Law enforcement training

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Steubenville Police Officer John Sowers recently instructed students in the criminal justice program at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School on subject control. Sowers is among local officials who provide expertise to students planning to go into law enforcement and related careers.

Former Cleveland cop will not take job in Bellaire

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BELLAIRE — Police Chief Richard “Dick” Flanagan said he believes Timothy Loehmann made the right decision when he withdrew his application for employment with the Bellaire Police Department. Loehmann, a former Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice in 2014, ...

Regional roundup

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CAC meeting planned Wednesday STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Community Action Council will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the CAC Building, 114 N. Fourth St. Ghost stories set at library CADIZ — Historian Paul Goebbel will share local legends and folklore that make up the ...

West Liberty battling dilapidated properties

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WEST LIBERTY — There is something good about a program called “B.A.D.” about to happen in West Liberty. West Liberty Mayor Mark Griffith said the town is embarking on a collaboration with the West Virginia University Brownfield, Abandoned, Dilapidated Buildings Program and Belomar ...

Madonna cheering squad raises $500 for WMC

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Members of the Weirton Madonna cheering squad held a cheer-a-thon Saturday during the St. Joseph the Worker Oktoberfest, raising $500 for the Weirton Medical Center BreastCare Center. Members of the cheering squad include Lexus Melnyk, Sabrina Sauer, Alex Backel, Miranda Sole, Abby Nickerson, ...

Higher learning: EGCC teams with Kent

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STEUBENVILLE — Eastern Gateway Community College and Kent State University announced Wednesday a partnership that will allow area residents the chance to earn a four-year degree from the university without leaving Jefferson County. Eastern Gateway President Jimmie Bruce and Kent President ...



Local farmer Ruth Brown invited Brooke Primary South pupils Amanda Golick and Emily Mitchell to try some fresh produce while their teacher, Amanda DiMarzio, watches, during the farmers’ market held by the Brooke County West Virginia University Extension Service. Children at the school were ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Derek Smith, 52, 1616 Moreland Ave., bench warrant out of municipal court, Tuesday. Cited: Shawn S. Hildreth, 41, 119 Cable Road, Weirton, failure to signal turn; Lacretia Elder, 28, 219 Virginia Ave., marijuana possession; Nicole B. Thornton, 32, 2925 Elm St., ...

‘The Chicken Runs at Midnight’

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City native and Major League Baseball coach Rich Donnelly signed a copy of “The Chicken Runs at Midnight: A Daughter’s Message from Heaven That Changed a Father’s Heart and Won a World Series” for Debbie West of Steubenville. The inspirational book was written by ESPN commentator Tom ...

Community news from around the area


Pleasant Hill School House Museum lists fundraisers STEUBENVILLE — The Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum, located at 3125 state Route 213, lists two fundraiser events in the most recent newsletter issue. One is Octoberfest, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at ...