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Special people, special honors

STEUBENVILLE — Special honors for special people will be a big part of the Ohio Valley Health Center’s 11th-annual gala set for next month. The fundraiser for what formerly was the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center will be held April 23 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville, ...

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DISCUSSION — Jimmie Bruce, president of Eastern Gateway Community College, left, and Ross Gallabrese, executive editor of the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times, talk about the April 27 appearance by Michael Hayden as part of the Trinity Health System Presents the Herald-Star Speaker Series. EGCC is an inaugural sponsor of the series. - Jody Wisbith

EGCC ‘honored’ to be sponsor for Hayden visit on April 27

STEUBENVILLE — As a lifelong educator, Jimmie Bruce recognizes when something is good for his students as well as members of the community. That’s why he’s been a big supporter of the Trinity Health System Presents the Herald-Star Speaker Series since he came to town as president of ...

MEMORIES — Crews operate the old cut nail machinery at the former La Belle Cut Nail Plant in South Wheeling. - Scott McCloskey

Wheeling plant demolition stirs memories

WHEELING — Once ranked as one of America’s largest producers of cut nails, the former La Belle Cut Nail Plant in South Wheeling soon will be a memory as demolition is under way to make room for additional townhouse-style apartments. As heavy equipment crews have begun to dismantle and ...

MEDALS 
PRESENTED — U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, left, presents the Combat Infantryman Badge to Vietnam War veteran Joseph Brown Monday. Brown holds his Purple Heart. - Steve Rappach

Area vet gets new medals

WELLSVILLE — In December, Joseph L. Brown, an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War, experienced heartbreak and sadness after losing medals he had earned for his service. But thanks to the help of U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, Brown’s stolen medals — which were taken during the robbery ...

Students headed to MathCON competition

WINTERSVILLE — Success was part of the equation for two Indian Creek High School students who earned high scores during an online math assessment, and now they will advance to a national contest. Juniors Keith Maple and Owen Price placed fourth and fifth, respectively, for the Midwest ...

20 local teachers receive arts development training

STEUBENVILLE — Twenty teachers from throughout the area recently converged upon the Jefferson County Educational Service Center for professional development centering on related arts classes. Educators of music, art, career tech and more met with representatives of Eagle Rock School and ...

OBSERVANCE PLANNERS — This year’s local observance of Minority Health Month in April includes events sponsored and planned by members of the Neighborhood Community Development Center of Urban Mission Ministries and funded by a state grant provided through the Ohio Commission on Minority Health with some events funded locally through sponsorships and donations. Committee members at a March planning meeting included, clockwise, from left, Virginia Whatley, Jalil Harvey, coordinator Cynthia Lytle, Michelle Hada, Trey Jeter and Sharon Kirtdoll. Other committee members are Sandi Rue, Jacqueline Gibson, Zhane’ McBride, Calene Dougherty and the Rev. Ashley Steele, the mission’s executive director.
-- Janice Kiaski

April is Minority Health Month

STEUBENVILLE — As the events coordinator for Minority Health Month being observed locally during April, Cynthia Lytle has a message she wants to get across. “All Minority Health Month events are free and open to the public, so come out and participate,” says Lytle, the community ...

MAKING PLANS — Judy Owings, director of the Prime Time Office on Aging, and Dan Wilson, commander of AMVETS Post 275, look over plans for the local observance of Ohio Vietnam Veterans Day, which will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Prime Time Senior Center at 300 Lovers Lane, Steubenville. It is open to the public and all veterans. - Janice Kiaski

Thanking Vietnam vets

STEUBENVILLE — Thursday will be a day to say thank you to local Vietnam veterans and their families. The place for that tribute is the Prime Time Senior Center at 300 Lovers Lane with a special program beginning at 1 p.m. And the occasion is Ohio Vietnam Veterans Day, with the local ...

HONORED — Pat Ford, executive director of the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle, has been named the 2017 West Virginia Small Business Champion of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Ford, center, was joined earlier this week by Karen Friel, SBA district director, and Ed Powell, of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center, in celebrating the recognition. - Craig Howell

Ford named as ’17 West Virginia Small Business Champion of Year

WEIRTON — A local economic development official is among those set to be honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Pat Ford, executive director of the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle, has been selected as the 2017 West Virginia Small Business Champion of the ...

Toronto academics honored by board

TORONTO — Approximately 100 people were in attendance for Thursday’s city school board meeting, including students who addressed officials about recent educational accomplishments. Superintendent Fred Burns expressed his appreciation to those in the Close-Up program for coming to share ...