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They are all about alpacas

LISBON — When they each got into raising alpacas, Karen Biscella and Lori Brooke were primarily interested in showing their animals. But now the two women have expanded their interests, looking at just how many ways they can use the soft fibers derived from their Suri alpacas to create both ...

Happy to have RITA

LISBON — The six communities in Columbiana County that switched to RITA are glad they did so. Officials from the communities say contracting with the Regional Income Tax Agency not only saved the taxpayers money and improved tax collections but made it easier for the people they ...

DTF conducts raid on Rogers home

ROGERS — Drugs were found in a home on Depot Street where a search warrant was served on Friday. Brian McLaughlin, director of the county Drug Task Force, said the DTF and sheriff’s office recovered more than four grams of suspected methamphetamine, 148 units of LSD, $200 cash and ...

SRMC opens office in Damascus

SALEM— In an ongoing effort to expand local access to primary care services, Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is announcing the launch of its new primary care practice in Damascus, which will include walk-in appointments during regular office hours. Opening Feb. 24, SRMC Primary Care ...

Two ex-Buckeyes indicted

COLUMBUS — A grand jury on Friday indicted two former Ohio State football players on charges of rape and kidnapping after authorities said they held a woman against her will and raped her earlier this month. Defensive backs Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint were kicked off the team last week after ...

Real Estate

Butler Township WBT Land LLC to DJH Land LLC, 82 acres on North Price Road; $789,958 Center Township Bessie Clark to MIPAPA LLC, home on Harvey; $40,000 East Liverpool Danielle Leger to JP Morgan Mortgage Acquisition, home on Surry Road; $44,080 East Palestine Deborah E. Riggs to ...

They cut off her phone

A Massillon woman was arrested for calling 911 when her parents cut off her cellphone service, authorities said. Seloni Khetarpal was charged with disrupting police services, a fourth-degree felony Khetarpal, 36, repeatedly called emergency dispatchers because her parents had terminated her ...

Fingers point after county books placed in storage develop mold

LISBON — Columbiana County commissioners are spending $9,000 to clean county recorder books that became covered in mold while stored in Mahoning County. Commissioner Tim Weigle reported during this week’s meeting they agreed to retain the services of Farsight Management of Dover to remove ...

School chief steps away

LEETONIA — The Leetonia school board and suspended Superintendent Robert Mehno agreed Thursday to sever ties effective today, with the board agreeing to pay Mehno a lump sum of $60,000 within 14 days per the separation agreement. “It is with a heavy heart I tender my resignation as ...

West Branch targets Knox School for closure

BELOIT — The West Branch school board will soon be deciding on a district restructuring plan that will close Knox Elementary. The board Thursday night authorized Superintendent Timothy Saxton to develop a detailed plan that will close Knox Elementary and place grades pre-school through ...