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A passion for helping students

March 30, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — The next president of Eastern Gateway Community College has a passion for helping students succeed in college, find success and meet their goals. more »»


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A passion for helping students

March 30, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — The next president of Eastern Gateway Community College has a passion for helping students succeed in college, find success and meet their goals. more »»

Court seeks to reduce truancy

March 30, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Corabi is fulfilling his promise to work with local schools in an effort to reduce truancy among students. more »»

Lawmakers targeting hydraulic fracturing

March 30, 2015 WHEELING — A small group of U.S. House Democrats has introduced legislation to give the U.S. more »»

Toronto bicycle group rides set to resume

March 30, 2015 TORONTO — Those who have enjoyed group bicycle rides through the city’s biking and walking pathway once again will be able to share the camaraderie beginning at 6 p.m. more »»

Buckeye North flower sale benefits scholars

March 30, 2015 BRILLIANT — Officials at Buckeye North Elementary School are thinking spring as a flower sale fundraiser to benefit a special scholarship program is being planned. more »»

Local Sports

Pens beat Sharks 3-2 in shootout

March 30, 2015 PITTSBURGH — David Perron and Sidney Crosby scored in the shootout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their second home game in as many days, 3-2 over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night. more »»

Miller solidifies Braves’ spot in 4-2 loss to Bucs

March 30, 2015 KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Shelby Miller is settling in quite nicely with his new team. Miller had his best outing of spring training in the Atlanta Braves’ 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. more »»

Staffileno finishes career as Bruins’ all-time leading scorer

March 30, 2015 WHEELING — Brooke High School senior Angela Staffileno walks away from her four-year career as the leading scorer in school history, regardless of gender, with 1,885 points. more »»

Cole paced team in scoring, rebounds and assists

March 30, 2015 WHEELING — Brooke High School junior Thomas Cole has been named to the West Virginia Class AAA All-State Third Team, as voted on by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association. more »»

Three No. 1 seeds off to Indianapolis

March 30, 2015 If you liked the look of last year’s Final Four, you will love the 2015 edition. One game — Kentucky vs. Wisconsin — is not only a matchup of two No. more »»


Donna Jo Chambers

March 30, 2015 CHAMBERS, Donna Jo, 72, of New Cumberland, WV, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Weirton Medical Center. She was born Nov. more »»

Howard Straight

March 30, 2015 STRAIGHT, Howard S. “Red,” 86, of Weirton, died Sunday, March 29, 2015. His funeral arrangements are pending at Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton, WV (304-748- 3219). more »»

Rex Boggess

March 30, 2015 BOGGESS, Rex W. Sr., 55, of Weirton, WV, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at his home. Born on July 20, 1959, Rex was a son of Joan Delores Simpson Boggess of Weirton and the late Raymond William Boggess. more »»

Yvonne Fair

March 29, 2015 Yvonne Marie Fair, 29, of Georges Run, Ohio, passed away Friday March 27, 2015, at home after a courageous four year battle with Melanoma. more »»

Shirley Turrentine

March 29, 2015 Shirley Mae Turrentine, 63, of Follansbee, WV, died peacefully after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis with her family by her side on Saturday, March 28, 2015, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in... more »»


PEO elects officers, supports students

March 30, 2015 WEIRTON — Members of Chapter AB/Weirton of the Philanthropic Educational Organization elected new officers. more »»

Community happenings

March 30, 2015 Celebration of life service on Tuesday COLLIERS — Members of Olde St. more »»

OVAC Champs

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OVBPW holds ‘Wine and Shoe Extravaganza’

March 29, 2015 More photos than words is my philosophy for follow-up coverage of the Ohio Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club’s annual “Wine and Shoe Extravaganza” held March 19 at the Steubenville... more »»

Campus news

March 29, 2015 Wheeling Jesuit University Monica Pennacchio of Weirton was named to the fall dean’s list at Wheeling Jesuit University. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Vote ‘no’ on Weirton transit levy

March 29, 2015 To the editor: I read that the Weirton Transit Corp. was gearing up for its public relations blitz to convince the public to vote for a new, $347,000 tax. more »»

Dealing with problems

March 29, 2015 To the editor: Many people deal with problems every day, and the more they sit around holding on to the things and letting them eat them up, the worse they get. more »»

Extravaganza helps scholarship program

March 29, 2015 To the editor: The Ohio Valley Business and Professional Women’s event — the Wine and Shoe Extravaganza —was a big hit this year, when we honored six well-deserved area women: Francesca Carinci,... more »»

Making the world safer?

March 29, 2015 To the editor: How can you prove a negative and at the same time make the world safer? Much of the future security for the Middle East, U.S. more »»

Some things to think about

March 29, 2015 To the editor: Behold, the lamb of God takes away the sins of the world. (John 1:29). I speak of the one who died for me, the one who gave his life for me, for he wanted none to perish. more »»


Wal-Mart promotes women-owned firm

March 29, 2015 WHEELING — The Ziegenfelder Co. in Wheeling — home of “Budget Saver Pops” — is owned by a woman, and soon the rest of the nation will know it when they shop for frozen treats at Wal-Mart this summe. more »»

Quick Takes

March 29, 2015 GYPSUM DEAL: Gypsum Management and Supply Inc., the largest distributor of drywall in the U.S., has signed an agreement to acquire Ohio Valley Building Products based in Wheeling. more »»

Top area Realtors receive Goodman honors

March 29, 2015 WHEELING — The top producing agents for 2014 in the firm’s Ohio and West Virginia markets were recognized during the annual Harvey Goodman Realtor Sales Award Ceremony at Oglebay Park’s Wilson Lodg. more »»

Rice Energy pumps in the bucks

March 29, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Rice Energy continues pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into Belmont County through production at its Utica shale wells. more »»

Bids made for Columbiana port project

March 29, 2015 LISBON — The Columbiana County Port Authority has accepted bids for a new duel conveyor system project at the Wellsville Industrial Park. 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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