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Steubenville deals with nosediving revenue

STEUBENVILLE — After discussing weeds, paving unimproved streets and keeping kids busy over the extended summer break, council was conspicuously quiet Tuesday when City Manager Jim Mavromatis reported a more-than-$400,000 reduction in revenue for April. “Maybe everyone just has a ...

Jefferson County officials consider airport zoning report

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners say they like what they’ve seen so far in the preliminary airport zoning report. Commissioners got their first look at a draft of the airport zoning commission’s work last week by e-mail. “While preliminary, the report shows that the ...

Brooke County pursues courthouse addition

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission agreed Tuesday to hire two legal firms to pursue the sale of bonds for a planned addition to the county courthouse. The commission approved agreements with Frankovitch, Anetakis, Colantonio and Simon of Weirton and Bowles and Rice of Charleston to ...

Follansbee council votes to open pool with occupancy restrictions

FOLLANSBEE — The city’s swimming pool is slated to reopen soon with restrictions spurred by COVID-19, including limiting attendance to 25 people at a time. Before taking a vote on the pool’s reopening, Mayor David Velegol Jr. noted he had been leaning against it. But he said after ...

Bethany honors rising stars

BETHANY — Bethany College Student Life has honored students, clubs, faculty and staff for their leadership and event programming during the fifth-annual Rising Star Awards. The awards were announced on Instagram Live. The honorees are: Student Leader of the Year: Hunter Bowman of ...

Local students receive honors

CHARLESTON — Numerous eighth-graders from throughout the Northern Panhandle are among 222 from across West Virginia to have earned recognition as Knights of the Golden Horseshoe. This recognition honors students with the highest achievement in knowledge of West Virginia history and ...

Ohio to test all staff in state’s nursing homes

COLUMBUS (AP) — All staff members in the state’s nursing homes will be tested for the coronavirus, Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday, announcing a ramped-up effort in Ohio’s hard-hit long-term care facilities. The governor said testing will also be done on residents who are most ...

States courting GOP

WASHINGTON — Two GOP governors are offering up their states to host the Republican National Convention — a day after President Donald Trump threatened to pull the convention out of North Carolina if that state’s Democratic governor doesn’t assure him that the August gathering can go ...

Fair organizers weigh options for 2020 installment

While Memorial Day weekend typically marks the unofficial beginning of summer for most Americans, fair season almost always signifies the conclusion of the same period as people gather in August and September for livestock auctions, carnival rides, outdoor concerts and fair food. With the ...

May 27: 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: ¯ The Jefferson County Safety Council announced that the May Safety Council meetings have been canceled ¯ All military meetings for the ...