Local News

Donation to United Way

Buckeye North Elementary pupils and teachers donated more than $877 to the United Way of Jefferson County following a penny wars collection at the school. Pupils also conducted dress-up days and brought in money to assist community programs. Some of those taking part in the fundraising were, ...

Regional roundup

Breakfast with Santa set at Oak Glen High School NEW MANCHESTER — The Oak Glen High School cheerleaders will host a breakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday in the high school cafeteria. The cost is $8 per person, and there will be pictures with Santa and cheering merchandise ...

Christmas blessing

The Rev. Michael Gossett sprinkles Holy Water on Nativity figures held by Spencer Benedict, 6, and his younger brother, Steven, 3, while their mother, Jessica, looks on. The Benedicts, residents of Wheeling, brought their Nativity to the Steubenville Nutcracker Village for Sunday’s Blessing ...

Officials: Plant a plus for valley

SHADYSIDE — After the public had a chance to weigh in on a proposal to build an ethane cracker plant in Belmont County last week, officials who have been working to make the project a reality still believe its potential economic benefits far outweigh its possible impact on the ...

Holiday spirit

Toronto residents ushered in Christmas, Sunday, with the city’s annual holiday parade. The parade featured music by the Toronto High School marching band. -- Linda Harris

Matthews says he will not be seeking re-election

BRILLIANT — Wells Township Fiscal Officer Joseph Matthews announced during a recent township trustees’ meeting that he won’t seek re-election next year. Matthews’ term expires next year, and he told trustees he will retire on June 1 after 25 years as the fiscal officer. He recommended ...

Gov. Jim Justice hands out $163K in local grants

WHEELING — Brooke County and the city of Moundsville have received state grants to upgrade their community pools, while a Wetzel County agency has been awarded money to buy a used forklift. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice made a stop Wednesday at the City-County Building in Wheeling. He ...

Backlash hits area GOP chairman’s business

LISBON — The blowback continues from the Columbiana County Republican Party chairman’s controversial Internet meme about the California wildfires. The Business Journal of Youngstown reported Saturday that Emser Tile, a California tile distributor, has quit doing business with Summitville ...

Mazzone takes federal bench as U.S. Magistrate in Wheeling

WHEELING — Family, friends and peers overbooked the courtroom Friday morning at the Wheeling Federal Building, where former Circuit Judge James Mazzone was sworn in as U.S. magistrate. Chief U.S. District Judge Gina Groh officiated the ceremony. Several other judges, many of whom were ...

Government calendar

TODAY Follansbee Council: 6 p.m., council-as-a-whole meeting, City Building. Jefferson County E-911 Board of Directors: 6 p.m., Jefferson County 911 Emergency Operations Center. Steubenville Planning Commission: 7 p.m., council chambers, City Building, 123 S. Third St. Cross Creek ...