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Weirton Sanitary Board discusses Park Drive

WEIRTON — Work continues to prepare property along Park Drive for a long-proposed development of commercial, industrial and residential operations, with members of the Weirton Sanitary Board Thursday discussing their portion of the project. Utilities Director Butch Mastrantoni explained ...

Supreme Court justice to speak at GOP dinner

CADIZ — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy will speak at the Harrison County Republican Party’s 2020 Lincoln Day Dinner. The event is scheduled for Thursday at the Harrison County Fairgrounds Commercial Building. Doors open for social hour at 5:15 p.m. and the dinner will begin at ...

C.H.A.N.G.E. plans St. Paddy’s Fest

WEIRTON — C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. is preparing to go green, once again. Plans are under way for the organization’s 18th-annual St. Paddy’s Fest, scheduled for March 13 in the HARV at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the event set from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. ...

Hopedale school contained knowledge, history and memories

HOPEDALE — A school that stood the test of time will no longer be overflowing with those yearning for knowledge. Hopedale Elementary School in the village is no more. Students now attend school in the new building in Cadiz. But to those who attended the old school, after it was built ...

Esports program added at Indian Creek

WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek High School students are getting their game on by joining the Esports Ohio League. Interactive media teacher Dave Moffat said the Indian Creek Esports Team began this semester and about 43 students tried out at the high school. The group meets from 3 p.m. to 5 ...

WVU Extension helping agritourism to grow

Simply put, agritourism combines agriculture and tourism, but the focus is often less about making money and more about providing visitors with an enjoyable educational experience. “West Virginia tourism is rooted in nature-based, outdoor activities, but there is this growing interest among ...

Wintersville Elementary collecting for cancer patients

WINTERSVILLE — Wintersville Elementary students are helping cancer patients find comfort during treatment by collecting items for the fifth-annual Chemo Care Bag project. Second-grade students are contributing goods while the community is invited to donate and the items will be given to ...

Podcast moderator to speak at Bethany

From staff reports BETHANY — The moderator of the podcast “The Party Gamecast featuring the Party Game Cast” will speak at Bethany College at 11 a.m. Feb. 27. Bruce Voge III will present “Board Games Are Products: Marketing Wisdom for Game Designers” in Richardson Hall Room ...

Government calendar

To encourage citizen participation in local government, this calendar listing the meeting times and places of public agencies will appear every Monday. To list an event, call the Herald-Star newsroom at (740) 283-4711 or send a fax to (740) 284-7355. This week’s meetings ...

Visitors to downtown Steubenville get sugar rush at Sweetheart Chocolate Walk

STEUBENVILLE — Mary-Anne Judge dug into her bag to pull out some of her favorite treats from the 2020 Sweetheart Chocolate Walk. Books. Specifically, “Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs” and a chocolate cookbook. “We’re book people, so if people are giving ...