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Belmont County Sheriff receives Belgian Malinois K-9

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Sheriff’s Department gained a new member and was introduced with a welcoming ceremony on Monday. The department’s furry new member is Xyrem, a Belgian Malinois, and is a certified drug sniffing dog. XTO Energy and Frio Capital Group teamed up to ...

Thanksgiving food basket giveaway draws hundreds

WHEELING — They came from near and far, stood in the crisp Saturday morning, waiting for the opportunity to receive a Thanksgiving turkey and more. They were not disappointed. Saturday morning marked the 28th-annual Thanksgiving food basket giveaway provided by Bethlehem Apostolic Temple in ...

Thanksgiving dinner

It’s Thanksgiving, and that means the more than 150 inmates at the Jefferson County jail will be treated to a home-cooked turkey dinner, complete with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, cranberries, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie. Cooks roasted 17 turkeys and baked 30 pies this week, ...

Three-day holiday stirs up controversy

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners don’t like the health department taking a three-day holiday this week and blaming any part of it on office construction. Commissioner Tom Gentile said members of the public requiring health services were greeted with a sign posted on the ...

Local woman rescues dog from certain death in Asia

TORONTO — Many couples meet over the Internet, but things are not always what the seem and the bloom can quickly falls off the rose. That was not case for Lisa Montgomery Yarosz and Jasmin. It was love at first sight when the Gem City resident happened upon those hairy ears and big brown ...

Cast of Steubenville nutcracker musical sequel announced

STEUBENVILLE — As the holiday season draws near, Steubenville’s Wooden Heart Follies theater troupe has selected its cast and started rehearsals for its third-annual production of its original musical. And this time it’s a new play, a sequel called “The Wooden Boy.” The venue and ...

Doing good

Bishop John King Mussio Junior High pupils recently held a food drive to support the Holy Name Soup Kitchen. Some of those taking part were, from left, Ella Maragos, Arabella Bloomer, Karsen Blake, Brendan Grimm and Jackie O’Karma.

Courthouse project requires additional expenses

WELLSBURG — An ongoing renovation project at the Brooke County Courthouse has run into some additional expenses. During Tuesday’s county commission meeting, Commissioner Stacey Wise explained additional funds would be needed for the lighting and tile replacement project, as not everything ...

Early dinner

Students and staff and the School of Bright Promise enjoyed an early Thanksgiving feast whipped up in the cafeteria on Nov. 15, with turkey and all the trimmings. But Jayden McMillan, a first-grader at the school, seemed to enjoy his having pumpkin pie dessert before delving into the main meal. ...

Area trio to perform at the White House

WHEELING — The Ron Retzer Trio, a popular area band, has been invited to perform at the White House for a holiday open house on Dec. 20. Participating in the festive occasion will be the trio’s original members: Founder Ron Retzer of Brilliant; Jennifer Galownia of Bridgeport; and Bob ...