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Toronto BOE committee to meet TORONTO — The Toronto City Board of Education building and grounds committee will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Administrative offices at Karaffa Elementary School. State to upgrade drug monitoring COLUMBUS — Ohio is adding a new tool in its fight ...

PURSUING AN INTEREST — Franco Pinacchio’s resume as a supporting actor and extra in various films includes roles as everyday citizens in various settings, law enforcement officers and criminals, as depicted in this publicity photo that he submits to film studios. 
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Movie credits add up for ex-police officer

FOLLANSBEE — Franco Pinacchio of Follansbee became interested in acting and films at an early age, but it wasn’t until two years ago that he decided to pursue that interest. Since then he’s appeared in 21 films and shows and now he’s adding director to his list of film ...

TAILGATING AT THE CROW’S NEST — Rob Biacco, left, checked on his fresh cut french fries while his cooking partner, Larry Carrocchi, right, grilled steaks while organizer Rick Crosier watched during the Crow’s Nest tailgate party Friday night.

A Friday night tradition in Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE — It is Friday night in Steubenville and that means more than 200 people have gathered at the Crow’s Nest just off Brady Avenue for a wide selection of food and beverages. “We started this about nine years ago when Rick Crosier first organized it at the church parking lot ...

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Preparing for winter

Workers from the Steubenville Street Department spent Friday cleaning the state Route 7 northbound lane next to the concrete media. Street and Sanitation Superintendent Bob Baird the annual cleaning is done to remove the accumulated dirt and debris in order to make the path easier for snow ...

Wellsburg woman to serve on commission

WHEELING — With a background in journalism, keeping an eye on public officials comes somewhat naturally to Wellsburg resident Lynn Davis. That, Davis believes, will serve her well in her newest role — as a member of the West Virginia Ethics Commission. Gov. Jim Justice appointed her to a ...

LUNCHEON — Volunteers with the Toronto Unit of the Salvation Army gathered at the Riverview United Methodist Church Thursday afternoon for a luncheon and annual budget review meeting. Among those taking part were, from left, front, Gail Walker, co-director and treasurer; Anna Lea Wirth, co-director and scheduler; Doris Starr, past treasurer and director for 32 years; second row, George Komar, kettle coordinator; Nancy Lewis, volunteer; Betty Klink, office volunteer; Donna Worley, office volunteer; Darcee Cormany, regional superviser; and back, Carl Oprisch, volunteer; Nancy Taggart, volunteer; Pam Dunlap, volunteer; and Don Redmond, volunteer.

Salvation Army recognizes volunteers

TORONTO — Directors and volunteers of the Toronto Unit of the Salvation Army recognized volunteers during a Thursday luncheon at Riverview United Methodist Church. The organization’s annual budget meeting followed. Co-director and treasurer Gail Walker said for the fiscal year, which ...

Hall of Fame inductees announced

EAST LIVERPOOL – The Lou Holtz/Upper Ohio Valley Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2018, which will be inducted at ceremonies June 4 at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. The 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award will go to the late Dale Baird, who came to the Upper Ohio Valley from Illinois ...

Regional roundup

Mayoral candidates forum set for Tuesday at Gaylord Towers STEUBENVILLE — The Gaylord Towers residents council will hold a mayoral candidate forum at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the building community room. Local SOAR group to meet Tuesday WEIRTON — The local Steelworkers of Active Retirees ...

DISCUSS PLANS — Sen John McCain, R-Ariz., left, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, walks with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, as they arrive for votes at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday.
-- Associated Press

Bipartisan health care plan gets strong support

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan proposal to calm churning health insurance markets gained momentum Thursday when enough lawmakers rallied behind it to give it potentially unstoppable Senate support. But its fate remained unclear as some Republicans sought changes that could threaten Democratic ...

Edison to get $1.6M less in tax money

STEUBENVILLE — Edison Local School District Superintendent Bill Beattie told the Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday the school district will receive about $1.6 million less in taxes paid by FirstEnergy due to a decrease in value for its W.H. Sammis Plant. Beattie said he wanted ...