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‘Living My Best Life’

STEUBENVILLE — Minority Health Month’s 2019 theme of “Living My Best Life” speaks to a long-term lifestyle to embrace, not just a catchy phrase for the April observance, organizers say. “This year, we are really focusing on using Minority Health Month activities as a way to ...

Last man sentenced in ATV theft ring

STEUBENVILLE — The last of five men charged in connection to an ATV theft ring was sentenced to prison this week. Marcus J. Hale, 39, of Hammondsville, was sentenced to six years in prison on Wednesday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after a jury found Hale guilty ...

Toronto remembers Karaffa as dedicated

TORONTO — Family, friends, former students and colleagues gathered together in the library of the J. T. Karaffa Elementary School Tuesday to say goodbye to the school’s namesake — Joseph Karaffa. Karaffa, who died March 13 at the age of 94, was a life long resident of the Gem City and ...

Volunteers being sought for Arbor Day project

STEUBENVILLE — City Parks and Recreation Director Lori Featherolf is looking for extra hands to help clean up Beatty Park on Arbor Day, April 29. Featherolf said she’s already had quite a few people call and ask if they can help, “but I’ll take as many as I can get.” “I think we ...

The response of God’s servant is what sets him apart

By Pastor Rick Gault Numbers 12:1-3 Miriam and Aaron began to talk against Moses because of his Cushite wife, for he had married a Cushite. “Has the LORD spoken only through Moses?” they asked. “Hasn’t he also spoken through us?” And the LORD heard this. (Now Moses was a very humble ...

Pupils ‘spread the word to end the word’

TORONTO — The fourth- and fifth-grade pupils at J.T. Karaffa Elementary School were learning to “spread the word to end the word,” Thursday. Cookie West, the employment navigator and community facilitator for the Jefferson County Board of Developmental Disabilities, spoke to the ...

County gets project updates

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday were updated on several pending water and sewer projects. Tom Hartwig of Arcadis, the county’s engineering consultant, told the commissioners there will have to be several eminent domain actions filed in court concerning the ...

Protest claims ‘injustice’ by diocese

STEUBENVILLE — Two leaders from the Survivors of Those Abused by Priests Thursday held a protest outside the Diocese of Steubenville to question what they are calling “injustices” by the diocese. Judy Jones, the S.N.A.P. Midwest regional leader, and Steven Spaner, the S.N.A.P. ...

Wintersville water line continuing to cause problems

WINTERSVILLE — Mayor Bob Gale offered thanks to area residents for their cooperation during Wednesday’s water break. “I want to thank the residents and businesses for their understanding,” he said during Thursday night’s Village Council meeting. Gale said the break occurred ...

Brooke leaders gather for leadership social

WEIRTON — Leaders from throughout Brooke County came together Thursday for a leadership social. “It’s an opportunity for all of us to get together to support kids of the community,” said Stacy Hooper, vice president of the Brooke County Board of Education. “We need each ...