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Ohio rakes in $45M in online taxes

July 21, 2014 DAYTON — Online sales tax collections have hit an all-time high in Ohio this budget year, reaching $45 million, a 68 percent increase over the past five years. more »»


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Ohio rakes in $45M in online taxes

July 21, 2014 DAYTON — Online sales tax collections have hit an all-time high in Ohio this budget year, reaching $45 million, a 68 percent increase over the past five years. more »»

Tuition at most Ohio universities rises again

July 21, 2014 COLUMBUS — Tuition at 11 of Ohio’s 13 traditional, four-year public universities will rise this fall. more »»

Jammin’ on the Jamboree stage

July 21, 2014 Montgomery Gentry members, Eddie Montgomery, left, and Troy Gentry perform Sunday during the fourth and final day of the 2014 version of Jamboree in the Hills. more »»

Rib cook says his joy comes when he serves

July 21, 2014 SEVEN SPRINGS, Pa. — As a rib cook, Bill Ball travels across the country doing something that he loves — making people happ. more »»

Bleeding study to include Wheeling area

July 21, 2014 By SHELLEY HANSON Special to the Herald-Star WHEELING — Victims of traumatic injury in the Wheeling area could become part of a medical study aimed at preventing people from bleeding to death en... more »»

Local Sports

Colabella to Fletcher

July 22, 2014 BETHANY — As the former head coach at Bellaire High School, Jose Davis lost graduating senior Spencer Badia, who threw for more than 8,000 yards. more »»

Madonna trio preparing for Sunday’s annual OVAC game

July 22, 2014 BETHANY — Will Bowser, Nate Guio and Eliott Nero didn’t strut into the dorm at Bethany College with Madonna’s Class AAA state title trophy in tow. more »»

Bucs’ home win streak snapped

July 22, 2014 PITTSBURGH — A sharp Hyun-Jin Ryu and some clutch hitting enabled the Los Angeles Dodgers to overcome the absence of two top sluggers. more »»


July 22, 2014 Legion tourney starts Wednesday WEIRTON — Weirton American Legion Post 10 will kick off the annual Area 1 Legion Tournament Wednesday at Ed Bowman Field playing Moundsville. Weirton is the N. more »»

How sweep it is

July 21, 2014 PITTSBURGH — Taking the extra base was the key for the Pittsbur’gh Pirates in completing a three-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies. more »»


Lorraine Petrella

July 21, 2014 PETRELLA, Lorraine Mary Colesante, was called to her heavenly home on July 18, 2014, to join her first husband Adolph Paul Colesante who died July 20, 1977, and her son, Michael William Colesante wh... more »»

Olivia Marinos

July 21, 2014 MARINOS, Olivia, 89, of Warren, OH, previously of Streetsboro, OH, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, with her loving daughter and granddaughters at her side. more »»

Michael Shupe

July 21, 2014 SHUPE, Michael David, 58, of Steubenville, OH, passed away July 19, 2014, in East Liverpool, OH. He was born Oct. 19, 1955, in Baltimore, MD, a son of the late Chalmer and June Ann (Merriman) Shupe. more »»

Louise Curtis

July 21, 2014 CURTIS, Louise E. Upright, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, at the Weirton Medical Center. Born Dec. 31, 1928, in Lobstadt, Germany, Louise was a daughter of the late Max and Martha Lange Gremer. more »»

Robert Porter

July 21, 2014 PORTER, Robert L., 84, of Mingo Junction, OH, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Valley Hospice Care Center Nort. more »»


ADK Chapter celebrates America

July 21, 2014 WEIRTON — Alpha Delta Kappa Fidelis Gamma Chapter met July 3 at Williams Country Club with 11 members and one guest attending. more »»

Wellsburg 4th of July event winners are announced

July 21, 2014 WELLSBURG — Winners of various contests held during the Wellsburg 4th of July celebration have been announced. more »»

Community happenings

July 21, 2014 WHS Class of 1964 continues plans The Wintersville High School Class of 1964 reunion committee met June 27 with six members present to work on the souvenir booklet under the direction of Janet... more »»

Energy Express ready for tonight’s open house

July 21, 2014 WEIRTON — The Energy Express, a West Virginia University Extension summer reading and nutrition program, began June 23 with 48 children participating at Weir Middle School. more »»

Women’s golf news

July 20, 2014 BLACKMOOR The Blackmoor Monday Evening Golf League played a “three-gal, best ball” event on July 14. Winners of the event were Yuko Williams, Lacey Bennett and Linda Caput. more »»

Letters to the Editor

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 »»

Vietnam veterans thank community

July 20, 2014 To the editor: Our organization, the Vietnam Veterans Support Group Chapter 1, conducted a successful fundraising and community service project at the Wal-Mart store at the Fort Steuben Mall on June... more »»

Animal Welfare event a success

July 20, 2014 To the editor: The Jefferson County Animal Welfare League’s 40th anniversary “Around the World” dinner July 13 at St. more »»

Mandel’s behavior is offensive

July 20, 2014 To the editor: Josh Mandel’s behavior is atrocious and offensive to the public and abusive to us taxpayer. more »»

Question about statue placement

July 20, 2014 To the editor: This is concerning the placement of the Steelworker statue. 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 »»

U.S. millennials buy homes later

July 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — Don’t blame the millennial generation for lackluster home sales. more »»

Quick Takes

July 20, 2014 FUNDS RAISED: Neighborhood Hospitality In. 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 »»

Ohio News

Arizona execution drug case heads to Supreme Court

July 22, 2014 PHOENIX (AP) — A case challenging Arizona's refusal to reveal detailed information about the lethal drugs it plans to use to put an inmate to death is now headed to the U. more »»

New Goodyear airship to be called Wingfoot One

July 22, 2014 AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Ohio-based Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. more »»

Cow made of butter to be revealed at Ohio fair

July 22, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials unveiling butter sculptures of a cow and calf at the Ohio State Fair are ready to share names chosen for the pair after a social media contest. more »»

Man accused of enslaving woman to be sentenced

July 22, 2014 CLEVELAND (AP) — A man accused of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio is set to be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown. more »»

Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

July 22, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — New census data show working-class whites now make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, a demographic change that has both parties expanding their efforts to reach othe... more »»

National Sports

Clippers CEO and Shelly Sterling to testify

July 22, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is due to step into the battle of billionaires going on in probate court over the proposed sale of the Los Angeles... more »»

Big 12 commish's dire warning about pending change

July 22, 2014 DALLAS (AP) — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had a dire warning Monday for anyone who likes intercollegiate athletics the way they are now. more »»

LeBron James begins tour of China

July 22, 2014 BEIJING (AP) — LeBron James began his tour of China on Monday by exchanging gifts with another former child prodigy. more »»

Big Papi passes Yaz with 453rd career home run

July 22, 2014 TORONTO (AP) — Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has passed Boston great Carl Yastrzemski on baseball's career home run chart. more »»

Rockies place 1B Justin Morneau on 15-day DL

July 22, 2014 DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies placed first baseman Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list Monday with a strained neck. more »»

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