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High number of voters turn out

Local News

STEUBENVILLE — There was a nearly 51 percent voter turnout in Jefferson County for the general election on Tuesday, one of the higher numbers of ballots cast in a midterm election. Board of elections members believe federal, state and local races, coupled with numerous levies, brought out ...

Holiday Splendor set for Dec. 2; tickets on sale through Nov. 26

Community

WINTERSVILLE — The approach of the holiday season brings the return of a Christmas season staple as the 17th-annual installment of Holiday Splendor is set for Dec. 2. The luncheon and style show featuring a variety of vendors and boutique shopping will be held at St. Florian Hall in ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Joenika L. White, 36, 1130A Lincoln Ave., warrant charging criminal trespass, Monday. Theft: Vehicle window broken Monday while parked at the YMCA, 3151 Johnson Road, and purse taken. Cited: Justin L. Ridinger, 42, 662 Prospect Ave., speeding; and Johannes S. ...

Conn wins Jefferson County auditor race

Local News

STEUBENVILLE — E.J. Conn, a Republican, will become the next Jefferson County auditor after defeating challenger Scott Renforth, a Democrat, by 503 votes in Tuesday’s election. Conn received 12,295 votes, compared to 11,792 for Renforth, according to unofficial results from the county ...

Community news from around the area

Community

Santa’s Runway is Saturday at Millsop Community Center WEIRTON — Santa’s Runway craft and vendor show will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Millsop Community Center, 3420 Main St. The fourth-annual event will feature more than 75 local vendors offering handmade ...

Graham granted fifth term

Local News

STEUBENVILLE — Thomas Graham was re-elected to his fifth term as a Jefferson County commissioner on Tuesday, according to unofficial results from the county board of elections. Graham, a Democrat, defeated nonparty challenger Martin Sohovich by a vote of 14,426 to 7,957. “I am very ...

Johnson retains his seat in U.S. House

Local News

MARIETTA — U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson said Tuesday he is “humbled and honored” to be re-elected to his seat in Congress. With 97 percent of precincts reporting, Johnson, R-Marietta, defeated Democrat challenger Shawna Roberts in a 169,132 to 74,997 unofficial decision. “It’s a ...

Youth group collecting items for outreach project

Community

FOLLANSBEE — The Sycamore Tree Ministries Youth Group will again be collecting items, through Nov. 19, to be distributed to children in underdeveloped countries by Operation Christmas Child. Suggested items include personal hygiene items, except toothpaste; small stuffed animals; and ...

City Council open to revisiting vacant properties ordinance

Local News

STEUBENVILLE — City Council members said Tuesday they’re open to revisiting a 2014 ordinance requiring owners of vacant properties to register them and pay an annual fee, but that doesn’t mean they’re willing to scuttle the measure altogether — or that they’re willing to circumvent ...