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Boil order to continue into weekend

TORONTO — The boil order for Toronto and much of northern Jefferson County will continue at least into the weekend. Crews at the Toronto water filtration plant said Thursday afternoon a chemical pump that had plugged and led to water becoming cloudy had been fixed, but it would take some ...

Jefferson County commissioners discuss jail water intake

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday discussed a grant application to establish a trail in Cross Creek Township and a water intake at the Justice Center that will allow water to be pumped into the building in the event of another outage. Commissioners met with ...

Business projects topic for Brooke commissioners

WELLSBURG — Pat Ford, the executive director of the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle, updated the Brooke County Commission Thursday on projects being pursued by the economic development agency. Ford said the BDC has advertised for a contractor to demolish and remove ...

DYSLEXIA DISCUSSION — West Virginia University graduate student Jaimee Szymanski Fisher, who also owns Dynamic Dyslexia Consulting, spoke during Tuesday’s Wheeling Rotary Club meeting.

WVU grad student is researching dyslexia

By CASEY JUNKINS Staff writer WHEELING — A West Virginia University graduate student believes about 55,000 children across the Mountain State are dealing with dyslexia, a learning disability that causes problems with reading and writing. Not all is lost, however, as these students find ...

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JSWCD officers sworn in

Two supervisors were sworn into office during a recent re-organizational meeting of the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District. Jefferson County Commissioner Thomas Graham, right, issued the oaths of office to Stephanie Vance and Duayne Wetherell, who will serve three-year terms. ...

Weirton to update water meters

By CRAIG HOWELL Staff writer WEIRTON — The Weirton Area Water Board soon will begin the process of updating its water meter system. During its recent board meeting, Jesse Alden of the Thrasher Group explained a meeting had been held with James White Construction and Consolidated Pipe and ...

Quest for Success family seminar set for Saturday

From staff reports STEUBENVILLE — Local families can learn how to purchase groceries without breaking the bank during a family seminar set Saturday. The Jefferson County Educational Service Center is sponsoring the free event, “Shopping with a Plan,” through its Quest for Success ...

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CLOSED — The Steel Trolley Diner on East Lincoln Way in Lisbon is closed now after the Columbiana County Board of Health cited many violations.

Diner closed due to health violations

By DEANNE JOHNSON Staff writer LISBON — Citing 27 repeat violations and a few new ones, the Columbiana County Board of Health voted to suspend the food license of the historical Steel Trolley Diner in Lisbon on Wednesday, and the business is closed. Environmental Director Lori Barnes ...

PROPOSES CHANGES  — West Virginia Del. Pat McGeehan, R-Hancock, spoke on the House floor Tuesday. McGeehan is proposing a change to how taxes and fees are increased in West Virginia.

McGeehan seeks tax increase change

By JOSELYN KING Staff writer CHARLESTON — Del. Pat McGeehan has sponsored a resolution to amend the West Virginia Constitution to require a two-thirds majority to pass any future tax or fee increase by the Legislature. “The people of West Virginia are taxed enough already, and we need to ...

Columbus: Officers acted properly

COLUMBUS (AP) — Columbus police officers acted properly when they arrested a man last year wanted on warrants for violent crimes including assaulting an officer, the city said in response to a lawsuit claiming the man’s civil rights were violated. The city also denied allegations that ...