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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

Race time near

July 30, 2014 CHESTER — Supporting stakes are important factors in fortifying the status of major racing event. more »»

Jimmy Carey to host twinbill

July 30, 2014 WEIRTON — Jimmy Carey Stadium will host six teams on Aug. 30 for Kickoff Weekend. The event, sponsored by Weirton Medical Center, will showcase four high school teams and an exhibition game. more »»

Liriano fans 11 in Bucs’ 3-1 win

July 30, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — His left oblique no longer a painful obstacle, Francisco Liriano is starting to look like the dominant pitcher he was for Pittsburgh in 201. more »»

Meyer likes playoff, but wants tweaks

July 30, 2014 CHICAGO — For just a moment it was a different Urban Meyer. He was agitated and a little uncertain. more »»

Big Ten, new schools have much to learn about each other

July 30, 2014 CHICAGO — The addition of Rutgers and Maryland to the Big Ten was sudden and shocking in Big Ten countr. 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

Blueberries in the mix = happiness

July 30, 2014 Blueberries are popping out all over. The bushes are full of the berries that range in color from mid-dark blue through very dark blue to almost black. more »»

Entry deadline extended for Mingo pageant

July 30, 2014 Time is running out for “Little Princesses” and “Little Chiefs” to step forward. The deadline for entries into the Little Princess Aracoma and Little Chief Logan Pageant — part of festivities Aug. more »»

Free trees for joining foundation

July 30, 2014 Add color to your landscape year-round by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August. more »»

Hopedale having community yard sale

July 30, 2014 The 15th-annual Hopedale community yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. more »»

Family reunions

July 30, 2014 Norris/McIntire The annual Norris/McIntire Reunion was held at the G.K.L. Lodge with more than 86 family members in attendance. 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

Poll: Ohio governor leading Democratic challenger

July 30, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new poll shows that Democratic challenger Ed FitzGerald has gained little ground against Ohio Gov. more »»

Police: Man tried to suffocate dad in nursing home

July 30, 2014 BRECKSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police in a Cleveland suburb say a man from Florida is accused of trying to suffocate his 86-year-old terminally ill father at a nursing home. more »»

Group attacks youth violence in Cleveland

July 30, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — Spending more money on prevention programs and working harder to keep guns out of the wrong hands are among the proposals floated by a group in Cleveland working to slow down youth... more »»

Rape conviction adds to Ohio inmate's sentence

July 30, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors in Cleveland say DNA evidence in another cold case helped add to the prison sentence of a serial rapist. more »»

Forum to focus on extending foster care in Ohio

July 30, 2014 CINCINNATI (AP) — The second of five public forums around Ohio on the issue of whether to extend foster care for young people from the age of 18 to 21 includes state legislators and community leaders. more »»

National Sports

Your Top Plays for Today

July 30, 2014 Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports... more »»

ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

July 30, 2014 NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. more »»

Peterson says he's got 5-year, $70 million deal

July 30, 2014 PHOENIX (AP) — Cornerback Patrick Peterson says he has reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, with $48 million guaranteed. more »»

'Out of nowhere': Twins add undrafted 24-year-old

July 30, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has... more »»

Broken water main floods UCLA; 5 people rescued

July 30, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, trapping people in underground parking garages and covering some of the... more »»

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National Packard Museum linked to Chester, WV

July 29, 2014 Regular visitors to this spot know my vacations usually consist of travels organized by The Boss (at Home). We get in the car (we being me and my brother, the Home Office of Wichita, Kan. more »

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