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Real estate transfers

Business

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: US Bank to Castlerock 2017 LLC, 5.6438 acres, Knox Township. William and Angela Marracino to Patricia and Russell Hyde, lot 18, Eastview (survivorship). Jodee Dagrava to Sarah Starr, 0.536738 acre, Smithfield ...

Officer involved in rescue has St. Clairsville roots

Local News

By DYLAN MCKENZIE Staff writer COLUMBUS — The Columbus police officer who made a heroic effort to rescue a child recently is a familiar face to many in Belmont County. Columbus police Officers Randall Lyons and Deb Paxton on Feb. 5 responded to a a call regarding a young boy who had ...

Increases in eBook, audiobook lending

Local News

Public libraries are changing with the times, yet their basic purpose and theme remain the same as when Ben Franklin organized the first one in New England. A recent news article states that 58 library systems in America each passed the 1 million mark of checking out, or rather lending, ...

PLANNING EVENT — Working on plans for a Feb. 25 fundraiser to benefit Refuge 1:99 are, from left, Shari Prichard, board chair; Jill Jones, owner J.Jones Evening Wear; Phyllis Riccadonna, event co-chair; and Alex Taylor of WTOV-TV, master of ceremonies.
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New York in the Valley event to benefit area safe house

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STEUBENVILLE — Human trafficking is no longer an international issue, but one that touches every state, including Ohio. The Buckeye State is listed as among the top five states for reported calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, according to 2017 data. However, across the country ...

PATHFINDERS FOR 2018 — Steubenville High School held its 26th-annual Pathfinders assembly marking Black History Month by honoring graduates and others who have excelled in life. The 2018 honorees were, from left, Rufus Less Simmons, a 1959 graduate of SHS who has led a career dedicated to education and collegiate athletics and students at the University of Minnesota; Charlene A. Dawkins, local music minister and president of the Women’s Ministry of the Greater Zion Temple Family Worship Center in Steubenville; and Sean Patterson, a 1991 SHS graduate who has worked for decades with abused, neglected, dependent and developmentally disabled children, as well as founding the 411 Foundation, which assists children to remain in school and fosters others to return and complete their education. - Paul Giannamore

SHS names its 2018 Pathfinders

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STEUBENVILLE — Inspiration, advice and honor took the stage at the Steubenville High School auditorium Friday for the 26th-annual Pathfinders assembly, marking Black History Month and honoring alumni and community leaders. The 2018 honorees included Rufus Less Simmons, a 1959 SHS graduate ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Cited: Sean Arnold, 26, no street address provided by police, Weirton, possession of marijuana and stop sign; Jill Cassidy, 37, no street address provided by police, Steubenville, failure to signal turn and driving with suspended license; Charles E. Brown, no age listed, ...

MAKING PLANS — Preparations are under way for the annual Campbell-Dickinson Run/Bike/Walk, the Noah Long Kid’s 1K and the St. Baldrick’s Shave-Off scheduled for March 17 in Toronto. Volunteers gathered at the TEMS Joint Ambulance Services building last week to begin making plans. Volunteers include, front, from left, Hannah Dobbs, Katie Long, Abigail Boka, Josey Dickinson, Jenny Dickinson, Addison Dobbs and Jake Dobbs; and back, George Komar, Kris Grimm, Christy Renforth, Matt Lewis, Marsha Lewis, Scott Renforth, Danielle Dobbs, David Long, Gail Komar and Lance Wargo. - Julie Stenger

Toronto making plans for annual Campbell-Dickinson Run, other events

Local News

TORONTO — Several volunteers from the Gem City recently came together to plan the upcoming Campbell-Dickinson Run/Bike/Walk, the Noah Long Kid’s 1K and the St. Baldrick’s Shave-Off. The events, scheduled to take place March 17, raise money to benefit the Teramana Cancer Center T.E.A.R. ...

Marriages

Daily Happenings

The following marriage application was filed in Jefferson County: Brandon E. Montgomery and Stevie Rae Baker, both of Wintersville. Ryan Antigo and Amber Garlinger, both of Dillonvale. Reese Gail Thompson and Kenna Maria Taylor, both of Bloomingdale.

Area teachers encouraged by Charleston trip

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CHARLESTON — Many local teachers were among hundreds of educators who filled the galleries of the state House of Delegates and Senate Friday to oppose increased healthcare contributions and modest pay hikes proposed for state employees by the legislators. Ron Ujcich, president of the Brooke ...

For builders, economy up, along with interest rates

Business

By DAMIAN J. TROISE Associated Press NEW YORK — The outlook from U.S. builders is being buoyed by a strong job market and a sizzling hot economy. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Thursday read 72 for the second consecutive month. ...