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Obama: New leadership was needed at Secret Service

October 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama believes it was in the best interest of the Secret Service for Director Julia Pierson to resign. more »»

New Ohio River bridge eyed for 2016

October 1, 2014 WELLSBURG — Officials with the West Virginia Department of Transportation said Wednesday they hope to begin construction of a new Ohio River bridge in 2016 but noted there's still more work to be... more »»

City council approves bond issues

October 1, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — City Council approved legislation Tuesday night that will allow the city to issue $7.6 million in general obligation bonds. more »»

Different kind of shop set to open downtown

October 1, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — The Rev. Gregory Thompson initially turned down the idea of opening a coffee shop in the downtown business district. more »»

Wildlife area may be strip mined

October 1, 2014 COLUMBUS — A recent Ohio Supreme Court ruling could lead to strip mining at the Brush Creek Wildlife Area. more »»

Push in Mingo for zoning changes

October 1, 2014 MINGO JUNCTION — The village’s planning commission on Tuesday heard from two property owners who want the zoning for the downtown business district changed. more »»

High school students consider college

October 1, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — More than 800 area high school students filled the lecture hall and hallways at Eastern Gateway Community College to learn about their future Wednesday during the 17th-annual Consider... more »»

Man sentenced to two years in drug case

October 1, 2014 STEUBENVILLE —Sarandos N. Tsouris, 27, of 1421 Maryland Av. more »»

Details given of development efforts of BDC

October 1, 2014 WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission on Tuesday received updates on an Italian manufacturer’s plans to move into the Three Springs Industrial Park in Weirton and efforts to rehabilitate the... more »»

Guilty plea entered against 27 counts of felony forgery

October 1, 2014 LISBON — A Weirton man pleaded guilty Monday in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court to 27 fifth-degree felony charges involving forging documents to steal money Vonlie W. more »»

Home invasion suspect motions heard

October 1, 2014 CADIZ — A motion hearing was held Tuesday in Harrison County Common Pleas Court for Bryan K. Nicosia, one of three suspects accused in a home invasion that occurred in late July in Jewett. more »»

No bullies

October 1, 2014 Faculty and staff at Bishop John King Mussio Central Elementary are implementing the Olweus Bullying Intervention Program, a whole-school program, to prevent and reduce bullying in schools. more »»

New group promotes social media safety

October 1, 2014 By CRAIG HOWELL Special to the Herald-Star ­ WEIRTON — Inspired by local events, as well as trends across the nation, a new organization has been formed in the hopes of encouraging safe and... more »»

Sheriff Fletcher hears Newell area concerns

October 1, 2014 NEWELL — From panhandlers at the Newell Bridge to a rise in break-ins on Newell Heights, residents of this unincorporated town took their complaints — and sometimes compliments — to Hancock County... more »»

Plea entered in Harrison murder case

October 1, 2014 CADIZ — Eve Kelley, one of two co-defendants accused in the murder of Joseph Strother, a Cadiz man, appeared in Harrison County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday for a final pretrial hearing. more »»

Regional Roundup

October 1, 2014 Three injured in ATV wreck BLOOMINGDALE — Three people were injured in an ATV wreck around 7 a.m. Tuesday on High Street in front of the post office. more »»

Wine and Dine carriage sponsorship

October 1, 2014 The Fairfield Inn & Suites will serve as the carriage ride sponsor of this year’s Wine and Dine at Williams set for 6 p.m. Saturday at Williams Country Club. more »»

Dancer files wage class action

October 1, 2014 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Exotic dancers should be paid at least minimum wage and a Morgantown nightclub is breaking the law by failing to do s. more »»

EGCC awarded $3.5M in grants

September 30, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Eastern Gateway Community College has been awarded $3. more »»

City police respond to shooting, stabbing

September 30, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Two Columbus men were shot around 9:30 p.m. Monday at Plum Street and Lawson Avenue and drove themselves to Ambulance Service Inc. on Sunset Boulevard, City Police reported. more »»

Casino target of suicide lawsuit

September 30, 2014 WHEELING — Scott Stevens, a husband, father of three daughters and businessman, took a hunting bag to a park near Steubenville on Aug. more »»


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Moving days, wedding day, discombobulation

September 30, 2014 There have been pre-wedding blow-ups this week, seemingly on the parts of everyone involved in the nuptials of The Drummer and DIL (Daughter in Law, whom I’m having trouble naming for the blog yet. more »

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