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White Christmas not in the forecast

December 22, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — It doesn’t appear the area will have a white Christmas this year. The National Weather Service in Moon Township, Pa. more »»

Police take extra precautions in wake of slayings

December 22, 2014 NEW YORK — Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days... more »»

Toronto men are arrested in drug raid

December 22, 2014 TORONTO — Two city men are housed in the Jefferson County jail today after a drug raid by City Police Sunday. Joshua A. Gilchrist, 22, and Lamar D. Johnson, 24, both of Lot No. more »»

Salvation Army seeing low numbers for drive

December 22, 2014 WEIRTON — With Christmas only a few days away, bell ringers for the Salvation Army will be wrapping up their duties of collecting for the organization, but local officials say they have fallen behin... more »»

City pupils learning about the Bible

December 22, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — It is a Monday afternoon in the basement of the First Westminster Presbyterian Church and the kids are excited as Bobbyjon Bauman, president of the Valley Youth Workers Network/Pastor... more »»

Center gifts Utica Shale Academy

December 22, 2014 The Jefferson County Educational Service Center gifted the Utica Shale Academy with $1,200 to support one student who will travel to Washington, D.C., for the Close-Up Program. more »»

Buckeye teachers earn grants

December 22, 2014 DILLONVALE — Three Buckeye Local schoolteachers are earning funds for their ideas to help enhance student learning. During the Dec. more »»

Detectives hope DNA will solve 1962 child slaying

December 22, 2014 AKRON (AP) — Authorities hope DNA can solve the slaying of a 12-year-old girl more than five decades ago in northeast Ohio. more »»

Traveling down Christmas Lane

December 22, 2014 Those looking for some holiday spirit can travel down Christmas Lane at Sally Buffalo Park in Cadiz after dark. more »»

‘Mr. Scrooge’ presented

December 22, 2014 Pupils at Pugliese West recently were entertained by the Columbus Children’s Theater, which presented “Mr. Scrooge” at the elementary school. more »»

Regional Roundup

December 22, 2014 Pickup truck driver seriously injured STEUBENVILLE — A city man was seriously injured after the pickup truck he was driving crashed into a parked vehicle and flipped onto its side Sunday afternoon,... more »»

Helping wishes come true

December 22, 2014 Helping wishes come true The staff of the Weirton Tudor’s Biscuit World presented a check for $3,500 to Keith and Jean Howard, far left, volunteers with the Brooke-Hancock Make-A-Wish Foundation. more »»

Project St. Nicholas raises $2,800

December 22, 2014 Project St. Nicholas, Franciscan University of Steubenville’s annual Christmas charity drive, raised more than $2,800 this Christmas seaso. more »»

Holiday shopper crunch weekend is here

December 21, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Bo Brown of Mingo Junction pulled a long list of Christmas gift ideas out of his pocket Saturday at the Fort Steuben Mall, committed to finishing his shopping. more »»

Mingo leaves room in rates for mill

December 21, 2014 MINGO JUNCTION — Village Council on Saturday heard the first reading of an ordinance increasing water rates but pledged to review the water budget every quarter as rumors about the reopening of part... more »»

Annual Lee West ‘Familee’ event set for Saturday

December 21, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — The third-annual Lee Alexander West Spiritual Movement Familee Party will combine families, friends and basketball in a tribute to the late Lee West. more »»

Flu spreads in Ohio but light in area

December 21, 2014 A wave of flu illnesses has forced some Ohio schools to shut down during the past week, but area health officials are not seeing an increase in flu cases. more »»

Device helps find those who may be lost

December 21, 2014 CHESTER — Hancock County Project Lifesaver is now a project of the Chester Volunteer Fire Department. more »»

Bethany professor among special award finalists

December 21, 2014 From staff reports BETHANY — Harald J.A. more »»

Buckeye Local teachers say ‘yes’ to no-shave event

December 21, 2014 CONNORSVILLE — A month-long fundraiser is helping one teacher in the Buckeye Local School District in his battle against cancer. more »»

Drillers say shale methane emissions are dropping

December 21, 2014 WHEELING — As drillers bore more wells across the Marcellus and Utica shale regions, a new study shows methane emissions into the atmosphere continue dropping throughout the area. more »»


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