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EXPLORING OPTIONS — MaLinda Lewis, general manager of the Wal-Mart Distribution Center on state Route 43, chatted with Evan Scurti, executive director of the Jefferson County Port Authority, left, and Steubenville Mayor Domenick Mucci following Wednesday’s fourth-annual authority breakfast meeting.
-- Dave Gossett

Jefferson Port Authority holds annual breakfast

WINTERSVILLE — The executive director of the Jefferson County Port Authority said Wednesday he will be focusing on capital improvement projects in 2018. Evan Scurti said the authority is prepared, “to stay ahead of the land development curve, and added the organization “is now ...

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Mingo distribution

Mingo Social Services held its annual Christmas distribution Wednesday at the Village Municipal Building, with more than 320 baskets given to those in need. The event included bags of items for each individual, an array of meat products and presents for children. The United Way of Jefferson ...

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Salon donates to WMC

The stylists of Salon Bellissima in Weirton has donated $450 to the Weirton Medical Center BreastCare Center, which the hospital expects to open in the near future. The contribution was raised through the sale of breast cancer awareness T-shirts, prize drawings and monetary donations from ...

Wellsburg discusses insurance option

WELLSBURG — The city’s police chief and collector-treasurer soon will be offered a financial incentive for opting out of coverage through the city’s insurance provider, something that has been available to city employees for several years. Council on Tuesday approved the second reading ...

Regional Roundup

Movie theater fire under investigation ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Officials with the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating a fire that occurred at the AMC movie theater at the Ohio Valley Mall before the venue opened for business on Tuesday. Cumberland Trail Fire District Lt. John ...

Rec director resigns post in Wells Township

BRILLIANT — Recreation Director Elizabeth Cook submitted a letter of resignation during a recent meeting of the Wells Township trustees. Cook’s resignation, effective immediately, is due to work restrictions because of her husband’s retirement, she noted. Trustee John Goosman thanked ...

Weirton officials on Tuesday unveiled the newest additions to the Weirton Transit Corp. bus fleet with a new color scheme. Taking part in the announcement were, from left, WTC Board member Chuck Wright, Weirton City Manager Travis Blosser, Transit Manager Donna Gialluco and Andrew Clawson of Rohrer Bus. — Craig Howell

Weirton Transit unveils additions to its bus fleet

WEIRTON — The Weirton Transit Corp. is ready to roll out three new buses onto the city streets in a continuing effort to expand its services. Transit and city administration officials unveiled the buses Tuesday. “This is a great day for transit in the city of Weirton,” City Manager ...

Report issued in crash that involved cop

NEWELL — Charges are pending against an off-duty Ohio police officer involved in a one-vehicle crash early Thanksgiving morning. According to a report received Monday from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, Randy L. Schneider, 27, Bell School Road, East Liverpool, was driving north ...

The fifth-annual Anthony D’Aurora Quarters for Cancer Quarter Auction held at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School in November raised $10,000 — the highest amount to date — and proceeds were donated to the Cancer Dietary Institute in Steubenville to feed cancer patients and their families during the holidays and beyond. On hand during the check presentation were, from left, CDI board member June Crago; event organizer and JVS representative Jill McVicker; CDI board member Patty D’Aurora; and CDI board member Chris Hyland. — Contributed

Quarter auction raises $10,000 in cancer fight

BLOOMINGDALE — An annual fundraiser to help feed cancer patients and their families has broken another record by surpassing the $10,000 mark. Jill McVicker, organizer of the fifth-annual Anthony D’Aurora Quarters for Cancer Quarter Auction held at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational ...

Rover Pipeline representatives Susan King, left, and Alexis Daniel, right, presented checks to Marshall and Hancock County OEM directors Tom Hart, second from left, and Jeremy Oberman. — Alan Olson

Rover makes donation to responders

As part of a 27-county initiative across four states, Rover Pipeline officials donated $10,000 to emergency management offices in Marshall, Hancock, Tyler, Wetzel and Doddridge counties Tuesday morning. Rover representative Alexis Daniel presented Marshall County Office of Emergency Management ...