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A ‘Frozen’ day

Harley Buzzard of East Palestine as Elsa from “Frozen” poses for a photo with Harper Faye of Boardman during East Palestine’s Snowflake Festival on Saturday.

Startup company gets loan from GM

TOLEDO — General Motors has agreed to loan $40 million to a newly formed company that wants to make electric pickup trucks at a massive Ohio assembly plant GM shut down earlier this year. The agreement between the two companies also would allow GM to buy back the plant up until next May, ...

East Liverpool man gets EOCC stint plus probation on weapons charge

LISBON — A 23-year-old East Liverpool man, who had a loaded handgun in his vehicle in Wellsville in June, was sent to the Eastern Ohio Correction Center as a part of his community control on Monday. Dacious Coles, Wilbert Avenue, pleaded guilty in September to two of the four charges he was ...

County engineer will seek re-election

LISBON — Columbiana County Engineer Bert Dawson, already the longest serving county engineer in Ohio history, is going to give it another go. Dawson announced on Tuesday he is seeking re-election in 2020 to another four-year term to tack onto the half century he has already ...

Wreaths Across America arrive

The wreaths for the Wreaths Across America event on Dec. 14 were escorted into town by the highway patrol Monday. Columbiana is participating in Wreaths Across America, a national program that places wreaths on the graves of veterans every December. This year’s event will take place at noon ...

Man resentenced in ’04 rape case, still gets life

LISBON — A 59-year-old former Kensington man who has been serving a life sentence for the past 15 years at the Trumbull Correctional Institution, returned to Columbiana County Monday for a resentencing hearing. James M. Parks, who was found guilty of rape with force and age specification by ...

Leetonia awaiting return of income surveys

LEETONIA — Village officials are asking residents to return the income surveys they should have received in the mail. Village Administrator Gary Phillips reported the Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) has helped the village mail out 360 Low to Moderate Income (LMI) surveys. He ...

Volcano erupts off New Zealand

WHAKATANE, New Zealand — Unstable conditions hampered rescue workers Tuesday from searching for at least eight people missing and feared dead after a volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted in a towering blast of ash and scalding steam while dozens of tourists explored its moon-like ...

SCPD toy drive

The St. Clair Township Police Department held its fifth annual toy drive on Saturday. The department had members collecting toys in front of the Walmart and the Dollar General stores near state Route 267 and state Route 170. Toys will be brought to the East Liverpool Elks to hand out to area ...

Car rams into building, 3 killed

COLUMBUS — A car that ran into a building, leaving three people dead and another person injured, was apparently traveling at a high rate of speed when it crashed, police in Ohio said Monday. Columbus police said the car failed to make a curve on an exit ramp of Interstate 71 and ran off ...