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Schedule set for voting lawsuit; patients include 2-year-old

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Supreme Court set a speedy schedule to hear an elections lawsuit filed by the state’s Democratic Party, while the state said it has received nearly 78,000 unemployment applications in just three days. A look at coronavirus-related developments in Ohio on ...

Fighting fear with beer

WAKE FOREST, N.C. — Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name. But with the new coronavirus popping up all over the country, a trip to your favorite tap room isn’t in the offing. So breweries are stepping up, offering curbside growlers to stave off the grumbling. Amid the ...

Conceal carry changes

County Sheriff Ray Stone said on Wednesday due to the COVID-19, coronavirus concerns, a few changes will be instituted for those applying for their concealed carry permits. In order to reduce crowd size, walk-ins at the county jail will not be allowed in at this time. Instead, those applying ...

Two charged after fleeing Leetonia cops

LEETONIA — A Lake Milton man is facing multiple charges including concealed weapons after fleeing officers Tuesday morning. Cody Allen Lawson, 23, was charged with carrying concealed weapons, a third-degree felony; resisting arrest and failure to comply, both misdemeanors; and cited for ...

Public debut without public

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — A pair of twin polar bear cubs have made their public debut at a Dutch zoo — but without the public because of coronavirus restrictions. There was no sign of social distancing between the three-and-a-half-month-old cubs and their mother as they cautiously ventured ...

Man awaits results of COVID test

EAST LIVERPOOL — While there have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Columbiana County, many people are wondering when that will change. Currently an East Liverpool man is secluded at a local hospital isolation ward, awaiting his test results for the COVID-19 virus. He posted on ...

Fire wreaks havoc on ELO neighborhood

EAST LIVERPOOL — Investigators still have not determined what caused a fire to sweep through a Ninth Street neighborhood, causing damage to five homes. Fire crews responded to the area shortly after 5:15 a.m. Monday, after receiving a call from the 800 block of St. John Street. Upon ...

No indies mean no challenge for some

LISBON — Lost in the chaos that ensued over the governor’s decision to cancel the primary election less than 16 hours before the polls opened was the deadline for independent candidates. The deadline was 4 p.m. Monday at the county Board of Elections, and no one filed to run as an ...

Palestine debates reaction to coronavirus

EAST PALESTINE — Village council was conflicted Tuesday when an emergency meeting was called to discuss future meetings amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. On one hand, Councilman Alan Cohen was adamant that it is council’s responsibility to “set the tone” for the community by ...

Supply lines still running to local markets

As the mandates from Gov. Mike DeWine have increased, county residents have been preparing for the worst in light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. So while all bars and restaurants in Ohio were ordered to close on Sunday night, many East Palestine and Columbiana residents have decided to ...