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Area celebrates the Fourth

July 5, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — City residents celebrated the nation’s birthday with neighborhood parades, a free senior luncheon, free swimming at the Belleview Pool, cookouts, softball games and of course the... more »»


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Area celebrates the Fourth

July 5, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — City residents celebrated the nation’s birthday with neighborhood parades, a free senior luncheon, free swimming at the Belleview Pool, cookouts, softball games and of course the... more »»

Geddis praised, remembered at lane dedication

July 5, 2015 TORONTO — Family, friends and other gathered near the City Municipal Building Saturday for the dedication of the John F. Geddis Memorial Lane. more »»

Toronto hosts Gem City Day, Mike Shuma 5K

July 5, 2015 TORONTO — From a run/walk in the morning dedicated to healthy hearts to a spectacular fireworks display in the evening, the Gem City was celebrating the Fourth of July Saturday with a slew of... more »»

Run to Remember

July 5, 2015 Participants in the U.S. Coast Guard Foundation Run to Remember Saturday lined up for the run and walk through downtown Steubenville to kick off the city’s Fourth of July activities.. more »»

Weirton holds variety of events to celebrate Fourth

July 5, 2015 WEIRTON — The Weirton community celebrated its independence with a variety of sights, sounds and color Saturday, kicking off with the city’s annual Fourth of July parade. more »»

Local Sports

Locke down

July 5, 2015 PITTSBURGH — A lack of efficiency with his pitches was the reason Jeff Locke failed to get past the fifth inning in his previous two starts despite giving up a combined three runs. more »»

Going overseas

July 5, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Almost a decade ago, friends of Steubenville Big Red boys soccer coach Greg Bowers took an overseas trip to play soccer for two weeks with several players from Lima, Ohio. more »»

Barrett steps down after 53 years

July 5, 2015 WEIRTON — When the school bells ring at Madonna High School in August, things will be a little bit different at the 60-year old school because William “Mr. more »»

Off to college

July 5, 2015 Edison High School graduate Ethan Shannon, flanked by his parents Ernie and Connie Shannon, will continue his academic and athletic careers at Bethany College, where he will study physical therapy... more »»

U.S. women hope history will not repeat

July 5, 2015 VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the Women’s World Cup title match in Germany. more »»


Barbara DiBattista

July 5, 2015 Barbara (Bobbie Jo) DiBattista, 60, of Follansbee died peacefully at Weirton Medical Center on Friday, July 3, 2015. She was born on July 24, 1954 in Steubenville, Ohio, daughter of the late George S. more »»

Edward Thorn

July 5, 2015 Edward “Eddie” Thorn, 81, of Steubenville, passed away July 2, 2015. He was born on Dec 22, 1933, to the union of the late Julius and Beatrice Thorn in Steubenville, Ohio. more »»

LaVonne Balint

July 5, 2015 LaVonne June (Regan) Balint, 81, of Wellsburg, W.Va., passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015 at Weirton Medical Center, Weirton, W.Va. LaVonne was born on June 18, 1934 in Follansbee, W.Va. more »»

Mary Hanson

July 5, 2015 Mary K. Hanson, 88, of Wrightsville and longtime resident of Steubenville, OH, died Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Hospice and Community Care, Mt. Joy. She was the wife of the late Richard L. Hanso. more »»

Michael Mularcik

July 5, 2015 Michael Henry “Mike” Mularcik was called to the Heavenly Father on June 27, 2015. Born July 29, 1941, the son of the late Michael Joseph and Mary Lee Chinksa Mularcik, he was 73 years of age. more »»


Campus news

July 5, 2015 Bethany College The following area students were named to the spring president’s list at Bethany College: Allison Cipoletti, Wellsburg; Anne Taylor, Bethany; and Shelva Burns, Weirton. more »»

Community calendar

July 5, 2015 (EDITOR’S NOTE: The community calendar is only as accurate as the information provided to it. more »»

Women’s golf news

July 5, 2015 BLACKMOOR Die-hard Blackmoor Lady League golfers showed up and played on what was a rainy evening on June 29. Lori Szymanek had low gross and long drive on hole No. 4. more »»

Valley Hospice plans Memorial Butterfly Releases in August

July 4, 2015 Valley Hospice will host two uplifting evenings dedicated to remembering and celebrating the memory of loved ones. The 11th-annual Valley Hospice Memorial Butterfly Releases will be held Aug. more »»

Taste of Quinn offered variety

July 4, 2015 From staff reports STEUBENVILLE — The annual Taste of Quinn was held June 27 at the Quinn A.M.E. Church on 515 North S. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Looking for a good president

July 5, 2015 To the editor: The 2016 presidential campaign is well under way, even though it’s about a year too early. The name-calling, mudslinging and lying has started. more »»

From tragedy to triumph

July 5, 2015 To the editor: Everyone was horrified when we heard news of the Charleston church massacre. more »»

Questions about being truthful

July 5, 2015 To the editor: As a young attorney for the House Judiciary Committee investigating Watergate, Hil-liar-ry Clinton was fired by her supervisor, Democrat Jerry Zeifma. more »»

Help needed in Glen Robbins

July 5, 2015 To the editor: I’m writing because of a little park that is in the town of Glen Robbins. It is in need of some major repair work. more »»

Indian Creek golf outing a success

June 28, 2015 To the editor: Indian Creek would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for donating their time and making a contribution. more »»


SUVs, muscle cars help auto industry maintain momentum

July 5, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — Americans again bought vehicles that sit up high and come loaded with features like backup cameras and smartphone capabilities in June. Horsepower was also in; gas-sipping not so muc. more »»

Huntington Bank announces special offer for homebuyers

July 5, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Huntington Bank is launching an initiative to help get local residents into homes of their own with a special offer designed to relieve some of the financial burdens associated with... more »»

Quick Takes

July 5, 2015 CERTIFIED: Michele Swan, MSN, FNP-BC, CNSC, a member of Dr. Himanshu P. Desai’s team at Trinity Digestive and Nutrition Center, has achieved her board certification in nutrition suppor. more »»

Shell secures authorization in Arctic drilling

July 5, 2015 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell has secured another federal authorization as it pursues plans to drill exploration wells in the Arctic waters off the Alaska coast. The U.S. more »»

Trade schools run risk of losing financial aid

July 5, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out “impatient” individuals who have “few people in their lives who care about the. more »»

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Glenn Miller played in the rain, and car interiors left scars

June 22, 2015 Something's been bugging me since I received the notice via the Herald-Star app Friday afternoon (if you subscribe, you get breaking news updates right to your smartphone, folks) that the Army band... more »

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