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Supporters applaud First Fridays

STEUBENVILLE — ­ Just one week after questions were raised about how the First Fridays on Fourth project operates, supporters told City Council Monday the program should be applauded for what it’s done to generate community spirit and help build foot traffic in the downtown. “(It’s) ...

Brooke BOE approves budget, wording for special-election levy

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Board of Education on Monday approved the budget and wording for a levy set to be decided during a special election in February. Among the things to be included in the levy would be Phase II of the board's payroll plan. This time raises would go to the district ...

Foster grandparent program planned at Karaffa Elementary

TORONTO — The city school district is partnering with the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development to start a foster grandparent program at Karaffa Elementary School. Superintendent Maureen Taggart made the announcement during Thursday’s school board meeting. The foster ...

Edison FFA graduate attends convention

RICHMOND — The Edison High School FFA had a graduate receive the American Degree during the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo held in October in Indianapolis. Julie Miller, a Steubenville resident and 2015 EHS alumna, is a junior agricultural education major at West Virginia ...

Regional Roundup

Boil order issued for Overlook area STEUBENVILLE — Due to two water line breaks in Wintersville, the Jefferson County Water and Sewer District issued a 48-hour boil order on Monday for customers in the Overlook Subdivision area. Mountaineer donates 800 turkeys NEW CUMBERLAND — ...

Gold Star families memorial monument planned for waterfront

WHEELING — A tribute to the families and relatives who sacrificed a loved one for our freedom is being planned for the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. The campaign to raise funds for a Gold Star Families Monument is well under way, said John Nanny, chairman ...

Salvation Army distributes food baskets

Gabe Marshall, left, and Nicholas Marshall distributed Thanksgiving food baskets to local residents on Monday, courtesy of the Salvation Army of Brooke County in Wellsburg. The Marshalls have been volunteering with the Salvation Army for more than 10 years, and this year helped hand out ...

Meet and greet

Officers from six area police agencies were at the Jefferson County Humane Society Saturday morning for a four-legged “meet and greet.” Event organizer Amy Stover said she wanted to show the general public the “softer side” of police officers as well as the shelter animals waiting for ...

Weirton ready to celebrate with a parade

WEIRTON — The Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting the community to think back to Christmases past, as part of this year’s Weirton Christmas Parade, which is set for Saturday. A day full of activities is planned, culminating with the parade beginning at 6 p.m. along Main Street. ...

New D.A.R.E. officer named

WINTERSVILLE — The fifth-grade pupils at Indian Creek Middle School have a new face — Wintersville police officer Sam Pinkerton — in their classrooms. Pinkerton recently completed training with the state to become a Drug Abuse Resistance Education officer and now is teaching pupils at ...