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Back to business, but not as usual

(Editor’s note: Much of the nation has been shut down during the past two-plus months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But now the economy is reopening, and businesses of all types are quickly ramping up for what they hope will be a busy summer season that will return them to some sense of ...

Local businesses adapt to strange times

Businesses throughout the region are slowly starting to reopen, providing services that in some cases have not be available to Tri-State Area resident since the middle of March, when the region’s governors issued stay-at-home restrictions and ordered businesses that were deemed nonessestial ...

Steubenville-area residents aim for peaceful protest of George Floyd death

STEUBENVILLE — After about 50 protesters turned out in downtown Steubenville to express their anger, frustration and anguish over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis Saturday, a handful returned Sunday to the corner of Third and Market streets to continue what they said will be a ...

With precautions, church doors reopen for services

STEUBENVILLE - As they entered Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Steubenville on Sunday morning, members of Triumph of the Cross Parish encountered a familiar scene with subtle differences. Bottles of hand sanitizer were placed at the entrance and other areas, strands of tape were extended ...

Toronto High School graduates parade through town

TORONTO — With the Toronto High School Class of 2020’s senior year cut short by the pandemic, local school officials wanted to ensure the graduates received recognition for their hard work. And part of that involved inviting them to participate Sunday in a caravan of vehicles, escorted by ...

June 1: Events canceled/postponed due to coronavirus

Due to the precautions being taken surrounding the coronavirus, the following changes have been made regarding events and meetings in the local area: ¯ Today’s meeting of the Jefferson County E-911 Board is canceled. The next scheduled meeting of the board is at 6 p.m. August 3 at the ...

‘We’re sick of it’: Anger over police killings shatters U.S.

MINNEAPOLIS — Americans began cleaning up charred and glass-strewn streets Sunday after another night of unrest fueled by rage over police mistreatment of African Americans destroyed businesses, damaged landmarks and raised tensions across a divided nation to the boiling point. The chaos ...

SpaceX’s historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk's company. With test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken poised to take over manual ...

Dunkin’ ready to open its doors in Steubenville, Wintersville

STEUBENVILLE — Doughnut aficionados will have more choices beginning Monday morning. The new Dunkin’ store in Steubenville will open Monday at 1987 Sunset Blvd., while the Wintersville location at 101 Canton Road will open June 8. Both will use Dunkin’s “Next Generation” store ...

Minneapolis cop charged with murder

MINNEAPOLIS — The white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck was arrested and charged with murder Friday, and authorities imposed an overnight curfew to try to stem three nights of often-violent protests that left dozens of stores burned and looted. Derek Chauvin, ...