N.J. horse race tracks to offer Internet gambling


TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers want to give the state’s horse racing tracks a piece of the action on Internet gambling. The state Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would authorize tracks to offer Internet gambling on their premises if they reach a partnership agreement ...


Daily Happenings

The following marriage dissolution was recorded in Jefferson County: Allan J. McNeil of Martins Ferry and Courtney E. McNeil of Rayland. Former name, Courtney Sambuco, restored.

Legal challenge launched against Calif. egg law


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen states banded together Monday to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block a California law requiring any eggs sold there to come from hens that have space to stretch out in their cages. In a lawsuit filed directly to the high court, the states allege ...

“The Nutcracker” is performed by the Bolshoi Ballet. — Contributed

Holiday favorite leaps onto many stages

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Nutcrackers are here, there and everywhere at the holidays — from the dollar store’s seasonal decor aisle to the local theater staging the famous ballet to Steubenville’s Nutcracker Village and its more than 150 6-foot wooden statues. But if you’re like me, you’ve probably wondered ...

Quick takes


NOW AT CEDAR ONE: Carlo Agresta and Iris Callahan are among the newest realtors at Cedar One. Agresta has been a Jefferson County resident for more than 30 years. He has more than a decade of public service with the Belvedere Fire Department, where he has held numerous positions, including ...

John Gregg pupils assisting causes

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BERGHOLZ — John Gregg Elementary pupils are busy raising funds and collecting new toys and books. The school parent-teacher organization is hosting its annual toy drive through Dec. 15 to help Just Be Clause, an organization in Bergholz that provides holiday gifts to local children in need, ...

HOMELESS WOES IN SAN DIEGO  — Trash from homeless encampments lines an entrance ramp for Interstate Highway 5 in San Diego. In a place that bills itself as “America’s Finest City,” renowned for its sunny weather, surfing and fish tacos, spiraling real estate values have contributed to spiraling homelessness in San Diego. Most alarmingly, the explosive growth in the number of people living outdoors has contributed to a hepatitis A epidemic.

Homeless woes result in deadly outbreak


SAN DIEGO (AP) — For Christine Wade, the tent she shared with six children, pitched in an asphalt parking lot, was far better than their previous home — a shelter where rats ate through the family’s bags of clothes. “It’s peaceful here,” Wade, 31 and eight months pregnant, said in ...

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Bishop Mussio visits Fort Steuben

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Bishop John King Mussio Elementary School fifth-graders recently visited Historic Fort Steuben in downtown Steubenville as part of the school’s annual field trip. Working with surveying instruments are pupils Alaina Vrable and Tommy Pergi. — Contributed

Bitcoin value soars then falls back


NEW YORK (AP) — The price of bitcoin swung wildly Thursday, rising to more than $19,000 only to fall sharply within minutes, as both the euphoria and anxiety surrounding the virtual currency escalated just days before it starts trading on a major U.S. exchange. At 3:25 p.m. EST, bitcoin was ...