all. Sure, he’s remembered mostly for dethroning the Babe to become baseball’s home run king on the way to 755, but don’t forget about the .300 average, or the graceful way he fielded his ...

Brokaw retiring after 55 years

NEW YORK — NBC News veteran Tom Brokaw said Friday that he is retiring from the network after 55 years. Brokaw, author of “The Greatest Generation,” was NBC’s lead anchor at “Nightly News” and for big events for more than 20 years before giving way to Brian Williams in 2004. The ...

Real Estate

Butler Township Daniel and Karen Hawk to Jeremy and Brandy Hahn, 6.3 acres on Carey Road; $42,000 Columbiana R.C. Fabricating Inc. to Jomejess Inc., manufacturing and assembly (Rc Fabricating) on Lisbon Street; $215,000 Firestone Homestead LLC to Angela and Kyle Flory, 0.4 acre on ...

Woman’s efforts combat stray cat problem

EAST LIVERPOOL — When someone refers to her as East Liverpool’s cat lady, Jo White wears that badge proudly. After all, she is not one who fits the stereotype often envisioned. Thanks to White, who lives on the city’s east end along the Ohio riverfront with her five cats, more than ...

Governor orders $390 million across-the-board state cuts

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Friday ordered $390 million across-the-board budget cuts for the rest of the fiscal year, citing the ongoing economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. A new budget year begins July 1. The Republican governor also announced that — because the cuts ...