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Revised summer food program in the works

February 11, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — Recreation Director Mary Beth Sills said Wednesday night the Urban Mission Ministries is preparing to apply for a grant to operate the city’s annual summer food progra. more »»

Boring work just part of project

February 11, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — A three-man crew from Riley Contracting of Norwalk hopes to complete a 100-foot-long boring project beneath state Route 7 today to prepare for the installation of a 12-inch steel... more »»

Police pursuit ends in arrest

February 11, 2016 MARTINS FERRY — A suspect led multiple police agencies on a pursuit early Wednesday that concluded with a crash and the suspect’s arrest. more »»

Brooke adult ed classes planned

February 11, 2016 WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Board of Education will offer adult education courses, including preparation for the exam required to obtain the equivalent of a diploma and hunter education required... more »»

Home, garden show coming

February 11, 2016 WHEELING — For those excited by the thought of home renovation, the annual Home and Garden Show presented by the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce returns to WesBanco Arena this weekend for its 47th... more »»

Trust helps update technology

February 11, 2016 RICHMOND — Funding from a literacy trust has allowed Edison Junior-Senior High School to update technology for modern learnin. more »»


February 11, 2016 Lee Van Horn of 4037 Brightway in Weirton, unveiled his latest snow sculpture creation this week, recreating Pinocchio in the front yard of his home on Marland Heights. more »»

Eviction process under way in Chester

February 11, 2016 CHESTER — The city of Chester is seeking the eviction of a commercial tenant, as well as more than $5,000 in back rent. more »»

Hearing on Newell water rates planned

February 11, 2016 NEW CUMBERLAND — A public hearing on proposed water and sewer rate increases for the Newell Co. is scheduled for 10 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Hancock County Courthouse. The Newell Co. more »»

Regional roundup

February 11, 2016 Extension committee to meet Tuesday WELLSBURG — The Brooke County West Virginia Extension Service Committee will meet at noon Tuesday at the extension office at 840 Charles St. more »»

Black history month fact

February 11, 2016 In celebration of Black History Month, we are saluting area black leaders throughout February who have made or are making an impact on local communitie. more »»

Presidents Day Closings

February 11, 2016 Here is a list of closings of government offices and agencies and trash collection schedules for Monday, Presidents Day: ¯ Brooke County Courthouse will be close. more »»

City manager’s contract introduced during meeting

February 10, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — James Mavromatis is set to become Steubenville’s next city manager in one week after an ordinance was introduced Tuesday night setting the terms of a three-year contract in black and... more »»

Ash Wednesday

February 10, 2016 Deacon Tom Maedke, left, placed ashes on the forehead of the Rev. Tim Huffman, pastor of St. more »»

Water remains dominating issue in Mingo Junction

February 10, 2016 MINGO JUNCTION — Water again dominated the discussion during the Village Council meeting on Tuesday. more »»

Golden football

February 10, 2016 Weirton Madonna High School is among the nation’s high schools to receive a “golden football” from the National Football League as part of its Super Bowl High School Honor Roll progra. more »»

Wellsburg looking for new K-9

February 10, 2016 WELLSBURG — Efforts to obtain a new K-9 unit for the Wellsburg Police Department moved forward while city officials learned of plans to establish a Brooke County teen court at Tuesday’s City Council... more »»

Open house

February 10, 2016 Virginia Stimpert, left, director of the Helping Hands of Toronto pantry at 412 Clark St., discussed operations with A.J. more »»

ESC board OKs new subjects

February 10, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Governing Board for the Educational Service Center unanimously approved several contracts Tuesday to enhance the Virtual Learning Academy online courses. more »»

Fabian re-elected to board

February 10, 2016 MINGO JUNCTION — Steubenville Township Trustee John Scott Fabian was re-elected to the Ohio Township Association board of directors for a four-year term. more »»

Welfare drug testing OK’d by W.Va. Senate

February 10, 2016 WHEELING — Legislation requiring the drug testing of welfare recipients suspected of drug abuse passed the West Virginia Senate 32-2 Tuesday, with Minority Leader Jeff Kessler voicing concerns about... more »»


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