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Duo to collect toys for hospitalized children

STEUBENVILLE — Retired Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Ed Weigand and retired patrol dispatcher Diane Holubeck again are collecting toys that will be given this Christmas to patients at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh. Holubeck and Weigand have been collecting the toys at the ...

TRUANCY PROGRAM — The Jefferson County Juvenile Court is working to curb the problem of children missing school by placing four school liaisons in the school districts throughout the county. The liaisons work with school officials, students and parents to get to the root of the problem causing area children to miss school. Participating are, from left, front, Juvenile Judge Joseph Corabi and Bill Beattie, Edison Local School District superintendent, and, back, Sean Tucker, lead liaison; and liaisons Steve Eft, Denise Rusnak and Gregg Bahen.
-- Mark Mlaw

Group wants children back in school

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Juvenile Court has been working to get children back to school, and, more importantly, finding out why they have been truant. Juvenile Judge Joseph Corabi said he was stunned at the number of truancy cases before the court when he took office two years ...

School district to ask again for support on bond issue

WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek Local School District will make another attempt to pass a bond issue. Supporters gathered in the high school cafeteria last week during a community outreach meeting to discuss the narrow defeat of a 6.49-mill bond issue in the November election. The bond ...

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SHS Alumni Association to meet STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville High School Alumni Association will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Scaffidi’s Restaurant and Tavern in Steubenville.

Government calendar

To encourage citizen participation in local government, this calendar listing the meeting times and places of public agencies will appear every Monday. To list an event, call the Herald-Star newsroom at (740) 283-4711 or send a fax to (740) 284-7355. This week’s meetings ...

Members of the Steubenville High School football team and cheerleaders are all smiles after the trophy presentation following 
the team’s 50-36 victory over Clinton-Massie to capture the 2017 Division IV state championship. - Michael D. McElwain

2017 STATE CHAMPS!

STEUBENVILLE — The hugs and smiles could be seen everywhere in Harding Stadium Saturday night as thousands of Steubenville High School fans cheered and clapped for the 2017 Big Red state champions. High School Athletic Director Lynn Meyer served as the emcee for the welcome party, giving ...

HONOREES — The Franciscan University of Steubenville Association honored three university professors Saturday night during the organization’s 68th annual dinner. Posing for photographs before the dinner were, from left, Professor Mary F. Salter, Franciscan University of Steubenville President the Rev. Sean O. Sheridan, Professor Floyd L. Cogley, Mike Florak, executive director of community relations and Professor Mary Lucille Smith. - Dave Gossett

Founders’ Association honors three professors

STEUBENVILLE — Three retired Franciscan University of Steubenville professors were honored at the school’s 68th-annual Founders’ Association Dinner Saturday evening. Education Professors Floyd L. Cogley Jr. and Mary Lucille Smith and Professor Mary F. Salter, a 1970 graduate of the ...

MARKER FOUND — Wheeling resident Robert “Bob” Lally shows where he found an old railroad marker nearly buried in the hillside along Heritage Trail. - Scott McCloskey

A piece of railroad history uncovered

WHEELING — It has been years since the rumble of trains sounded through Wheeling’s landscape, chugging alongside the rolling Ohio River. Long gone are the rails that many rode to and from far-away destinations or walked along in leaner times. The coal trains of yesterday have been ...

WORKING SHIFT AT STORE — James Ritchie takes a minute to pose during his work shift at Giant Eagle in Calcutta. - Contributed

Young man’s wish list: Truck, girlfriend, job

CALCUTTA — A driver’s license. A pickup truck. A cell phone. A girlfriend. A job. Many a young man would be quite satisfied to check all those boxes on his wish list by age 22. James Ritchie certainly is. His family lent assistance, as most families do, on the first three. The job ...

ENJOYING THE RINK — Local hockey youth get some ice time at Wheeling Park’s skating rink. - Joselyn King

Group aims to build ice rinks in Ohio Valley

WHEELING — A group promoting hockey has plans to bring more ice rinks to West Virginia, and this could involve establishing a relationship with the Ohio County Development Authority to build one in conjunction with a proposed sports complex at the Highlands. Ohio County Commissioner Randy ...