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Wellsville school board approves turf, all-weather track for stadium

WELLSVILLE — A new artificial turf and all-weather track at Nicholson Stadium will become a reality by next football season after approval Monday by the Wellsville school board. The board picked J.T. Sauer and Associates of Burgettstown, Pa., to provide design services for the stadium’s ...

Lisbon boy charged in air pistol incident

LISBON — The 14-year-old local boy who brought an airsoft pistol to the junior/senior high school last week has officially been charged. A charge of illegal possession and/or conveyance of a dangerous weapon onto school grounds was filed against the youth in Columbiana County Juvenile ...

Post office won’t go far

EAST LIVERPOOL — A new location is yet to be found for the city’s new post office. David Wolff, real estate specialist for the United States Postal Service, gave an update on the relocation project during a public forum Monday evening in city hall. He encouraged the public that a post ...

Anti-tax hawks keep heat on Washingtonville

WASHINGTONVILLE — Monday’s meeting grew heated after guests Bill Bertolette and Jason Santini questioned council regarding budgeting and what it proposed to do about the income tax that was repealed on Nov. 6. The 0.5 percent tax, enacted by council last December after four operating ...

Toys for Tots

The Chevy All-Stars and the Stadium GM Superstore are again hosting an annual Toys for Tots Marathon Toy Drive Nov. 19 through Dec. 10. Last year the goal for 500 toys was reached. This year, the goal is 1,000. Working with the Marines, Shorty Navarro, owner of Stadium GM (a former Marine ...

Salineville reviews treatment plant recommendations

SALINEVILLE — In receipt of their Ohio EPA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System inspection report, Salineville Council discussed the results at Monday’s meeting. The EPA inspected the village’s wastewater treatment plant on Oct. 18 and made some recommendations. The report ...

Ohioans expected to increase holiday shopping spending

CINCINNATI — With Ohio consumer confidence continuing to soar, economic forecasters said Monday they expect Ohio shoppers to increase holiday spending by 3.2 percent over last year. The state is also seeing continued growth in jobs, wages, housing prices and other key indicators, ...

Ex-judge is a suspect in former wife’s death

A former Cleveland-area judge who spent nine months in prison for beating his wife at the time is now a suspect in her stabbing death over the weekend and is likely to be charged, authorities said Monday. Police said in court documents the ex-judge who also served in the state legislature was ...

Game changers

The Game Changer: A Black and White Affair planning committee — (from left) Ann Myers, Barbara Stamp, Carolyn Ann Oberle, Debbie Johnson, Debbie Vogt, Dr. Maria Ryhal, Sue Kibler, Vickie Nelson, Jennifer Corvino, staff, Heather Kane, staff, Mona Sayre, staff; and Stacy Mandato, staff, — ...

Negley area crash

An older man was transported by Negley Fire/EMS to St. Elizabeth's Health Center in Youngstown with head injuries late Saturday night. He was found partially ejected through the passenger side of the vehicle following a rollover crash on state Route 154 just west of Negley. The silver 2006 ...