Local News

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 ...

Going for gold

Indian Creek High School is going gold for today’s football game to recognize Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. The football team will wear gold jerseys and yellow ribbons on their helmets, while cheerleaders and the junior and senior high band members will wear ribbons and stickers. Pep Club ...

Oktoberfest, Entrepreneurial Pitch return

WELLSBURG — Fall will be a busy time for the Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce, as members are preparing for two events. After receiving positive response to the Oktoberfest they held last year, the chamber, Brooke County Rotary Club and Brooke Hills Park are teaming up to hold the event ...

Weirton board addressing property concern

WEIRTON — The Weirton Building Enforcement Agency wants to find a solution for one property in the city after learning more about the personal difficulties of the occupants and their efforts to rehabilitate the structure. John and Louise Tate currently live at 3110 Orchard St., which city ...

Commission to take comments

WEIRTON — The Weirton Building Enforcement Agency wants to find a solution for one property in the city after learning more about the personal difficulties of the occupants and their efforts to rehabilitate the structure. John and Louise Tate currently live at 3110 Orchard St., which city ...

A gold sponsor

Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort will serve as a gold sponsor for the 2018 Weirton United Way Fall Golf Tournament, set for Saturday at Woodview Golf Course. Making final plans for the event are, from left, Luke Myers, 2018 United Way campaign chair; Bill Winkelried, Mountaineer general ...

Health care Mass

Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton of the Diocese of Steubenville, center, gathered with health care workers after the fourth-annual White Mass in the chapel at Trinity Medical Center West. The Mass is named for the color worn by those in the healing profession. Among those participating were, from ...

Steubenville’s Anthony Violi, 100, ready to dot the ‘i’

STEUBENVILLE — The letter “i” is extra special in Anthony Violi’s alphabet. Especially come Saturday, when the 100-year-old Steubenville resident gets to dot it in Script Ohio as part of the annual TBDBITL Alumni Reunion game at halftime of the Ohio State University Buckeyes’ game ...