Local News

Fishing league closes season

NEWELL — If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles. And with that, columnist Doug Larson pretty much sums up the thought process of Harry Emmerling, founder of the Student Fishing League, which held its final event of the season ...

Regional roundup

Plea entered in damage to jail STEUBENVILLE — A man who damaged a sprinkler head at the county jail, causing a flood in the building, was placed on probation on Monday and ordered to make restitution to the county. James R. Turick, 22, of 106 Broadview Place, Wintersville, pleaded ...

Briefs

WVNCC hosts mine program WHEELING — West Virginia Northern Community College will host an informational session for its new mine maintenance program from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Wheeling campus. The program is in partnership with Murray Energy Corp. and includes employment ...

State Route 7 sign honors firefighter

BRILLIANT — Yvonne Fair was only 29 years old when she was taken from her family and friends, but she will be remembered by motorists traveling on state Route 7 near Brilliant when they see the highway sign dedicated to her life and the work she did during her lifetime. An unveiling of the ...

River sweep

Dozens of volunteers took time on Saturday morning to help pick up litter and debris at the Steubenville Marina as part of the 29th-annual Ohio River Sweep. The Ohio River Sweep, sponsored by the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, is a volunteer, riverbank cleanup that extends the ...

Missing Mingo Junction woman found

MINGO JUNCTION — A 62-year-old woman who was the focus of a search after she failed to return home on Friday evening was located around 1 a.m. Sunday, said village Police Chief Joe Sagun. The woman left her house around 3 p.m. on Friday, and a search was organized in the early morning ...

Man flees hospital, arrested

STEUBENVILLE — A Brilliant man was arrested after he fled the hospital while there was a police hold on him, and struggled with a City Police officer after being chased into the woods on Saturday evening. Police arrested Jacob D. Cruce, 34, of Lot 45, 401 Labelle St., Brilliant, on a charge ...

Weirton continues to update meters

WEIRTON — The Weirton Area Water Board continues its work to update water meters to a radio-read system. During the board’s meeting Thursday, Jonathan Carpenter, project manager from Thrasher Engineering, explained the contractor for the project — James White Construction — installed ...

‘American Idol’ finalist set for local concert

WEIRTON — The Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced a special addition to Weirton’s summer concert series, with a performance by “American Idol” finalist Gabby Barrett on Saturday. The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Weirton Event Center, with gates ...

Creek repair project moving forward

WEIRTON — The Weirton Sanitary Board is moving forward with a creek bank repair project that officials say is putting a sewer line and a group of houses in danger. Utilities Director Butch Mastrantoni explained Thursday the problem on Harmon Creek along Cove Road arose after the recent ...