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RETURNED — Jerry Barilla, president of Historic Fort Steuben, points to one of two areas where paint was scraped from the Starman nutcracker when it was taken from the Nutcracker Village on Saturday. Barilla said he is thankful the nutcracker was returned by the pair who face charges of theft in Steubenville Municipal Court in connection with its disappearance.
-- Warren Scott

Missing nutcracker returned to village

STEUBENVILLE — The Starman nutcracker inspired by the late rock singer David Bowie has returned to the Nutcracker Village at Historic Fort Steuben after taking a short trip out of Steubenville Saturday. Jerry Barilla, president of Historic Fort Steuben, said the 6-foot-tall figure is back ...

FILL THIS ROOM — Although it’s empty now, this room at Urban Mission Ministries’ War Memorial Building at 423 North St., Steubenville, hopefully will be filled to accommodate Christmas giving needs for 1,120 children ages 12 and younger and teens, with distribution starting next week. Cynthia Lytle, left, community developer, and Linda Costello, hunger services director, say they and the mission staff embrace faith to meet the yet-to-be-fulfilled level of need for toys and teen toiletry items.  
-- Janice Kiaski

Mission: The need is great, but so is faith

STEUBENVILLE — The need is great, and the numbers are high as Urban Mission Ministries prepares to provide Christmas gifts for area children and teens in need. But while that might seem cause for angst and anxiety, Linda Costello smiled and chose “exciting” as the word to describe her ...

Bill to expand Internet clears first hurdle

COLUMBUS — State Reps. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire, and Ryan Smith, R-Bidwell, recently offered sponsor testimony before the House Finance Committee on legislation to create the Ohio Broadband Development Grant Program, an effort designed to encourage the expansion of broadband technology to ...

CHANGES AT COURTHOUSE — Employees who work in the Harrison County Courthouse now can obtain new security badges that will allow them to bypass the security measures currently in place, streamlining their day. Security in the building consists of a single entrance with a sheriff’s deputy and a metal detector for added safety.

Harrison employees receive security badges

CADIZ — Employees who work in the Harrison County Courthouse will have new security badges to allow them access to the building. Harrison County Sheriff Ron Myers spoke about the new badges at last week’s meeting of the Harrison County commissioners. The ID cards come on a blue lanyard ...

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JVS students dress for surgery

Students in the small animal science program at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School recently learned about proper procedures for donning surgical gowns and gloves for surgical assisting. Dressed for surgery are from left, Katie Lash, Makayla Marlo and Madison Truby.

TAKING OATH — United States Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia  Bill Powell took his formal oath of office Friday at the W. Craig Broadwater Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Martinsburg.

Powell takes oath of office

MARTINSBURG — After taking his formal oath of office Friday, U.S. Attorney William J. “Bill” Powell, of Martinsburg, said, “Now, I look forward to getting to work.” Some of that work will include paying “special attention” to violent crime and the drug crisis in the state, ...


Bishop Mussio pupils wear crazy socks

To raise awareness for Down Syndrome, Bishop Mussio elementary pupils recently altered their uniform socks for a day and swapped them crazy socks. Some of those taking part were Brendon Kuebler, Isabela Balzano, Jude Balzano, Maggie Frank, Gabby Davis, Olivia Davis, Nolan Heffner, Alexis ...

AWARD WINNERS — West Virginia Northern radiography students Matthew Genberg and Mackenzie Hartman, both of Wheeling, won awards at the 65th-annual West Virginia Society of Radiologic Conference. Genberg won first place for his research paper titled “Diagnostic Hyperspectral X-Ray Image,” and Hartman was awarded third place for her paper, “The Effects of Uranium Mining and the Navajo People.”

Two WVNCC radiography students win awards

WHEELING Fifteen — West Virginia Northern Community College radiography students recently attended the 65th-annual West Virginia Society of Radiologic Conference at the Canaan Valley Resort. Two WVNCC students, Matthew Genberg and Mackenzie Hartman, both of Wheeling, won awards in essay ...

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An Advent blessing

Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton of the Catholic Diocese of Steubenville blessed the Nativity creche at the Historic Fort Steuben Park Sunday afternoon. Also participating in the blessing ceremony were John Miller of Steubenville, portraying St. Nicholas, left, and Domenic Nelson of Steubenville, ...