Road closure

Starting 9 a.m. Thursday, the section of Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road about midway down the hill from Fisher Road toward the Pennsylvania state line will be closed to through traffic while emergency repairs are made to a hillside that washed away from recent heavy rains. Columbiana County Engineer Bert Dawson does not know how long the work will take, and until the road reopens motorists are urged to take Park Way south to Pennsylvania Avenue/state Route 39 in East Liverpool and turn left at the light, which will take you past the southern terminus of Calcutta-Smith Ferry Road and into Midland, Pa.