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UPDATE 1: Ukraine, separatists deny downing Malaysian airliner

July 17, 2014 KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president says his country's armed forces did not shoot at any airborne targets, after reports that a Malaysian Airlines plane went down over Ukraine. more »»

City schools get $98,145 in energy rebates

July 17, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — The city school district will receive $98,175 in rebates from American Electric Power after installing new LED light bulbs in several of the district buildings. more »»

Two children die in Harrison fire

July 17, 2014 CADIZ — A house fire that broke out early Wednesday morning claimed the lives of two young children and injured three adults. The fire started at approximately 6:45 a.m. more »»

Father relates his daughter’s spiral into addiction

July 17, 2014 (Editor’s note: Heroin abuse has become a problem of epidemic proportions across our region. more »»

Missing e-mails now part of IRS probe

July 17, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department investigation into the Internal Revenue Service has expanded to include an inquiry into the disappearance of emails from a former senior IRS official. more »»

Police chief position unresolved

July 17, 2014 WELLSVILLE — Sticking with her original recommendation, Mayor Susan Haugh on Wednesday again proposed Detective Michael Harty as the village’s next police chief, but Village Council voted unanimousl... more »»

Dogs lead hazmat team to closed ELO

July 17, 2014 EAST LIVERPOOL — Two dogs found covered with a tar-like substance over the weekend led to a full-fledged hazmat operation in the East End of the city Wednesday when the source of the substance was... more »»

JVS roof repairs discussed by board

July 17, 2014 BLOOMINGDALE — Roof repairs at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School were discussed during the district board’s Tuesday meeting. more »»

Committee determines WTC needs another bus, driver

July 17, 2014 WEIRTON — The Weirton Transit Corp. more »»

Taking the oath

July 17, 2014 A Mingo Junction police officer and a firefighter were sworn in Tuesday during a ceremony at the Municipal Building. more »»

Law enforcement ready for weekend at Jamboree

July 17, 2014 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The emergency medical facilities and security personnel are out in force in preparation for the Jamboree in the Hills. more »»

Safety precautions’ failure likely led AL Solutions’ explosion

July 17, 2014 CHARLESTON — New Cumberland metal recycler AL Solutions’ failure to take certain necessary safety precautions likely led to the December 2010 explosion that killed three workers, a federal agency ha... more »»

Carroll County Fair court named

July 17, 2014 By ESTHER MCCOY Staff writer CARROLLTON — Emily Bryan, president of the East Township Young Producers 4-H Club, was named Carroll County Fair queen at crowning ceremonies held Tuesda. more »»

Housing discussed in Bethany

July 17, 2014 BETHANY — Bethany town officials are considering working with the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle to bring new housing to unused sites. more »»

Regional Roundup

July 17, 2014 Information offered on gas leases WHEELING — The West Virginia University Extension Service will hold a free education program on understanding renegotiations and renewal of natural gas leases at 6... more »»

Mail stashed by carrier

July 17, 2014 COLUMBUS (AP) — The government says an Ohio mail carrier stashed thousands of pieces of undelivered mail at his home over 18 months. The U.S. more »»

City cracks down on illegal water use

July 16, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — City officials are prepared to use search warrants at nearly 100 residences starting today to check on illegal or improper water use. more »»

Manager receives good evaluation report

July 16, 2014 By DAVE GOSSETT Staff writer STEUBENVILLE — A majority of City Council members gave City Manager Tim Boland a strong vote of confidence Tuesday night along with a 3 percent pay raise during his... more »»

Farmers’ Markets open today in Brooke County

July 16, 2014 Area residents have an opportunity to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables and other locally produced goods with the return of the Brooke County Farmers’ Markets. more »»

County health department agrees to study

July 16, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Members of the city’s board of health will be asked Thursday to endorse a feasibility study to look at sharing services and a future consolidation with the Jefferson County Health... more »»

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