Local News

Work of art

Retired Wintersville K-9 officer Ali showed off his portrait Friday at the Wintersville Police Department. Wintersville Police Chief Art Fowler’s wife, Becki, and son, Noah, surprised Fowler recently with the painting of Ali as a birthday gift. The portrait was painted by Mary Ann Reese of ...

Power up

Seniors Chris Young, from left, and James Shell and Isaiah Shannon rebuild a turbo charger in their power mechanics lab at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School. About 16 juniors and seniors take part in the program and learn how to service, troubleshoot, weld and repair snowmobiles, ...

Ambassadors show visitors the Hilltop

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University’s Office of Admissions has a special team of assistants that reach out to visitors and show them the Hilltop from a student’s perspective. “Our student ambassadors give campus tours to prospective students and their families, assist with ...

BLHS gains second Pugliese Grant to bolster technology

CONNORVILLE — A grant from the Charles M. and Thelma M. Pugliese Charitable Foundation is helping to enhance education at Buckeye Local High School. For the second year in a row, the school has obtained a $25,000 foundation grant to bolster technology at the high school. Principal Coy ...

Wheeling Jesuit recognized again

WHEELING — For the 23rd consecutive year, Wheeling Jesuit University has been recognized as one of the top Best Regional Universities in the South Region by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2019 edition. Ranked the 38th best regional university in the South Region, Wheeling Jesuit ...

Replicas of Columbus’ ships to land in Wheeling

WHEELING — The Pinta and the Nina, replicas of ships sailed by Christopher Columbus, will be docked at Wheeling Heritage Port Sept. 28 through Oct. 3. The Nina was built by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus ...

Government calendar

To encourage citizen participation in local government, this calendar listing the meeting times and places of public agencies will appear every Monday. To list an event, call the Herald-Star newsroom at (740) 283-4711 or send a fax to (740) 284-7355. This week’s meetings ...

Spike Sterling hanging up tools, spray gun

WINTERSVILLE — It’s time to hang up the tools and the spray gun for Spike Sterling, who, at age 71, is retiring this month from the business he and his wife, Christine, built from the ground up beginning in 1987. Sterling Autobody is being sold to a new owner and eventually will move ...

Hancock Fair offers affordable fun for family

NEW MANCHESTER — Saturday’s sunny skies and moderate temperatures were icing on the cake for those who turned out Saturday for the Hancock County Old-Time Fair. While benefiting from pleasant weather, the event offered fairgoers a variety of food and other vendors, live entertainment ...

Don’t text and drive

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, local business owners and Steubenville High School students on Friday kicked off the patrol’s annual program urging drivers of all ages not to text while driving. Billboards featuring students from Steubenville, Edison, Catholic Central, Toronto, Buckeye ...