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Thinking pink

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Trinity Health System teamed with several high school football teams to recognize the many affected by the disease and the importance of early detection through the wearing of pink wristbands by the players at their games. Participants included, ...

Brooke board raises stir questions

WELLSBURG — Many Brooke County residents have expressed anger over raises approved for nearly a dozen Brooke County school board staff members at a time when the board cited financial difficulties as the reason for closing three primary schools and cutting more than 40 teachers and service ...

Hydrant flushing planned throughout county next week

WINTERSVILLE — The Jefferson County Water and Sewer District will be flushing hydrants next week. Customers may experience low water pressure and some discoloration of water. The water and sewer district advised residents not to do laundry while the hydrants in their area are being ...

City school board recognizes work of Bruzzese, Timmons

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville City Schools board President Ruth Ann Bruzzese has been recognized for 25 years of service to the district. Superintendent Melinda Young, during Wednesday’s school board meeting, noted that board member Tom Timmons also has been on the board for more than ...

Road salt issues discussed

BRILLIANT — The Wells Township trustees discussed salt issues during a recent meeting. Officials said two bids were received for road salt for the 2018-19 period, with Morton Salt coming in with the low bid of $96.66 per ton. Compass Minerals bid $97.68. Officials noted Morton Salt was the ...

Contributed ‘Ten Hungry Seagulls’

Author/illustrator H.H. Steffens visited the early childhood education program at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School on Wednesday, reading to preschoolers her original story, “Ten Hungry Seagulls,” and interacting with the youth. Steffens, a one-time Toronto resident, appeared at ...

Autumn activities

First-graders at John Gregg Elementary School recently took part in an autumn activity and held a pumpkin investigation, where they measured the height, weight and circumference and made predictions about the large fruit. Mariah Leake, from left, Giuliana Wiley and Brayden Westover counted ...

Seminar

The Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, with support from First Microloan of West Virginia, offered the first of its new monthly educational seminars Thursday. Titled “The Power of Digital Marketing,” the session was presented by Jake Young of Mobilize 360 and offered tips on using ...

Political forum held at EGCC

STEUBENVILLE — Candidates for two top Jefferson County offices shared their goals and views during a political forum held by the Ohio Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club Thursday at Eastern Gateway Community College. Participants included Thomas Graham, a Democrat seeking ...

Union committee recommends Kroger strike

WHEELING — If the bargaining committee of a union representing 1,200 workers at 11 area Kroger stores has its way, union members will turn down the company’s most recent — and final — contract offer. But a union official said he is concerned that if workers do not approve the deal, ...