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Solid waste plan ratified

March 31, 2015 BELLAIRE — The Jefferson-Belmont Regional Solid Waste Authority Board met in a special session Monday at the Bellaire Public Library to ratify the new solid waste plan for the district. more »»

U.S. to pledge 28 percent emission reduction

March 31, 2015 WASHINGTON — The United States will pledge Tuesday to cut its greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent as part of a global treaty aimed at preventing the worst effects of climate change, according... more »»

Christ Walk among Holy Week events

March 31, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Three events based in Steubenville on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday will give area residents an opportunity to observe Holy Week in a demonstrative way. more »»

Search on for superintendent

March 31, 2015 WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Board of Education has recruited the West Virginia School Board Association to aid it in seeking a new superintendent. more »»

Local schools participate in four-week Recycle Bowl

March 31, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Twenty-eight schools from Jefferson and Belmont counties recycled approximately 36 tons of paper and paper products during the four-week Recycle Bowl. According to E. more »»

Oak Glen prank leads to police stop

March 31, 2015 A group of Oak Glen High School baseball players got stopped Sunday by police who thought they had been kidnapped, a police official said. more »»

Acuity expands to Weirton, Wheeling

March 31, 2015 WEIRTON — Officials with Acuity Specialty Hospitals of the Ohio Valley have announced two new locations in the Tri-State Area— one at Weirton Medical Center and one at Wheeling Hospital. more »»

Bethany senior art exhibit under way

March 31, 2015 BETHANY — The annual Bethany College Senior Art Show is now open in the College’s Renner Art Gallery. The exhibit, which features the work of Kelsey Bish of Lancaster, Pa. more »»

Jury seated in murder trial for Chester man

March 31, 2015 LISBON — A jury was selected Monday in the trial of Nicolas Carosiello, accused of murdering his estranged wife in 2011. more »»

Regional Roundup

March 31, 2015 UMWA meeting set Saturday in Hopedale HOPEDALE — The United Mine Workers of America 1304 will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Capraros, according to Don McLaughlin, recording secretary. more »»

Salvation Army to honor volunteers

March 31, 2015 WEIRTON — The Weirton Salvation Army is preparing to honor its volunteers, and recognize those who have contributed to the organization in the last year. more »»

A good egg

March 31, 2015 Owen Fink, 21 months, of Chester, gets ambitious with his choice of eggs at Saturday’s annual Chester Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast, while his mother, Kylee Fink, assists. more »»

Volunteers honored

March 31, 2015 During the Weirton Festival of Nations on March 21, the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center recognized some of its volunteers by presenting them with the Time Award. more »»

National Parks Service says Americans ‘Find Your Park’

March 31, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the most beautiful and historic places in the country, though there’s also an $11 billion backlog of unfunded... more »»

Pentagon chief may ease military enlistment standards

March 31, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and... more »»

A passion for helping students

March 30, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — The next president of Eastern Gateway Community College has a passion for helping students succeed in college, find success and meet their goals. more »»

Court seeks to reduce truancy

March 30, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Juvenile Court Judge Joseph Corabi is fulfilling his promise to work with local schools in an effort to reduce truancy among students. more »»

Lawmakers targeting hydraulic fracturing

March 30, 2015 WHEELING — A small group of U.S. House Democrats has introduced legislation to give the U.S. more »»

Toronto bicycle group rides set to resume

March 30, 2015 TORONTO — Those who have enjoyed group bicycle rides through the city’s biking and walking pathway once again will be able to share the camaraderie beginning at 6 p.m. more »»

Buckeye North flower sale benefits scholars

March 30, 2015 BRILLIANT — Officials at Buckeye North Elementary School are thinking spring as a flower sale fundraiser to benefit a special scholarship program is being planned. more »»


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And a few personal notes from D.C.

March 26, 2015 My Washington trip gave me pause for a few personal observations during and after hours while traveling around the city with the Ohio Farm Bureau delegation last week. more »

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