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That time of year

December 17, 2014 Follansbee city worker Mike Varlas recently hosed off the liner for the city’s ice skating rink at Mahan Playground before filling it with water. more »»

Doctor sentenced for drug trafficking

December 17, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Douglas Trubiano of St. more »»

Kiwanis brings back tradition

December 17, 2014 WELLSBURG — The Wellsburg Kiwanis Club will be reviving its Christmas luminaria tradition in honor of the late Ron Ostrosky, a longtime chairman of the project who died on Jan. 31 of cance. more »»

ESC OK with property purchase

December 17, 2014 By DAVE GOSSETT Staff writer STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Educational Service Center Governing Board agreed Tuesday to purchase the former House of Faith church and an adjacent house on... more »»

Working together

December 17, 2014 The Follansbee Chamber of Commerce and Vito’s 2 presented $500 checks each to five local groups that supply backpacks filled with food to local children in need. more »»

Top Hancock school officials announce their retirement

December 17, 2014 NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County Schools will be looking for new leadership after Superintendent Suzan Smith and Assistant Superintendent Wayne Neely both announced their plans to retire. more »»

Producers from C-SPAN get that ‘Wheeling Feeling’

December 17, 2014 WHEELING — Three vans bearing Washington, D.C. more »»

Weirton BEA holds meeting

December 17, 2014 WEIRTON — The city’s building enforcement agency took action against several properties during Tuesday’s meeting. more »»

Regional Roundup

December 17, 2014 Fire captain job description OK’d STEUBENVILLE — The city’s Civil Service Commission formally approved a new job description Tuesday afternoon for the fire department captain’s jo. more »»

Panel hears housing market update

December 16, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — The housing market in Jefferson County is improving, according to Rick DeLuca of DeLuca Realty. more »»

Firefighters trained for hoarded situations

December 16, 2014 WEIRTON — Weirton Fire Department personnel learned how to approach the challenges of heavy content living spaces during a special eight-hour training course held at Millsop Community Center Sunda. more »»

Horsemen at Mountaineer in midst of downtime

December 16, 2014 NEWELL — Although the winter months are slowest for thoroughbred racing at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, this December is slower than usual. Horse racing at the track ended on No. more »»

Many helping CASA with new location

December 16, 2014 FOLLANSBEE — Many area businesses, groups and volunteeers have been helping A Child’s Place Court-Appointed Special Advocates to renovate the new location, but the group always can use more help,... more »»

Students prepare for bridge, robotics events

December 16, 2014 WELLSBURG — Students in Brooke High School’s career technical program will participate in upcoming competitions in which they will create and program robots to perform certain tasks and design and... more »»

Chester mayor, council disputes continue

December 16, 2014 CHESTER — City Council members’ frustration with Mayor Larry Forsythe boiled over Monday night, as two councilmen challenged his priorities and his leadership style. more »»

Weirton firefighters sworn in

December 16, 2014 WEIRTON — The Weirton Fire Department gained two new members at a swearing in ceremony held Monday at the Municipal Building. more »»

Buckeye tables some fall coaching positions

December 16, 2014 By KIM LOCCISANO Special to the Herald-Star DILLONVALE — Buckeye Local School District board members opted not to fill some fall sports coaching positions following Monday’s meeting. more »»

History of Ashton’s 5 & 10 in Carrollton dates back to 1932

December 16, 2014 CARROLLTON — Many remember McCroy’s, W.T. Grant’s and Kresge’s 5 & 10 stores located on Market Street in Steubenville. These are gone now, as well as 5 & 10 stores in many other locations. more »»

Check it twice

December 16, 2014 Volunteers Tina and Marty Bash of Follansbee check a list of 175 children in 129 Brooke County households who will receive gifts through the Brooke County Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program. more »»

Book offers a taste of Toronto

December 16, 2014 TORONTO — Cookbooks are becoming quite popular again as many young cooks are taking up the culinary art that is a kind of witchcraft — part chemistry and part art — according to James Walker, Toront... more »»

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