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Hills Elementary raises $5K for Relay For Life

MINGO JUNCTION — Pupils at Hills Elementary School exceeded last year’s campaign total and raised nearly $5,200 for the American Cancer Society. The school generated funds throughout the past few weeks and culminated with a Mini-Relay For Life held on May 11, which included laps around ...

Comprehensive plan draft presented to commission

By CRAIG HOWELL Staff writer WEIRTON — The Weirton Planning Commission was presented last Wednesday with a draft copy of the city’s new Comprehensive Development Plan, with a request to review the document in the coming weeks before finalizing its approval and implementation. Under ...

Man dies in Harrison County crash

FREEPORT — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident which occurred around 8:35 p.m. on Tuesday on state Route 800 in Harrison County. The patrol reported Richard M. Mansfield, 37, of Freeport was traveling north on state Route 800, near Freeport, when the car he was ...

Sycamore center work continues

STEUBENVILLE — An old building in downtown Steubenville officially got a new start Monday afternoon. But work already has been in progress for months at the Sycamore Youth and Community Center, 301 N. Fourth St., where an informal deed transfer ceremony marked its no-cost transition from ...

Several programs on tap at Sycamore center

STEUBENVILLE — Several programs are planned later this year at the Sycamore Youth and Community Center, located at 301 N. Fourth St. The programs and volunteer instructors will include the Dream Big Band Program, free instrumental lessons, instructor Matt Hill; praise and worship program, ...

Harmonium Project fundraiser set

STEUBENVILLE — The Harmonium Project is hosting its annual musical fundraiser Saturday through Monday at the Masonic Temple, 227 N. Fourth St. “Rust!” features a cast and crew of more than 70, an original jazz score performed by members of the Tri-State Community Band and local rock ...

Concert series set to kick off

WEIRTON — Music will be drifting from the Weirton Event Center beginning this Friday, as the annual community summer concert series kicks off. Organized by the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau, each concert is free of charge and open to the public, with gates opening at 6 ...

Harrison Central hands out senior awards

CADIZ — Awards were presented recently for the Harrison Central High School Class of 2018. Racquel Ritchie received the valedictorian award, and Bailey Eberhart earned the saltuatorian award. The top 10 students recognized were Caden Arbaugh, Coleman Dodds, Abby Dowdle, Eberhart, Michelle ...

Batch tells Bethany graduates to ‘dream big’

BETHANY — Charlie Batch, a former NFL quarterback, encouraged Bethany College graduates Saturday to expect greatness out of life. He was the star speaker for the school’s 178th commencement ceremony. With the event moved indoors due to rain, Batch anchored the stage at the Hummel Field ...

Edison looking to renew its levy

RICHMOND — Officials in the Edison Local School District will be going to the voters this fall in an attempt to to renew an operational levy. The district took the initial steps to place the issue on the Nov. 6 ballot, as board members approved a resolution of necessity Thursday during the ...