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To encourage citizen participation in local government, this calendar listing the meeting times and places of public agencies will appear every Monday. To list an event, call the Herald-Star newsroom at (740) 283-4711 or send a fax to (740) 284-7355. This week’s meetings ...

AMERICAN WAY — The dozens of businesses representing more than 200 jobs in the Village at Colliers Way in Weirton are seen on a recent afternoon. The commercial cluster is located along American Way, a street that didn’t exist a decade ago. Local economic development leaders are taking issue with a New York Times article that claims statistics show the American way for small towns in the future is to move to larger metropolitan areas. The column used the Weirton-Steubenville area as the lead-in to the column, along with photos of the closed Weirton Steel furnaces, without giving any mention of local developments such as the Village at Colliers Way. - Paul Giannamore

Region’s future brighter than dim New York Times portrayal

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An Economic Scene column in Tuesday’s edition of The New York Times, “Why Big Cities Thrive and Smaller Ones are Being Left Behind,” led with the Steubenville-Weirton area as the example of small cities that have failed to recover quickly from the Great Recession. Local business and ...

NEW STORE AT WLU — Cutting a ribbon Tuesday to mark the opening of a new convenience store inside West Liberty University’s College Union are, from left,  Anita Hardin of Sodexo, WLU President Stephen Greiner and Sodexo General Manager Doug Orr. - Contributed

WLU offers Bear Necessities


WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University added a convenience store this fall that is changing the routines of students. The Bear Necessities store, located in the College Union, held its grand opening Tuesday. It is operated by Sodexo, which provides food service on campus. “When I arrived ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Kirkland Tompkins, 37, 1516 Oregon Ave., trespassing, Saturday. Arrested: Thomas L. Bennett, 41, 721 Kendall Ave., Follansbee, failure to appear and obstructing an officer, Saturday. Arrested: Joseph A. Henderson, 37, 885 Highland Ave., Follansbee, failure to ...

HOLIDAY GREETINGS — Santa Claus greeted the many attending Follansbee Christmas in the Park Saturday as he made his way in an all-terrain vehicle to the Follansbee Park gazebo to meet with children. Santa as well as more than 100 food, craft and other vendors will return to the park when the festival continues today. - Warren Scott

Festival offers peek at the holiday season

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FOLLANSBEE — While the temperature reached the 80s and sunshine cast a glow on the many booths at the Follansbee Christmas in the Park festival Saturday, the event still reflected many fun aspects of the holiday season. And it continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, with Santa Claus ...

WORK PROGRESSING — Work is progressing on construction of the Health Plan’s new headquarters in downtown Wheeling. The building is expected to be ready for occupancy by the end of this year. - Linda Comins

Health Plan sells workers’ comp divisions


WHEELING — The Health Plan has sold its managed workers’ compensation program and workers’ compensation third-party administrator service lines to Paramount Health Care, officials said earlier this week. The deal was being finalized, and the sale price was not disclosed. Officials of ...

SHS 1962

SHS Class of 1962 holds 55-year reunion


Members of the Steubenville High School Class of 1962 celebrated their 55-year reunion on Oct. 7 at a dinner at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church’s Hellenic Hall. They also attended a football game Oct. 6 and had a breakfast and tour of the school. Attending were, first row, from left, Paul ...

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A cleaner community

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Charity Sirilla, 7, of Steubenville, front, and her sisters — Alethia,5, and Hope, 10 — collected litter along Belleview Boulevard with their mother, Laura, Saturday as part of the fall community cleanup on Labelle and Pleasant Heights organized by the Hilltop Community Development Corp. ...

Formal wear business headed to historic Wheeling structure


WHEELING — More than two decades after the grill went cold at the former Bill’s Hamburger building, a new business soon will occupy the pre-Civil War structure situated between the Capitol Theatre and the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. Specializing in formal attire for all occasions, J.Jones ...


JUHS Class of 1967 holds 50-year reunion


Members of Jefferson Union High School’s Class of 1967 gathered for their recent 50-year reunion weekend festivities that included a visit to the Crew House Museum in Richmond and its JUHS memorabilia displays; a tour of the high school; a meet-and-greet at Scaffidi’s in Steubenville; and a ...