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Area man handed seven-year sentence in stabbing

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STEUBENVILLE — Emiliano M. Benitez, 62, of Amsterdam was sentenced Wednesday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. to seven years in prison in connection with an April stabbing. Benitez was found guilty on Tuesday by a jury of felonious assault following a one-day ...

Rocchi takes on a new role at Indian Creek

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MINGO JUNCTION — A familiar face is coming back to the Indian Creek Local School District as former Superintendent John Rocchi takes on a new role as district special education coordinator. School board officials approved his hiring during the July 19 meeting at Indian Creek Middle School. ...

Ex-online public school founder gets 20 months in tax case

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The founder and former chief executive officer of an online Pennsylvania public school has been sentenced to 20 months in prison on a conviction of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service. Sixty-three-year-old Nicholas Trombetta of East Liverpool also was ...

Soldiers and Sailors move is a Wheeling monumental occasion

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WHEELING — Work began Monday on a project to move the Soldiers and Sailors Monument from its 60-year perch at Wheeling Park to return home to a visible location at West Virginia Independence Hall in downtown Wheeling. The 25-ton monument began its move Monday morning, when workers removed ...

Commissioners hear of museum additions

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission on Tuesday learned of recent donations to the Brooke County Museum and Cultural Center and efforts by the museum board to expand its display space. Ruby Greathouse, the museum’s volunteer curator, said with the closings of three Brooke County ...

‘Woody’ Williams will speak at Italian Festival vets ceremony

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Staff writer WHEELING — Before the first bocce ball is rolled or sausage sandwich is consumed Saturday at the Undo’s Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival, a veterans appreciation ceremony will be held at noon on the main stage at Heritage Port. A committee led by John Looney, ...

New Rotary Club district governor is from Wheeling

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WHEELING — The Rotary Club of Wheeling is home to the club’s district governor for the first time in more than 50 years. Michael A. Davidson of Wheeling was named the 2018-19 Rotary International District 7530 Governor during an installation ceremony held June 13. It is the first time ...

Family fun

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Chris DeFrank of Burgettstown and his 8-year-old daughter, Annaliese, used their electronic devices to play Pokemon Go during the Tri-State Pokemon Bash held Saturday at Belleview Park in Steubenville. The event was sponsored by the Tri-State Pokemon League. Children and adults also ...

Regional Roundup

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Edison board meeting has been changed RICHMOND — The Edison Local School Board of Education has rescheduled it regular board for 7 p.m. on Aug. 7 at Edison Local High School. The meeting date was changed due to a scheduling conflict, according to officials. Steubenville-based band to ...

‘Charlotte’s Web’ on stage

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From staff reports WELLSBURG — As the Brooke Hills Playhouse opens its production of Joseph Robinette’s adaptation of E B. White’s children’s classic, “Charlotte’s Web” this weekend, director Julia Barnhart of Wellsburg reports that the show’s young cast members have been ...