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The Appraisal Guys coming to Oglebay WHEELING — The Appraisal Guys, Tim Luke and Greg Strahm, will return to Oglebay Park for a benefit auction of a variety of wine, jewelry, food, gift baskets, dining experiences, resort packages and other items beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the ...

High heat brings early dismissals

WINTERSVILLE — The intense heat and high humidity this week are causing one school to dismiss early. Officials with Indian Creek Local School District decided to dismiss students at 1 p.m. Tuesday and will do the same today. Superintendent T.C. Chappelear said the district’s schools ...

First Fridays on Fourth asks for expansion

STEUBENVILLE — The First Fridays on Fourth for September, which will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, will include the 100 blocks of North and South Fourth Street. City Manager Jim Mavromatis told City Council Tuesday evening that organizer Therese Nelson asked for the expansion. The events, which ...

Brooke 911 agreement approved

WELLSBURG — The Hancock County Emergency 911 Center will continue to handle landline calls from the Brooke County section of Weirton and receive a portion of landline fees collected for the service. The Brooke County commissioners on Tuesday supported a renewal of a 2004 memorandum of ...

Sally Buffalo Days on tap in Cadiz

CADIZ — The annual Sally Buffalo Days, set Sept. 15-16, is slated to be held in and around Wallace Lodge in Sally Buffalo Park. Featuring food, vendors, free activities and entertainment, crafts and numerous other activities, the weekend will have a little something for everyone, according ...

Weirton reconsiders residency requirement

WEIRTON — The city of Weirton is looking into the possibility of changing the residency requirements for municipal employees, with city administrators noting difficulty in finding qualified workers for some positions. The residency regulations were among issues discussed last week during a ...

A.L.I.C.E. training set at JVS

BLOOMINGDALE — Safety training and some high tech aids are helping to provide some added security at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School. About 55 faculty, staff and administrators will undergo an A.L.I.C.E. training exercise during a professional development day on Sept. 12 with ...

Oath of office

Matthew Corcoran, left, received the oath of office Tuesday from Weirton Mayor Harold Miller, becoming the newest probationary member of the Weirton Fire Department. Fire Chief Jerry Shumate, right, looks on during the ceremony held in council chambers. Corcoran is beginning a three-year ...

Reserve champion

Kayla Huff, a Free Spirits 4-H Club member, had the reserve champion market ducks during the recent Jefferson County Junior Fair competition, with Petrella Wealth Management the buyer at $450. On hand were, from left, Corissa Griffith, fair princess; Huff; Brennon and Carl Scott, buyers; Owen ...

Grand champion

Olivia Huff, a Free Spirits 4-H Club member, had the grand champion market ducks that sold at the Jefferson County Junior Fair livestock sale for $675 to M&M Hardware. M&M Hardward owner Scott Campbell is pictured with Huff and fair royalty. -- Esther McCoy