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ODNR dedicates shooting range

JEWETT — Ohio Department of Natural Resources officials visited Harrison County on Friday to help dedicate a newly renovated shooting range. In the Ohio Valley, target practice is a popular pastime for many people. For some, it also serves an important role in helping to sharpen an ...

Students rally around classmate

STEUBENVILLE — Special needs students at the School of Bright Promise continue to rally around one of their own who is battling an inoperable brain tumor. During the recent Big Red Cares Day at Harding Stadium, students and staff donned specially made T-shirts reading “No One Fights Alone ...

County’s geographic information system to be upgraded

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County geographic information system will be upgraded this year to include more information which could help real estate agents and developers find suitable property. The county’s current GIS system is about 14 years old and can be difficult to navigate, said ...

Arrest made in March murder on Wheeling Island

WHEELING — A Wellsburg man has been arrested in connection with the death of Wheeling Island resident Rayna Shae Vaughan. Branden Justen Ensminger, 27, was arraigned on a murder charge shortly after his arrest Thursday. Based on forensic evidence and multiple interviews, detectives believe ...

Indian Creek board discusses levy

MINGO JUNCTION — The Indian Creek Local School District on Thursday held its first board meeting since the levy bid was passed on May 8. A trip to Columbus is planned for May 25 for district officials to meet with the bond council and attorneys who will be assisting and advising on the ...

Speakers share wisdom at Brooke

WELLSBURG — The speakers for Brooke High School’s 49th-annual commencement Thursday shared the wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt, Rocky Balboa and others, including their own, with members of the Class of 2018. As guest speaker, Raquel Spencer, assistant general counsel for the White House’s ...

New fingerprinting system for Hancock

NEW CUMBERLAND — The next time you get pulled over in Hancock County, you may not have to wait to get your fingerprints checked. During Thursday’s Hancock County Commission meeting, commissioners approved a request from Sheriff Ralph Fletcher for the purchase of a new digital finger print ...

New deputy

George Douglas, left, became the newest deputy with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday, after being sworn in by Chief County Clerk Valerie Truax. Douglas’ grandmother, Alice Angelo, pinned on his badge while Sheriff Ralph Fletcher looked on. Douglas, a resident of Weirton, is ...

Ogden Ironmen have logged a lot of miles

WHEELING — Ogden Newspapers Half-Marathon Ironmen Larry Jones continues to run at least 40 miles per week preparing for the annual race over each of the past 42 years. When multiplied out, he he has trekked a distance equal to more than three trips around the world. And retired Ironmen ...

Investigators probe cause of school bus crash

Associated Press Investigators combed through evidence Friday seeking answers to why a school bus carrying 45 fifth-graders and teachers on a field trip collided with a dump truck on a New Jersey highway, killing a student and teacher and injuring dozens of others. Police declined to release ...