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Steubenville busy with festival activity

STEUBENVILLE —The 100 block of North Fourth Street was busy Saturday as locals and visitors came to the city for the Hometown Celebration and the Dean Martin Festival. One of the attractions was the Dean Martin Traveling Museum brought in by Jim Monaco of Cliffwood Beach, N.J., to the ...

Second Amendment rally in Weirton

Area residents gathered at the corner of Penco Road and Pennsylvania Avenue Saturday morning to show support for the Second Amendment, as part of a rally sponsored by the Hancock County Republican Executive Committee. Guest speakers included U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-Wheeling, state Sen. Ryan ...

Missing woman prompts search

MINGO JUNCTION — Residents from most of Jefferson County received a reverse 911 call on Saturday about a woman missing from the southern part of the village. Robert Herrington, 911 director, said the woman of Mexican decent who spoke little English, was last seen around 3 p.m. on Friday, ...

Library project finally gets ‘off the ground’

During the 45 years of my library career, I have served as the owner’s supervisor of various building construction projects. I have always felt it important that someone have responsibility and oversight of projects involving public funds. My first supervision project was 41 years ago. ...

Renovations under way at Edison

RICHMOND — More renovations are under way at Edison High School, and students will see some changes when they return in August. Work began earlier this month on the estimated $1.7 million renovations, and crews have demolished walls and cleared out several other sites to make way for more ...

Columbiana Co. had record overdose deaths

LISBON — It’s official. Columbiana County had a record 41 drug overdose deaths in 2017, breaking the old record of 37 set the year before, according to the county coroner’s annual report for 2017, which was released recently. Overdose deaths have been steadily rising since 2009, ...

61 years and never missing

TORONTO — Ellsworth “Pickles” Graham presided at the first regular meeting of the Toronto Lions Club when it was held at the First Methodist Church in the Gem City and members set the course for the new service organization in town to hold meetings on the second and fourth Thursdays of ...

West Virginia Northern Community College to offer new courses

In response to smaller businesses seeking more specialized skill sets, West Virginia Northern Community College officials announced Thursday the college will introduce new courses through its Center for Business & Industrial Training. Beginning July 9, classes will be offered at WVNCC’s ...

New Good Zoo exhibits offer a walk on the wild side in Wheeling

WHEELING — Several exhibits have been added or renovated at the Oglebay Good Zoo this year, which zoo officials said will enhance visitors’ overall experience and make living spaces more comfortable for the animals. Snow leopards, a radiated tortoise and mountain goats are just a few of ...

Music remains a highlight of Steubenville festival

STEUBENVILLE — Friday night at the Spot Bar during the Dean Martin Festival is a lot like Sunday dinner at an Italian house, where friends and family gather to enjoy good food, drink, laughter and a heaping helping of Martin’s songs. Nine-year-old Romina Perri of Sparta, N.J., traveled to ...