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Edison BOE eyeing $5M renewal levy

HAMMONDSVILLE — The Edison Local Board of Education is eyeing a five-year, 5.9-mill renewal levy for the November ballot to assist with operating expenses amid an anticipated funding loss. Superintendent Bill Beattie updated the board Thursday, noting that current levy, passed in 2014, is ...

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SVRTA buses on holiday schedule STEUBENVILLE — Steel Valley Regional Transit Authority buses will run on a holiday schedule Monday in honor of Presidents’ Day. There will be one bus running on the usual Saturday schedule on Monday. SVRTA’s monthly board meeting will be held Thursday ...

JB GREEN TEAM GRANTS — The Jefferson Belmont Regional Solid Waste Authority, also known as the JB Green Team, is accepting applications for grants through the 2018 Recycling Initiatives Competitive Funding Project. It’s the first time since 2015 the grants are available. Taking part in announcing the grants were, from left, Natalie Lyle, JB Green Team administrative assistant; George Irvin, board member; Anita Petrella, executive director; Barb Godwin, board member; Scott Fabian, board president; and Louise Holliday, education coordinator.
-- Paul Giannamore

JB Green team has grant money available

STEUBENVILLE — For the first time since 2015, the JB Green Team has grant dollars available for area governments and agencies, nonprofits and schools to create projects to further the mission of increasing recycling and reducing waste. The Recycling Initiatives Competitive Funding Project ...

Heavy rain leads to flooding in area

Numerous area roads were closed and basements were flooded Thursday evening into today after about 2.5 inches of rain fell across the region. Bob Fowler, Brooke County Emergency Management Agency director, said a man had to be rescued by two West Virginia State Police troopers in a Humvee ...

Trinity, Franciscan nursing programs recognized

STEUBENVILLE — The Trinity School of Nursing ranked second and the Franciscan University of Steubenville nursing program ranked 13th on a list of best registered nursing programs in Ohio by RegisteredNursing.org Trinity scored a 96.68 out of 100 in the rankings. Franciscan scored ...

County talks Smithfield sewer issues

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday discussed water and sewer issues in Smithfield. It also was the first time for the commissioners to welcome findings and orders from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Commissioners received a letter from the state agency ...

County CAC airs concerns about possible program cuts

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Community Action Council is concerned with a federal budget proposal that would eliminate several programs totaling $1.34 million in assistance to area low-income households, senior citizens and the disabled. The Trump administration’s budget proposal ...

Harrison officials consider security

CADIZ — Commissioners in Harrison County discussed the future of courthouse security Wednesday, including the possibility of moving the entrance to the building. Harrison County Common Pleas Judge Shawn Hervey spoke to commissioners, presenting them with a recommendation from the ...

Four arrested for allegedly trying to cash stolen check

STEUBENVILLE — Four people were arrested by City Police on Wednesday afternoon for allegedly attempting to cash a stolen check. Police were notified by workers at the WesBanco branch at the Fort Steuben Mall around 3 p.m. Wednesday there was a vehicle in the drive through, and a female in ...

Coaching positions OK’d

NEW CUMBERLAND — Several coaching positions for spring sports were approved Monday by the Hancock County Board of Education. The board approved nine spring sports coaching assignments, all for Oak Glen High School. Those assignments included baseball assistants Eric Hayden and Mark Shenton; ...