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Gas tax increase of 18 cents a gallon eyed for Ohio

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CINCINNATI — Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration on Thursday recommended increasing the state gas tax by 18 cents a gallon beginning July 1 and annually adjusting that tax for inflation to provide sufficient funding for maintenance of roads and bridges. Ohio’s Department of Transportation ...

Softite donates toward breast cancer awareness

Community

Softite Community Federal Credit Union in Mingo Junction has selected Women in Action Against Cancer Coalition of Jefferson County for a donation from its breast cancer awareness campaign held in October 2018. The goal of the campaign is to support and help ease the financial burden of ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Theft: Motorized wheelchair taken from porch in the 1300 block of Jefferson Place, Wednesday. Cited: Darryl R. Pesta, 28, 403 Union Ave., failure to control; Paul D. Roe, no age listed, 646 Prospect Ave., driving with suspended license; Josh B. Grim, no age listed, 120 Hanna ...

Two juveniles facing robbery charges

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STEUBENVILLE — Charges were filed on Thursday against two juveniles who were arrested in connection with an armed robbery on Saturday. The names of the juveniles, ages 16 and 17, are not being released at this time, according to Jefferson County Juvenile Court. One of the juveniles was ...

Teen to be tried as adult in Toronto shooting

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STEUBENVILLE — Jacob A. Gill, 16, of Toronto, who was charged with complicity to murder and complicity to aggravated robbery, each with a firearm specification, in connection with the Aug. 18 fatal shooting of Dylan Monroe, 18, of Toronto, was ordered by Jefferson County Juvenile Judge Joseph ...

Community news from around the area

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Drawing for Dr. Seuss board books to be held STEUBENVILLE — To celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2, all branches of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County will have a drawing for Dr. Seuss board books. Patrons can enter to win at any library branch from Monday ...

Commissioners talk infrastructure projects

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STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday discussed several ongoing water and sewer projects. The $11 million Amsterdam sewer projects has been progressing but now has become bogged down with residents not signing rights-of-way agreements with the county. Tom Hartwig ...

Signs get landmarks commission approval

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STEUBENVILLE — Signs for three downtown businesses earned the city’s Historic Landmarks Commission’s seal of approval Thursday, though one of them comes with a caveat. Commission members agreed to new signage for Dollar Tree on North Fifth Street; the Public Library of Steubenville and ...

Catholic Schools Week clothing drive

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As part of Catholic Schools Week and in conjunction with NCEA Day of Giving, the Madonna High School Student Council organized a collection for the less fortunate, led by Lonni Riggs and Gabriella Staffileno. Through the collection, the students were permitted to wear their favorite sports team ...