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Officials say more Ohioans are using — and dying from — heroin abuse

July 13, 2014 Users have described it as a highly addictive drug that produces a surge of euphoria, or rush. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has defined its use as an “urgent public health crisis. more »»


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Officials say more Ohioans are using — and dying from — heroin abuse

July 13, 2014 Users have described it as a highly addictive drug that produces a surge of euphoria, or rush. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has defined its use as an “urgent public health crisis. more »»

Addicts give signs of the downward spiral

July 13, 2014 If the signs seem to be there, you might want to take a second look and explore the possibility that your loved one has a drug problem, possibly an opiate addiction. more »»

Community Days continues today

July 13, 2014 FOLLANSBEE — The various units in the Follansbee Community Days Parade represented some of the many things in which residents of the city, and all of Brooke County, take pride. more »»

25-Year Club remembers steel days

July 13, 2014 WEIRTON — Hundreds of former Weirton Steel employees gathered at the Serbian Picnic Grounds Saturday to reminisce about their days at the steel mill and catch up on the lives of their former... more »»

Israelis widen list of targets to civilians

July 13, 2014 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel on Saturday widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties and announced... more »»

Local Sports

Take me home, country roads

July 13, 2014 MORGANTOWN — Liz Repella has gone home. more »»

Steubenville, Weirton split doubleheader

July 13, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville Post 33 and Weirton Post 10 split a doubleheader Saturday at Vaccaro FIeld. more »»

Ohio, West Virginia announce OVAC linemen

July 13, 2014 WHEELING — No matter the year, the Rudy Mumley OVAC All-Star Game comes down to the play in the trenches. more »»

Depew loves the versatility

July 13, 2014 WHEELING — B.J. Depew spends a lot of his time watching film of offensive and defensive linemen. more »»

LeBron James returns to Cavs: ‘I’m coming home’

July 12, 2014 CLEVELAND — If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go. To Ohio. Home. more »»


Denise Zapolnik

July 13, 2014 Denise Ann Zapolnik, 58, of Seminole, FL, beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and friend, passed away on Thursday, June 26, 2014. Denise was born on June 22, 1956, in Steubenville, O. more »»

Joy Miller

July 13, 2014 Joy Lynn (Robinson) Miller, 37, of Wellsburg, WV, passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at UMPC — Montefiore, Pittsburgh, PA, after a battle with cancer. more »»

Stanley Georgiafandis

July 13, 2014 Stanley G. Georgiafandis, 85, of Steubenville died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Trinity West. He was born March 16, 1929, in Chicago, IL. He is the son of the late George and Mary Georgiafandis. more »»

Eugenia Dobrin

July 13, 2014 Eugenia “Jennie” Dobrin, 90, formerly of Weirton, WV, who resided at Country Club Manor, Steubenville, OH, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville, OH. more »»

Carolyn Walter

July 13, 2014 Carolyn S. (Kish) Walter, 65, of Martins Ferry, OH, July 10, 2014 Visitation Monday 1-4 and 5-8 p.m. and Tuesday 10 a.m. until service at 11a.m. at Wilson Funeral Home, Brookside, OH. more »»


Women’s golf news

July 13, 2014 BLACKMOOR On July 7, the Blackmoor Ladies Golf League played a “Throw Out Two Worse Holes” event. Lucy Karran and Lacy Bernett tied for the win. Denise Augustine and Linda Caputo tied for low putt. more »»

Campus news

July 13, 2014 University of Minnesota Crookston John Hissom of New Cumberland recently graduated from the University of Minnesota Crookston. more »»

Community calendar

July 13, 2014 (EDITOR’S NOTE: The community calendar is only as accurate as the information provided to it. more »»

First Christian Church to mark 188 years

July 12, 2014 The First Christian Church of Steubenville, located at 220 N. Fourth St., will be marking 188 years of continued Christian ministry in Steubenville with a special celebration on July 27. The Rev. more »»

What’s going on throughout the area

July 12, 2014 Chapel to host annual carnival The Wintersville Community Chapel, 27 Ward Drive, Wintersville, will host its annual carnival from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday. more »»

Letters to the Editor

Ferguson stands up for area

July 13, 2014 To the editor: As a retired ORMET worker, let me begin by saying how excited I am that the old plant just got purchased. more »»

Vigilance still required

July 13, 2014 To the editor: In spite of the Supreme Court’s limited advocacy of religious freedom, now is not the time for Christians to relax vigilance. more »»

Many helped with new business

July 13, 2014 To the editor: We couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome from the public when our doors opened at Sincerely Yogurt in Hollywood City Center. Our customers seem truly excited to have us here. more »»

Thoughts on our current state

July 13, 2014 To the editor: I have a friend, Stefan, who lives in Germany. more »»

Send illegals to Washington

July 13, 2014 To the editor: In May 2011, Barrack Obama went to El Paso, Texas. There he announced that the borders were secure. more »»


Beth McVay’s design business celebrates 25th year

July 13, 2014 STEUBENVILLE – Beth McVay opened her interior design business on Jan. 1, 1984, and in the 30 years since she has worked on thousands of projects in the Tri-State Area and beyond. more »»

Subscribers could win iPad Mini

July 13, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Subscribers to the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times will have a chance to win an iPad Mini during a July promotional drive. more »»

Quick Takes

July 13, 2014 ACCREDITED: Weirton Medical Center’s Breastcare Team has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology. more »»

Elite under new ownership

July 6, 2014 WINTERSVILLE — Elite Physical Therapy and Fitness Center, 115 Main St., is under new ownership, offering physical therapy for those with chronic or short-term health issues. more »»

Merger expands mental help service

July 6, 2014 BETHESDA — A new alliance in the fight to cope with behavioral and mental health problems promises increased opportunities for Ohio Valley residents in need. more »»

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