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One Book, One School, One Community goes to ‘war’

WEIRTON — It will be all-out-war for the pupils at Weirton Elementary School as they embark on this year’s One Book, One School, One Community program. As part of the program, each child at Weirton Elementary will spend the next few weeks reading a selected book, with their families ...

Chester plans its first community clean-up day

CHESTER — Residents will have an opportunity next month to participate in the city’s first community clean-up day, officials said during Monday’s City Council meeting. With a 4-0 vote, with Steve Shuman absent, council approved a motion to hold a community clean-up day form 9 a.m. to 1 ...

Wellsville cleans up diesel fuel spill in the Ohio River

WELLSVILLE — Containment and cleanup from last week’s diesel fuel spill at the Wellsville Intermodal Facility has been completed, according to Wellsville Fire Chief Barry Podwel. During Tuesday’s village council meeting, Podwel provided an update on the spill at Anchor Drilling Fluids, ...

Brooke court girls

Brooke homecoming court

Members of Brooke High School’s homecoming court are, in front from left, Kamryn Bedore, Jasmyne Hildreth, Kiara Stevens, Sydney Burns and Sophia Perrone; and back: Nikayla Croce, Odessa Hores, Ashley Eby, Jenna Cooper, Kylie Byers and Shaina Scheetz. The queen will be crowned during halftime ...

Regional Roundup

Candidate forum set for tonight STEUBENVILLE — The Hilltop Community Development Corp. is hosting a forum for candidates who are running for the 2nd Ward seat on City Council and mayor at 7 p.m. today at First Baptist Church, 334 Cedar Ave. Candidates expected to appear are incumbent ...

TOP AWARD — The Wells Township Haunted House in Brilliant recently received three distinguished awards. The Scare Factor, a national haunted attraction review organization, ranked it the No. 1 haunted attraction in Ohio, No. 10 in the United States and one of  the Top 31 Must See Haunts in the country. The haunted house, located on the north end of Market Street, is open Friday and Saturday evenings through October.

Wells Township voted best in Ohio

BRILLIANT —The Wells Township Haunted House has been named the top haunted attraction in Ohio by the Scare Factor, a national haunted attraction review organization. Sean Norman, Wells Township Haunted House president, said the group also placed the haunted house at No. 10 in the United ...

REHEARSAL — Preparing for the Oct. 28 performance of “Cloak & Dagger On the Air: Lights Out, Everybody!” are, from left,  Karissa Martin, J.J. Bernabei, Pete Fernbaugh and Dave Zanieski.

Striplight presents ‘Lights Out, Everybody!’

WEIRTON — If you think you’re too grown up to be afraid of the dark, join the Ohio Valley Cloak & Dagger Co. and Striplight Theatre for “Cloak & Dagger On the Air: Lights Out, Everybody!”, an evening of live tales of suspense at 8 p.m. Oct. 28, at the Ashley Marie Theatre, 3383 ...

TRIP TO THE THEATER — Area young people had the chance to enjoy an outing to the movies Monday, thanks to the efforts of Assure America, the Tull Family Theater and the Boys 2 Men outreach program.

Assure America sponsors movie outing

SEWICKLEY, Pa. – Assure America Corp. helped give children an educational and cultural experience by funding an outing many people might take for granted: A trip to the movies. The Weirton-based company partnered with the Tull Family Theater and the Boys 2 Men outreach program to provide a ...

Evening with Lucie Arnaz set for Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — An Evening with Lucie Arnaz, will be presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave. These performances by Arnaz, Broadway star and Emmy-award winning producer, are presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural ...

Strand Theatre plans Halloween events

Moundsville’s historic Strand Theatre will host two Halloween-themed events this month designed to please viewers of all ages. The Strand Theatre Preservation Society will continue one of the community’s treasured October traditions with a late-night showing of the cult classic film ...