Local News

Brooke teacher of year known for patience, caring

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Board of Education on Monday recognized as the county’s teacher of the year an educator known for his caring and patient nature in and out of the classroom. Toni Shute, Brooke County superintendent, said, “When we hired Kurt Yano, we got a bonus because ...

Weirton council looks to increase pay for poll workers

WEIRTON — City Council is looking into increasing the pay received by those working the polling locations of municipal elections. Council was presented Monday with an ordinance to revise, amend and re-enact a section of the city code, establishing compensation for election officials. The ...

New officer

Willie McKenzie III, 33, of Weirton was sworn in Tuesday as a new patrolman with the Mingo Junction Police Department. McKenzie was given the oath by Mayor Ed Fithen, right, and was presented his badge by Chief Joe Sagun. McKenzie is the son of Tara West and Willie McKenzie Jr., both of ...

Regional roundup

City man sent to prison STEUBENVILLE — Kelly L. Carter-Elder, 26, of Steubenville was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Monday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Michelle Miller after Carter-Elder pleaded guilty to drug charges. Carter-Elder pleaded guilty to a felony charge of ...

Brief

Archbishop’s appearance postponed STEUBENVILLLE — Thursday’s planned appearance by Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez at the Franciscan University of Steubenville has been postponed, officials announced Tuesday afternoon. A scheduling conflict led to the decision, the university ...

No major problems as river crests

The Ohio River crested this morning from New Cumberland to Wellsburg with no major problems reported. The National Weather Service had predicted the river to crest at 37.5 feet in New Cumberland, about 1.5 feet above flood stage. Bob Fowler, Brooke County Emergency Management Agency ...

Group gives county court high mark

STEUBENVILLE — The National Parents Organization has given Jefferson County Common Pleas Court a high grade for working to make sure both parents in a divorce case equally share time with their children. Donald C. Hubin, a member of the national board of the National Parents Organization ...

JB Green Team’s building plans advance

STEUBENVILLE — The JB Green Team is moving ahead with planning to build a new office building and vehicle facility at the Jefferson County Industrial Park. The Jefferson-Belmont Solid Waste District board met Monday with architect Gus Kayafas and agreed Monday to hire ACA Engineering of ...

FUS improves in magazine’s rankings

STEUBENVILLE — Franciscan University of Steubenville improved in the annual U.S. News and World Report best college rankings, reaching 11th out of 165 Midwest universities in the latest list. The ranking is Franciscan’s highest since it first appeared in the elite top tier division in the ...

Early closure of pool focus in Toronto

TORONTO — The unexpected early closing of the Toronto Memorial Pool was a topic of concern for area residents at Monday’s City Council meeting. Council was originally told the pool would remain open until Labor Day, but it was closed before that date without prior notice being given to ...