Local News

Salem companies listed as suppliers for General Motors

SALEM — Three Salem-area companies are listed as automotive suppliers for General Motors, and at least one is not feeling negative effects from the recently announced plan to shutter the Lordstown plant. There is also a chance the plant could remain open to produce a different vehicle, ...

Mingo Junction is preparing for a visit from Santa Claus

MINGO JUNCTION — The village is preparing for a visit from the big man himself on Wednesday, when the 10th-annual children’s Christmas party is slated. The event is being held at 4:30 p.m. at Hill Elementary School, 2220 Wilson Ave., and is open to children in grades kindergarten ...

Regional roundup

Retail sales show increase STEUBENVILLE — Gross sales in Jefferson County increased by 7 percent percent in September compared to the same period last year. Jefferson County Treasurer Raymond M. Agresta said gross sales for September totaled $79.05 million, generating $1,185,781 in ...

Dollar Tree opening downtown in January

STEUBENVILLE — A nationally known discount chain, Dollar Tree, is moving into the old Rite Aid location on North Fifth Street. The Virginia-based chain confirmed the decision, saying the 10,787-square-foot store is scheduled to open in late January. “I’m excited, especially for the ...

Port authority to review new goals, progress

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Port Authority will hold its fifth-annual breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday at Froehlich’s Classic Corner. Evan Scurti, port authority executive director, said the meeting will review highlights of the port authority’s activities throughout the ...

Park board members approved

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County commissioners on Tuesday discussed issues, including members of the park board. Jill Nixon, Walter Ferguson and Luke Diserio were approved as continuing members of the park board, with Chapman Neely being a new addition. When the floor opened, Franklin Fire ...

Ohio Valley recalls brushes with President George H.W. Bush

WHEELING — Former President George H.W. Bush was a man who admitted when a letter “brought tears to his eyes.” He also acknowledged misspelling the word “eyes” when replying to the same letter, recalled Frankie Carnes, chairwoman of the Belmont County Board of Elections. Carnes was ...

Justice recounts 1994 trip to Wheeling during snowstorm

WHEELING — A visit to Wheeling last week on a snowy, winter day had West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice remembering his father, a trip he made to the Friendly City nearly 25 years ago and how a business opportunity here positively changed the course of the family’s coal business. Justice ...

Catholic schools team up to feed the hungry

Catholic schools in the Wheeling and Weirton areas are teaming up to combat hunger during the holiday season and year-round. Students and staff at eight Catholic schools are part of a collaborative effort to collect, sort and deliver canned food for charities that aid those who are ...

Man found guilty on firearms and trespassing charges

EAST LIVERPOOL — A St. Clair Township man was found guilty Tuesday in East Liverpool Municipal Court of a firearms charge and trespassing on the former Riverview Florist property in November. With a number of family members in the courtroom and represented by attorney Chris Amato, Dillon ...