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Roosevelt Recreation Center focus for Toronto Council

TORONTO —­ The Roosevelt Recreation Center was a topic of discussion during Monday’s City Council meeting. Councilman Glen Dickinson said he was recently at the center with his son and noticed that every basketball in the center was deflated and in poor condition. “I pumped ...

Display sponsor

National Colloid is the sponsor of the lighting on the Christmas tree located near the First Federal Land Office that is part of the Nutcracker Village and Advent Market at Fort Steuben Park. Staff and management of National Colloid were joined by family members at the tree during a recent ...

Bulletin board auction under way

WEIRTON — An annual holiday fundraiser to benefit one of the focal points of the community’s recreation services is under way. The Christmas Bulletin Board Auction will last until Saturday. “This is our 16th-annual Bulletin Board Auction,” Programs Director Chris Krishak said, ...

No Shave November

The No Shave November campaign organized by law enforcement officers in Hancock County came to an end Friday, with a presentation of $5,786.46 to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Throughout the last month, members of the Weirton Police Department, Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, ...

Need for natural gas storage hub in Appalachia

CHARLESTON — A new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy cites the potential of West Virginia and other Appalachian states for the location of a centralized storage hub for natural gas production. The report, released Dec. 4, takes a look at West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio ...

Parade awards

The Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday presented awards from this year’s Weirton Christmas Parade. Those receiving awards include, Ohio River Valley Council Boy Scouts of America, first place, large float; Weirton Elementary School PTA, second place, large float; Weirton Christian ...

Museum holds rare Packard automobiles

WARREN — The National Packard Museum now is home to two of the five oldest surviving Packard automobiles. A 1901 Model C, restored by Leavittsburg collector Terry Martin, is on indefinite loan at the museum and joins the 1900 Model B, the second-oldest Packard still in existence. Mary Ann ...

Playground renovations completed in Wheeling

WHEELING — Although the weather is becoming less suitable for outdoor activity as winter approaches, new playgrounds in three Wheeling neighborhoods are ready for children to play. The city completed renovations on playgrounds in the neighborhoods of Greggsville, Overbrook and Owl Court ...

Regional roundup

Santa coming to Bloomingdale BLOOMINGDALE — Santa Claus will be coming to the village at 6 p.m. Saturday. Area residents can take part in the trim-a-tree event in front of the village building by bringing an ornament to help decorate the tree. Christmas caroling with Santa will follow ...

Organizers of the Nutcracker Village face tough decisions

STEUBENVILLE — The organizers of the Nutcracker Village and Advent Market are facing some tough decisions on its future — go big or stay small. Mark Nelson of Nelson’s of Steubenville, the manufacturer of the nutcrackers, said there were 37 nutcrackers during the first year. The number ...