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Backlash hits area GOP chairman’s business

LISBON — The blowback continues from the Columbiana County Republican Party chairman’s controversial Internet meme about the California wildfires. The Business Journal of Youngstown reported Saturday that Emser Tile, a California tile distributor, has quit doing business with Summitville ...

Mazzone takes federal bench as U.S. Magistrate in Wheeling

WHEELING — Family, friends and peers overbooked the courtroom Friday morning at the Wheeling Federal Building, where former Circuit Judge James Mazzone was sworn in as U.S. magistrate. Chief U.S. District Judge Gina Groh officiated the ceremony. Several other judges, many of whom were ...

Government calendar

TODAY Follansbee Council: 6 p.m., council-as-a-whole meeting, City Building. Jefferson County E-911 Board of Directors: 6 p.m., Jefferson County 911 Emergency Operations Center. Steubenville Planning Commission: 7 p.m., council chambers, City Building, 123 S. Third St. Cross Creek ...

Franciscan University honors its own

STEUBENVILLE — The Franciscan University of Steubenville community gathered Saturday to honor its own. John Steitz, a 45-year employee who helped guide the university into the black, and the Mark Nelson family, local entrepreneurs with Franciscan University roots who are helping ...

Vandals strike at Belleview Park with graffiti

STEUBENVILLE — Vandals struck again at Belleview Park. Parks & Recreation Director Lori Featherolf said a caller had alerted City Manager Jim Mavromatis to the latest attack, graffiti spray painted on the back wall of the restrooms. “It makes me mad and sad at the same time,” ...

Donor honored by Upper Ohio Valley United Way

WHEELING — When former local United Way Executive Director George Smoulder introduced G. Ogden Nutting as the United Way’s “Building a Better Community” award recipient Thursday morning, he called Nutting and his wife, Betty Woods “Snookie” Nutting, “builders” in the ...

Prosthetic leg being readied for retired E. Liverpool K-9 officer

EAST LIVERPOOL — City Patrolman Chad Tatgenhorst and his now-retired K-9 partner Ivo were in Virginia last week, when the 7-year-old Belgian malinois was fitted for a prosthesis to replace the front leg he lost following a training accident. After breaking his elbow in September while water ...

Singing in Marti’s memory

STEUBENVILLE — Members of the Ohio Valley Chorale will be remembering someone very special when they perform their Christmas concert, “Arise, Shine!” on Dec. 9 at First Westminster Presbyterian Church, 235 N. Fourth St., beginning at 3 p.m. “Our Christmas concert is dedicated to the ...

Yellow Creek trustees get update on South Field construction work

WELLSVILLE — Excavation soon will take place at the site of the South Field Energy plant, but not a lot of other activity will be going on this winter, project officials say. Representatives from Boston-based Advanced Power, the parent company of South Field Energy, provided an update on ...

Mission welcomes visitors to future women’s shelter

STEUBENVILLE — Urban Mission Ministries’ ribbon cutting at the former War Memorial Building at 423 North St. comes at an appropriate, meaningful time of year. The Rev. Ashley Steele, the mission’s executive director, and staff welcomed a small gathering Friday for the ceremonial ...