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Indian Creek spelling bee

Lindsey Zifzal, a seventh-grader at at Indian Creek Middle School, placed first in the Indian Creek School District spelling bee held Wednesday at Indian Creek Middle School. Zifzal won by correctly spelling “gardenia,” a noun meaning any plant or flower of a large genus of old world ...

COME HAVE A LAUGH — Bobbyjon Bauman, president of the Ohio Valley Youth Network, stands in front of what officially will be the OVYN’s new home, the Sycamore Center located at 301 N. Fourth St., Steubenville. It will be used as a youth and community center in Steubenville with after-school programming for area students he said. A free, family-friendly comedy show featuring Christian comedian Bob Smiley’s “Laugh All Night” comedy concert will be held there on Jan. 21, beginning at 6 p.m. It is open to the public.
-- Janice Kiaski

Something to smile about

STEUBENVILLE — Bobbyjon Bauman, president of the Ohio Valley Youth Network, is all smiles. And not just because the nonprofit is hosting a free comedy event Jan. 21. The smiles are in part because of where the event is being held — in what is in the process of officially becoming the ...

Steubenville Police Chief and Acting City Manager Bill McCafferty coordinated the placement of water buffaloes while Mayor Jerry Barilla listened Friday afternoon. McCafferty encouraged downtown residents who are without water to work with their neighbors to make sure everyone has access to the free water available at the Urban Mission warehouse and at the Steel Valley Regional Transit Center on Adams Street. — Dave Gossett

Downtown remains dry as water tanks refill

STEUBENVILLE — Repair crews from the city water department and an outside contractor are continuing to work around the clock today searching for a leak in the city’s downtown area that has left hundreds of residents without water and downtown businesses closed. According to City Manager ...

Kylar Petteway

Steubenville police log arrest in shooting

STEUBENVILLE — A 15-year-old was arrested Friday afternoon after allegedly shooting three women early Friday morning. Kylar M. Petteway of1209 Jefferson St. called Jefferson County Juvenile Court Chief Probation Officer Fred Abdalla Jr. from the Fort Steuben Mall Friday afternoon shortly ...

Dayton mayor quits race, supports Cordray

COLUMBUS — Democrat Richard Cordray continued to consolidate support for his run for Ohio governor Friday with another former rival abandoning her bid for the office and endorsing his ticket. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley announced her decision to leave the race at a joint appearance at the ...

BDC fined $75,000 by W.Va. DEP

WEIRTON — The Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle has been fined $75,000 by the state Department of Environmental Protection for contamination at the Beech Bottom Industrial Park, although officials say efforts to clean up the site have been an ongoing process. The BDC, ...

Update heard on Weirton sewer project

WEIRTON — Officials with the Weirton Sanitary Board expect to have plans finalized for the proposed Crystal Lane sewer project sometime in February. Jesse Alden of the Thrasher Group reported they have been finalizing some of the preparations for the project, which would see an existing ...

Flu season could be reaching its peak

NEW YORK — Flu is now widespread in every state except Hawaii, but the good news is the season appears to already be peaking. It’s been a rough few weeks: Hospitals have set up tents to handle patient overflow. Doctors are putting in double and triple shifts. Ambulances have been ...

Eric Young of Steubenville was among those filling plastic jugs at the Urban Mission warehouse parking lot earlier today. -- Mark Law

Downtown Steubenville drinking water access sites open

There are two sites where downtown residents can get drinking water. Residents can bring containers to either the Urban Mission warehouse parking lot on North Street or Steel Valley Regional Transit Authority, 555 Adams St. Eric Young of Steubenville was among those filling plastic jugs at ...

Downtown without water

STEUBENVILLE — City water department crews are scrambling today to find a massive water leak that has led to water being shut off to the downtown area. City Manager James Mavromatis said the entire city is under a water conservation order. Water may be off for days in the downtown area, ...