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City man arrested on firearm charges

By MARK LAW Staff writer STEUBENVILLE —A city man was arrested by City Police with two stolen guns on Thursday evening following reports that shots had been fired in the 1300 block of Plum Street. Police were called around 10:48 p.m. on Thursday about 10 to 12 shots being fired. Officers ...

New flags to be raised at Fort Steuben

STEUBENVILLE — A flag-raising ceremony with representatives of the armed services will open the Fort Steuben Summer Concert Series for the season at 6 p.m. Monday. “As crowds gather for our first concert, they will be able to witness this program that will honor all those who gave their ...

Penalties recommended for Brooke magistrate

WELLSBURG — A state Supreme Court board has recommended penalties for a Brooke County magistrate accused of mishandling a case that resulted in the deaths of two alleged vicious dogs. The court’s judicial investigation commission found that Brooke County Magistrate Robin Snyder violated ...

Prison sentences handed down in Jefferson County

STEUBENVILLE — Richard J. Castellino, 25, no fixed address, was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after Castellino pleaded guilty to breaking into two city homes and being in possession of a stolen handgun when he was ...

Summit talk turns warmer; Trump says ‘talking to them now’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday welcomed North Korea’s response to his abrupt withdrawal from the potentially historic Singapore summit and said “we’re talking to them now” about putting it back on track. “Everybody plays games,” said Trump, who often boasts about ...

Brooke pupils observe Ag Day

WELLSBURG — From the eggs of several types of birds to a calf from a local dairy farm, a variety of “hands-on” teaching aids helped fifth-graders to learn about farming and other aspects of agriculture Wednesday at Brooke Hills Park. Fifth-graders from Follansbee Middle School also ...

Jail report received in Harrison

CADIZ — Harrison County commissioners on Wednesday received a quarterly report regarding the county jail. Sheriff Ronald Myers presented the report to commissioners at their regular weekly meeting. The report details all expenses for the county jail, including prisoner transport, meals, ...

Special delivery

Barb McConnell, office manager for the Brooke County Salvation Army Service Center in Wellsburg, unloaded more than 800 nonperishable food items collected by mail carriers for the Wellsburg post office during the U.S. Postal Service’s Stamp Out Hunger campaign on May 12. McConnell said the ...

W.Va. lawmakers opposed to ‘integrity fees’

WHEELING — The American Gaming Association is supporting efforts to “strengthen game integrity” following last week’s Supreme Court decision to strike down federal bans on sports betting. But West Virginia lawmakers remain opposed to any “integrity fees” being placed on wagering ...

Red Knights recognized at assembly

TORONTO — Several awards and scholarships were presented to Toronto High School Class of 2018 seniors during the annual honors assembly held Wednesday at the high school. Grace Barach, Joshua Hlivko and Nathan Keenan were named the valedictorians of the Class of 2018. Gillian Barach was ...