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Voters to decide Brooke levy fate today

WELLSBURG — The special election to authorize the renewal of the levy for the Brooke County school system is under way today. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The special election’s purpose is to authorize the levy for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2019, July 1, 2020, July ...

City ballots taking shape in Brooke County

WELLSBURG — The time to file for public office positions has nearly or already passed in several Brooke County communities. Wellsburg and Follansbee officials have decided to cancel their 2019 primary elections because of a lack of candidates. Instead, both cities will hold their general ...

Sentences handed down in Jefferson County court

STEUBENVILLE — William C. Chamberlain, 39, of 136 S. Seventh St. was found guilty on Thursday evening by a Jefferson County Common Pleas Court jury of assault on an officer and resisting arrest after a one-day trial before Judge Michelle Miller. The Ohio State Highway Patrol pulled over ...

Pugliese West gets national recognition

STEUBENVILLE – The Steubenville City Schools Board of Education announced that Pugliese West Elementary School was one of only 68 schools in the nation to be named a National Elementary and Secondary Education Act Distinguished School for exceptional student achievement in 2018. The ...

Career options

Maggie Ward and Rick Terry, center, students at Catholic Central High School, discussed journalism and the newspaper industry with Ross Gallabrese, executive editor of the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times, Friday in the newsroom of the newspapers. The two were among the 57 students from ...

Robbery suspect turns self in

FOLLANSBEE — The suspect in an armed robbery reported in Follansbee earlier this week has turned himself in to law enforcement. Damian Douglas Michael, 25, of Follansbee, was identified Thursday night as the suspect in the Wednesday evening armed robbery of the Subway restaurant in the ...

Gas tax increase of 18 cents a gallon eyed for Ohio

CINCINNATI — Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration on Thursday recommended increasing the state gas tax by 18 cents a gallon beginning July 1 and annually adjusting that tax for inflation to provide sufficient funding for maintenance of roads and bridges. Ohio’s Department of Transportation ...

Two juveniles facing robbery charges

STEUBENVILLE — Charges were filed on Thursday against two juveniles who were arrested in connection with an armed robbery on Saturday. The names of the juveniles, ages 16 and 17, are not being released at this time, according to Jefferson County Juvenile Court. One of the juveniles was ...

Teen to be tried as adult in Toronto shooting

STEUBENVILLE — Jacob A. Gill, 16, of Toronto, who was charged with complicity to murder and complicity to aggravated robbery, each with a firearm specification, in connection with the Aug. 18 fatal shooting of Dylan Monroe, 18, of Toronto, was ordered by Jefferson County Juvenile Judge Joseph ...

Commissioners talk infrastructure projects

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday discussed several ongoing water and sewer projects. The $11 million Amsterdam sewer projects has been progressing but now has become bogged down with residents not signing rights-of-way agreements with the county. Tom Hartwig ...