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Council discusses building problems

STEUBENVILLE — Sixth Ward Councilman Bob Villamagna told City Council Tuesday it is deteriorated building conditions, not the city's building department, that's deterring people from opening businesses in the downtown shopping district. A clearly irritated Villamagna said he takes exception ...

Marijuana, compressor station concerns discussed

STEUBENVILLE — As has been the case for about 20 months now, COVID-19 was a topic in one way or another for just about every department during Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Jefferson County Board of Health. A couple of new topics included a question raised by board member Terry Bell ...

Follansbee Chamber president stepping down

FOLLANSBEE — The president of the Follansbee Chamber of Commerce has announced she’s stepping down from the position after this year, but she hasn’t slowed down in her last few months in the job. Debbie Puskarich, a chamber member for 21 years, said she and fellow officers Charlotte ...

Five candidates seek three Wintersville council seats in Nov. 2 election

WINTERSVILLE — Voters in the Nov. 2 general election will decide which of five candidates will fill three at large Wintersville Council seats. They are: Brad Degenkolb of 134 Karen Place, Carmen DeStefano of 110 Woodland Park, Jason Mattern of 173 Meadow Road, Bob Merriman of 433 ...

Biden’s climate plan at risk, Dems race to strike deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a centerpiece of President Joe Biden's climate change strategy all but dashed, Democratic lawmakers headed to the White House Tuesday searching for new ways to narrow, reshape and swiftly wrap up negotiations on what had been his sweeping $3.5 trillion budget ...

Briefs

Board of DD to meet Thursday STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Board of Developmental Disabilities will meet in regular session at 4 p.m. Thursday. The meeting will be held in the conference room at the administration offices, 250 John Scott Highway. To participate, call the board ...