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County Sheriff — A vehicle was reportedly left on the side of Cameron Road and the sheriff was notified at 5:43 a.m. Sunday. The vehicle had been crashed into a barbed wire fence and was missing the left front tire and wheel. The license plate also was removed before deputies arrived. The ...

Extra CARES given to 31

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LISBON — County commissioners used the $146,844 in returned COVID-19 aid to help 31 more local small businesses. The money was among $587,537 in unspent federal CARES Act money, with $146,844 going to commissioners. The rest was distributed based on population to the 11 townships and nine ...

The star of Salem

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Salem city electrician Scott Devan hooks up the star atop the Salem City Christmas tree outside Salem City Hall Wednesday afternoon. Devan and city traffic and safety worker Paul Cowan spent the morning putting new LED lights on the tree to light it up for the holiday, just in time for ...

East Liverpool delays giving CARES cash to consultants

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EAST LIVERPOOL — Most of the legislation presented to city council’s finance committee saw unanimous approval and will be recommended Monday for council approval. However, one piece of legislation providing $40,000 in CARES Act money to an economic development consulting firm was tabled ...

Britain OKs Pfizer vaccine

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LONDON — Britain became the first country in the world to authorize a rigorously tested COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday and could be dispensing shots within days — a historic step toward eventually ending the outbreak that has killed more than 1.4 million people around the globe. In giving the ...

County Briefing

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Dinner will benefit Riley’s pantry A drive-thru dinner will be held Sunday at the Salineville fire hall to benefit the food pantry at Riley’s Church. The breaded pork chop dinner will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or sold out). The cost is $8. People can order ahead that day by ...

Stadium GM to host annual Toys for Tots holiday drive

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SALEM — Now through Wednesday, Dec. 16, the Chevy All-Stars and The Stadium GM Superstore will host their annual Toys for Tots Marathon Toy Drive. Last year the goal was for 500 toys and it was reached. This year, the goal for this year is 1,000. Working with the Marines, Shorty ...

Judge says no to digging up remains of President Harding

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MARION — U.S. President Warren G. Harding’s remains will stay right where they have lain since 1927 after a judge rejected a request to exhume them. The grandson of the nation’s 29th president and his lover, Nan Britton, went to court in an effort to get the Republican’s remains dug ...

EPA adds hearings, extends comment period on HTS permit

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EAST LIVERPOOL — The U.S. EPA announced the extension of the public comment period on the proposed federal hazardous waste management permit for Heritage Thermal Services, Inc., a commercial hazardous waste incinerator facility in East Liverpool. The public comment period, which began on Aug. ...

Salem gas bills will reflect 2-cent increase

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SALEM — Natural gas customers in Salem can expect a letter later this month regarding the city’s new gas aggregation program contract, reflecting a 2-cent increase in the fixed rate. “That price is changing all the time,” city Service/Safety Director Joe Cappuzzello said Wednesday ...