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Leetonia council approves first reading of raises

LEETONIA-Village council Wednesday night approved the first reading of a new wage ordinance granting raises for employees and elected officials. The new wage ordinance, recommended by Mayor Kevin Siembida, grants a 2 percent cost of living increase for wage employees and 4 to 5 percent ...

Perseverance pays off with GM

WARREN - In the course of the past several months as Ohio's top economic and elected officials tried to persuade General Motors and LG Chem to locate an electric vehicle battery-cell production facility in the Mahoning Valley, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted thought the cause was lost. For reasons the ...

Love of East Palestine sends McTrustry down new path

EAST PALESTINE — Rugby is a harsh sport, filled with aggression and physicality. But that’s not why it’s Mark McTrustry’s favorite sport. Sure he loves the game itself, but the community of people he used to play with is what he craved. While growing up in Northern Ireland, the ...

Chamber clear of ADA complaint

LISBON — The handicapped-accessible complaint filed by a local resident against the Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce has been dropped but the organization still intends to explore ways to comply. Chamber Director Marilyn McCullough said Scott Bartholomew recently dropped the complaint he ...

Wellsville woman struck by vehicle

WELLSVILLE — A woman is hospitalized after she was struck by an alleged intoxicated driver while she was crossing Commerce Street in Wellsville at about 10 p.m. Thursday. Chad M. Mixter, 43, Hammond Park Drive, Wellsville, as charged with aggravated vehicular assault for allegedly hitting ...

One man killed in W.Va. crash

CHESTER, W.Va. — One man was killed in a crash at about 5:20 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Routes 30 and 8 in Hancock County According to Sheriff Ralph Fletcher’s office, it appears the driver of a northbound pickup turned left from Route 8 onto Route 30 and into the path of an ...

Man gets nine months for evidence tampering

LISBON — A Toronto man who swallowed drugs to keep them out of the hands of authorities was sentenced in Common Pleas Court Friday to nine months in prison for tampering with evidence. Ronald Allen Mayhew Jr., 34, previously of New Cumberland, W.Va., told Judge Megan Bickerton he is a ...

Nice game, son

A father always knows what to say as Springfield coach Mark Brungard gets a smile from his son, starting quarterback Beau Brungard, following the Tigers’ 48-14 loss to top-ranked Anna in the Division VI state championship game Friday in Canton. See page B2 for more on the game.

Stadium’s Chevy all-stars begin annual Toys for Tots effort

SALEM — Area residents can help break records this year by dropping off as many new, unwrapped toys as possible at the Stadium GM Superstore for the seventh annual Toys for Tots marathon toy drive by the Marines and the Chevy All-Stars. “Columbiana County collects a ton of toys. A lot of ...

Real Estate

East Liverpool H. Thomas Greenwood to David and Penny Jennings, home on West Fourth Street; $22,000 Thomas Taylor Trust to Ernest Peachey, home on Center St.; $7,228 Tax Ease Funding to Ebury Re LLC, home at 754 Minerva St.; $11,500 Timothy Martin to Terry Martin, home on Vine Street ...