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County approves $14.3M budget

March 27, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday approved the general fund budget, which totals $14,394,016. more »»


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County approves $14.3M budget

March 27, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday approved the general fund budget, which totals $14,394,016. more »»

Gateway names president from Texas

March 27, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Jimmie Bruce, a vice president at Northwest Vista College in Texas, has been named to succeed Laura Meeks as president of Eastern Gateway Community College. more »»

Police say man was beaten to death

March 27, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Two men were in custody in connection with the beating death early today of a man inside a house at 107 S. Eighth St., City Police reported. Police were called around 12:22 a.. more »»

Zuccaro will face charge of escape

March 27, 2015 WELLSBURG — The Burgettstown man charged with the shooting death of 30-year-old Jason Pratz is expected to face a charge of escape, for which he faces up to five years in jail. more »»

BHJ discusses upcoming road projects

March 27, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — A dispute over the proposed relocation of state Route 2 in New Cumberland and upcoming traffic projects were among issues discussed at Wednesday’s meeting of the... more »»

Local Sports

Prestigious honor

March 27, 2015 WINTERSVILLE — Joe Dunlevy’s sideline antics make Indian Creek basketball games worth the price of admissio. more »»

Indian Creek basketball coach has influenced a lot of lives for 34 years

March 27, 2015 WINTERSVILLE — He’s far more than just a coach. That’s how a group of former Indian Creek basketball players described Joe Dunlevy, the veteran Redskin mentor and 2015 Paul Walker Award winner. more »»

Record game

March 27, 2015 CLEVELAND — Like a massive, unstoppable blue wave, Kentucky hit quickly and just kept coming. There was no escape for West Virginia, no place to hide. more »»

Irish in Elite 8

March 27, 2015 CLEVELAND — Momentum sagging and Wichita State surging, Mike Brey called time out and offered his Notre Dame players a reminder. There was no screaming. No frantic scribbling of Xs-and-O. more »»

Taking the next step

March 27, 2015 PITTSBURGH — The scenario was familiar. The destination not so much. A veteran player with not much time left leaving millions of dollars on the table for one last run to glory. Only A.J. more »»


Elizabeth Garfie

March 27, 2015 GARFIE, Elizabeth, 96, of Steubenville died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Trinity East. She was born Sept. 17, 1918, in Steubenville. She is the daughter of the late Paul and Elizabeth Sipeky Popp. more »»

Gregory Preston

March 27, 2015 PRESTON, Gregory Allen, 48, of Follansbee, WV, formerly of Burgettstown, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 26, 2015, in the Weirton (WV) Medical Center. He was born on Fe. more »»

James McConnell

March 27, 2015 McCONNELL, James H. “Jim,” 65, of New Somerset, OH, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Trinity Med. Center West in Steubenville, OH. more »»

Mary Dye

March 27, 2015 DYE, Mary Alice , 96, of Charlotte, NC, formerly of Steubenville, OH, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015, at The Pavilion Health Center at Brightmore. She was born Oct. more »»

Charles Welsh

March 27, 2015 WELSH, Charles, 93, of Follansbee, WV, passed away at 8:55 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville, OH. Charles was born on Feb. 1, 1922, in Somerset, P. more »»


A Caring Place holds 'Minute to Win It’

March 27, 2015 A Caring Place Child Advocacy Center, 705 Canton Road, Wintersville, hosted its 10th-annual dinner fundraiser on March 21 at St. Florian Hall, Wintersvill. more »»

Caring Place kicks off ticket sales through April 30 for special drawings

March 27, 2015 A Caring Place Child Advocacy Center has kicked off its Child Abuse Awareness Month drawings for two gift card bouquets — one valued at $400, the other at $200. more »»

Community happenings

March 27, 2015 Wine makers briefed on upcoming events Thirty-one members attended the Tri-State Winemakers Club meeting on March 12 where President Bill Shipe presided. Wendell and Ellen Barner were guests. more »»

‘Trivial’ evening with Steubenville Kiwanis

March 26, 2015 Twenty-one teams involving more than 200 participants gathered in the Steubenville High School Commons on March 14 for the fifth-annual trivia competition fundraiser coordinated and sponsored by the... more »»

Community happenings

March 26, 2015 Bergholz Community Foundation scholarship application deadline nears The Bergholz Community Foundation will offer scholarships for the 2015-16 school year, but the deadline is fast approaching to... more »»

Letters to the Editor

WIC contact info available

March 22, 2015 To the editor: Thank you for the article “WIC set to issue new cards” that appeared in Wednesday’s edition and reported changes that are coming to the WIC Department, but our contact information was... more »»

Taxation without an explanation

March 22, 2015 To the editor: JBGreen broke? Am I confused? Have I not previously read articles in the Herald-Star about the waste management system, NKA JBGreen, and how the team was going to make money for... more »»

Free speech tough topic

March 22, 2015 To the editor: I read recently that two students were expelled from the University of Oklahoma for leading a racist chant. Their actions were vile and reprehensibl. more »»

Questions about Bill O’Reilly

March 22, 2015 To the editor: Well, it’s Sunday once again, and, once again, the pages are filled with the idiot rantings of the severely and profoundly disturbed tea party. more »»

Help keep cemetery neat

March 22, 2015 To the editor: How does one go about honoring the memory of his departed loved ones? The answer often involves decorating the gravesites in the local cemeter. more »»


Murray paying $1.4B for more coal

March 22, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Robert Murray believes paying $1.4 billion to purchase majority interest in St. Louis-based Foresight Energy will give Murray Energy Cor. more »»

Cadiz holds annual recognition banquet

March 22, 2015 CADIZ — Citizens, organizations and business owners were recognized for their accomplishments during the past year at the 17th-annual Cadiz Community Recognition Banquet held recently at Sally... more »»

Agent, advisers recognized for successful 2014

March 22, 2015 STEUBENVILLE – Suzanne M. Kresser, an insurance agent with Tri-State Financial Services, has been recognized as the top producer of annuity products with the Slovene National Benefit Society. more »»

Comcast customers can turn devices in home into TVs

March 22, 2015 EXTON, Pa. — Comcast X1 customers in the Steubenville area now can access their TV lineup on any connected screen in their home. more »»

Thayer promoted at Specialty Retail

March 22, 2015 The promotion of Jack Thayer to senior vice president, general manager with Specialty Retail Group in Charlotte, N.C., was announced by the company. Thayer is the son of John R. more »»

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And a few personal notes from D.C.

March 26, 2015 My Washington trip gave me pause for a few personal observations during and after hours while traveling around the city with the Ohio Farm Bureau delegation last week. more »

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