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ESC board prepares for accreditation visit

March 18, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Education Service Center will hold a work session on March 30 and a special board meeting on April 1 to hear a report on its accreditation by AdvancED. more »»

Hancock school board set to approve 2015-16 calendar

March 18, 2015 NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County school board appears poised to approve a 2015-16 school calendar that looks a lot like this year’s. The only unknown variable is the weather. more »»

Newell homicide likely the result of a home invasion

March 18, 2015 NEWELL — Northern Hancock County’s first homicide in three years, likely the result of an early Tuesday morning home invasion, has shocked a community that already is unsettled by crime. more »»

Regional Roundup

March 18, 2015 School board to meet Thursday WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Board of Education has called a work meeting for 5:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss a financial contract. more »»

W.Va. police share shooting details

March 17, 2015 FOLLANSBEE — A West Virginia State Police official said the man shot and killed by police Friday night verbally threatened them while bearing a knife. First Sgt. more »»

Ohio speed limit could rise to 75 in some areas

March 17, 2015 COLUMBUS — Speed limits on the Ohio Turnpike and rural roads would increase to 75 mph under one of many changes inserted into a transportation budget bill Monday. more »»

City woman sentenced for drug possession

March 17, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Tanaya Schoonover, 27, of 1323 1/2 Ridge Ave. was sentenced to two years in prison on Monday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. more »»

JB Green Team announces grants

March 17, 2015 From staff reports STEUBENVILLE — The JB Green Team has announced the availability of grants through its 2015 Recycling Initiatives Competitive Funding Project. more »»

Police officers tell of gun battle with Boston Marathon bombers

March 17, 2015 BOSTON (AP) — Three police officers dramatically recounted how Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother hurled bombs at them during a violent confrontation days after the deadly 2013... more »»

Follansbee tackles slip problem

March 17, 2015 FOLLANSBEE — City Council has agreed to hire an engineer to plan remedies for a slip affecting residents on two streets overlooking the city’s downtown section. more »»

Murder, sex abuse cases are continued

March 17, 2015 WELLSBURG — The trial against a Burgettstown man charged in the 2013 shooting death of 30-year-old Jason Pratz has been moved to July 20 so a psychological evaluation may be done. more »»

‘Shrek the Musical Jr.’ to be performed at Edison

March 17, 2015 RICHMOND — Fairy tale characters will come to life as Edison Junior High School presents “Shrek the Musical Jr.” on Friday. Curtains go up at 7 p.m. more »»

WLU releases new Capehart contract

March 17, 2015 WHEELING — West Liberty University has agreed not to make any legal claims against former president Robin Capehart, who will remain on the state payroll through the end of this year regardless of... more »»

Festival of Nations scheduled for Saturday

March 17, 2015 WEIRTON — Plans for the seventh-annual Weirton Festival of Nations are coming together, with a variety of music, dancing, food and other festivities set to take place beginning at 11 a.m. more »»

Music, art festival set to unfold at Oak Glen

March 17, 2015 NEW MANCHESTER — Organizers of the “Montani Semper Liberi — Music and Art at Oak Glen” festival are putting the finishing touches on the event, including the addition of several local act. more »»

Cash bash to benefit Warriors

March 17, 2015 The Weir High Class of 1978 will hold its second-annual Cash Bash Dinner Dance at 6 p.m. March 28 at Undo’s, with proceeds to benefit the Wounded Warrior Projec. more »»

County receives federal funding for food, shelter

March 17, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County has been chosen to receive $38,678 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the count. more »»

Armand Fior continues in a near-century old family business

March 17, 2015 YORKVILLE — A manifest of immigrant passengers headed for the United States in 1922 is framed and rests on the barber stand at Fior’s Barber Shop, a business that has withstood the hair styles of th... more »»

Farm bureau book donation

March 17, 2015 The Jefferson County Farm Bureau promotion and education committee made a donation of the American Farm Bureau approved children’s book, “The Apple Orchard Riddle” by Margaret McNamara and G. more »»

Possible dam failure takes spotlight

March 17, 2015 COLUMBUS (AP) — While state engineers evaluate a report warning of potential catastrophic failure at a central Ohio dam and talk about what to do next, emergency preparedness officials plan more... more »»

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