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Youth Leadership Weirton takes part in Vision session

Participants in this year’s Youth Leadership Weirton program, organized through the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, recently took part in the Vision session where they learned about setting and achieving goals. The program is operated with assistance from a youth educational grant from ...

Police investigate the scene of a shooting in Westerville, Ohio, on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018.  Westerville police have confirmed that two officers have been fatally shot at a home in the Columbus suburb.  A police statement says the officers responded to a 911 hang-up call around 11:30 a.m. and were shot after they arrived at a residence.  A suspect is reportedly in custody.    (Tom Dodge/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)

Two Ohio officers killed

WESTERVILLE — Two Ohio police officers responding to a 911 hang-up call were fatally shot on Saturday after entering an apartment in a Columbus suburb and a suspect was taken into custody, authorities said. Westerville Police Chief Joe Morbitzer said officer Eric Joering, 39, died at the ...

No need to panic regarding stocks

STEUBENVILLE — Volatility in the stock market during the past several days should not be a cause for jitters. Ken Perkins, president and chief executive of Tri-State Financial Services, said despite the whipsawing on the market, the long term always remains positive. “When the market ...

Housing program offering help with upgrades

STEUBENVILLE — Bringing homes up to safe standards and meeting modern building codes can be expensive in some of the city’s older houses, but the Community Housing Improvement Program stands ready to help. The city’s urban projects office is accepting applications through the end of ...

Area man briefly escapes from city police officers

STEUBENVILLE — A Toronto man being transported on Friday to the hospital following a fall at the county jail, attacked an ambulance worker and briefly escaped before being apprehended, according to City Police. County Sheriff Fred Abdalla said Jonathan Mitchell, 30, of 408 N. Third St., ...

Toronto man arrested for fourth time on same charge

STEUBENVILLE —Charles W. Hunter Jr., 33, of 535 county Road 68, Toronto, was arrested by City Police on Saturday morning on a charge of possession or use of a harmful intoxicant. It is the fourth time Hunter has been arrested on the charge by City Police in the last 13 months. Police were ...

BOX TOPS COLLECTION — Wintersville Elementary School pupils collected 6,115 box tops during a month-long contest to help add more technology to the classrooms. A Monopoly-type game was formed to increase interest and classes earned play money and chances to advance their game pieces by bringing in more contributions. Some of those taking part were, from left, Emma Westfall, Jayden Satkowski, Eli Kuczykowski and Delaney Bates-Dallman.

WES collects 6,000 box tops for education

WINTERSVILLE — More than 6,000 box tops were collected as part of a campaign at Wintersville Elementary School to bring more technology into the classroom. The school wound down its month-long Box Tops for Education contest on Jan. 31, with students garnering 6,115 of the small ...

WVNCC to host more lifestyle sessions

WHEELING — West Virginia Northern Community College will offer the fourth class in a 10-month series focusing on lifestyle and nutrition on Feb. 15. The class, titled inflammation, lifestyle changes and weight loss, will be held on the college’s Wheeling campus as part of the Community ...

COMPETITION — Jefferson County Joint Vocational School students Michael Maguschak, seated, and Judge Hall, juniors in the multimedia program, placed first in individual categories during the Region 5 Business Professionals of America competition held Jan. 24 in Zanesville. They, along with senior Kyrsten Mazzaferro, another first-place finisher, will be heading to the state contest in Columbus this spring, while students Julia Czup, Lily Firm, Morgan McFadden and Misty Davis earned second place and were named alternates in the global marketing team category.

Students score high during business competitio

BLOOMINGDALE — Students in the multimedia and design program at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School earned high marks during the Region 5 Business Professionals of America competition in January. Adviser Cody LaRue said about 22 pupils attended the event at the Mid-East Career and ...

RAISING MONEY — West Liberty University’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity raised $7,000 through a Night at the Races event to benefit West Liberty Elementary School in its efforts to resurface and remodel the school’s playground. Members of the fraternity include, in front, from left, Kendrick Jackson, Mason Hamilton, John Heiserman, Lane Fledderus and Hayden Blazer; and back, William Waggoner, Luca Sei, Trevor Kessell, Tyler Huggins, Zachary Kirkwood and Jacob Mauzy.

WLU’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity raises money for school

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity raised $7,000 to assist nearby West Liberty Elementary School in its efforts to remodel and resurface the existing playground by hosting a Night at the Races. “The event went very well and the cooperation of the ...