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Shop with a Cop

The Wintersville Police Department took part in the annual Shop with a Cop event Tuesday. According to officials, the department was able to help 82 children have a merry Christmas this year. Each child was allotted $100 to spend on his or her wish list. Shop with a Cop started in 1988 and ...

Commissioners’ panel outlines goals

STEUBENVILLE — The County Commissioner Association of Ohio is asking Gov.-elect Mike DeWine and the state Legislature to stop the financial bleed which is affecting all 88 counties. Jefferson County Commissioner Thomas Graham serves on the CCAO board of directors. He is one of 35 county ...

Wintersville mourns death of K-9 officer

WINTERSVILLE — Wintersville Police lost a beloved member of their department with Friday’s death of K-9 officer Milan, a 9-year-old Dutch Shepherd. Milan has been the partner and family member of Sgt. Shawn Gegick for the past seven years. He joined the force in July 2011 and was ...

Rivals team up for a cause

Edison and Buckeye Local high schools recently teamed up off the court to help collect toys for needy kids in their communities through the Paws to Help Santa Claus campaign. The schools had a deadline of Dec. 7, when they met on the basketball court, to collect the most toys, and the school ...

Job shadowing

About 20 juniors and seniors in the early childhood education program at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School recently completed job shadowing at Harrison North Elementary School in Scio, where they worked with pupils and got a taste of real life in the classroom. Instructor Becky ...

WJU students and staff make immersion trips

WHEELING — Several students and staff members from Wheeling Jesuit University traveled earlier this week to either Detroit or Pittsburgh for service-immersion experiences, coordinated and organized by the university’s Service for Social Action Center. This is the university’s first ...

Regional Roundup

Wintersville Finance Committee to meet WINTERSVILLE — The village’s Finance Committee will meet a 6 p.m. Monday. The topic will be a discussion about the budget. ICMS collecting for United Way MINGO JUNCTION — The Indian Creek Middle School Student Council is collecting money to ...

Oil and gas industry distrbutes toys

For the fifth year in a row, Ohio’s oil and gas industry is partnering with the Toys for Tots Foundation to distribute toys throughout Southeastern Ohio. Officials with Ascent Resources, in conjunction with the Ohio Oil and Gas Association, on Tuesday distributed toys to children at Grace ...

AC project at Towers almost complete

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County commissioners are about a month away from seeing the completion of the installation of the new heating, ventilation and air conditioning system at the Towers at 500 Market St. Commissioners on Thursday approved an additional $19,975 contract with WAE of ...

Ohio’s first marijuana dispensary OK’d to open

WINTERSVILLE — The first medical marijuana dispensary in the Buckeye State to be given the green light is located in the village. Officials announced Wednesday CY-Plus located at 180 Main St. is the first of 56 state-licensed medical marijuana outlets to receive a certificate of ...