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Smithfield Spartans hold an all school alumni reunion

SMITHFIELD — The annual Smithfield Spartans All School Alumni Reunion recently brought together classes from 1958 and 1968 for their reunions and was held with 140 present. There were two from the Class of 1948 present, Jean Sabo Digman and Nancy Congressi Pozar. Lamont McCoy gave the ...

Orchard family owned since 1917

The Packer family was presented a framed certificate from the Ohio Department of Agriculture and signed by Gov. John Kasich for having an orchard that had been in the family since 1917, making it a centennial orchard. The presentation was made at the Jefferson County Fair opening ceremonies ...

Livestock sale among fair highlights

SMITHFIELD — The Jefferson County Junior Fair started off with the sale of 173 market hogs in a change of sale procedure Saturday at the fairgrounds at Friendship Park. The livestock sale was one of the earliest ending sales in many years, ending just before 8 p.m., according to ...

Toronto police look for answers

TORONTO — A Toronto man is in critical condition and a Steubenville teen could face a charge of felonious assault following a shooting in the 500 block of North Seventh Street Saturday evening. City Police confirmed the victim is Dylan Monroe, 18, of Toronto, who was transported by medical ...

Charges are pending after shots fired

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department reported charges are pending against a Richmond-area woman who allegedly fired two shots from a rifle following a domestic dispute early Sunday morning. The sheriff’s department was called to 693 township Road 218, Richmond, ...

Get ready for football

Brooke head coach Mac McLean has fun with George Makricostas (44) and Billy McKinney during the team’s media day earlier this month. The Bruins open their season Thursday when they host Wheeling Park. You can get ready for the season by reading The Gridiron, our annual high school football ...

Traffic commission looking at speeding concern in Weirton

WEIRTON — The Weirton Traffic Commission is looking into complaints of speeding on two city streets, looking into a few options suggested by the area’s councilman. Ward 1 Councilman Tim Connell spoke to commissioners Thursday, saying he had received comments from residents of 10th Street ...

Health fair

C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc.’s Family Medical Care Community Health Center hosted the second of its three health fairs Thursday in observance of National Health Center Week. As part of the health fair, visitors were able to receive a variety of free health screenings, a provider chat, some low-cost ...

Edison teams up with the Jefferson County Health Department

HAMMONDSVILLE — The Edison Local School District is partnering with the Jefferson County Health Department to help provide services to students and the surrounding community. Starting in September, health officials will visit Stanton and John Gregg elementary schools and Edison High School ...

Brief

Flying Corps subject of library program WELLSBURG — Local storyteller Judi Tarowsky will discuss the West Virginia Flying Corps, a Beech Bottom based group formed to train young men for aerial combat in World War I, at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Brooke County Public Library. Sponsored in ...