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Victims of city fire identified

April 28, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — A porch roof collapsed just minutes after two children, ages 5 and 7, jumped from the roof into the arms of City Police officers during a fatal fire early Monday morning at 1331... more »»

City woman’s brother survived quake

April 28, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — It was the third attempt by Jon Reiter to climb Mount Everest. Last year the Sonoma, Calif. more »»

Projects updates heard in Toronto

April 28, 2015 TORONTO — Two upcoming infrastructure projects were discussed during Monday’s City Council meeting. more »»

Questions surround Shadyside plant’s future

April 28, 2015 SHADYSIDE — FirstEnergy Corp. still can generate up to seven megawatts of electricity at the R.E. more »»

Local Sports

Knights hang on to beat Dons

April 28, 2015 WEIRTON — Veteran Toronto baseball coach Brian Perkins doesn’t have to remind his young club that it has to play all seven innings in a high school game because Monday night his troops experienced it. more »»

Headed to YSU

April 28, 2015 RICHMOND — Edison senior Cassady Jarvis is moving on up. The soon-to-be graduate has inked her name to play Division I volleyball at Youngstown State University. “I am super excited. YSU is my No. more »»

Huskies stop Edison again in 5

April 28, 2015 CADIZ — Zack Arbogast earned the win with six strikeouts through five innings and drove in a pair of runs on two singles as the Harrison Central baseball team defeated visiting Edison, 12-2, Monday... more »»

Bryant, Hammel, Cubs top Pirates

April 28, 2015 CHICAGO — With each win, the Chicago Cubs seem to gain a little bit more confidence. more »»

Cards ace Adam Wainwright out for season with torn Achilles

April 28, 2015 ST. LOUIS — The tests results were no surprise. Before Adam Wainwright left the field in Milwaukee, the St. Louis Cardinals anticipated they’d be losing their staff ace for the season. more »»


John Chernenko

April 28, 2015 Former West Virginia State Senator John G. Chernenko, 90, of Wellsburg, passed away April 27, 2015. He was born April 28, 1924, the only son of the late John G. Chernenko and Sophia Dzigo Chernenko. more »»

Patsy Brancazio

April 28, 2015 Patsy T. Brancazio, 72, of Weirton, died suddenly, at his home, on Monday April 27, 2015. Born on August 23, 1942, in Weirton, WV, Patsy was a son of the late Antonio and Antonia (Paolo) Brancazio. more »»

Elsie Hornick

April 28, 2015 Elsie Elizabeth Schmidt Hornick, 85, of Windsor Heights, WV, passed away April 26, 2015, at home. She was born October 5, 1929, in Brooke County, WV, to the late Oscar and Sylvia Terrell Schmidt. more »»

Lavern Haidet

April 28, 2015 LaVern “Jackie” Haidet, 95, of Alliance, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, OH. more »»

Patricia Shepherd

April 28, 2015 Patricia J. Shepherd, 89, of East Springfield, OH, passed away April 26, 2015, at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville. more »»


What’s going on throughout the area

April 28, 2015 Art association spring exhibit begins Saturday The Steubenville Art Association’s annual 2015 spring exhibit will be held Saturday through May 16 at Eastern Gateway Community College, 4000 Sunset... more »»

Brooke museum art show huge success

April 27, 2015 WELLSBURG — When the Brooke County Museum was re-dubbed the Brooke County Museum and Cultural Center, its volunteer board expanded its goals to promoting not only awareness of the county’s history... more »»

Dinner, auction to mark 50th anniversary of Silver Spade

April 27, 2015 On May 9, the Harrison Coal and Reclamation Historical Park will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Consolidation Coal Co. more »»

Community happenings

April 27, 2015 Auxiliary chooses Rhododendrons President Shirley Brecht presided at the April 20 Weirton American Legion Post 10 Auxiliary meeting where Secretary Marcy Spano gave the invocation. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Ferguson right choice for judge

April 26, 2015 To the editor: The newest judge in Jefferson County is my mother, Lisa Ferguson. more »»

Library renewal levy deserves ‘yes’

April 26, 2015 To the editor: The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County will be on the May 5 primary election ballot asking voters of Jefferson County for the renewal of the 1-mill levy that was... more »»

McEwen right choice in Toronto

April 26, 2015 To the editor: This letter is being written on behalf of Frank McEwen Jr., who is a candidate for Toronto council presiden. more »»

Pundits often miss the mark

April 26, 2015 To the editor: Let’s examine what the Fox News conservative pundit dudes are ranting about on a regular basis. more »»

Middle-income housing needed

April 26, 2015 To the editor: As a senior citizen and someone who has reached the 80s, I was surprised to learn that in this area there are no senior living areas for middle-income persons. more »»


Marathon Petroleum ready to expand in Wellsville

April 26, 2015 EAST LIVERPOOL — Marathon Petroleum Corp. may finally be ready to proceed with the planned expansion of its Wellsville operations. more »»

Conference center in construction

April 26, 2015 WHEELING — Ohio County officials hope out-of-town residents come for conferences during the week at a Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites being constructed at the Highlands, then stay to shop and eat... more »»

MedExpress reveals new branding approach

April 26, 2015 WHEELING — MedExpress is unveiling a new look to the exterior of its Wheeling, Weirton and Elm Grove centers. more »»

Kountry Kidz open for child care

April 19, 2015 WINTERSVILLE — Summer is right around the corner, and the new Kountry Kidz Daycare is opening just in time to offer busy parents a reliable child care alternative. more »»

Quick Takes

April 19, 2015 GRAND OPENING: Dunkin’ Donuts will open its first new restaurant in the Weirton area at 250 Three Springs Road on Monday. more »»

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The life of the average class ring

April 27, 2015 If I may offer a bit of advice to parents whose kids will be getting class rings next school year, from old guy parent to younger parents, it’s this: Keep it simple. more »

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