Local News

Medical marijuana dispensaries set to open

WINTERSVILLE — Wintersville might be a small village, but according to local business owners Mike Petrella and Cresco Labs, they are leading the state on the medical marijuana front. Both businesses will open for business officially at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Cresco Labs, which owns CY-Plus ...

Army vet, son push for war memorial in Toronto

TORONTO ­ — Terry Dear Sr. and his 8-year-old son, Terry, attended the Toronto City Council meeting on Monday to ask the city to consider building a war memorial for veterans of the recent Iraqi and Afghanistan wars. Dear is an Army veteran who served in Iraq. He was invited to the ...

Allegations against Brooke superintendent lead to probe

WELLSBURG — Community rancor over how taxpayer money is being spent as well as administrative actions continued Monday, prompting the Brooke County Board of Education to call for an investigation into “allegations levied against the superintendent,” Toni Paesano Shute. Emerging from a ...

JMHA seeks help in getting $250,000 grant

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority is asking area law enforcement agencies to help it qualify for a $250,000 federal Emergency Safety Grant. JMHA Executive Director Melody McClurg told Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla, Steubenville Police Chief Bill McCafferty, ...

Edison board elects officers

HAMMONDSVILLE — The Edison Local Board of Education held its annual reorganizational meeting to elect new officers before Thursday’s regular meeting. The board elected Aaron Richardson as president and Ron Smyth as vice president. The board also voted to grant a five-year contract to ...

Regional roundup

Port authority to hold special meeting STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Port Authority will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the port authority office on the first floor of the Towers, 501 Market St. The agenda includes the sale of property at the county’s industrial ...

DeWine sworn in at home before public event

COLUMBUS (AP) — Flanked by family and close friends, Mike DeWine became Ohio’s 70th governor shortly after midnight today in private ceremony at his farm near Cedarville. Sworn in by his son, Ohio Supreme Court Judge Pat DeWine, the governor, 72, took the oath of office with his hand on a ...

DeWine ‘cautiously optimistic’ about cracker plant

COLUMBUS — As he prepared to become Ohio’s next governor today, Mike DeWine said he is “cautiously optimistic” an ethane cracker plant soon will be announced for Belmont County. “I think the benefits for Eastern Ohio will be not just the jobs that come from the cracker plant, but ...

Franciscan students getting ready to march in D.C.

STEUBENVILLE — On Friday, Franciscan University of Steubenville’s Students for Life will head up the university’s pilgrimage to the nation’s capital for the 46th March for Life. Eight buses with nearly 500 Franciscan University students will arrive in Washington, D.C., for the largest ...