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Palestine working on funding package for treatment plant

EAST PALESTINE— Village manager Mark McTrustry announced at Monday’s council meeting that the village is continuing to work down the checklist to complete the loan process after receiving an approval for a 40-year loan for an additional $8.2 million, after being granted $3.16 million from ...

County Briefing

Soles of Luv aids McKinley A local organization that provides socks and shoes for children, measured and fitted some Lisbon McKinley Elementary students for new shoes. The organization is Soles of Luv. “The smiles on their faces are just amazing,” said Cheryl Barkett of Soles of Luv. ...

New leadership to guide Murray Energy through bankruptcy

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Robert D. Moore is taking the helm of a new company being formed to acquire Murray Energy Corp.’s assets as the largest underground coal producer in the United States navigates the bankruptcy process. Moore, who for years has served Murray Energy as its executive vice ...

McKinley artists

This Ohio Department of Transportation truck will showcase the artwork of Lisbon McKinley Elementary students when it plows the roads this winter. Artists shown are Lexi Roush, Bridgett Newbold, Kyler Malone, Zachery Johnson, Evan Pacola, Nickolas Peruchetti, Zayden West Nenichka, Colin ...

Moonshine leads man on path to prison

LISBON — A Liverpool Township man who shot at a police officer after drinking moonshine at the house and threatening to kill family in December, was sentenced in Common Pleas Court to seven years in prison. William P. Price, 60, Eighth Avenue, LaCroft, East Liverpool, told Judge Megan ...

Climber incompetent to stand trial

The Farrell, Pa., man accused of breaking into an electric substation in Columbiana and climbing a tower has been found incompetent to stand trial in Common Pleas Court. Romeo D. Jackson Jr., 21, was found not guilty by reason of insanity for charges breaking and entering, vandalism and ...

Jobless rate still inching downward

LISBON — Columbiana County’s unemployment rate declined in September for a second consecutive month after increasing in May, June and July. The county’s jobless rate was 4.8 percent last month, according to figures released last week by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. ...

Ginter’s proposal

Some Ohio lawmakers say they hope to prevent numerous vehicle crashes by gradually installing rumble strips down the center of some roads. Ohio Rep. Timothy E. Ginter, a Salem Republican, is chief sponsor of a bill to require the state Department of Transportation to add rumble strips on all ...

Frank challenges Byers-Emmerling for judicial seat

EAST LIVERPOOL — For the first time in a long time, Melissa Byers-Emmerling finds herself with an opponent for East Liverpool Municipal Court judge on the November ballot. It is all somewhat peculiar in political circles after Byers-Emmerling, who was a longtime Democrat, switched parties ...

Vermont remembers farmer

ASCUTNEY, Vt. — A symbol of progress overtaking the state’s agricultural past — a tree that once shaded a farm now largely buried beneath Interstate 91 — is dying and must be cut down. People in the Ascutney neighborhood in the Connecticut River town of Weathersfield and the state of ...