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Vandals tear stone bridge pillar cap out in Steubenville's Beatty Park again

July 23, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — Gerald DiLoreto was angry. “This is why we can’t have nice things in this park. more »»

First Energy to cut four units at Stratton's Sammis Plant by 2020

July 23, 2016 STRATTON — By 2020, FirstEnergy Corp. will retire enough coal-fired electricity to power about 720,000 homes, as it announced plans to shut down four generating units at the W.H. more »»

Eastern Gateway Community College hosts middle-school manufacturing camp

July 23, 2016 WINTERSVILLE — Pupils in sixth- through eighth-grade spent the week at local manufacturing and other businesses observing workers creating and manufacturing up close. more »»

Toronto High School's new principal is Betsy Jones from the Edison Local district

July 23, 2016 TORONTO — Pupils and students will be seeing some staff changes this fall, as the city high school has a new principal. more »»

Harrison Central alumni set event

July 23, 2016 CADIZ — The Harrison Central Alumni Association is preparing for its inaugural alumni reunion celebration and dinner to be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. . more »»


July 23, 2016 Retail sales show decrease in May STEUBENVILLE — Gross sales in Jefferson County decreased by about 4 percent in May compared to the same period last year. Jefferson County Treasurer Raymond M. more »»

Weirton concert

July 23, 2016 Friday’s free community Downtown at Sundown concert featured a performance by country band the Stickers at the Weirton Event Center. more »»

Support ribbons

July 23, 2016 Chester Patrolman Brandon Whittaker stands next to a light pole with a blue ribbon, placed there by volunteers in support of local law enforcement. more »»

Recognizing need for understanding

July 22, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — The conversation with local law enforcement officials started with frank talk about the recent shootings of black men and police officers and continued with questions from area... more »»

Bridge bids are opened

July 22, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday discussed signing a grant application for the Smithfield sewer system and opened bids for a $1.5 million bridge project on Goulds Road. more »»

‘Chilly Billy,’ longtime local TV icon, dies at 87

July 22, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Bill Cardille, known to a generation of the region’s television watchers as “Chilly Billy,” has died, according to a post on his daughter’s Facebook pag. more »»

Ohio Valley classics

July 22, 2016 Hundreds of fans enjoyed such classics as Lynyrd Skynyrd and more Thursday night when the Hoard & Jones band rocked the Berkman Amphitheater at the Historic Fort Steube. more »»

Italian festival gets under way

July 22, 2016 WHEELING — Get ready to paint the town red, white and green as the 34th-annual Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival takes over Wheeling’s Heritage Port this weekend. more »»

Former worker sues Scouts

July 22, 2016 PARKERSBURG — A former employee is suing the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council for wrongful termination, claiming she was fired for reporting embezzlement. more »»

WLU to increase tuition

July 22, 2016 WEST LIBERTY — Undergraduate students at West Liberty University will see tuition increases between 2 and 12 percent this year due to reductions in state funding, but the school will slash some lab... more »»

Improvements made at Tiltonvsille VFD

July 22, 2016 TILTONSVILLE — Tiltonsville Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Brian Harvey was invited to speak to Village Council on Tuesday to give a biannual report about the department. more »»

Tiltonsville council discusses possible need for service fee

July 22, 2016 TILTONSVILLE — Village Council discussed the need for a service fee assessment or a levy to increase funding for 24-hour police protection in Tiltonsville at its meeting Tuesday. more »»

DiBacco’s now open in Weirton

July 22, 2016 WEIRTON — A new sandwich shop, providing many Italian favorites, now is open for business in Weirton. DiBacco’s opened its doors at 3073 Main St. more »»

Regional roundup

July 22, 2016 Prison time ordered in drug case STEUBENVILLE — Charney Young, 30, of 1346 Oak Grove Ave. was sentenced to 18 months in prison on Wednesday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. more »»

It’s Trump’s big day in Cleveland

July 21, 2016 CLEVELAND — It’s Donald Trump’s big moment to make his case to the country — and to the many rattled doubters in his own party. more »»

Regional TV pioneer, "Chilly" Bill Cardille dies at age 87

July 21, 2016 PITTSBURGH — Bill Cardille, known to a generation of the region’s television watchers as “Chilly Billy,” has died, according to a post on his daughter’s Facebook page. more »»


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