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Final day of festival today

All Saints Greek Orthodox Church’s 31st-annual Weirton Greek Festival wraps up today, welcoming patrons from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. to the church area at 3528 West St., to enjoy Greek hospitality, entertainment and Greek food and pastries, including loukomathes that George Dimitriou was busy ...

Regional Roundup

Engineer releases work schedule STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Engineer James Branagan released the work schedule for county highway department crews for next week: ¯ Chip seal — Monroeville-Irondale Road (county Road 55); Hammondsville-Irondale Road (county Road 50); and Main Street ...

Prosecutor taking over Children Services

CADIZ — Harrison County once again will be handling legal issues for children in the county. Commissioners announced Wednesday that county Prosecutor Owen Beetham will take over representing children services for the Department of Job and Family Services. Commissioner Paul Coffland said the ...

Emergency equipment damaged by storm

NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County’s emergency management services experienced damage to its equipment during a storm last week. County commissioners on Tuesday heard from Bob Vidas, executive director of technology and communications, who discussed the damage that occurred to the ...

Northern Panhandle Head Start to receive $1.2M in federal sources

WHEELING — Northern Panhandle Head Start Inc. will receive more than $1.2 million from federal sources thanks to the state’s U.S. senators. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., announced the funding totals for several Head Start programs throughout West Virginia. ...

Country night

Nathan Jones and his band opened country night at the Louis and Sandra Berkman Amphitheater at Historic Fort Steuben Thursday. The fort’s free concert series continues next Thursday with rock night featuring U.S. Kids and Spinning Jenny. -- Paul Giannamore

Greek fest in 31st year

WEIRTON — The sounds, smells and hospitality of Greece have returned to the streets of Weirton with the 31st-annual Weirton Greek Festival. After a blessing by the Rev. Frank Milanese, members of All Saints Greek Orthodox Church cut the ribbon to open the event Thursday morning. “It’s ...

Sutton talks small business, growth

STEUBENVILLE — Expanding small businesses and creating opportunity for growth are key components in this year’s Ohio gubernatorial race, Betty Sutton said Thursday. That was the topic of discussion as Sutton, who is the running mate of Richard Cordray on the Democratic ticket, made a ...

Bill signed by Kasich includes disaster relief funding

COLUMBUS — An amendment for disaster relief for 18 Southeastern Ohio counties impacted by flooding in February was included in a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. John Kasich, according to the office of state Sen. Frank Hoagland, R-Mingo Junction. Hoagland had championed the disaster relief ...

Brooke talks sewer extension

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commissioners were asked on Tuesday about the possible extension of sewer lines to the Washington Pike and Rabbit Hill Road areas. The question came from Norm Schwertfeger, Brooke County West Virginia University Extension agent. Due to its high population, ...