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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 ...

Members of the Steubenville High School football team and cheerleaders are all smiles after the trophy presentation following 
the team’s 50-36 victory over Clinton-Massie to capture the 2017 Division IV state championship. - Michael D. McElwain

2017 STATE CHAMPS!

STEUBENVILLE — The hugs and smiles could be seen everywhere in Harding Stadium Saturday night as thousands of Steubenville High School fans cheered and clapped for the 2017 Big Red state champions. High School Athletic Director Lynn Meyer served as the emcee for the welcome party, giving ...

HONOREES — The Franciscan University of Steubenville Association honored three university professors Saturday night during the organization’s 68th annual dinner. Posing for photographs before the dinner were, from left, Professor Mary F. Salter, Franciscan University of Steubenville President the Rev. Sean O. Sheridan, Professor Floyd L. Cogley, Mike Florak, executive director of community relations and Professor Mary Lucille Smith. - Dave Gossett

Founders’ Association honors three professors

STEUBENVILLE — Three retired Franciscan University of Steubenville professors were honored at the school’s 68th-annual Founders’ Association Dinner Saturday evening. Education Professors Floyd L. Cogley Jr. and Mary Lucille Smith and Professor Mary F. Salter, a 1970 graduate of the ...

MARKER FOUND — Wheeling resident Robert “Bob” Lally shows where he found an old railroad marker nearly buried in the hillside along Heritage Trail. - Scott McCloskey

A piece of railroad history uncovered

WHEELING — It has been years since the rumble of trains sounded through Wheeling’s landscape, chugging alongside the rolling Ohio River. Long gone are the rails that many rode to and from far-away destinations or walked along in leaner times. The coal trains of yesterday have been ...

WORKING SHIFT AT STORE — James Ritchie takes a minute to pose during his work shift at Giant Eagle in Calcutta. - Contributed

Young man’s wish list: Truck, girlfriend, job

CALCUTTA — A driver’s license. A pickup truck. A cell phone. A girlfriend. A job. Many a young man would be quite satisfied to check all those boxes on his wish list by age 22. James Ritchie certainly is. His family lent assistance, as most families do, on the first three. The job ...

ENJOYING THE RINK — Local hockey youth get some ice time at Wheeling Park’s skating rink. - Joselyn King

Group aims to build ice rinks in Ohio Valley

WHEELING — A group promoting hockey has plans to bring more ice rinks to West Virginia, and this could involve establishing a relationship with the Ohio County Development Authority to build one in conjunction with a proposed sports complex at the Highlands. Ohio County Commissioner Randy ...

Panel looks to promote Columbiana as filming destination

LISBON — If Fred D’Amico has his way, Hollywood will be filming more movies in Columbiana County. Head of the Youngstown Regional Film Commission, D’Amico attended a recent county commissioners’ meeting to seek their assistance in promoting the county as a filming destination. “If ...

HAILED A SUCCESS — Celebrating the success of the fifth-annual “Together We Care” soccer tournament/cancer fundraiser that raised $26,287 for the Trinity Emergency Assistance Relief fund, which provides financial help to cancer patients with a variety of emergency needs, were, bottom row, from left, Rhonda Clevenger, event chair and planning committee, Steubenville High School; and Chris Orris, Valley Hospice; second row, Sara Brown, SHS girls soccer team; Joann Mulrooney, vice president of operations and chief operating officer, Trinity Health System; Marsha Lewis, patient advocate; Joe Edmiston, executive director of development at Trinity Health System; Lynn Barbe, director of oncology services; and Seana Ragoosa, SHS girls soccer team; third row, Mikayla Crownover, SHS girls soccer team; Carey Ferralli, planning committee, Edison; Diane Shultz, planning committee, Edison; Carrie Brancazio, planning committee, SHS; Michelle Wood, planning committee, SHS; and Jacob Clevenger, SHS boys soccer team; and fourth row, Ted Gorman, SHS principal; Stacey Walker, planning committee, SHS; Tom Timmons, Wesbanco; Cheryl Rubish, SHS girls soccer; Melissa Bowers, Harding Middle School; and Greg Bowers, coach, SHS boys soccer team. Planning committee members  also included representatives from Catholic Central and Indian Creek high schools. The fundraiser included a soccer tournament with girls and boys teams from Steubenville, Edison, Catholic Central and Indian Creek high schools.
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‘Another exceptional year’

STEUBENVILLE — The fifth-annual “Together We Care” soccer tournament/cancer fundraiser has marked “another exceptional year,” according to organizers. The event — a tournament held Oct. 7 at Harding Stadium in Steubenville in addition to other fundraisers held throughout October ...

THE MEN OF BIG RED — The Steubenville High School football players sat with their families, friends and fans in the stands at Harding Stadium Friday night during a final pep rally prior to today’s state championship game in Canton against Clinton-Massie. - Dave Gossett

Final step in the journey

STEUBENVILLE — Dave McAdams had just dropped off his grandson and was enjoying a private tailgate party at his car in the Harding Stadium parking lot Friday evening. “A Naples meat sauce heel and Big Red football always go together,” the 1972 Steubenville High School graduate ...

RECOUNT — The Jefferson County Board of Elections on Friday conducted two recounts in races for council seats in Stratton and Mingo Junction. The results from the official certification didn’t change. Working on the recount were Brian Moffat and Cacherel Tatar, board of elections employees. - Mark Law

Election results remain unchanged

STEUBENVILLE — Results for council races in Stratton and Mingo Junction didn’t change following a recount Friday at the Jefferson County Board of Elections. In Mingo Junction, George Irvin was re-elected by one vote. And Leon A. Nelson, a write-in candidate, won a council seat in Stratton ...