Local News

Bridge work could begin next month

STEUBENVILLE — The Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission has learned work on the new Ohio River bridge could begin next month. The project was among several, including the New Cumberland Route 2 bypass, discussed by the regional board on Wednesday. Mike Witherow, a ...

Rose Angelica honored at Josie Music Awards

MINGO JUNCTION — Country music artist Rose Angelica took top honors at the 2018 Josie Music Awards held Sept. 8 at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., winning Female Entertainer of the Year for Traditional Classic Country Music. Century ll Records in Nashville, the Mingo Junction woman’s ...

Regional roundup

City Police investigate shots fired STEUBENVILLE — City Police are investigating a report of shots being fired around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of South Seventh and Slack streets. Police reported a female had just picked up another person and was driving when she heard ...

Symphony to open with music of the Beach Boys

From staff reports WHEELING — Officials with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra have announced the first concert of the 2018-19 season — Surf’s Up! A Tribute to the Beach Boys, conducted by music director finalist Timothy Hankewich. The concert, also to feature guest artists Phil Dirt and ...

Neidengard’s joins an exclusive club

WINTERSVILLE — Neidengard’s Harley-Davidson, 284 Canton Road, joined an exclusive club Tuesday — it’s among very few Harley-Davidson dealerships to be owned by one family for 100 years. “One of the primary reasons the Harley-Davidson brand has such tremendous customer loyalty is ...

Mingo Junction planning commission says no to crematory

MINGO JUNCTION — The village’s planning commission voted 3-1 on Tuesday not to recommend a zoning change so Schuetz Funeral Home can install a crematorium. The vote not to recommend the change will be forwarded to village council for consideration at its meeting next Tuesday. Adam ...

Health board hears 2019 fee schedules

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Health Department on Tuesday heard the first reading of new fee schedules for 2019, with only the food service fees scheduled for an increase. Annette Stewart, assistant administrator, said the food service fees would be rising by about 15 percent. Final ...

Weirton eyes utility service expansion

WEIRTON — With economic growth expected to continue into the foreseeable future, Weirton officials are thinking about the need to grow the city’s utility services. During meetings Thursday of the Weirton Sanitary Board and Weirton Area Water Board, a task force was proposed to begin ...

Hancock dog park a step closer to reality

NEW CUMBERLAND — A planned dog park moved closer to being built after members of the Hancock County Commission Thursday approved a motion made by the Hancock County Parks and Recreation Board. The park board plans to place the dog park at the old softball field, located between the ...