Local News

Spring cleaning

Photo by Tom Giambroni Local preservationist Stevie Halverstadt took advantage of some recent warm weather to tidy up outside the historic Lisbon storefront at 111-115 N. Market St. The two-story brick building is believed to have been constructed in 1805, two years after Ohio became a state ...

Residents not ready to meet church halfway

CALCUTTA — There were a lot of questions and answers for the first hour until discussions between a local church congregation and neighbors of a St. Clair Township neighborhood broke down halfway through a meeting about a proposed transitional house. Nearly 75 were in attendance, including ...

Palestine looks to fill vacated jobs

EAST PALESTINE — The village is on the search for a new manager and new members for the park board and planning commission. Village Manager Pete Monteleone’s resignation takes effect on Thursday and Acting Mayor Alan Cohen announced during the Monday council meeting that one park board ...

Yerkey pleads guilty to violating protection order

LISBON — Although he maintains innocence in regards to one instance, John D. Yerkey pleaded guilty to violating a protection order in Common Pleas Court on Monday. Yerkey, 45, West Middletown Road, Salem, offered a guilty plea to one count of violating a protection order. To a second count ...

NCST ‘employerpalooza’ deemed a success

EAST LIVERPOOL — The New Castle School of Trades has deemed their inaugural Employerpalooza held last week at their East Liverpool facility a success; however, officials aren’t done yet. For four hours on March 20, the school, which is located at 129 E. 5th St., hosted 40 employers from ...

Johnson reacts to release of Mueller report

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson says some of his fellow congressmen and the news media need to apologize after the Mueller report was unable to find any collusion between Russia and President Trump or his campaign. “Month after month, many mainstream media journalists and elected ...

Perry trustees hear presentation on electric aggregation program

SALEM — Trustees heard a presentation by Lori Rader of First Energy Solutions about renewing the township’s community electric aggregation program at a rate just under the current price or 6 percent off residential and 4 percent off commercial for the utility price to compare. Trustees ...

COUNTY BRIEFING

Boil order lifted WELLSVILLE — The boil advisory in Wellsville has been lifted by the Buckeye Water District. McCartor Scholarship application The Beaver Local, Lisbon, Salem, Sebring and West Branch school districts are among area districts where high school students are eligible to ...

Path to a Route 30 highway could begin with a county road

LISBON — It would cost an estimated $100 million to build a two-lane county road linking West Point and Hanoverton. So says MS Consultants, the firm hired by the Columbiana County Transportation Improvement District to take a preliminary look at what it would take to build such a road as ...

Dealer’s drive throughout county ends in state pen

LISBON — A Lorain County man was sentenced Friday to 54 months in prison on drugs and weapons charges after failing to convince Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Judge Megan Bickerton he had changed his ways. Cory L. Hope, 28, received the sentence recommended by the county ...