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Murder trial moved back

LISBON — A Leetonia area man accused of murdering his father appeared in Common Pleas Court Monday for what had been scheduled to be his final status conference before a jury trial next week. David M. Shafer, 50, state Route 558, Leetonia, is charged with murder, having weapons while under ...

Crestview gets its paperwork in order

NEW WATERFORD — The Crestview school board members on Monday passed yet another resolution as they move toward the new building project at the school, accepting the master facility plan through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission Expedited Local Partnership program. The scope of the ...

Fire levels ELO home owned by embattled landlord

EAST LIVERPOOL — Several weeks after an area landlord appealed revocation of many of his rental licenses by East Liverpool officials after a question about they were insured, one of his properties that burned to the ground. Aaron Stevens owns a two-bedroom, one-bath home at 1019 Huston ...

GM considering battery work for Lordstown plant

LORDSTOWN — General Motors would be the second-largest automaker after Tesla to have a heavy hand in the production of electric vehicle batteries should speculation on its offer to open that sort of plant in Lordstown proves accurate, an automobile industry analyst said. But with that comes ...

East Liverpool woman avoids trial with plea deal

EAST LIVERPOOL — Dorothy Eddy, of Russet Lane, is prohibited for owning companion pets after pleading no contest Tuesday in East Liverpool Municipal Court to resisting arrest, obstructing official business and animal welfare charges. The move prevented a bench trial before Judge Melissa ...

Super tall condo being built

NEW YORK — A condominium tower near Central Park in New York City will be the world’s tallest predominantly residential building when it opens next year but will be competing with other ultra-luxury buildings for billionaire buyers. Extell Development Co. President Gary Barnett said Tuesday ...

Salem moving conservatively on single trash hauler issue

SALEM — Mayor John Berlin said he’s putting together a bid package to seek bids for a single trash hauler program, then he’ll ask city council’s Committee of the Whole to review the document and decide where to go from there. Council could decide to give authorization to advertise for ...

State ready to release Wellsville from fiscal grip

WELLSVILLE — Village council on Tuesday passed the final four policies needed to apply for release from fiscal emergency. Council passed three resolutions and one ordinance. The ordinance is for increasing appropriations for current expenses and other expenditures for 2019. With this ...

Woman charged in shootings loses some jail privileges

WAVERLY — A woman charged in the fatal shootings of eight people in Ohio has lost jail phone and mail privileges after a judge determined she violated a court order not to communicate with her relatives who also face charges. Angela Wagner acknowledged to a Pike County judge through her ...

Flames consume barn, hay at Rogers Sale

ROGERS — An open air barn full of round bales of hay was destroyed Wednesday evening at the Rogers Community Auction and Flea Market, which is commonly known as the Rogers Sale. Owner Ken Baer said the round bales inside had just been sold at auction earlier in the afternoon, but there ...