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Repeal sought of new school standards

July 29, 2014 COLUMBUS — Republican lawmakers in the state House are beginning a push to repeal Common Core learning standards by year’s end, citing widespread discontent they’re hearing from parents, teachers an... more »»

 
 
 

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Repeal sought of new school standards

July 29, 2014 COLUMBUS — Republican lawmakers in the state House are beginning a push to repeal Common Core learning standards by year’s end, citing widespread discontent they’re hearing from parents, teachers an... more »»

Retired Air Force One commander to speak on Sept. 11

July 29, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Area first responders will be honored Sep. more »»

Vacant lot focus of Toronto Council

July 29, 2014 TORONTO — Taking ownership of a vacant lot was discussed during Monday’s City Council meeting. Council voted to accept the vacant lot at 1005 N. Fourth S. more »»

Painting Project

July 29, 2014 Volunteers from the Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Richmond, Va., are in Steubenville this week participating in five-day YouthWorks project. more »»

$1,000 pill top choice for treating hepatitis C

July 29, 2014 WASHINGTON — A $1,000-per-pill drug that insurers are reluctant to pay for has quickly become the treatment of choice for a liver-wasting viral disease that affects more than 3 million Americans. more »»

Local Sports

Back in the bigs

July 29, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Rich Donnelly is back in the major leagues and, he said, it feels like he never left. “It’s great to be back,” the Steubenville native admitted during a day off Monday. more »»

W.Va. Derby is set

July 29, 2014 CHESTER — A field of nine, headed by a trio of Grade 2 winners, has drawn in for the 45th running of the Grade 2, $750,000 West Virginia Derby presented by Xpressbet. more »»

Goose eggs

July 29, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Except for about 30 friends and family in the stands, Sacramento native Vance Worley silenced the announced crowd of 41,794 at AT&T Park with the best performance of his career. more »»

Briefs

July 29, 2014 Knorr earns academic honor STEUBENVILLE — Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s basketball player Caleb Knorr was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2013-14 Honors Court. more »»

Spence caps lengthy comeback

July 29, 2014 LATROBE, Pa. more »»

Obituaries

Richard Sharrow

July 29, 2014 SHARROW, Richard Samuel, 75, of Weirton passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at the Alzheimer’s Unit of Weirton Geriatric Center. more »»

Alvin Berman

July 29, 2014 BERMAN, Alvin, 87, on Monday, July 21, 2014. more »»

Carolyn Misch

July 29, 2014 MISCH, Carolyn Beavers, 56, of Wellsburg, WV, passed away July 27, 2014. Visitation 2 p.m. Wednesday until service at 6 p.m. at Reasner Funeral Home, 1515 Charles St., Wellsburg. more »»

Shirley Campbell

July 29, 2014 CAMPBELL, Shirley Ann Fortney, 76, of Wellsburg, WV, passed away July 26, 2014, at the Brightwood Center, Follansbee, WV. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held Aug. more »»

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July 28, 2014 DODD, Eunice Jean (Yoho), 84, of Wellsburg, WV, passed away suddenly after a great day with family on Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, P. more »»

Community

‘Hope for Abigail’ fundraiser Saturday to help 4-year-old get diabetic alert dog

July 29, 2014 A “Hope for Abigail” benefit poker run, rigatoni dinner and Chinese auction on Saturday at Kelly’s Old Skool, state Route 213, Knoxville, is hoped to raise funds for a 4-year-old local girl to obtai... more »»

Camera club names July winners

July 29, 2014 The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club has announced the winners for the July monthly competition in prints. more »»

Community happenings

July 29, 2014 Class plans ‘Picnic in the Park’ All former Oak Glen High School Class of 1975 classmates and their families are invited to attend a casual “Picnic in the Park.” It will be held Aug. 9 in shelter N. more »»

Class of 1959

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WMC Auxiliary pays tribute to volunteers

July 28, 2014 WEIRTON — The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary awards and installation dinner was held July 15 in the medical center cafeteria. Administrative Liaison Barbara Coalter gave the invocatio. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Celebrate farmers’ market week

July 27, 2014 To the editor: Whenever you bite into a crisp apple or cook up fresh green beans, do you ever wonder where these products came from? If you shop at any of our local farmers’ markets, you don’t have... more »»

Overlooking accomplishments

July 27, 2014 To the editor: Just think what Republicans and conservatives would now be saying if it had been a Republican president who had prevented a second Great Depression, successfully enacted comprehensive... more »»

Council meeting disappointing

July 27, 2014 To the editor: I went to Tuesday’s Steubenville Council meeting and I am truly sad at what happened. First, they talked about a lot of ordinances they are going to pass. more »»

Event helps animal league

July 27, 2014 To the editor: My sister and I attended the Jefferson County Animal Welfare League benefit held July 13 at St. Florian Hal. more »»

Questions about appointment

July 20, 2014 To the editor: At the July 8 City Council meeting, 1st Ward Councilman Gerald DiLoreto found it necessary to resort to a written statement in order to launch his latest attack upon those who invest... more »»

Business

Ferguson Tire, founded in 1949, marks anniversary

July 27, 2014 WEIRTON – Ferguson Tire hosted a customer appreciation celebration in honor of their 65th anniversary on Tuesday featuring a “Car Cruise” with more than 60 classic vehicles registered for their... more »»

Quick Takes

July 27, 2014 CHARITY ADDITIONS: Charity Hospice recently welcomed two new faces to its organization. In September, the board of trustees announced Hope Kutz would take over the reins as chief operating officer. more »»

Real estate transfers

July 27, 2014 The following real estate transactions were filed in Jefferson County: Carole Jordan to Charles Jordan, lots 10-11 Cominotti proposed. more »»

Should online accounts die with you?

July 20, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — Should your emails, web albums and other online accounts die when you do? Or should you be able to pass them down to a family member much as you would a house or a box of letters? ... more »»

Ohio News

Ohio man dies in Montana bicycle crash

July 29, 2014 KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Officials in northwestern Montana say an Ohio man died after being thrown from a bicycle on Big Mountain Road north of Whitefish. more »»

Site selling items from convicted priest's funeral

July 29, 2014 TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Internet site devoted to selling memorabilia from notorious killers is selling dirt said to be from the gravesite of a Roman Catholic priest convicted of killing a nun in Ohio. more »»

Aretha Franklin eyes state fair confections

July 29, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — There's something beyond delivering a set packed with her hits that's got Aretha Franklin jazzed about fair season: the elephant ears. more »»

Akron schools to pay autistic child's education

July 29, 2014 AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The Akron school district has agreed to pay just over $100,000 a year to send an autistic child to a private school after a longstanding challenge by the child's parents. more »»

Murder charge added against Ohio man in chase

July 29, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — A man has been charged with aggravated murder in the aftermath of a slow-speed chase on Cincinnati-area interstate highways in which police say he held a handgun to his head. more »»

National Sports

NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

July 29, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they... more »»

16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter fails drug test

July 29, 2014 GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter failed a doping test after becoming the youngest ever female to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the sport, organizers said Tuesday. more »»

Cincinnati picked to win American

July 29, 2014 NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Cincinnati has been picked to win the American Athletic Conference, with defending champion Central Florida second. more »»

NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out, Ballmer in

July 29, 2014 The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting. more »»

Your Top Plays for Today

July 29, 2014 Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports... more »»

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The Drummer is not adopted

July 24, 2014 Amid all the stuff a family deals with when nuptials are within 10 weeks are things like living arrangements. Moving out. New furniture. Job considerations. Wedding invitations. Guest lists. more »

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