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County health chief’s efforts appreciated and rewarded

LISBON — While the coronavirus has increased the amount of work and responsibilities at the Columbiana County General Health District, employees and the health commissioners have received merit pay recently. During Wednesday’s meeting, the board approved merit pay for Wes Vins, the health ...

Liverpool woman accused in extortion try

LISBON — An East Liverpool woman is facing charges after allegedly attempting to extort money from a man. A March 4 pretrial was set in county Municipal Court for Katlyn M. Tice, 28, Sherwood Avenue, East Liverpool, charged with theft by deception, a first-degree misdemeanor. According ...

East Liverpool sued over bite by K-9

LISBON — A Wellsville man is suing after he reportedly was bitten last March by East Liverpool K-9 Nero. The civil lawsuit was filed in Common Pleas Court Wednesday against the dog’s handler, Patrolman Chris Green, as well as Chief John Lane and the city. According to the lawsuit, Kent ...

Seniors can call

For those 80 and older unable to attend today’s drive-up vaccine clinic at the county fairgrounds, a dedicated phone line is being set up through the Columbiana County General Health Department so appointments can be made the following week. Those ages 80 and older are asked to call ...

Swatting call sends police rushing to home

LEETONIA — Local police officers handled a swatting case Wednesday night, responding to a reported shooting at a Cherry Fork Avenue home. Leetonia and Washingtonville officers responded to a home in the 700 block of Cherry Fork Avenue at 10:23 p.m. Wednesday in reference to a 13-year-old ...

SRMC clinic set

Salem Regional Medical Center will distribute 100 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines to those 80 and older by appointment only from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28. All recipients must register in advance; call 330-332-7511, for an appointment. Callers must provide their name, phone number and ...

Community Calendar

FRI/1-22 Columbiana Good as New Shop, Methodist Church, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 50% off jeans and pants East Palestine Eagles, fish special, 4-8 p.m., $7-$10, eat in or carryout, 886-0397 after 3:30 Moose, carryout fish fry, 4-7 p.m. Leetonia ITAM Club, carryout fish fry, full menu, 5-8 p.m., ...

Leetonia may need to revise trash ordinanc

LEETONIA — Village Council is looking at its trash collection ordinance after residents have contracted with a company not holding a license to operate within village limits. Council this week authorized Diamondback Disposal of East Liverpool to operate within village limits for 30 days ...

New CAA pharmacy opens in East Liverpool

EAST LIVERPOOL — David Hudoba describes the route to his new job as pharmacy manager with the Community Action Agency of Columbiana County’s East Liverpool Pharmacy as a unique one. Hudoba, a Canfield native, began in the position in October and worked to ready the new pharmacy for its ...

Biden takes oath as 46th president

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation’s historic confluence of crises. Denouncing a national “uncivil ...