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Church takes on Toys for Toronto distribution

TORONTO — The North River Avenue Christian Church, 207 N. River Ave., looks like Santa’s workshop these days since the church and its members volunteered to take over the Toys 4 Toronto holiday toy distribution. Church officials and volunteers are collecting and organizing toys for ...

Weirton finalizes pay raises for mayor, council

WEIRTON — City Council, during its meeting Tuesday, finalized plans to provide pay increases to future elected city officials. Beginning in the next term of council, which will begin July 1, the mayor’s salary will increase from $4,500 per year to $11,000. Those holding the office of ...

Turkey Trot benefits Weirton United Way

More than 100 runners and walkers turned out Saturday morning to participate in the Weirton United Way’s inaugural Turkey Trot 5K at Marland Heights Park. The event included a toddler dash, a 1-mile kids fun run and the namesake 5K. Participants also were encouraged to bring donations of ...

Thanksgiving Day closings

Here is a list of closings of government offices and agencies and trash collection schedules observing Thanksgiving: ¯ Brooke County Courthouse will closed Thursday and Friday. ¯ Brooke County Public Library will be closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday. ¯ Brooke County Senior Center ...

Government calendar

To encourage citizen participation in local government, this calendar listing the meeting times and places of public agencies will appear every Monday. To list an event, call the Herald-Star newsroom at (740) 283-4711 or send a fax to (740) 284-7355. This week’s meetings ...

Foot traffic heading back to downtown

STEUBENVILLE — At 23, Therese Nelson is far too young to remember Steubenville in its heyday, when the downtown was lined with shoppers and locally owned businesses. That hasn’t stopped her from dreaming big. “I want to stay here, near my parents, and I want all my siblings to stay ...

Weirton lights up for the holidays

WEIRTON — A crowd gathered in north Weirton Saturday night to see the community Christmas tree, along with the skies overhead, lit up for the holidays. Following a countdown led by Mayor Harold Miller, and the slip of a switch, the lights on the tree at the intersection of Main Street ...

Herald-Star readies big shopping edition

STEUBENVILLE — Readers of the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times will be more than ready to chase down those holiday bargains as the Christmas shopping season moves into high gear this week. Our Thanksgiving Day editions, the biggest of the year, will be the places to find the ...

Ohio Valley law enforcement honored

Northern Panhandle law enforcement agencies were honored for their efforts in keeping local highways and communities safer. AAA East Central honored the agencies Thursday during a luncheon at Olive Garden Italian Restaurant at the Highlands. J.J. Miller, AAA regional safety adviser, said ...

Paperwork filed for Hancock commissioner recount

NEW CUMBERLAND — Chester-based businessman Tommy Ogden has filed the paperwork with the board of elections for a recount of the votes for the Hancock County Commission race after Tuesday’s canvass showed the Republican challenger losing to incumbent Commissioner Jeff Davis by 10 ...