Two financial agents honored


From staff reports STEUBENVILLE — Two agents of Tri-State Financial Services have been honored as top producers for 2017 by the Slovene National Benefit Society. Suzanne Kresser has been recognized as the leading producer of fixed-annuity product with SNPJ. This is the fourth year Kresser ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Brooke County sheriff Arrested: Jordan E. Martin, 19, Fair Oaks, Pa., possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and left of center, Wednesday. Steubenville Arrested: Amber N. Kish, 30, 827 Rosswell Ave., bench warrant, Friday. Arrested: Dennis R. Six Jr., 29, Apartment 410 730 North ...

SEEKING YOUTH TALENTS — A committee of the Steubenville Revitalization Group is looking to involve youth with a beautification project for downtown. The group wants to have school students paint original artworks, with a focus on city history, on new planters along North Fourth Street that will replace the trees that recently were cut down. Discussing the project were, from left, Greg Froehlich of Froehlich’s Classic Corner; Cindy Lucas  of Steubenville Tailorings; Tom Timmons of WesBanco; and community activist Regina Blanchard. Also involved in the project is Karissa Merckle of Huntington Bank. The group is hoping the planters will be the first step in a developing effort to get young people more involved in the community. -- Paul Giannamore

Revitalization group hopes to involve youth

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STEUBENVILLE — With the downtown business district sidewalk trees recently removed, the Steubenville Revitalization Group was left looking for a way to beautify the suddenly barren sidewalks. A group within the SRG began discussing ways to involve youth with the city and came up with an ...

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This-N-That grand opening


This-N-That Virtual Shoppe held its grand opening, joined by the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, on Feb. 3 at its new location at 929 Main St. in Follansbee. Owned by Dave Cline and managed by Ashley Maple and David Cline III, the business offers a variety of new and used video games, ...

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Little Hats, Big Hearts


The American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign is making an impact on the nursery at Wheeling Hospital. In an effort to raise awareness of heart disease and congenital heart defects, babies born during February will be provided with red hats in honor of American Heart ...

U.S. stocks keep gaining as tech companies rise


By MARLEY JAY AP Markets Writer NEW YORK — Technology companies are leading stocks higher in morning trading Thursday, putting the market on track for its fifth gain in a row. A brief dip in the late morning put U.S. indexes into the red for a few minutes, but stocks were higher again ...

Quick takes


FREE FISH: Primanti Bros. Restaurant and Bar is offering free fish sandwiches during this year’s Lent season. Through Good Friday fans who dine with Primanti Bros. during the week are eligible to receive a free fish sandwich on their return on Friday. Visitors need to scan their receipt using ...

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Spelling bee sponsors

Local News

Among those helping to sponsor the Jefferson-Harrison County Regional Spelling Bee are, seated, from left, Glenda Harlan of Hess Corp.; Darla Hoagland, Alyse Ciardelli and Dinero Ciardelli of S.T.A.R.T.; and standing, Ron Sismondo of the Jefferson County Educational Service Center, spelling ...

FINGERPRINTING SKILLS — Criminal justice students at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School show off their abilities with fingerprinting. Seniors Kaitlyn Kennedy, left, Kaleb Shriver, center, Terence O’Neil placed in the crime scene investigation category during the school’s Spotlight on Skills competition at the school held Feb. 1 and advanced to the regionals. Other top finishers in the event had a chance to move on to regional and state contests.

JVS students spotlight their skills

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From staff reports BLOOMINGDALE — Jefferson County Joint Vocational School students showed off their abilities during the annual Spotlight on Skills competition held Feb. 1. Students in academic and lab programs were judged by community business members as part of the event, although ...

Legal medical marijuana sales begin at Pennsylvania facility


By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press The first legal medical marijuana sales under a 2-year-old state law began Thursday at a dispensary in Western Pennsylvania, with the first purchase by a woman who lobbied for passage of the law. A line of about a dozen people greeted employees as they ...