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July 25, 2014 Event at First Presbyterian ¯ Sunday – Worship begins at 11 a.m. ¯ Church office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. more »»

Head Start under new management

July 24, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Community Action Council lost its federal funding to operate Head Start services in Jefferson County, but the program will continue under the administration of th... more »»

CAC to meet again to finish agenda

July 24, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — A sometimes contentious meeting of the Jefferson County Community Action Council Board of Trustees ended Wednesday afternoon when the board failed to maintain a quorum after a... more »»

Compromise sought for smoking ban in Hancock

July 24, 2014 NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Health Board faced a barrage of comments Wednesday at a public hearing regarding the Hancock County Clean Air Regulation, which would effectively ban smoking in... more »»

Buckeye Local workers to strike

July 24, 2014 RAYLAND — Members of the Union Ohio Association of Public School Employees working at Buckeye Local School District have voted to go on strike, following the rejection of a contract on offer from th... more »»

More revenue sought for oil, gas producing counties

July 24, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A bill now before the Ohio Senate directs 17.5 cents from every dollar generated by a proposed oil and gas severance tax back to the county where the fuel was produced, and Ohio Sen. more »»

Filmmakers to film in Brilliant

July 24, 2014 BRILLIANT — A worldwide company located in Nashville, Tenn., is preparing to film an anticipated nationally televised commercial at the Wells Township Haunted House Saturday evening. more »»

County recreation funds distribution top meeting

July 24, 2014 TILTONSVILLE — Questions about the distribution of recreation funds granted by the Jefferson County commissioners arose Tuesday night during a Yorkville-Tiltonsville-Rayland Coalition meeting. more »»

Pain clinic doctor lost medical license

July 24, 2014 WHEELING — Dr. more »»

Ohio Valley Italian festival kicks off in Wheeling

July 24, 2014 WHEELING — The 32nd-annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Festival officially kicked off Wednesday night with a dinner and celebration of the Italian of the Yea. more »»

West Virginia 2014 Kids Count report released

July 24, 2014 WHEELING — West Virginia ranks 37th among the states when it comes to child well-being, according to the 2014 Kids Count report produced by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. more »»

Harrison officials look to state for budget shortfall funding

July 24, 2014 CADIZ — Scott Blackburn, director of the Harrison County Department of Job and Family Services, asked the county commissioners to approve a resolution allowing his office to apply for additional... more »»


July 23, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — The city administration asked City Council Tuesday night to consider two options in order to balance the budget in the future, including raising the municipal income tax by a quarter... more »»

Oakland graves discussed by Mingo council

July 23, 2014 MINGO JUNCTION — Placement of tombstones in Oakland Cemetery was discussed during Tuesday’s Village Council meeting. more »»

Open house scheduled Thursday for Lovers Lane

July 23, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — City Engineer Michael Dolak. more »»

Goucher fire

July 23, 2014 Crews from the TEMS Joint Ambulance District, Toronto Police, Toronto, Stratton, Empire and Knoxville Township fire departments responded to a fire Tuesday afternoon at the Goucher Hotel, 241 N. more »»

Obamacare rulings follow party lines

July 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama’s health care law. more »»

Brooke adds demolition hearings

July 23, 2014 WELLSBURG — The Brooke County commissioners learned Tuesday of a change in the county’s handling of dilapidated structures and of an event planned by the Brooke County Museum and Cultural Center to... more »»

Mylan joins firms using tax maneuver to go overseas

July 23, 2014 WHEELING — One of West Virginia’s greatest business success stories, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, is joining the parade of drug companies and medical device makers that are moving corporate headquarters... more »»

WVU Extension offers reading, art, drama

July 23, 2014 WEIRTON — Despite it being summer, the halls of Weir Middle School have been filled with the sounds of children in recent weeks. more »»

Education reformer to speak to WLU econ luncheon

July 23, 2014 WHEELING — As education reform continues to be a hot topic with America’s youth lagging behind their global peers, the West Liberty University Economics Club will welcome a nationally published... more »»


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