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Veterans Memorial Bridge on-ramp closes on Monday

July 27, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — The eastbound on-ramp to the Veterans Memorial Bridge at University Boulevard will be closed beginning Monday for 20 days as crews work to realign and reconstruct the ramp, the Ohio... more »»


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Veterans Memorial Bridge on-ramp closes on Monday

July 27, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — The eastbound on-ramp to the Veterans Memorial Bridge at University Boulevard will be closed beginning Monday for 20 days as crews work to realign and reconstruct the ramp, the Ohio... more »»

Would-be Reagan assassin John Hinkley set free

July 27, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — The man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full-time in Virginia, a judge has ruled. more »»

Steubenville council backs health department merger

July 27, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — City Council will vote Tuesday on a resolution to pursue negotiations with the Jefferson County District Advisory Council to merge the city and county health departments. more »»

Three bids received for main span of new Wellsburg to Brilliant bridge

July 27, 2016 CHARLESTON — Three bids, ranging from $131.02 million to $188.11 million were received for the new Wellsburg to Brilliant Ohio River bridge main span. more »»

Unkempt properties is focus in Mingo

July 27, 2016 MINGO JUNCTION —Village Council on Tuesday discussed ways to protect neighborhoods from unkempt properties. more »»

Local Sports

Meyer sees a little of 2014 in OSU

July 27, 2016 CHICAGO — Last year Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer warned his team against reliving and reflecting too much on the 2014 national championship season. more »»

Liriano, Bucs cannot hold lead in home loss

July 27, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Francisco Liriano admits there are times when the adrenaline is pumping so hard and his body feels so good it’s a struggle to take a breath, calm down and just pitc. more »»

Mickelson not close to being over runner-up in British Open

July 27, 2016 SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — If you thought two weeks was enough time for Phil Mickelson to get over his second-place finish in the British Open duel with Henrik Stenson, guess agai. more »»

Baltusrol is last chance for a 2016 major title

July 27, 2016 SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — Rory McIlroy took stock of his game and the shots required at Baltusrol and reached a most logical conclusion Tuesday. more »»

Dantonio: Quarterback race not settled

July 27, 2016 CHICAGO — Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio says Tyler O’Connor is in the lead to be the starting quarterback for the Spartans this season but that the race is not yet close to the finish... more »»


Mary Shaw

July 27, 2016 SHAW, Reverend Mary Yvette “Betty” M., 99, of Weirton, WV, passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Grand Haven, MI. She was born Oct. 24, 1916, in Houtzdale, PA. The daughter of the late Rev. Dr. more »»

Wilmer Lopus

July 27, 2016 LOPUS, Wilmer Calvin, of Richmond, OH, passed away July 24, 2016, at the age of 88. He was born Aug. 27, 1927, in Erie, PA, to Lt. Col. Lester and Calla Lopu. more »»

Bernard Collins

July 27, 2016 COLLINS, Bernard “Bernie” Lloyd, 81, of Wellsburg, WV, passed away July 26, 2016, at home. Visitation will be Thursday, July 28, 2016, from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 2 p.m. more »»

Cynthia Kish

July 27, 2016 KISH, Cynthia, passed away July 24, 2016. Arrangements are pending with Gregory-Martin Funeral Home, Steubenville, (740) 282-1234. more »»

Donald McFall

July 27, 2016 MCFALL, Donald W., Sr., 86 of Toronto, OH, passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016. There has been a change in location for his funeral service on Thursda. more »»


Celebrate ice cream, no matter the month

July 27, 2016 President Ronald Reagan was well known for his jelly bean jar, but did you know that in 1984, he designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday in that month as National Ice Cream... more »»

Community happenings

July 27, 2016 Lupus support group meeting is scheduled for Monday The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter will host its monthly lupus support group meeting on Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. more »»

W.Va. 4-H’ers travel abroad to learn and share culture

July 26, 2016 Hancock County’s own 4-H member Daniel Mayfield joined six other pioneering, college-age 4-H’ers as they ventured to Vietnam and Cambodia as part of the first West Virginia University Extension... more »»

Community happenings

July 26, 2016 Library branch to show ‘The Divergent Series: Allegiant’ FOLLANSBEE —The Follansbee Branch Library will show “The Divergent Series: Allegiant,” at 11 a.m. Thursday. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Relay for Life thanks supporters

July 24, 2016 To the editor: With our 2016 Relay for Life behind us, I would like to say thank you to all of the volunteers who participated in Relay for Life and our sponsors. more »»

Veterans honored during picnic

July 24, 2016 To the editor: An extraordinary event occurred on July 16 at Friendship Park. It was a day the Korean War veterans were honored along with veterans of all eras. more »»

Stand up for the preborn

July 24, 2016 To the editor: In the novel two-year-long campaign for the White House, the best the voting population can give us is two deeply flawed individuals. However, all flaws are relativ. more »»

Gentile stands for everyone

July 24, 2016 To the editor: State Sen. Lou Gentile, D-Steubenville, understands what it means to be a public servant. Gentile is someone who truly listens and cares about the people he represents. more »»

A positive aspect about our area

July 24, 2016 To the editor: While I could find some positive aspect of Jefferson County to write about every day of the year, my public appreciation of the staff of Trinity Health System is long overdue. more »»


EGCC welcomes new board members

July 24, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — Two Youngstown State University alumni are the newest members of Eastern Gateway Community College’s Board of Trustees. David H. Coy and Carter P. more »»

Rusty Bull Taco Co. open in Toronto

July 24, 2016 TORONTO — The Rusty Bull Taco Co., 803 Franklin St. more »»

Quick takes

July 24, 2016 RECOGNIZED: Eagle Manufacturing of Wellsburg has been named one of the nation’s top 50 brands in the area of hardware and building supplies by HBSDealer, a trade publicatio. more »»

Real Estate Transfers

July 17, 2016 The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: Edward and Mary Pleise to Lawrence Wilson Jr., 6.299 acres, Island Creek Township. Edna Pleise (deceased) to Edward Pleise, 6. more »»

New owner for Wellsburg Flower Shop

July 10, 2016 By WARREN SCOTT Staff writer WELLSBURG — The new owner of the Wellsburg Flower and Gift Shop enjoys interacting with people, and it’s one of the things he enjoys most about the business. more »»

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What the world needs now is Dr. King and RFK

July 11, 2016 Sometimes, right in the middle of Mass, God puts thoughts in my head that I have to get to write down as soon as I get home or I'll burst. The thought was one number. 1968. April 4, 1968, The Rev. more »

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