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SHOWING APPRECIATION — Members of Greater Zion Temple Family Worship Center, including many youth, presented soft drinks and gift cards to local restaurants to members of the Steubenville Police and Jefferson County Sheriff’s departments to show their appreciation for their protection of the community. -- Warren Scott

Church thanks local law enforcement

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville police officers and Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies who were called to Greater Zion Temple Family Worship Center on Saturday didn’t know what to expect, so they were surprised when they were presented cases of soft drinks and gift cards to local restaurants ...

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Roll over accident along U.S. Route 22

Emergency crews were dispatched to the University Boulevard exit of U.S. Route 22 after a truck towing a trailer carrying a pickup truck rolled over at a sharp bend in the road Friday night. The driver, who wasn’t harmed, said he swerved to miss an oncoming vehicle in the one-way section of ...

ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM — The Puskarich Public Library held its seventh-annual Black History Month program Tuesday. Kenny Mason and Scott Pendleton talked about outstanding black athletes of Harrison County and showed slides of Alan Webster in football; Lewis D. Williams, harness driver; Moses Fleetwood Walker, baseball; and Jay Peterson, Cadiz Cardinal and college football player. On hand were, from left, Kenny Mason, narrator; Chuck Williams, harness driver and brother to Lewis Williams; and Webster, high school, college, Kansas City Chiefs and Canadian Football League player. - Esther McCoy

Area library honors black athletes

CADIZ — Black History Month has been observed at the Puskarich Public Library for years, and this year’s event, held Tuesday, honored outstanding athletes of Harrison and Jefferson counties. Scott Pendleton, Harrison County historian, and Kenny Mason, narrator, showed slides of ...

Mowing bids to be accepted

NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County commissioners will be looking for contractors in the next month to handle lawn maintenance at several county-owned locations. The commission approved a motion recently to advertise for grass cutting at county-owned properties, with proof of liability ...

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Wells celebrates Black History Month

Preschoolers at Wells Academy are celebrating Black History Month by learning about Martin Luther King Jr. Pupils used finger paint to put fingerprints on their classmates’ projects. Each child’s picture was made up of fingerprints from the entire class. One participant was Taylor Tharp. - ...

ATTEND LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE — Jefferson County Joint Vocational School had representation during the Ohio SkillsUSA Leadership Conference held last month in Washington, D.C., when three students attended the event as Southeast Region officers. Representing the JVS and other schools were, from left, junior Luke Gescheider, JCJVS student and parliamentarian; Keynath Rowe of  Meigs High School, vice president; Harmony Crummitt of JCJVS, reporter; Olivia Lamphear of Mid-East Career Technical Center/Buffalo Campus, historian; Christian Bolin of C-TEC of Licking County, secretary; and Hunter Huggins of JCJVS, president. - Contributed

JVS students travel to D.C. to gain leadership skills

BLOOMINGDALE — Three students from the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School made a trek to the nation’s capital to learn about leadership. Senior Hunter Huggins and juniors Harmony Crummitt and Luke Gescheider traveled to Washington, D.C., from Jan. 15-20 as part of the Ohio SkillsUSA ...

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CAPITOL — Dream Big had a booth presence at the state capitol building Feb. 15 in Charleston, W.Va., on Arts Day at the Capitol. Program founder and executive director Matthew Hill is shown with his mother, left, Tonya Hill, head of marketing and public relations, and his wife, Jennifer Hill, assistant director, all of whom constitute program volunteers. 
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‘Dream Big’ is ‘music’ to area youth

WELLSBURG — An outreach based in a Brooke County church is helping area children “Dream Big” when it comes to music. A free after-school music education program for youth ages 7-18, Dream Big has assisted about 50 children so far since its beginnings less than a year ago. “This ...

President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday in Oxon Hill, Md.  — Associated Press

‘No anonymous sources,’ Trump says to conservatives

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump escalated his criticism of the news media Friday, taking direct aim this time at the use of anonymous sources. Reporters “shouldn’t be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody’s name,” he declared, just hours after members of his own staff ...

Ihlenfeld says drug OD data needs attention

WHEELING — West Virginia needs to do a better job collecting overdose data and establish a centralized office to develop strategies for combating the state’s drug abuse crisis, former U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld told lawmakers Thursday. Ihlenfeld, of Wheeling, spoke before the House ...

Weirton moves toward conference center project

WEIRTON — City Council is taking the next step in a project officials hope will see the construction of a conference center in the city. Council convened into a special session Friday morning to consider the issue. Following a 52-minute executive session to “consider matters involving ...