City now offering ‘Code Red’ sign-up

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STEUBENVILLE — The city’s website now includes a section for cell-phone-only households to sign up to receive reverse 911 calls. The issue arose during the January water crisis, when downtown was without water and faced boil orders. Landline phones receive calls from the 911 system in ...

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JVS students get lesson in first aid, CPR


Maysha Mullins, a junior in the early childhood education program at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School, recently got a lesson in first aid and CPR. Students in instructor Becky Kelley’s class watched a video and worked with mannequins to learn how to respond to emergencies and ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Arrested: Elizabeth Ely, 34, 126 Wildon Ave., failure to appear warrant out of municipal court, Monday. Arrested: Richard L. Lantz, 62, 102 Wilma St., Follansbee, possession of drugs and failure to signal turn, Monday. Theft: Vehicle entered in the 200 block of North ...

Mingo council discusses pet ordinance

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MINGO JUNCTION — Village Council on Tuesday discussed work on an ordinance to protect pets during extreme cold and hot spells and the work of a consortium of water and sewer departments in the county. Village Administrator Bob Smith said the ordinance to protect pets is progressing. A ...

WVNCC marks Black History Month with photo exhibit of Allen E. Cole


WHEELING — In celebration of Black History Month, West Virginia Northern Community College will host Samuel W. Black Tuesday through Feb. 22 as he presents “Through the Lens of Allen E. Cole — A Photographic History of African Americans in Cleveland, Ohio.” Black’s presentation ...

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Steubenville library project begins

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Demolition began Tuesday on the garage facing Slack Street at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County as part of a major renovation and expansion project at the main library building. The $3.7 million renovation will include making the library more readily handicap accessible as ...

Community Briefs


Church Women United of Weirton set World Day of Prayer service WEIRTON — The Church Women United of Weirton’s World Day of Prayer 2018 will be held at 1 p.m. on March 2 at the First Christian Church, Main and Lee avenues. The public is invited to attend. The theme this year is ...

NBA, MLB say West Virginia’s sports betting bill is flawed

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WHEELING — The National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball are knocking West Virginia’s attempt to legalize sports betting, asserting the bill lacks proper safeguards, doesn’t protect consumers and wouldn’t prohibit players from betting on their own sports. The sports ...

GRANT RECIPIENT — The Brooke County Board of Education on Monday recognized Debra Rockey, a science teacher at Brooke High School, for securing a $2,952 state grant to educate students about cardiovascular health and careers in the medical and health fields. With Rockey is Scott Abercrombie, career technical instructor, who noted Rockey also was named the National Association of Biology Teachers Outstanding West Virginia Biology Teacher last year.

Brooke BOE backs teachers

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By WARREN SCOTT Staff writer WELLSBURG — Brooke County school officials on Monday issued a statement in support of teachers seeking better pay and benefits from the state and recognized a Brooke High School science teacher for securing state funds to educate students about health and ...

Hancock: 1 percent teachers’ raise isn’t enough

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By STEVE RAPPACH Staff writer NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Board of Education passed a resolution Monday letting state officials know that members believe a 1 percent raise for teachers isn’t enough. The resolution asks the state government to improve public employees’ ...