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Chester rate increase disputed by utility

July 22, 2015 CHESTER — Hancock County’s provider of rural wastewater services is objecting to Chester’s recent sewer rate increase. The city’s rate increase is due to take effect on Aug. more »»

Brooke jury stops at crime scene as Zuccaro trial opens

July 21, 2015 WELLSBURG — The first day in the trial for the Burgettstown man charged with the shooting death of Jason Lee Pratz was limited to a visit to the victim’s home, with court officials spending much of... more »»

Woman is ruled as competent for trial

July 21, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — A mother who was charged with aggravated murder in connection with the death of her 5-month-old son was ruled competent to stand trial following a hearing Monday in Jefferson County... more »»

Shots fired calls on the rise in city

July 21, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — City Police have seen a significant rise in shots fired cases during the first six months of the year. more »»

Board votes to lower property assessments

July 21, 2015 MARTINS FERRY — The Jefferson-Belmont Solid Waste Authority Board of Directors Monday voted to lower assements on approved properties from $12.54 to $10.5. more »»

Mountaineer plans derby party

July 21, 2015 NEW CUMBERLAND — Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort is making the 46th running of the West Virginia Derby on Aug. 1 a family affair with its third-annual Third Turn Party from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. more »»

Smithfield Railroad Station in Weems being demolished

July 21, 2015 SMITHFIELD — Split timbers, large chunks of a cement foundation, brick pillars, the old shingle-type siding and even a urinal still hanging on a wall were all that was left late Monday morning of ... more »»

Chester’s lottery funding takes a big hit

July 21, 2015 CHESTER — Chester’s annual portion of video lottery proceeds from Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort took a 36 percent hit last year, City Council learned on Monda. more »»

27th Virginia Infantry provides glimpse into life during Civil War

July 21, 2015 By STEVE RAPPACH Special to the Herald-Star NEW MANCHESTER — A glimpse into life during the Civil War was brought to the forefront over the weekend as the 27th Virginia Infantry, G Company,... more »»

Research links living near fracking to illnesses

July 21, 2015 WHEELING — Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University believe proximity to natural gas fracking operations makes people more likely to require hospitalization for heart... more »»

Inquiry into crash involving officer may begin soon

July 21, 2015 NEW CUMBERLAND — A special prosecutor’s inquiry into an accident involving a rookie Wellsburg police officer could begin soon, according to officials involved in the case. more »»

Regional Roundup

July 21, 2015 Scio man killed in accident TAPPAN — A Scio man died following an accident Monday afternoon on U.S. Route 250, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol. According to officials, Edward . more »»

Groups helping feed children

July 20, 2015 TORONTO — Several businesses, organizations and individuals have quietly been funding a program to help bring healthy lunches to Gem City children this summer. more »»

Brooke murder trial begins today

July 20, 2015 WELLSBURG — Testimony was expected to begin today in the Brooke County trial for Rocco Jesse Zuccaro, the 30-year-old Burgettstown man charged with the shooting death of 30-year-old Jason Lee Pratz. more »»

Picnic held to honor area WWII veterans

July 20, 2015 SMITHFIELD — A dozen young men who were still in high school or working at new jobs after graduation were called to serve their country after Dec. 7, 1941, and did it with honor. more »»

Body found

July 20, 2015 A male body was pulled from Harmon Creek early today behind the Dollar General store on Main Street in Weirton, according to Weirton Police Chief Rob Alexander. City police and firefighters responded. more »»

Golf scramble to help local hospice

July 20, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — The eighth-annual Valley Hospice golf scramble will be held Aug. 17 at the Steubenville Country Club. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. more »»

Colliers festival offers music, food, fun

July 20, 2015 COLLIERS — Area residents can partake of an afternoon of food, games, classic cars and music this weekend while helping a local fire department. more »»

WVNCC ranked as affordable college in America

July 20, 2015 From staff reports WHEELING — For the fourth consecutive year, West Virginia Northern Community College has been cited by the federal government as one of the most affordable colleges in America. more »»

Capitol, Clear Channel come to a lease agreement

July 20, 2015 WHEELING — The Capitol Theatre and Clear Channel Radio have agreed on a new 10-year lease for space inside the downtown venue, according to Greater Wheeling Sports and Entertainment Authority... more »»

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