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THE MEN OF BIG RED — The Steubenville High School football players sat with their families, friends and fans in the stands at Harding Stadium Friday night during a final pep rally prior to today’s state championship game in Canton against Clinton-Massie. - Dave Gossett

Final step in the journey

STEUBENVILLE — Dave McAdams had just dropped off his grandson and was enjoying a private tailgate party at his car in the Harding Stadium parking lot Friday evening. “A Naples meat sauce heel and Big Red football always go together,” the 1972 Steubenville High School graduate ...

RECOUNT — The Jefferson County Board of Elections on Friday conducted two recounts in races for council seats in Stratton and Mingo Junction. The results from the official certification didn’t change. Working on the recount were Brian Moffat and Cacherel Tatar, board of elections employees. - Mark Law

Election results remain unchanged

STEUBENVILLE — Results for council races in Stratton and Mingo Junction didn’t change following a recount Friday at the Jefferson County Board of Elections. In Mingo Junction, George Irvin was re-elected by one vote. And Leon A. Nelson, a write-in candidate, won a council seat in Stratton ...

Responders seeking fracking chemical identities

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A policy group has partnered with emergency management agencies across 21 states, including Ohio, to petition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to disclose the identities of chemicals used by oil and gas drilling companies in the hydraulic fracturing process. The ...

mouse king

The king has arrived

It took three trucks to deliver the 10-foot Mouse King to the Historic Fort Steuben Park Friday afternoon, and it was assembled for immediate display in front of the 30-foot Christmas tree. Mark Nelson said the Mouse King is another character from the Nutcracker story to be added to the ...

AWARD RECIPIENTS — The YWCA of Steubenville held its second-annual Women of Distinction awards banquet Thursday evening at Hellenic Hall. With Sophie Spencer, standing left, YWCA executive director, are honorees, seated, from left, Vanessa Palmer, Melinda Young and Esther McCoy; and standing, Francesca Carinci, Angelita Forte’ and Michelle Miller - Janice Kiaski

YWCA honors six area Women of Distinction

STEUBENVILLE — Six area women with different careers, yet similarities as advocates, were honored Thursday when the YWCA of Steubenville held its second-annual Women of Distinction awards banquet at Hellenic Hall at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Before an audience approaching 200, ...

JVS students plan holiday buffet

BLOOMINGDALE — Culinary arts students at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School will celebrate the holidays by serving up a buffet on Dec. 14. Instructor Glenn Zalenski said it is the first time he has offered the event at the school, although similar activities have been held in ...

Weir police oaths

Officers sworn in

Weirton Mayor Harold Miller administered oaths of office to three new officers for the Weirton Police Department Friday in council chambers of the Weirton Municipal Building. Taking part were, from left, Miller and new officers Anthony Starko, Pierce Reilly and Travis Combine; and back, City ...

Healthways plans for addiction treatment facility for area women

BEECH BOTTOM — Miracles Blossom, a 10-bed residential treatment facility for women with substance addiction, is expected to open in Beech Bottom next spring. Thanks to the Governors’ Advisory Council on Substance Abuse, funding was awarded to Miracles Blossom, a division of Healthways, ...

Regional Roundup

Police investigate gun being fired STEUBENVILLE — City Police were called Thursday morning about a gun being discharged at an apartment in the rear of the 200 block of South Fifth Street. Police reported an elderly man was allowing a young woman to stay at the apartment. The woman ...