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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 »»

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 »»

Regional Roundup

July 25, 2014 PAC meetings planned STEUBENVILLE — An executive board meeting of the Polish Athletic Club is set for 7:30 p.m. Monday at the club, 433 N. Seventh St. The regular board meeting is planned at 8 p.m. more »»

Dick’s stores laying off its 478 PGA golf pros

July 25, 2014 IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) — The Dick’s Sporting Goods chain has laid off 478 Professional Golfers’ Association teaching pros months after the company reported that sales of golf gear are dwindlin. more »»

Corbett wants to salvage disabled health plans

July 25, 2014 HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. 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 »»

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