Local News

NPWDB youth work program available

NEW CUMBERLAND — Job opportunities for post-high school students for the summer are available through the Northern Panhandle Workforce Development Board, as discussed during last week’s Hancock County Commission meeting. Donnie Yeager, program coordinator for NPWDB, discussed the 2018 ...

Seven Springs to host food trucks festival

CHAMPION, Pa. —Fireworks. Food trucks. Seven Springs. For those with a discriminating palate who enjoy seeing the mountain-top sky lit red, white, green and blue, not much more needs to be said. Seven Springs Mountain Resort is hosting Saturday its first Fireworks & Food Trucks ...

Marland Heights access study sought

WEIRTON — A Weirton resident approached city officials Monday, requesting they look into traffic alternatives after a fallen tree resulted in congestion for much of the day on Marland Heights Road. Mike Mudrick, who lives on Marland Heights, spoke during Monday’s City Council meeting about ...

Starvaggi Pool closed for repair following flooding

WEIRTON — Starvaggi Memorial Pool will be closed indefinitely following filter room flooding from the recent rains in the area. Water in the filter room reached depths of 12 feet and submerged all of the electrical components that operate the filtration and disinfectant systems that service ...

Meadowcroft to host 21st-annual atlatl competition

PITTSBURGH — Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, part of the Smithsonian-affiliated Senator John Heinz History Center museum system, will host the 21st-annual Meadowcroft Atlatl Competition from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Prehistoric hunters used a spear-thrower called the atlatl, ...

ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS

‘Grease’ comes to the Striplight Theatre Stage WEIRTON — Nothing jumpstarts summer dreams quite like high school romance, and no first loves are quite as famous — or as fun — as the ones in “Grease.” Striplight Community Theatre’s show times will be 8 p.m. Friday and ...

Brooke Hills Playhouse opens ‘Fox on the Fairway’

WELLSBURG — When the Brooke Hills Playhouse opens its production of Ken Ludwig’s comedy, “A Fox on the Fairway” this weekend, it will be with a cast that co-director Rob DeSantis of Follansbee calls “... one of the most unified, agreeable and punctual groups I’ve ever worked ...

Nashville performance

Rose Angelica of Mingo Junction performed in Nashville, Tenn., last week during the Country Music Association Fest and received a platinum record award along with her duet partner Donna Cunningham for the hit song “Saturday Night Is Girls Night Out.” Angelica will perform Aug. 4 at the Spot ...

Greek festival opens

Tom Kotsanis, left, and Tony Xidis made gyros on Tuesday during the first afternoon of the 2018 Holy Trinity Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at Fourth and South streets in Steubenville. The event features Greek dinners and individual food items, as well as pastries, ...

Water, sewer rates must rise, council told

STEUBENVILLE — The need for water and sewer rates to rise became clear to City Council after a presentation by city Accountant David Babela and Water and Wastewater Superintendent Chuck Murphy. Babela recommended against moving $5 out of the monthly sanitation fund payments from customers ...