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Weirton sending ‘brunch bill’ proposal to state board

Local News

WEIRTON — Weirton Council is sending its proposal for a “brunch bill” to the state’s Municipal Home Rule Board for its consideration, following Monday’s regular council meeting. The second reading of Ordinance 2057 was passed by a 5-0 vote, with Councilmembers Michael Adams, Fred ...

Belmont Community Hospital to close in April

Local News

BELLAIRE — Belmont Community Hospital, which has served the area for 105 years, will be closed permanently as of April 5. The 99-bed acute care hospital was acquired by Wheeling Hospital in 1996. Belmont Community Hospital employs 93 people and Wheeling Hospital will offer positions to those ...

Regional roundup

Local News

City man gets prison sentence STEUBENVILLE — Lonnie L. Smith Jr., 37, of Steubenville was sentenced to 29 months in prison on Monday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Michelle Miller. Smith pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence and he admitted to probation violations in two ...

Black history fact

Local News

In celebration of Black History Month, we are saluting area black leaders throughout February who have made or are making an impact on local communities. ¯ Parris “Pye” Hampton was the first black postal clerk in Steubenville, passing the civil service exam wih a score of 105. In 1950, ...

Trump not ‘thrilled’ with border deal, but leaning toward it

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but provide just a fraction of the money he’s been demanding for his Mexican ...

The pros, cons of Monaca’s cracker plant

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MONACA, Pa. — The 42-mile drive from Washington to Potter Township represents the proverbial scenic route as it winds through rural and wooded areas north into Beaver County. Eventually, the relative tranquility gives way to the panorama of a massive construction project: the Shell Chemical ...

‘Taking the Lead’ breakfast series held

Community

STEUBENVILLE — “Stepping Out of Your Story and Stepping Into Your Greatness” was the theme of the latest “Taking the Lead” breakfast series presentation where a small group of women were encouraged to step out of their comfort zones and focus on possibilities, not problems. The Feb. ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Vandalism: Two bricks thrown through window in the 300 block of Central Court, Sunday. Cited: Anthony B. Craig, 24, 3200 Sunset Blvd., expired plates; and Rodrigues Johnson, 32, Apartment 1, 2514 Sunset Blvd., no license. Arrested: Ryan A. Jackson, 32, 3264 Portland Blvd., ...

Only one contested race on city ballot

Local News

STEUBENVILLE — City leaders are at a loss to explain why there’s only one contested race so far on the 2019 primary election ballot. The deadline to file as a partisan candidate for city office was last Wednesday, with only five people filing their candidacy papers: ¯ Incumbent ...

Jefferson Relay for Life meeting tonight

Community

STEUBENVILLE — Tonight’s planning meeting for the 2019 Jefferson County Relay for Life will include discussion on having an open house type event to promote the fundraiser that benefits American Cancer Society research and programs. The meeting will get under way at 6 p.m. in room 1504 at ...