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Indian Creek officials consider funding options

MINGO JUNCTION — Officials with the Indian Creek Local School District are eyeing three potential funding scenarios in the wake of deep cuts in state funding as the school board approves its five-year forecast. Officials approved the forecast during the regular meeting May 21 at Indian ...

Trump again takes aim at World Health Organization

WASHINGTON — With new U.S. economic numbers highlighting the rough road ahead for a hoped-for rebound, President Donald Trump on Friday took aim at the World Health Organization and China, blaming both for their roles in the pandemic’s devastation. Trump announced that the United States ...

DeWine: Keep protests peaceful

COLUMBUS (AP) — Protesters angry over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody turned out for a demonstration in Columbus that began peacefully but turned violent early Friday, with windows smashed at the Ohio Statehouse and on storefronts along surrounding downtown ...

Welcome to the new Sunday edition of the Herald-Star

We believe that community newspapers represent the past, the present and the future, and that nobody can share the stories of Jefferson, Harrison, Hancock and Brooke counties better than the award-winning journalists of the Herald-Star. Beginning today, you will receive our Sunday edition on ...

‘Prime Time’ for services

STEUBENVILLE — Judy Owings isn’t used to the Prime Time Center being so empty and so quiet. The facilities at 300 Lovers Lane lack their usual hustle and bustle as the haven where more than 1,200 senior members benefit from socialization and services on Mondays through Fridays. But ...

May 30: 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: ¯ Two Ridges Presbyterian Church, 1085 Canton Road, Wintersville, plans to resume services on Sunday. ¯ The Monday meeting of the Jefferson ...

Minneapolis police officer who knelt on man’s neck charged with murder

MINNEAPOLIS — The police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday and charged with murder in a case that sparked protests across the United States and violence ...

Jefferson County airport zoning one step closer

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County commissioners gave their stamp of approval Thursday to the preliminary airport zoning resolution, praising the thoroughness of the 21-page document that spells out limits proposed for development near the airpark. The resolution, the work of the airport ...

Ohio jobless claims hit 1.3 million

COLUMBUS — About 1.3 million people filed unemployment claims in the past 10 weeks as Ohio’s economy cratered during stay-at-home orders that led to widespread layoffs, the state reported Thursday. For the week ending May 23, about 42,000 people filed jobless claims despite the gradual ...

Brooke County Board of Education OKs $35.2M budget

WELLSBURG — As it continues to contend with a $3.2 million per year shortfall in funds from its five-year operating levy, the Brooke County Board of Education on Monday approved a $35.2 million budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Deidra Parr, the board’s treasurer, confirmed money from ...