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100th year of Cooperative Extension marked

July 15, 2014 CADIZ — The 100-year anniversary of Cooperative Extension, by the establishment of the Smith-Lever Act on May 8, 1914, was celebrated by the Harrison County Extension at the county fair on June 30. more »»

L.A.W.S. Movement set to remember Lee West

July 14, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Lee West should be participating in football drills, preparing for his senior year and visiting college campuses. more »»

McVey trial moved to October

July 14, 2014 STEUBENVILLLE — The trial of Michael McVey, the Steubenville City Schools superintendent on leave because of an indictment returned by the special grand jury investigating aspects of the Steubenvill... more »»

Responders count on Narcan to save lives

July 14, 2014 (Editor’s note: Heroin abuse has become a problem of epidemic proportions across our region. more »»

Insurance rates rose for Ohioans

July 14, 2014 Associated Press COLUMBUS — Ohioans paid more to insure their homes last year, according to figures recently released from the state’s Department of Insurance. more »»

Helping the United Way

July 14, 2014 The United Way of Jefferson County held its 15th-annual Memorial Pledge Sunday. The event, held in memory of Cliff Brewer, started and ended at Manfred’s Lounge on Sunset Boulevard. more »»

Report: W.Va. roads in bad shape

July 14, 2014 MOUNDSVILLE — Amid potholes, edge drops and hairpin turns, driving on rural roads in West Virginia is more dangerous than it is in all but two other states, according to a new study from a national... more »»

Pill dropoff box placed in Toronto

July 14, 2014 TORONTO —A pill drop-off box recently was installed near the entrance of the City Municipal Building, meant for those with prescription medications who would like them disposed of safel. more »»

Tour offers visits to gas well site, farm

July 14, 2014 WINTERSVILLE — Area residents will have the opportunity to take a day off the beaten path and experience the wonders of Jefferson County by participating in the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation... more »»

Fourth of July parade winners are announced

July 14, 2014 From staff reports NEW MANCHESTER — The New Manchester Civic Association has announced the winners of the community’s Fourth of July parade. more »»

Photo exhibit on display at library

July 14, 2014 WEIRTON — A new outdoor photograph exhibit has gone on display at the Mary H. Weir Public Librar. more »»

Government Activities

July 14, 2014 To encourage citizen participation in local government, this calendar listing the meeting times and places of public agencies will appear every Monda. more »»

Officials say more Ohioans are using — and dying from — heroin abuse

July 13, 2014 Users have described it as a highly addictive drug that produces a surge of euphoria, or rush. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has defined its use as an “urgent public health crisis. more »»

Addicts give signs of the downward spiral

July 13, 2014 If the signs seem to be there, you might want to take a second look and explore the possibility that your loved one has a drug problem, possibly an opiate addiction. more »»

Community Days continues today

July 13, 2014 FOLLANSBEE — The various units in the Follansbee Community Days Parade represented some of the many things in which residents of the city, and all of Brooke County, take pride. more »»

25-Year Club remembers steel days

July 13, 2014 WEIRTON — Hundreds of former Weirton Steel employees gathered at the Serbian Picnic Grounds Saturday to reminisce about their days at the steel mill and catch up on the lives of their former... more »»

Israelis widen list of targets to civilians

July 13, 2014 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Ignoring international appeals for a cease-fire, Israel on Saturday widened its range of Gaza bombing targets to civilian institutions with suspected Hamas ties and announced... more »»

New anti-drug message spreading locally

July 13, 2014 A tour of high schools in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle last year saw U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II taking his anti-drug message into some strange places. more »»

JDR career center receives new accreditation

July 13, 2014 NEW CUMBERLAND — The John D. Rockefeller IV Career Center in Hancock County has received accreditation for its adult programs through a new organization effective July 1. more »»

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