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Personnel issues before Wellsburg Council

By WARREN SCOTT Staff writer WELLSBURG — City Council on Tuesday agreed to reimburse city employees for job-related training and were advised of efforts to employ the city’s prevention resource officer at Brooke County’s new middle school. Council approved the addition of a section ...

SPEAKING TO THE HOUSE — West Virginia Legislative Services Photo Delegate Shawn Fluharty, D-Ohio, speaks on the floor of the House of Delegates Tuesday at the Capitol in Charleston.

W.Va. says 2 percent raise for teachers is enough

By JOSELYN KING Staff writer WHEELING — The West Virginia House of Delegates on Tuesday cautiously approved raises for state police, teachers and school personnel, with many lawmakers saying the raises weren’t enough. They said the raises are comparable to “handing out Christmas ...

Drug addiction panel set at Wheeling Jesuit

From staff reports WHEELING — Panelists from Wheeling Jesuit University and the community will address how to help those suffering from drug addiction during a panel discussion at the university today. Alumni, faculty and a student from WJU, along with a reporter from the Huntington ...

Regional roundup

City man sentenced for drug possession STEUBENVILLE — Lawrence R. Luke, 53, of 732 N. Sixth St. was sentenced to 90 days in the county jail on Wednesday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after Luke pleaded guilty to a drug charge. Luke was charged with felony ...

Cordray accepts endorsement of 3rd former rival in Ohio gov. race

COLUMBUS (AP) — A third Democrat left the Ohio governor’s race on Wednesday and endorsed former consumer watchdog Richard Cordray. Former state Rep. Connie Pillich said she made her decision over the weekend after Ohio Republican Party leaders voted to endorse Attorney General Mike DeWine ...

Presidents Day closings

Here is a list of closings of government offices and agencies and trash collection schedules for Presidents Day: ¯ Brooke County Courthouse will be closed. ¯ Brooke County Public Library will be open. ¯ Brooke County Senior Center will be closed. ¯ Follansbee Branch Library will be ...

Ash Wednesday

And unto dust, you shall return

Monsignor Kurt Kemo, right, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church in Wintersville, makes a sign of the cross in ashes on the forehead of the Rev. Michael Gossett. Today is Ash Wednesday, which opens Lent, the period of penitence and fasting for Catholics and other Christian ...

City now offering ‘Code Red’ sign-up

STEUBENVILLE — The city’s website now includes a section for cell-phone-only households to sign up to receive reverse 911 calls. The issue arose during the January water crisis, when downtown was without water and faced boil orders. Landline phones receive calls from the 911 system in ...

Mingo council discusses pet ordinance

MINGO JUNCTION — Village Council on Tuesday discussed work on an ordinance to protect pets during extreme cold and hot spells and the work of a consortium of water and sewer departments in the county. Village Administrator Bob Smith said the ordinance to protect pets is progressing. A ...

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Steubenville library project begins

Demolition began Tuesday on the garage facing Slack Street at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County as part of a major renovation and expansion project at the main library building. The $3.7 million renovation will include making the library more readily handicap accessible as ...