Local News

‘Operation Street Smart’ tries to battle drug abuse

WHEELING — Area health care and law enforcement representatives sharpened their “street smarts” regarding illegal drug use Monday during an all-day seminar held at Wheeling Hospital. John Sebring, Wheeling Hospital director of safety and security, said about 110 individuals representing ...

fest of sound

Sleighful of holiday music events planned

WHEELING — Area residents have plenty of opportunities to get in the mood for the holiday season with a variety of musical events planned throughout the region. One of the most highly anticipated musical events of the season is Wheeling Park High School’s Festival of Sound, featuring ...

Entertainment briefs

‘On the Air: For Christmas’ set WEIRTON —The Ohio Valley Cloak and Dagger Co., in partnership with Striplight Theatre, will present “Cloak & Dagger On the Air: For Christmas” at 7 p.m. on Dec. 16 at the Ashley Marie Theatre at 3383 Main St. The production will feature live ...

Entertainment calendar

¯ Dec. 22 — Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Winter Tour 2017 “The Ghost of Christmas Eve,” 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, www.livenation.com. ¯ Feb. 12 — An Acoustic Evening with Trey Anastasio, Byham Theatre, Pittsburgh, www.livenation.com.

Briefs

Man arrested in dealership break-in STEUBENVILLE — City Police arrested Stephen M. Stock, 46, of 937 Broadway Blvd. on Wednesday in connection with the break-in of a Wellsburg car dealership. Wellsburg Police reported a robber drove a vehicle into a garage door, knocking it off its track, ...

A FONTANINI VISIT — Mark Nelson, left, and Kevin Jordan, retail store manager for Nelson Fine Art, stand in front of a display of Fontanini Heirloom Nativity items that are on sale at the Lincoln Avenue store. Emanuele Fontanini will make an appearance at Nelson’s from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to sign Fontanini-crafted items. 
-- Dave Gossett

Italian craftsman Fontanini to visit Nelson Fine Art shop

STEUBENVILLE — Emanuele Fontanini, a fourth- generation member of the Italian family that has crafted nativity figurines since 1908, will make a two-hour appearance at Nelson’s Fine Art on Lincoln Avenue Friday afternoon. According to Kevin Jordan, retail store manager, Fontanini will be ...

Steubenville council OKs Garfield district

STEUBENVILLE — City Council approved the Garfield Avenue Neighborhood Conservation District Tuesday night during a relatively quiet meeting. Council also approved changes to a current ordinance requiring property owners to register all rental units and to notify the city if their address or ...

SVRTA offers bus trips to Pittsburgh

STEUBENVILLE — The Steel Valley Regional Transit Authority will offer bus service from the Fort Steuben Mall to Weirton Medical Center and areas in Allegheny County, Pa., including Settler’s Ridge at Giant Eagle and the Mall at Robinson near the food court, as well as TJ Maxx at the ...

THREAT SENTENCE — Jami L. Anderson, 29, of Steubenville was sentenced to 12 months in jail on Tuesday by retired Judge John Mark Solovan after Anderson pleaded guilty to intimidation of a public official. Anderson confronted and threatened Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin outside the courthouse on Sept. 13.
-- Mark Law

Woman faces year in jail in threat to prosecutor Hanlin

STEUBENVILLE — Jami L. Anderson, 29, of Steubenville was sentenced to a year in jail on Tuesday by retired Judge John Mark Solovan after Anderson pleaded guilty to intimidation of a public official involving threats she made to Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin outside the courthouse on ...

THE SHERIFF’S MUSTACHE — Danica Mills clips the curls of Hancock County Sheriff Ralph Fletcher’s iconic handlebar mustache Tuesday following the announcement of a donation of more than $8,000 through a No Shave November fundraiser held by local law enforcement officers. Mills raised nearly $600 through a door-to-door collection. Fletcher has had the handlebars for decades and used a depiction of the mustache on signs during his most recent political campaign.
-- Craig Howell

Charity clips handlebars, helps children

NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County law enforcement officials have raised nearly $9,000 to benefit youth dealing with illnesses, injuries and more, all as part of this year’s No Shave November fundraiser. Officers from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, Weirton Police Department, New ...