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Volunteers build beds for kids in need

LISBON — Recently, members of the local chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace met at First United Methodist Church in Lisbon to work on their construction skills. Junior Harr and Ryan Smith serve as the co-presidents, leading volunteers through training on Nov. 15 to refine their bed building ...

County awards CARES money

LISBON — Thirty more small businesses and two community organizations were awarded grants funded by county commissioners with a portion of their federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security aid. Commissioners approved the 32 grants totaling $272,862 as part of $1.88 million in ...

Wait and see

COLUMBIANA — Schools have continued to make difficult decisions regarding in-person learning during COVID-19. On one hand, most educators agree that in-person learning is far superior to any other strategy. However, during COVID-19 remote learning can provide a safer environment to eliminate ...

Just drive up for light-up

The Leetonia light-up night on Saturday has been altered due to the pandemic. The event will be held as a drive-thru from 5 to 7 p.m. along Main Street in downtown from Chestnut to Walnut streets. The tree will be lit up and Santa available at the new pocket park. Cookies and hot chocolate will ...

ELO court will reopen

EAST LIVERPOOL — East Liverpool Municipal Court is set to reopen at 8 a.m. Monday. Defendants, witnesses, attorneys and law enforcement officers will be permitted in the court, according to Judge Dominic Frank. However, no family members will be permitted as city hall remains closed to the ...

Five people displaced by Wellsville blaze

WELLSVILLE — A structure fire swept through a village triplex, destroying it Monday night. Fire Chief Barry Podwel reported Wednesday that the home, which is owned by Frank and Marsha Delligatti, was located at 800 Broadway. Two of the apartments had adult residents, Jonathan Pulley and ...

7 of Ohio’s biggest counties urge residents to stay home

COLUMBUS — Seven of Ohio’s biggest counties on Wednesday urged residents to stay home and follow guidelines on social gatherings and wearing masks. The counties said in a joint statement they want people to only leave home for work, school, medical appointments, or buying essential items ...

Southern NHS

Members of the Southern Local High School National Honor Society volunteered their time by assisting with the Thanksgiving food distribution at Southern Community Center of Salineville on Nov. 20-21, where more than 200 complete dinners were packed and given away in time for the holiday. ...

Leetonia looks to wall up zoning loophole

LEETONIA — Council is asking for a stricter zoning ordinance after a village resident used recycled tires to build a retaining wall. Council held a heated discussion with zoning inspector Bill Pitts at its recent meeting regarding a property owner at the corner of Madison and Ridge streets ...

Fowl gifts

East Liverpool police officer Jay Lane spent his Monday afternoon gifting chickens to city families for the Thanksgiving holiday, after a resident gifted the police department 25 birds for that purpose. Lane is shown at the left with Danny Sisco and at the right with Chrissy Kendall.