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RENOVATION WORK TO BEGIN — Officials with the Catholic Diocese of Steubenville have confirmed interior renovation work will begin this winter at Holy Name Cathedral in Steubenville. Diocesan spokesman Dino Orsatti said Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton hopes to celebrate the diocese’s 75th anniversary in 2020 in the cathedral.

Cathedral renovation to start this winter

STEUBENVILLE — A Cadiz contractor is expected to start interior work on the Holy Name Cathedral renovation project in the next several months. Dino Orsatti, communications director for the Diocese of Steubenville, confirmed Friday the first of several steps in the process to remodel the ...

SERVICE ABOVE SELF —  Steubenville Rotary President Alan Hall stands in his office at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County. Hall said the International Rotary as well as the Steubenville Rotary Club have been working hard for years to eradicate polio cases across the globe.

Rotary Club works to end polio

STEUBENVILLE — Alan Hall was 2 years old when he received his polio vaccination. “When I was born in the early 1950s, mothers were panic-stricken about polio. I had a cousin who had been diagnosed with polio and no one was sure how to prevent it. In those days we all saw photos of people, ...


Repairing a downtown mural

Muralist Rushton Baker painted blocks on the west wall of the former Steubenville Elks building on Washington Street as part of a restoration project. Part of the original Centennial Arch mural on the wall disintegrated from exposure to the weather and ripped away from the brick surface. Baker ...

Four vie for three Edison board seats

RICHMOND — Four individuals are seeking the three seats which will be open on the Edison Local School Board in the Nov. 7 election. The candidates are Aaron Richardson, Scott Lockhart, Ronald Smyth and Warner Sanders. Richardson, 28, is a resident of Richmond. He has been with the law ...

Vietnam veteran, pastor to speak at senior center

STEUBENVILLE — Vietnam helicopter pilot Mike Bongart, a retired Toronto pastor, will be the featured speaker at a community Veterans Day program to be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Prime Time Senior Center at 300 Lovers Lane. The event will include a display of POW/MIA memorabilia and ...

NEW U.S. ATTORNEY — William Powell, the newly appointed U.S. attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, discusses his new role Tuesday at the Federal Building in Wheeling.

Powell prepares to battle drug issues

WHEELING — Now that William Powell has taken the oath of office as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, he is prepared to take on drug-related obstacles facing the state. “I represent all of the district. I will be working regularly in Martinsburg, Clarksburg, ...

OUE notes 60 years with gala

WHEELING — Scores of people who studied, worked and grew at Ohio University Eastern gathered Oct. 14 to celebrate the school’s 60th anniversary and learned that fundraising efforts conducted this year will make an OUE education possible for even more local students. A capacity crowd of ...

Big Red Queen by McElwain

Big Red crowns queen

Sarah Brown, daughter of Becky and Jim Brown of Wintersville, was crowned homecoming queen during halftime of Friday night’s game between Steubenville Big Red and Cardinal O’Hara.


Brooke crowns queen

Jasmyne Hildreth, daughter of Joe Hildreth and Stacey Sweidzer of Follansbee, was crowned homecoming queen during halftime of Friday night’s game between Brooke High School and Buckhannon-Upshur.

Trick or treat hours

The following is a list of area trick-or-treat hours in area communities: ¯ Belvedere, Valley View, Highland Park, Highland Acres, Scenic Heights: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Oct. 31. ¯ Bethany: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 with the children’s costume parade on Main Street at 4:30 ...