Local News

New home for economic development

The Columbiana County Port Authority and the Columbiana County Economic Development Department last week held an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony to showcase their new headquarters at 7860 Lincole Place, Lisbon. The new location is also home to the land bank and GIS departments. ...

Welfare fraud net catches $288K

LISBON — Nearly $300,000 in fraudulently obtained public assistance funds were recovered last year by the Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services. The JFS administers the major government assistance programs in the county, such as SNAP (food stamps) and Medicaid, and the ...

This sheriff’s addition will do more than police work

LISBON — The Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office is getting a high-tech drone that can be used for other purposes, thanks in large part to a $10,000 donation from NEXUS Gas Transmission. The award of the grant was announced at a recent event held at the county Emergency Management ...

West Branch board approves personnel for summer program

BELOIT — The West Branch school board last week approved personnel action in preparation for its pre-kindergarten summer program. The board approved Damascus Elementary Principal Fritz Schlueter and Knox Elementary Principal Robert Graham as Success By Six Administrators for the Summer 2019 ...

Buckeye Trail trekkers will give library program

MINERVA — Did you know that Ohio has the longest loop hiking trail in the country? At 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, the Minerva Public Library will host two of the few people who have through-hiked all 1,444 miles of the Buckeye Trail as they present an illustrated talk about their adventures. ...

Boy Scout to refurbish hydrants in Leetonia

LEETONIA— VIllage Council last week granted permission for a local Boy Scout to refurbish the village’s fire hydrants. Shayne Scragg of the New Waterford Boy Scout troop said he will spearhead the project in order to become an Eagle Scout. He lives in Leetonia. Shayne said he will lead ...

Higher standards means more gear for firefighters

LEETONIA — Village Council will need to find additional money for the fire department to purchase gear in the coming years. At a fire committee meeting last week, Fire Chief Larry Hephner and Assistant Chief Jason Hephner reported on a class regarding cancer contaminates they attended while ...

Police

County Sheriff — A possible domestic dispute was reported at 7:11 p.m. Saturday in the 7000 block of state Route 9 in Hanover Township. A woman said she was having an argument with her boyfriend and refused to pursue domestic charges on him. — Deputies were sent to a property on Metz ...

Sometimes slow-paced chase ends in arrest

SALEM — A Warren man suspected of being impaired by drugs after yelling at a trooper, tossing his license out the window and leading law enforcement on a sometimes slow pursuit Saturday morning on U.S. Route 62 is facing multiple charges, including felony fleeing and eluding. Dylan M. ...