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August 19, 2015 Man runs from patrol during stop STEUBENVILLE — A man pulled over for a traffic stop by the Ohio State Highway Patrol on Tuesday afternoon at Lincoln and Railroad avenues took off running and wasn’t... more »»

Weirton Building enforcers update demolitions

August 19, 2015 WEIRTON — Weirton Building Enforcement Agency members addressed one new property and heard updates on old business during a meeting Tuesday. more »»

Traffic stop nets heroin

August 19, 2015 WEIRTON — Two women were riding with a toddler in the vehicle when heroin was found during a traffic stop Monday in the city, according to Weirton Police. more »»

First Energy president will speak at Boy Scouts dinner

August 19, 2015 WHEELING — The Ohio River Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America and Murray Energy Corp. will host the annual Ohio River Valley Council Boy Scouts of America Partnership Dinner at 6:30 p.m. more »»

‘The Happy Fair’ open for 2015

August 18, 2015 SMITHFIELD — The Jefferson County Junior Fair queen, king and princess were crowned Monday evening at the opening ceremonies of the 144th event, with the theme “The Happy Fair. more »»

Committee discusses annexation in Toronto

August 18, 2015 TORONTO — A committee composed of residents of the Wallace Heights subdivision off county Road 46 has formed to explore the possibility of the area being annexed to Toronto. more »»

Check presentation

August 18, 2015 The Franciscan University of Steubenville presented $500 checks Monday to the fine arts departments at Steubenville High School and Steubenville Catholic Central High School on behalf of the annual... more »»

Ihlenfeld briefs Brooke schools about narcotics

August 18, 2015 WELLSBURG — A federal court official attempted to shed light on why drug addiction has become such a problem in the Ohio Valley and West Virginia as he addressed a gathering of Brooke County school... more »»

Legislators, groups focus on child poverty

August 18, 2015 WEIRTON — Before taking its wishes for legislative changes to state lawmakers in Charleston, a statewide group formed to combat child poverty picked the brains of two local representatives. State Del. more »»

Hancock educators ready to return to classes

August 18, 2015 NEW CUMBERLAND — The start of a new school year in Hancock County means, for many students, new classrooms, new hallways, new teachers, new friends. And then there’s the superintendent. She’s new too. more »»

Heroin overdoses spike in Washington County

August 18, 2015 WASHINGTON, Pa. — There were 17 individual drug overdoses and three suspicious deaths reported Sunday throughout Washington County, according to Public Safety Director Jeff Yates. more »»

Regional roundup

August 18, 2015 Rally set for USW Local 2911 WEIRTON — United Steelworkers Local 2911 will hold a solidarity rally at 3 p.m. Wednesday starting at the union hall on West Stree. more »»

Cross-dressing thief sentenced to a year

August 18, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE —Mark D. Levenson, 41, of Lawrence, Pa. more »»

Workers locked out at VV Steel plant, pay not complete

August 18, 2015 HANNIBAL — Efforts to rekindle the metals industry at the former Ormet Corp. more »»

Park development nets concern

August 18, 2015 CHESTER — The Chester Volunteer Fire Department’s proposal to develop a campground at Chester City Park is generating some opposition from people who worry that it will hurt the city and ruin the... more »»

Bigfoot Day held at Beaver Creek State Park

August 18, 2015 CALCUTTA — For decades, people across America have believed that the creature known as Bigfoot — or Sasquatch — is real, while others have been skeptical of its existence. more »»

Yorkville demolition makes way for park

August 18, 2015 YORKVILLE — An ancient proverb states that it takes a village to raise a child. In today’s world, it takes a village to provide a park where children can play safely. more »»

Jefferson County’s 144th event dates back to 1871

August 18, 2015 SMITHFIELD — The formation of the Smithfield Agricultural Society in 1871 was the start of what today is a widespread of land at Friendship Park and opened as the 144th annual Jefferson County Fair... more »»

Transportation hub of the past comes down

August 18, 2015 SMITHFIELD — What once was a thriving area for transportation and for the moving of merchandise to and from the county was torn down on July 19-20, but the memory of Smithfield Station remains for... more »»

Saving grace for the hellbender

August 17, 2015 YELLOW CREEK — A stretch of Yellow Creek containing a massive granite boulder called Standing Rock as well as one of the few remaining populations of eastern hellbenders in Ohio has been permanently... more »»

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