Local News

Turner murder trial opens

STEUBENVILLE — The jury in the aggravated murder trial of Donnell I. “Rida” Turner, 24, of Steubenville will hear about gang life in the city. Turner is charged with the April 9, 2017, shooting death of Tyshawn Jett, 15, of Steubenville. Kyler Petteway, 14, of Steubenville was shot in ...

Wellsburg business noted for success in exports

WELLSBURG — Many who pass the sign for American Muscle Docks & Fabrication on state Route 27, or even many who live in Brooke County, where the business has operated for more than 50 years, probably don’t know the company has provided docks for 13 countries, from Australia to the Virgin ...

GOP hopefuls debate in Wheeling

WHEELING — All six Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in West Virginia say they support the Second Amendment right to bear arms, and some say mental health issues are most often to blame for gun-related deaths. The Senate GOP hopefuls took the stage Monday night for a debate at Wheeling ...

Hancock Commission to assist with Internet service

NEW CUMBERLAND — Commissioners in Hancock County have agreed to provide money to set up broadband Internet service in portions of New Cumberland that now are considered underserved. The commissioners on Thursday approved a contribution of $5,000 to serve as seed money for the installation of ...

Dems compete for Congressional seat

WELLSBURG — Three Democratic candidates for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives representing West Virginia’s 1st District visited Brooke County recently to share their views and goals. The three, who were in the area for the candidates’ forum held Saturday by the Brooke County ...

Firefighters are given additional training exercises in Rayland

By MIRANDA SEBROSKI Staff writer RAYLAND — Area firefighters received training Sunday to help them be at the top of their game. The Belmont County Tanker Task Force, Jefferson County Tanker Task Force and Ohio Fire Chiefs Water Delivery Technical Advisory Committee started out the day ...

Jesuit professor awarded Fulbright Scholarship

WHEELING — The study of the German military during World War II is a passion for Jeff Rutherford, and he will get the opportunity to learn more behind European campaigns of the Nazis when he goes to Germany this fall courtesy of a Fulbright Scholarship. Rutherford serves as associate ...

Buckeye students compete in challenge

Students from Buckeye Local High School worked to complete a S.T.E.M. exercise during the first Sea Air & Land Challenge held Friday at the school. More than a dozen teams featuring nearly 100 students from Buckeye Local, Beaver Local and Quaker Valley high schools took part in the ...

Regional Roundup

Retail sales show decrease STEUBENVILLE — Gross sales in Jefferson County slightly decreased by 8 percent in February compared to the same period last year. Jefferson County Treasurer Raymond M. Agresta said gross sales for February totaled nearly $55.74 million, generating $836,069 in ...

Area Graduations

The following is a list of 2018 area graduations planned: COLLEGES ¯ Wheeling Jesuit University — 10:30 a.m., May 5, McDonough Center. ¯ West Virginia Northern Community College — May 11, WesBanco Arena. ¯ Franciscan University of Steubenville — 1 p.m. May 12, Finnegan ...