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Diocese money case continues

STEUBENVILLE — Authorities still haven’t decided if the former Diocese of Steubenville employee who allegedly used several million dollars in employee payroll taxes to pay other bills will face criminal charges, Jefferson County Prosecutor Jane Hanlin said. On Wednesday, Hanlin would say ...

Jefferson candidates file for election

STEUBENVILLE — Only seven precincts will be open in Jefferson County for the May 7 primary election, mainly due to a lack of candidates. Wednesday was the deadline for candidates to file petitions to be on the partisan ballot in Steubenville, Toronto and Mingo Junction. Toronto has a ...

Jefferson County grand jury returns several indictments

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County grand jury on Wednesday returned indictments in a knife incident and a case in which a teenager was bound over from juvenile court for allegedly firing shots at another man. Robert L. Banks Jr., 34, of 827 Rosswell Ave. was indicted on a charge of ...

Stinson remembered as a man of strengths

STEUBENVILLE — Retired City Police Capt. Leon Stinson is being remembered by fellow officers as a man of strength —strength of character, strength of body and strength in his dedication to law enforcement. Stinson, 80, died Friday. He retired from the police department in 1999 after a ...

Rains linked to accident

Three vehicles were involved in an accident Wednesday on U.S. Route 22 near the John Scott Highway exit. The cars all struck boulders that had fallen into the roadway due to the heavy rains during the day. The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Steubenville Fire Department responded. -- Amy Neeley

Brooke commissioners talk communication

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commissioners, during their meeting Tuesday, invited Paul Lauttamus of Lauttamus Communications and Security to discuss the progress of improving communication of the county’s public emergency safety network. The plan that is in progress includes adding ...

ArcelorMittal grant helps to launch new STEM program at Weir Middle

WEIRTON — Students and teachers at Weir Middle School soon will be delving deeper into the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. In observing Career and Technical Education Month, school officials Tuesday announced the receipt of a $20,000 grant from ArcelorMittal, which will ...

Blue Stream Farms speaks to club

Members of the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights gathered at Blue Stream Farms’ laboratory, located in the lower level of Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Weirton, to hear more about the program and its plans. Dan Spickard, president of Blue Stream Farms, explained the process of incorporating ...

Area man indicted by federal grand jury on drug, firearms charges

WHEELING — Lavel L. Hicks, 43, of Weirton was indicted by a federal grand on Tuesday on drug and firearms charges, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Hicks was indicted on two counts of distribution of cocaine base, four counts of distribution of cocaine hydrochloride and one count of ...

Jefferson County issues water boil order

The Jefferson County Water and Sewer District issued a boil order for the following county customer service areas through noon on Saturday due to a water break: Richmond; state Route 43 from Wintersville to the Richmond corporation line; state route 152 north of state Route 43; state route ...