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Mission back-to-school bash

The Rev. Ashley Steele, executive director of Urban Mission Ministries, welcomed a large crowd that turned out Thursday for the four-hour annual back-to-school bash in downtown Steubenville. Steele opened with a prayer acknowledging that each of the more than 1,000 bookbags filled with school ...

DIALYSIS TREATMENT — U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, talks with George Parikakis of Toronto at the DaVita Steubenville Dialysis Center on Thursday. Johnson toured the facility and discussed surrounding patients with care, since people with end-stage renal disease can have a multitude of medical problems that can result in them having to take numerous medications and can lead to an increased risk of hospitalization.
-- Mark Law

Johnson tours DaVita dialysis center

STEUBENVILLE — U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, toured the DaVita dialysis center on Thursday, talking with patients and administrators about the challenges of treating people with end-stage renal disease. Kelly Wilson, facility administrator, and Mike O’Rourke, group administrator, ...

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An evening of pop, country and rock

Thursday evening’s showers didn’t dampen the spirits of the many who listened to a mix of pop, country and rock performed by Vanessa Campagna and Jeff Jimmerson and Airborne. Campagna and Jimmerson and his band, Airborne, performed together and separately to close out this year’s free ...

County considers return of contract with Head Start

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday discussed the Head Start program and the chances of that group’s contract returning to the county. The county Community Action Council lost the $2 million Head Start contract in 2014 to the Columbiana County CAC. Mike ...

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FUN TIMES  AT THE FAIR — Russell Campbell, 83, of Richmond stands by the grain wagon renovated by and belonging to Curt Glenn of Irondale. Growing up on a dairy farm, Campbell remembers the machinery used back then and raising dairy calves for 4-H. He also recalls memories of past county fairs.
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Russell Campbell has fond fair memories

SMITHFIELD — Russell Campbell, 83, of Richmond recently recalled his 4-H experiences at the Jefferson County Fair when it was located in the village of Smithfield many years ago. In his youth, he entered dairy calves as livestock projects, he remembered while recently seated in the air ...

Former city employee files lawsuit

WEIRTON — A former employee of the city’s parks department has filed a civil suit against the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation, seeking to receive payment for unused sick time. Attorney Daniel McCune, of law firm Sellitti, Nogay and McCune, filed the civil case in June on behalf of ...

OFFERING THOUGHTS — Weirton business representatives and residents were at the Millsop Community Center Wednesday as part of two focus group discussions on economic development and downtown revitalization. The discussions were part of ongoing efforts to update Weirton’s Comprehensive Development Plan.

Focus groups discuss Weirton’s future

WEIRTON — Weirton has opportunities before it, but work is needed to reach the city’s potential. That was the consensus of two focus group meetings held at the Millsop Community Center Wednesday as part of ongoing efforts to update Weirton’s Comprehensive Development Plan. Amy Wiles, ...

Brooke EDA discusses business strategies

WELLSBURG — An upcoming event in which existing and aspiring business owners will compete for money to develop their ideas and strategies to encourage other new entrepreneurs was discussed Wednesday by the Brooke County Economic Development Authority. Jacie Ridgely, coordinator for the ...

CHEMICAL DEVELOPMENT — John Payne, spokesman for an unnamed chemical refinery company spoke to Tiltonsville Council and residents about possible development plans in the area on Tuesday.

Tiltonsville cautious about chemical plant development

TILTONSVILLE — Tiltonsville residents and officials are being cautious about a possible downstream oil and gas company coming into the area. They are asking the undisclosed company, represented by East Liverpool resident John Payne, to be transparent about all plans at a future townhall ...

Regional roundup

Board of elections certifies candidates STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Board of Elections on Thursday certified the petitions submitted by candidates for the Nov. 7 general election. The board didn’t have to reject any of the petitions. The voter registration deadline is Oct. ...