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National Aviary’s tropical rainforest reopens

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From staff reports PITTSBURGH — The National Aviary celebrated the completion of $1.2 million in renovations to its historic tropical rainforest. A ribbon-cutting ceremony recently was conducted by National Aviary Executive Director Cheryl Tracy; Dan Griffin, chair, board of directors, the ...

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‘Alice in Wonderland’ coming to STC stage WEIRTON — When Striplight Community Theatre’s “Alice in Wonderland” opens Aug. 2, the audience will meet a young girl lost among the denizens of a curious land – a place where Weirton’s performance of this children’s classic ...

Area man guilty of felonious assault

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STEUBENVILLE — Emiliano M. Benitez, 62, of Amsterdam was found guilty of felonious assault on Tuesday following a one-day trial in Jefferson County Common Pleas Court. Benitez was indicted in connection with breaking into his former girlfriend’s home in Amsterdam and stabbing her ...

Hollow Rock services continuing through Sunday is happening

Community

TORONTO — Hollow Rock, the country’s oldest interdenominational holiness camp meeting, is continuing its 200th anniversary observance as the 10-day schedule of services, Bible studies and other activities moves toward its closing morning celebration service on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Hollow ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Theft: Purse taken from vehicle in the 100 block of Lovers Lane, Monday. Cited: Deneen M. Mitchell, 37, 152 Lipphart Ave., Mingo Junction, failure to yield; and Daniel Elson, 53, Carrollton, possession of marijuana. Arrested: Brian L. Kalinkiewicz, 46, 212 N. Avalon Drive, ...

Utility bill increase focus for council

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STEUBENVILLE — With townhall meetings to discuss a proposed utility bill increase still two weeks away, some members of City Council are questioning if they have justification for making a $23.70 increase to the city’s utility bills in October. Council had demanded at its July 10 meeting ...

OVAC Queen of Queens field includes local contestants

Community

WHEELING — The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference will once again crown the Queen of Queens as young women representing 22 OVAC high schools — seven of them from Jefferson, Brooke, Hancock and Harrison counties — compete for the 2018 title. The talent show will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday ...

Mingo tables ordinance on grant payments

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MINGO JUNCTION — Village Council on Tuesday agreed to table an ordinance giving village Administrator Bob Smith 2.5 percent of any grant he is successful in getting. Council at its July 10 meeting had a split vote of 3-3 to bring in the ordinance but Mayor Ed Fithen broke the tie to have ...

Creek begins process of obtaining funds

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MINGO JUNCTION — A recent trip to Chicago is helping Indian Creek Local School District leaders begin the process of obtaining funds for buildings. Officials discussed the trip to the Windy City during the recent school board meeting. The session included Superintendent T.C. Chappelear, ...