Local News

Human rights take center stage at forum at WVNCC in Wheeling

WHEELING — People participated in a forum about human rights Monday night titled “Hers, His, Our Rights” at West Virginia Northern Community College. The event was organized by the city of Wheeling’s Human Rights Commission and WVNCC. Speakers during the event included Loma Nevels, ...

Trump Jr. attends fundraiser in Salem

SALEM — Donald Trump Jr. posed for selfies, roused the GOP faithful in support of Mike DeWine for governor and graciously talked with many attendees during a fundraising reception at the home of Bob and Linda Sebo Thursday. “He said, ‘I’m here tonight because my father, the president, ...

Heath fair set

Valley Hospice and the Steubenville YMCA will host a senior health fair from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday at the Steubenville YMCA. Various health screenings will be provided, as well as a prescription drug drop-off and door prizes. This event is open to the public, and admission in free. For ...

Furry friends

The small animal science program at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School has some furry new friends on hand with the donation of two 8-week-old kittens and two guinea pigs from the Hancock County Animal Shelter. Instructor Emily Moore said Nichole Felouzis, director of humane operations ...

Regional Roundup

Engineer releases work schedule STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Engineer James Branagan released the work schedule for county highway department crews for next week: ¯ Pavement repairs: Various roads. ¯ Slip repair: Warren Ridge-Smithfield-Rayland Road (county Road 15) is closed 0.7 ...

In the times we life, find a way to de-stress

The story is told of a woman who went to a local pet store and bought a parakeet — someone she could talk to during the day. The pet store owner assured her this bird could talk her ears off without a problem. After having the bird for a week, it never said one word. She went back to the ...

Effects of marijuana law on the workplace outlined

STEUBENVILLE — Ohio’s employers can choose to be a drug-free workplace and the new medical marijuana law doesn’t change that. But, there will be impacts on employers who want to be drug free and impacts to consider for those who choose to allow employees to receive medical ...

Local 2911 schedules voting to authorize strike

WEIRTON — Members of United Steelworkers Local 2911 at ArcelorMittal Weirton are being asked to attend one of two meetings Monday to take a strike authorization vote. Local 2911 President Mark Glyptis said the vote, which will be taken at meetings at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the union hall, ...

County opens bids to replace bridge

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners opened bids on Thursday to replace a bridge that was closed seven years ago. County Engineer James Branagan said a temporary bridge on Mingo Junction-Goulds Road was put in place in 2011. Branagan at the time was able to secure federal ...

New firefighters in Steubenville

Two new firefighters were sworn in by Municipal Court Judge John Mascio Wednesday afternoon to serve in the Steubenville Fire Department. At the ceremony in the municipal courtroom were, from left, Mascio, new firefighter Daniel Hutchison, Fire Chief Carlo Capaldi, new firefighter Brennan ...