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The Grease Lightin’ Car Show and Vendor Fair brought area residents to the Weirton Event Center Sunday, with a selection of classic cars, music food and more. The event was organized by the Striplight Theatre Co. in connection with its recent production of “Grease.” -- Craig Howell

Thunder in the Ville celebrates 22nd year

WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek High School will be the home of the Thunder in the Ville celebration Friday and Saturday. The Wintersville event, now in it’s 22 year, has become an area tradition. “This has become the unofficial start to the celebration of America and all the July 4 ...

Concert series to kick off in Toronto

TORONTO — The Toronto Coalition for Revitalization’s fourth-annual free summer concert series is set for Wednesdays during July and August at the city’s gazebo on the corner of North Third and Market streets. In case of rain the concerts will be moved to the First Presbyterian Church ...

Holliday named president of ORC board of directors

STEUBENVILLE — E. Louise Holliday, environmental educator for the JB Green Team, has been named president of the Ohio Recycling Coalition’s board of directors. Renee Navarre, chief executive officer for the coalition, announced the appointment. She said Holliday was nominated as the best ...

Park Board to take back property

WEIRTON — The Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation has agreed to take back management of Marland Heights Park and the Margaret Manson Weir Memorial Pool property after a local community group announced plans to terminate its lease for the site. The Marland Heights Community Association ...

Brewfest benefits sex assault help center

WHEELING — The Upper Ohio Valley Sexual Assault Help Center has been selected as the recipient of funds from the 2018 Mountaineer Brewfest in Wheeling. Brewfest founder Jeff Hayes said the committee had received six applications for charities seeking consideration to be the sponsored ...

Government calendar

To encourage citizen participation in local government, this calendar listing the meeting times and places of public agencies will appear every Monday. To list an event, call the Herald-Star newsroom at (740) 283-4711 or send a fax to (740) 284-7355. This week’s meetings ...

Murdock stepping away from Trinity job

STEUBENVILLE — As he prepares to take on a new role in the community outside Trinity Health System for the first time in 40 years, Keith Murdock looked back on the career he started straight out of Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1978. Murdock, speaking from his office at Trinity ...

Juneteenth celebration a success

STEUBENVILLE — A cloudburst Saturday afternoon couldn’t extinguish the spirit of unity, love and community at Second Baptist Church as members served food, staffed various booths and celebrated Juneteenth. The church held the first celebration in the city last year. Juneteenth dates to ...

Children caught in middle of Ohio immigration raids

NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — Two of the largest workplace immigration raids yet under the Trump administration, carried out just weeks apart in Ohio, have upended the lives of hundreds of children caught in the middle. Unlike the migrant children removed from their families at the U.S.-Mexico ...