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December 28, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Friends and family of the late Lee West showed up in force Saturday for the third annual Lee Alexander West Spiritual Movement Familee Party at the city’s Martin Luther King Jr. more »»


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Basketball and camaraderie

December 28, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Friends and family of the late Lee West showed up in force Saturday for the third annual Lee Alexander West Spiritual Movement Familee Party at the city’s Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

Henderson leaving the bench

December 28, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Retiring Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge David Henderson had a simple philosophy as a judge — treat people with respect and they will be respectful bac. more »»

From prescription pills to heroin

December 28, 2014 WHEELING — If it’s not one thing, it’s another on the streets of the Ohio Valley. William Ihlenfeld II, U.S. more »»

Liverpool Twp. police give gifts, not tickets

December 28, 2014 LACROFT — Most people know it: That sinking feeling of seeing those flashing red and blue lights in the rear-view mirror and a uniformed officer walking up to their car window, ticket book in hand. more »»

Best Practice grants presented to IC schools

December 28, 2014 From staff reports MINGO JUNCTION — Funding was presented to several teachers in the Indian Creek Local School District to put their unique projects into action. more »»

Local Sports

Madonna wins fifth city championship in a row

December 28, 2014 WEIRTON — Bragging rights once again belong to the Madonna boys’ basketball team. more »»

Big Red takes down Creek

December 28, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville is starting to roll. more »»

Huskies fall to Rosecrans at final second

December 28, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE _ There are tough ways to lose and then there’s what Harrison Central experienced Saturday afternoon. more »»

Caps top Penguins

December 28, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Braden Holtby stopped 31 shots and Eric Fehr scored two goals as the Washington Capitals defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-0, on Saturday. more »»

Edison wrestling wins a pair

December 28, 2014 From staff reports RICHMOND — The Edison wrestling team earned wins over Sandy Valley and Indian Valley at home on Saturday. more »»


Catherine Howenstine

December 28, 2014 Catherine Loyal Howenstine, 69, of Tequesta, FL, formerly of Steubenville, OH passed away December 26, 2014 in Jupiter, FL following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. more »»

Charles Saffle

December 28, 2014 Charles Lewis Saffle Jr., 93, of Weirton, WV, a member of the “Greatest Generation”, passed away Friday, December 26, 2014 at the Weirton Medical Center. more »»

John Felmet

December 28, 2014 John William Felmet, 90, of Wintersville, Ohio, passed away peacefully, in the company of his loving family, Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at Lifeline Hospital in Wintersville. more »»

George Vraninin

December 28, 2014 George Vraninin, 92, of Langeloth, died Friday, December 26, 2014 in his home. He was born April 26, 1922 in Slovan, a son of the late Sam and Sophie Hayden Vraninin. Prior to retirement, Mr. more »»

Margaret Tapocik

December 28, 2014 Margaret L. Tapocik, 84, of Wintersville, OH, passed away December 25, 2014. She was born January 22, 1930 in Cross Creek Twp. more »»


Campus news

December 28, 2014 Eastern Gateway Community College The following area students were named to the fall dean’s list at Eastern Gateway Community College: Joshua Higgins and Elissa Thompson, Amsterdam; David Watkins,... more »»

Community calendar

December 28, 2014 (EDITOR’S NOTE: The community calendar is only as accurate as the information provided to it. more »»

Fodor selected as Bluejacket of Year

December 28, 2014 SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A Navy sailor from Brooke County who was assigned to Navy Band Southwest in San Diego, Calif., recently was selected as the band’s Bluejacket of the Year for fiscal year 2014. more »»

Financial Peace University program to be available to local families

December 27, 2014 NASHVILLE — More than 2.5 million families have positively changed their financial future through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, according to a news release. more »»

Community briefs

December 27, 2014 66th anniversary of Greek radio programming being celebrated A special anniversary is under way in local radio programming. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Michigan actions are questioned

December 28, 2014 To the editor: Wow. Here we go again. Another round of ignorance and hatre. more »»

Putin, the budget and the economy

December 28, 2014 To the editor: My title for the following opinion piece would be “The good, the bad and the ugly.” The good: Let’s begin with comments made by Republican leadership just a few short months ago. more »»

Tips for restoring our democracy

December 28, 2014 To the editor: How to restore real democracy? Money won the midterm election, but we can still reclaim our representative democracy. more »»

Laman party a success

December 28, 2014 To the editor: The 36th-annual Ray Laman Children’s Christmas Party, held Dec. 13 at Wintersville Fire and Rescue, was another huge success. more »»

Brooke County steps up to help

December 28, 2014 To the editor: Thank you, Brooke County. Know that you made children smile this Christmas. more »»


Trinity nursing school collection

December 28, 2014 The faculty, staff and student body of Trinity Health System School of Nursing collected gently used and new toys, games and puzzles for the Urban Mission Santa’s Recycle Sho. more »»


December 28, 2014 RETIRING: Bill McKean, vice president, China supply chain, is retiring from Motorola and Freescale after 33 years of service, officials said. more »»

Wallflower seeks to stand out

December 21, 2014 WELLSBURG — Don’t let the name of Wallflower, a new business dealing in women’s fashion, deter you. The clothing and accessory store at 2504 Commerce St. more »»

Health Plan announces intent to purchase Vested

December 21, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Officials with the Health Plan recently announced a letter of intent to purchase Vested Health, a consumer-driven health care company located in Charleston, W.Va. more »»

Rover pipeline proposal maps available

December 21, 2014 NORTH CANTON — Updated maps for the proposed Rover Pipeline LLC natural gas pipeline are now available in multiple locations in each of the counties through which the route passe. more »»

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