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From Bloomingdale to Senegal

July 27, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — One of the first things Courtney Pedersen did when she came home after spending two and a half years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal was to visit Marta Lee’s Ice Cream stand in... more »»

Home explodes

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Next speaker in series will be revealed on Monday

July 27, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Area residents will have the chance to learn the name of the next speaker in the Herald-Star, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Speaker Series during a special presentation Monday... more »»

Dilapidated properties concern residents

July 27, 2014 CHESTER — Bonnie Merriman calls Montana Avenue the street the city forgot. The worst part about that is Montana Avenue is where she has called home for 26 years. more »»

New Chester car dealership gets welcome

July 27, 2014 By STEPHEN HUBA Special to the Herald-Star NEWELL — People are so happy that another car dealership is opening in Newell, they’ve been giving Rob Cellini hugs. more »»

60 years at the park

July 27, 2014 WELLSBURG — Next week Brooke Hills Park will be celebrating its 60th anniversary and park officials are inviting everyone to take part in a three-day celebration that will include free or discounted... more »»

Route 22, other projects continue

July 26, 2014 State highway officials continue to ask drivers’ patience as work to repair and pave sections of U.S. Route 22 and the Veterans Memorial Bridge continue. more »»

Mission school bash to expand

July 26, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — As August approaches, so, too, does the start of a new school year and with it, the need to help area students get off to a good start. Enter Urban Mission Ministries at 301 N. more »»

Cadiz council hears from AEP reps

July 26, 2014 CADIZ — Two individuals representing American Electric Power attended Cadiz Council’s Thursday meeting to bring a couple of programs to council’s attention. David M. more »»

Panel hears reservoir concerns

July 26, 2014 CADIZ — At Thursday’s Village Council meeting, resident Ken Mason spoke up about his concerns regarding the Cadiz reservoir, located on Reservoir Lane. more »»

Regional Roundup

July 26, 2014 Road closing announced WINTERSVILLE — The bridge on County Road 24, also known as Cow Path Road, will be closed for bridge repairs starting at 7 a.m. Monday. more »»

Toronto briefs

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 »»

County workforce allocation revised

July 25, 2014 By MARK J. MILLER ­­ STEUBENVILLE — Questions concerning funds for Ohio’s Workforce Investment Act Rapid Response Program were discussed during Thursday’s Jefferson County commissioners’ meeting. more »»

Jury takes 25 minutes to find man not guilty

July 25, 2014 By DAVE GOSSETT Staff writer STEUBENVILLE — It took an eight-woman, four-man jury approximately 25 minutes to find Robert Thomas Hess not guilty of sexual battery Thursday afternoon in Jefferson... more »»

Villamagna declares opposition to Lovers Lane roundabout

July 25, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Sixth Ward Councilman Bob Villamagna said he will vote against the construction of a roundabout on Lovers Lane and will ask for a 30-day closing of Fort Steuben Drive to test the... more »»

Old-time rock and roll

July 25, 2014 Area band Legend performed rock and roll from the 1950s to the ‘80s at a classic oldies night concert that also featured Deja Vu Thursday at the Louis and Sandra Berkman Amphitheater at Historic... more »»

Italian fest hits high gear today

July 25, 2014 WHEELING — Tom Triveri hopes some extra practice will boost his team’s chances in the bocce ball tournament during the 32nd-annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival, which opened at... more »»

Union Local super accused of obscenity

July 25, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Union Local Schools Superintendent Douglas Thoburn is on paid administrative leave after he was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with pandering obscenity involving a minor. more »»

Resarcher: Common Core’s one bad apple

July 25, 2014 By IAN HICKS Special to the Herald-Star WHEELING — Instead of blazing a path to higher student achievement, education writer Joy Pullmann believes the new Common Core national standards for schools... more »»

Hancock grants $1.1M in projects

July 25, 2014 NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County’s own version of Christmas in July came on Thursday with commissioners’ approval of $1.1 million in funding for special projects. more »»


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