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October 4, 2015 Many children accepted an invitation to lob water balloons at the dragon in a presentation of “St. more »»


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Audience participation

October 4, 2015 Many children accepted an invitation to lob water balloons at the dragon in a presentation of “St. more »»

Teaming up

October 4, 2015 Amanda Harris, seated, Martha Emley, back left, and Cheryl Craft, the mothers of athletes for Edison Local and Indian Creek school districts staffed a booth selling chances on large school spirit... more »»

Food, fun, apples meld in Wellsburg

October 4, 2015 WELLSBURG — Despite heavy rain Saturday morning, organizers and vendors of the Wellsburg Applefest persevered and were rewarded with relatively dry weather, albeit cool temperature. more »»

Buckeye gets Youth Literacy Grant

October 4, 2015 CONNORVILLE — Teachers at Buckeye Local High School have secured a nearly $3,100 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to help students succeed in reading, administrators said. more »»

Clothing drive for veterans planned

October 4, 2015 WEIRTON — With the temperatures beginning to get cooler this time of year, many people think of ways to stay warm for the fall and winter months. more »»

Local Sports


October 4, 2015 WINTERSVILLE — Lane 8. Who wins an Olympic medal from Lane 8? Lester Carney. The 1952 Wintersville High graduate won the silver medal in the 200 in the 1960 summer Olympics in Rome. more »»

Air time

October 4, 2015 BELLAIRE — During the first half of the season, Bellaire had been hanging its hat on its defensive unit. more »»

A great day for all

October 4, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Despite the inclement weather to start the day, the soccer community in Jefferson County once again was out in full force for a great cause. more »»

Big Red blanks Creek

October 4, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Big Red got back on track. more »»

Central stops Wildcats

October 4, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — The Catholic Central boys soccer team left no doubt. more »»


David Thomas

October 4, 2015 Dave “Trigger” Thomas, who had been a fighter all his life, lost a bout with cancer in the final round on September 26. more »»

Lillian Freeman

October 4, 2015 Lillian Visnic Freeman passed away September 29, 2015. Born September 16, 1927, in Holliday’s Cove, WV, to Sam and Bessie Visnic. more »»

Virginia Andrews

October 4, 2015 Virginia E. “ Ginger” Andrews, 72, of Weirton died suddenly on Friday October 2, 2015, at her hom. more »»

David Cook Sr.

October 4, 2015 David Richard “Cookie” Cook Sr., 52, of Dillonvale, Ohio, passed Thursday October 1, 2015, at home. more »»

Brandon Johnson

October 4, 2015 Brandon Johnson, 28, of Snellville, Georgia, formerly of Steubenville, Ohio, died Sept. 29, 2015, in Beckley, W.Va. Brandon was born July 7, 1987, in Pittsburgh, P. more »»


Community calendar

October 4, 2015 (EDITOR’S NOTE: The community calendar is only as accurate as the information provided to it. more »»

First Christian Church of Weirton marking 185th

October 3, 2015 The First Christian Church of Weirton will be celebrating its 185-year anniversary on Oct. 18 with a special service and a banquet. Now located at 3252 Main St. more »»

Octoberfest planned at St. John Fisher Church

October 3, 2015 St. John Fisher Catholic Church in Richmond will be celebrating its annual Octoberfest from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 11. more »»

Church happenings

October 3, 2015 Homecoming celebration at New Somerset Christian Church New Somerset Christian Church, 12052 state Route 213, Toronto, will host “a time of great music and fellowship” when it holds its homecoming... more »»

Church sermon topics

October 3, 2015 Steubenville-area churches have announced the following sermon themes for their Sunday services: ¯ Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “That’s One Big Boat. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Troubling facts about breast cancer

October 4, 2015 To the editor: The ever-increasing flood of pink ribbon products and promotions during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, overshadows important information about the disease. more »»

Vote ‘no’ on city wage tax

October 4, 2015 To the editor: Take a stand and vote no for the proposed wage tax the city of Steubenville has placed on the Nov. 3 ballot. This tax affects everyone who works or lives in Steubenville. more »»

Let’s work to help animals

October 4, 2015 To the editor: I voted and campaigned for the animal shelter along with thousands of Jefferson County citizens. more »»

Government gives, takes

October 4, 2015 To the editor: Has President Barack Obama reduced the ISIS threat? He spent $500 million training Syrians to fight the savages. more »»

Dog warden not following plan

October 4, 2015 To the editor: During a recent tour of the animal shelter during Jefferson County Humane Society’s open house, I noticed there were no blankets in the dog kennel. more »»


More lofts on the way for downtown Wheeling at Boury warehouse

October 4, 2015 By IAN HICKS Special to the Herald-Star and Weirton Daily Times WHEELING — About 70 more loft apartments will be available in downtown Wheeling a little over a year from now, as the Woda Group will... more »»

Tractor Supply hosts 4-H clover campaign

October 4, 2015 FOLLANSBEE — After a record-breaking 4-H paper clover campaign in the spring, Tractor Supply Co., in partnership with National 4-H Council, is hosting another campaign. From Wednesday through Oct. more »»

Bella Lux Images anniversary

October 4, 2015 Bella Lux Images held a ribbon-cutting event to mark its first year in operation. The business, in the Gallery Building at 2700 Sunset Blvd. more »»

Unique Outdoor Solutions grand opening

October 4, 2015 Unique Outdoor Solutions held its grand opening Sept. 25-26 at its 129 Canton Road, Wintersville, location. more »»

Andros Sun Shoppe opening

October 4, 2015 The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Andros Sun Shoppe, 1200 N. River Ave., Toronto, to the local business community with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday. more »»

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I miss my Royal and Dick Munk

September 25, 2015 In the good old days, when I had an issue with my Royal portable electric typewriter, I put it in the car. I drove to downtown Steubenville. I walked into Irwin's and said to Dick Munk, "Mr. more »

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