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House Fire Investigation

October 14, 2014 A representative from the Ohio Fire Marshal’s Office was on the scene Monday to investigate a fire that began in a vacant house and spread to an occupied home, only inches away, on county Road 15 in... more »»

Regional Roundup

October 14, 2014 PTA to hold candidate night WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Council PTA/PTSA will hold a meet the candidates night at 7 p.m. Thursday in Cafeteria A at Brooke High School. more »»

School bus safety stressed

October 14, 2014 NEW CUMBERLAND — Just two months into the school year, Hancock County school buses have been involved in two accidents. “Two’s enoug. more »»


October 14, 2014 Feds: Pilot error led to air crash DAYTON — Federal safely investigators have determined that pilot error was the probable cause of a fiery crash at a 2013 Ohio air show that killed a wing walker an... more »»


October 14, 2014 Trick-or-Treat hours in area communities include: ¯ Beech Bottom — 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30. ¯ Bergholz — 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 1. ¯ Bethany — 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30. more »»

Meeting candidates

October 14, 2014 Linda Arbogast, president of the Brooke County Federation of Democratic Women, and Richard McCullough, chairman of the Brooke County Democratic Executive Committee, offered introductions at an... more »»

Chester Lions Club charity drawings

October 14, 2014 Emily Wilson, 12, of Chester removed a winning ticket during Saturday’s Chester Lions Club Holiday Gift Basket Auction, while Lynn and Edward Erdmann assisted. more »»

Help for United Way

October 14, 2014 The staff and clients of the Hancock County Sheltered Workshop helped the Weirton United Way kick off its campaign this year by holding a hat day every Friday in Septembe. more »»

Removing day

October 14, 2014 Soon the debris from the burned out structure that was once a hotel, Thomasson’s Hardware, Cionni Hardware and then a department store will be gone in the village of Smithfiel. more »»

Kasich among election surprises

October 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — A free steak dinner for everyone who predicted the Senate races in Kansas and South Dakota would be in doubt three weeks from Election Day. more »»

Harrison County native sues lab for sperm mix-up

October 13, 2014 By MOLLIE WARNER Special to the Herald-Star UNIONTOWN — A former Harrison County woman has filed a lawsuit against Midwest Sperm Bank of Cook County, Ill. more »»

Brooke County veterans museum welcomes director

October 13, 2014 WELLSBURG — The new executive director of the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Museum brings a variety of talent and experience to the role. more »»

AP poll: Americans with insurance worry about health bills

October 13, 2014 WASHINGTON — Having health insurance is no panacea for high medical costs. Overall, 1 in 4 privately insured U.S. more »»

Business review site Yelp battles extortion claims

October 13, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — First the chefs of a small Italian restaurant got mad at online review site Yel. more »»

Toronto school levy renewal on ballot

October 13, 2014 TORONTO — Voters will be asked to consider a five-year, 5-mill renewal levy for Toronto City School District operations when they vote on Nov. 4. more »»

Scoreboard project begins at Indian Creek

October 13, 2014 WINTERSVILLE — Work is under way on the installation of a high-tech scoreboard at Indian Creek High Schoo. more »»

City native part of Hughes Lecture Series

October 13, 2014 From staff reports WEST LIBERTY — Appalachian author Richard Hague, a Steubenville native, will visit West Liberty University Tuesday and Wednesday for a lecture and poetry reading that is part of... more »»

W.Va. clerks prepared for onslaught of early voting

October 13, 2014 By JOSELYN KING Special to the Herald-Star WHEELING — West Virginia voters needing to register to vote in time for the Nov. 4 general election have until Tuesday to do so. more »»

Burgettstown royalty

October 13, 2014 Melody Singer, daughter of Dennis and Mary Singer of Hanover Township, was crowned the 2014 Burgettstown High School Homecoming queen during a halftime ceremony at the Blue Devils’ Saturday game... more »»

Regional Roundup

October 13, 2014 Fire reported at two homes early today CONNORVILLE — Several volunteer fire departments early today were battling a blaze that reportedly affected two houses on county Road 14, officials said. more »»

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