Local News

‘American Idol’ finalist set for local concert

WEIRTON — The Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced a special addition to Weirton’s summer concert series, with a performance by “American Idol” finalist Gabby Barrett on Saturday. The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Weirton Event Center, with gates ...

Creek repair project moving forward

WEIRTON — The Weirton Sanitary Board is moving forward with a creek bank repair project that officials say is putting a sewer line and a group of houses in danger. Utilities Director Butch Mastrantoni explained Thursday the problem on Harmon Creek along Cove Road arose after the recent ...

Weirton creates ‘fun in the sun’ seasonal route

WEIRTON — A new seasonal demand-response bus route has been created through a partnership between Weirton Transit Corp. and the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation. The “Fun in the Sun” route will provide transportation from various points of the city to Starvaggi Memorial Pool ...

Regional roundup

WVNCC offers mine maintenance program WHEELING — West Virginia Northern Community College will hold an informational meeting on its new mine maintenance program from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at its Wheeling campus. In partnership with Murray Energy Corp., the program offers a ...

Government calendar

To encourage citizen participation in local government, this calendar listing the meeting times and places of public agencies will appear every Monday. To list an event, call the Herald-Star newsroom at (740) 283-4711 or send a fax to (740) 284-7355. This week’s meetings ...

Steubenville busy with festival activity

STEUBENVILLE —The 100 block of North Fourth Street was busy Saturday as locals and visitors came to the city for the Hometown Celebration and the Dean Martin Festival. One of the attractions was the Dean Martin Traveling Museum brought in by Jim Monaco of Cliffwood Beach, N.J., to the ...

Second Amendment rally in Weirton

Area residents gathered at the corner of Penco Road and Pennsylvania Avenue Saturday morning to show support for the Second Amendment, as part of a rally sponsored by the Hancock County Republican Executive Committee. Guest speakers included U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-Wheeling, state Sen. Ryan ...

Missing woman prompts search

MINGO JUNCTION — Residents from most of Jefferson County received a reverse 911 call on Saturday about a woman missing from the southern part of the village. Robert Herrington, 911 director, said the woman of Mexican decent who spoke little English, was last seen around 3 p.m. on Friday, ...

Library project finally gets ‘off the ground’

During the 45 years of my library career, I have served as the owner’s supervisor of various building construction projects. I have always felt it important that someone have responsibility and oversight of projects involving public funds. My first supervision project was 41 years ago. ...

Renovations under way at Edison

RICHMOND — More renovations are under way at Edison High School, and students will see some changes when they return in August. Work began earlier this month on the estimated $1.7 million renovations, and crews have demolished walls and cleared out several other sites to make way for more ...