Local News

Personnel matters discussed by Edison

BERGHOLZ — Personnel matters were the main topic during Thursday’s regular meeting of the Edison Local Board of Education meeting at John Gregg Elementary School. The board approved supplemental contracts for Jessica McCallister, Virtual Learning Academy; Cody Kuntupis, assistant boys’ ...

Workplace simulation part of Brooke courses

WELLSBURG — At first glance, Room 4 at Brooke High School might seem like an ordinary science classroom, with students seated on stools at a large, green lab table. But the teens are not only students in the school’s digital electronics class, they are “employees” of Steel River ...

State school report cards talk at Toronto School Board

TORONTO — School report cards issued by the Ohio Department of Education were the focus of Thursday evening’s city school board meeting. “The district increased the gap closing score at Toronto Junior-Senior High School to a ‘B’ and was able to maintain a ‘B’ for graduation ...

Rules of order

Approximately 20 area business representatives and government officials learned Tuesday about Robert’s Rules of Order and their use in running meetings, Tuesday, as part of an educational seminar presented by the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce with support from Hancock County Savings Bank. ...

Fencing holding up park project

WEIRTON — Members of the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation say they continue to wait on the final component of a project to refurbish the tennis and basketball courts at Starvaggi Memorial Park. “This project should have been done months and months ago,” board Chair Ed Bowman said ...

Weirton continues to discuss employee residency

WEIRTON — Weirton Council met in an information session Wednesday, continuing discussion on a proposal to expand the city’s employee residency requirement, along with pay issues and possible projects in the city. City Manager Joe DiBartolomeo had raised the issue during a previous work ...

Grant use for new Smithfield water tank considered

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday held the second public hearing concerning the use of Community Development Block Grant funds to pay for one-third of the cost of building a new water tower in Smithfield. The old tank, built in 1938, had been taken out of service ...

Wintersville discusses improvement projects

WINTERSVILLE — The status of village improvement projects was the topic of discussion during Thursday’s Wintersville Council meeting. Resident Ron Cavanaugh said he was concerned about a condemned home in the Beechwood subdivision. He stated the home has had a problem with rodents, and ...

Study looks to connect local rail-trails

WEIRTON — What would the best route be to expand a recreational bicycle trail through the Weirton, connecting existing systems and attracting visitors from across the country? Recreation officials, bicycle enthusiasts, planners and other officials gathered at the Millsop Community Center ...