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Local man is charged in fire STEUBENVILLE — A local man has been arrested for allegedly setting fire to a family member’s home on Jan. 13. Joseph L. Miller, 41, of 622 Pine St., was arrested Friday on a warrant for aggravated arson for allegedly using a can of gasoline to set fire to ...

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Getting checked out at Trinity’s Heartland

Trinity Health System’s Heartland, billed as the largest heart risk appraisal under one roof, was held at the Fort Steuben Mall from 6 a.m. to noon Thursday. Area residents had the opportunity to pay for lab blood draws and blood glucose levels and to receive heart-health information. Among ...

BLACK HISTORY MONTH RECOGNIZED — Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday approved a resolution recognizing February as Black History Month. Participating in the event were, from left, Commissioner Tom Gentile; Delores Wiggins, Ohio Valley Black Caucus president; Commissioner Thomas Graham; and Commissioner David Maple.
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County updated on Towers project

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday were given an update on a multimillion dollar project to improve the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems and replace the main roof at the Towers building on Market Street. Tim Mizer of McKinley & Associates of ...

Several are indicted by Jefferson grand jury

STEUBENVILLE — A man who allegedly robbed a convenience store and led authorities on a lengthy chase, as well as a man who was involved in a domestic standoff were indicted Wednesday by the Jefferson County grand jury. Steven A. Johnson, 27, of Jewett was indicted on charges of aggravated ...

LISTENING TO COMMENTS — West Virginia Legislative Services Photo West Virginia Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, listens during a judiciary committee meeting Wednesday at the Capitol in Charleston.
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Sports betting bill advances in W.Va. Senate

WHEELING — Measures to legalize sports betting in West Virginia passed the House and Senate Judiciary committees at the State Capitol on Wednesday. House Bill 4396 and Senate Bill 415 now go on to the respective finance committees in both chambers, with recommendations to pass the ...

NEW HEADQUARTERS — Lindsay Nolan, a member advocate at the Health Plan, works at her desk inside the company’s new downtown Wheeling headquarters. - Casey Junkins

The Health Plan shows off new digs

WHEELING — It may not be an ethane cracker, but the Health Plan CEO Jim Pennington said his company’s $16 million headquarters — housing nearly 400 full-time employees — is a “firecracker” for economic development in downtown Wheeling. The 53,000-square-foot, four-story structure ...

Author to speak at West Liberty

WEST LIBERTY — Best-selling author Jeannette Walls, who wrote the memoir, “The Glass Castle,” will be the guest lecturer at West Liberty University’s Hughes Lecture on March 22. Free and open to the public, the lecture will be held at 7 p.m. at College Hall, with a book signing and ...

Officials discuss insurance contract

WEIRTON — City officials are discussing plans for the insurance coverage, as well as a new contract for the city’s firefighters. The issues were recommended Wednesday by members of the city’s finance committee and will go before City Council for its consideration Monday. Council will ...

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Black History Month commemorated

Steubenville Council presented a resolution to mark Black History Month to David Hilliard, a former state American Legion commander and Vietnam War medic who served two tours of duty. Presenting the resolution was 5th Ward Councilman Willie Paul. The theme for Black History Month 2018 is ...

Think spring at Wheeling Home, Garden Show

WHEELING — Those looking to renovate their homes may enjoy the 49th-annual home and garden show, presented by the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce, at WesBanco Arena this weekend. Almost 100 vendors will be present throughout the weekend. Denoon Lumber and WTOV-TV are sponsoring the ...