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Wintersville remembers on Memorial Day

WINTERSVILLE — At a time when many people are concerned about COVID-19, leaders of Wintersville American Legion Stevens-Christian Post 557 noted disease also was a leading killer of American men and women who lost their lives while serving their country. Representatives of the post and Fort ...

Steubenville City Council addresses business signs

STEUBENVILLE — The proliferation of signs in city rights of way hasn’t gone unnoticed. Sixth Ward Councilman Bob Villamagna, who says they’re “everywhere,” wants them gone. “Roofing companies, construction companies, fortune tellers … they’ve got signs all over city rights ...

Placing flags

The Jefferson County Veterans Association and Piney Fork American Legion Post 735 placed flags on the graves of veterans ranging from the Civil War through Vietnam, along with help from local youth and their parents and friends on Saturday at Northern Cemetery in Smithfield. Volunteers ...

Weirton remembers those who died

WEIRTON — Citing concerns about spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Harold Miller said he wasn’t sure how many to expect at a joint Memorial Day service held Monday at the Weirton Steel Honor Roll veterans monument. “But I said I will be there if I’m the only one. I owe it to these ...

Politically oriented graffiti suspect awaits arraignment

STEUBENVILLE — A 24-year-old who police believe was responsible for a recent spate of politically-oriented graffiti is lodged in the Jefferson County Justice Center awaiting arraignment. Ryan Frantz, 24, 423 Highland Ave., Steubenville, was charged with felony vandalism Saturday. The ...

May 26: Events canceled, postponed

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 ...

Markos brothers: Heroes of Short Creek

WELLSBURG — Seventy-five years after two of the most decisive battles in both theaters of World War II, a local man still carries the memory of his father and uncle who fought in them. U.S. Marine Corps Pfc. Manuel P. Markos was among the first day’s casualties at the Battle of Iwo Jima, ...

Old Glory

American flags decorate the graves of the Veteran section at Union Cementary on Sunday. -- Linda Harris

Pandemic suppresses Memorial Day travel plans

WHEELING — While the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be suppressing travel plans for Memorial Day weekend and early summer for many people, indications are beginning to reveal travelers are showing an interest in planning more regional and domestic trips in the coming months, according to local ...

Dedicated runners

Not even the COVID-19 pandemic could stop die-hard runners and walkers from hitting the streets of Wheeling Saturday morning to journey the 13.1-mile-course of the postponed 44th running of the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic. One Ogden Ironman, Pat Cronin, pictured at left, hit the ...