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January 21, 2016 Piggyback sales tax increases in November STEUBENVILLE — Gross sales in Jefferson County increased by 5 percent in November compared with the same period last yea. more »»

Council receives manager search update

January 20, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — Three candidates have filed for the city manager job, and 1st Ward Councilman Gerald DiLoreto said he is committed to the fast track search process to have a new manager on the job in... more »»

Overturned truck closes bridge

January 20, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — A tractor-trailer overturned in the westbound lanes of the Veterans Memorial Bridge around 6:20 a.m. today, causing a headache for morning commuter. more »»

County health chief Misselwitz will retire

January 20, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Health Department Administrator Bruce Misselwitz said Tuesday he plans to retire in May. more »»

Gas firm discusses Brooke park work

January 20, 2016 WELLSBURG — A representative of a natural gas company pledged to work with local officials as it resumes drilling in the county and the upcoming installation of an electronic sign at Brooke Hills... more »»

JVS board honored

January 20, 2016 BLOOMINGDALE — Jefferson County Joint Vocational School officials are taking center stage during School Board Recognition Mont. more »»

72-year-old sex convict to be jailed for at least 75 years

January 20, 2016 NEW CUMBERLAND — A Newell man convicted last month of helping his son sexually assault a 9-year-old boy in 2014 will spend the rest of his life in prison. more »»

Indian Creek implements bus transfinder system

January 20, 2016 WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek Local School’s transportation department is being outfitted with a new program that is expected to make routing even easier. more »»

Sparkling Moments Bridal Show set for Sunday

January 20, 2016 WINTERSVILLE — Brides-to-be, get ready! The 2016 Sparkling Moments Bridal Show is just days away. The sixth-annual event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Florian Hall. more »»

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January 20, 2016 Smithfield alumni sponsor scholarship SMITHFIELD — The Smithfield Alumni Association has sent out high school scholarship forms in its January newsletter for graduating students with a parent or... more »»

All that’s left are a few memories

January 19, 2016 Harpersville, a coal mining community that once was a flourishing area, is no longer in evidence, except by a brick in the weeds or a small slab of concrete. more »»

Marchers brave chill to kindle The Dream

January 19, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — Some three dozen marchers braved sub-zero wind chills Monday to march in honor of the late Martin Luther King Jr. The marchers were sent from the Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

There’s a story behind award-winning quilts of Ruth ‘Tom’ Scott

January 19, 2016 TORONTO — During the Civil War quilts were used as a method of sending messages. more »»

Identify the baby contest

January 19, 2016 Vince Monti points to his baby picture in the “can you identify the baby picture?” contest held by Flora VerStratten Merrin at the Silver Sneakers Christmas luncheon at the Steubenville YMCA. more »»

Deputies follow leads in robbery of Quick Stop store

January 19, 2016 WINTERSVILLE — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department has a couple of suspects in the armed robbery Monday evening of Quick Stop, 1088 Cadiz Road. more »»

‘B.A.D.’ properties focus of sessions

January 19, 2016 WEIRTON — Concerns over abandoned and dilapidated buildings, and how to address them, will be the topic of discussion during a workshop to be held Friday. more »»

Buckeye Local honors its board members with dinner

January 19, 2016 DILLONVALE — The Buckeye Local School District observed School Board Recognition Month for January by honoring its members. The board held an appreciation dinner prior to its Jan. more »»

WJU reflects on MLK

January 19, 2016 WHEELING — Community leaders reflected on the impact of Martin Luther King Jr. more »»

Annual WLU faculty art exhibition opens Wednesday at Nutting Gallery

January 19, 2016 WHEELING — The Nutting Gallery at West Liberty University is presenting the annual Art Faculty Exhibition, which opens Wednesday and continues through Feb. 11. more »»

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January 19, 2016 Weirton Hall of Fame accepting nominations WEIRTON — Officials with the Weirton Hall of Fame Committee are accepting nominations to be part of the hall’s 2016 induction class. more »»

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