Local News

Rains force shut down of water treatment plant

CHESTER — City officials continue to assess city streets following periods of heavy rain Sunday and Monday that quickly resulted in partial flooding. According to Chief John Hissam of the Chester Volunteer Fire Department, there are three primary areas in the city prone to flooding — the ...

Southern Local schools resume all–day classes following HVAC issue

SALINEVILLE — Students in the Southern Local School District resumed full class days on Monday following three early dismissals due to air conditioning issues. Superintendent Tom Cunningham said the 18-year-old HVAC unit failed the previous Wednesday following a suspected ground shift that ...

9-11 victim remembered

Wellsville Fire Chief Barry Podwel placed some flowers, presented by Eleanor Salter, left, in memory of her daughter, Cathy Salter, at the Cathy Salter Memorial on Lisbon Street on Tuesday, the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, which claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 after planes ...

Regional roundup

Texas man pleads to sexual abuse WELLSBURG — A Lamarque, Texas, man pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of sexual abuse by a custodian and was sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison. Jim G. Kadin, 56, was sentenced after entering into a plea agreement reached by his attorneys, William Brogan ...

Bransfield resigns amid allegations

WHEELING — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of the Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, and has ordered the archbishop of Baltimore to investigate allegations that Bransfield sexually harassed adults, church officials said today. Pope Francis ...

Recovery breakfast a way to reach out

STEUBENVILLE — The Family Recovery Center, a drug and behavioral health treatment facility at 1010 N. Sixth St, held a “recovery breakfast” Wednesday for the community. The breakfast was a way for interested community members and other social service providers in the area to learn ...

Housing occupancy requirements discussed

STEUBENVILLE — The city Planning and Zoning Commission anticipates continuing a discussion during its October meeting about housing occupancy requirements and how they relate to neighborhood parking and overcrowding and other issues. Urban Projects Director Chris Petrossi brought the issue ...

Toronto shooting yields murder indictment

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County grand jury on Wednesday returned 11 indictments, including a Toronto murder case and a theft of cemetery vases worth more than $100,000 in Wintersville. Logan J. Cain, 20, of 716 Daniels St., Toronto, was indicted on charges of murder and aggravated ...

Man missing since Sept. 4 found dead

BLOOMINGDALE — A Washington, Pa., man last seen on Sept. 4 as he left home for a fishing trip to Eastern Ohio was found dead in Jefferson County on Wednesday. According to information released by the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Canton Township resident Anthony R. Goudy was operating a 2008 ...

Plans to refurbish ballfields at Belleview move forward

STEUBENVILLE — Plans are proceeding to refurbish two ballfields at Belleview Park this fall. Recreation Director Lori Fetherolf told the city Board of Parks and Recreation Wednesday evening, meeting at Belleview Park, that she expects the price to be a little more than the $30,000 that was ...