Local News

Playground renovations completed in Wheeling

WHEELING — Although the weather is becoming less suitable for outdoor activity as winter approaches, new playgrounds in three Wheeling neighborhoods are ready for children to play. The city completed renovations on playgrounds in the neighborhoods of Greggsville, Overbrook and Owl Court ...

Regional roundup

Santa coming to Bloomingdale BLOOMINGDALE — Santa Claus will be coming to the village at 6 p.m. Saturday. Area residents can take part in the trim-a-tree event in front of the village building by bringing an ornament to help decorate the tree. Christmas caroling with Santa will follow ...

Organizers of the Nutcracker Village face tough decisions

STEUBENVILLE — The organizers of the Nutcracker Village and Advent Market are facing some tough decisions on its future — go big or stay small. Mark Nelson of Nelson’s of Steubenville, the manufacturer of the nutcrackers, said there were 37 nutcrackers during the first year. The number ...

Wintersville readies for 40th-annual children’s Christmas party

WINTERSVILLE — The village is getting ready for the 40th-annual Ray Laman Children’s Christmas Party, which is scheduled to be held Saturday at the Wintersville Fire and Rescue department on Luray Drive. Area children ages 10 and younger are invited to attend from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ...

Cracker plant subject of hearing

SHADYSIDE — Another public meeting regarding a proposed ethane cracker in Belmont County is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Shadyside Community Center, 50 E. 39th St., according to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The meeting will focus on a wastewater discharge permit for PTT ...

Salvation Army still in need of help for Christmas

WEIRTON — Christmas is fast approaching, and the Salvation Army is reaching out to the community to help make the holiday a little brighter for some local families. Each holiday season, in addition to food distributions and other services, the Salvation Army works to collect money, toys and ...

W.Va. Sen. Weld will push for return of veterans court

WHEELING — West Virginia Senate Majority Whip Ryan Weld believes a court that addresses the issues faced by veterans and those with mental illness again is needed in the state. When the Legislature convenes in January, he said he plans to introduce a measure re-establishing a Mental Health, ...

Government activities

GOVERNMENT ACTIVITIES 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 ...

Parade warms up downtown

STEUBENVILLE — The Christmas spirit warmed the crowd during a cold 2018 Eastern Gateway Sights and Sounds of Christmas: Nutcracker Magic Parade on Saturday. The parade lasted 90 minutes and featured 95 units, including four marching bands and 14 floats. “This was a wonderful ...

Area’s steel-making roots recreated

STEUBENVILLE — Larry Caniff is using bits of wood, paper and household cast-offs to recreate the Upper Ohio Valley’s steel-making roots in a downtown showroom. Caniff, a Steubenville resident, is a train buff. While he’s done his share of smaller models, his expertise is G-scale — ...