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JCESC distributing face masks to schools

STEUBENVILLE — About 12,000 free face masks are being distributed to area schools as a means to help students safely learn amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ohio Emergency Management Agency, in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Education, received 2 million face masks for school ...

Virtual Burger Bash a success

STEUBENVILLE — The format was very different than in the past, but the 2020 Ambassador Burger Bash held on Aug. 5 at Franciscan Square was a success, officials with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce reported. The annual event, which is put organized by members of the chamber’s ...

Patriot Tap House in Wintersville now open

Patriot Tap House in Wintersville celebrated its grand opening on July 23 with a socially distanced ribbon-cutting with the help of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and its Ambassadors. Owners John and Vanessa Marker said the business features a patriotic theme and offers craft beers, ...

Kennywood and Idlewild to close season Sept. 7

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — A roller coaster of a season at Kennywood will come to a close next month with a collection of special events and two additional operating days added in. Kennywood and its sister park, Idlewild and SoakZone in Ligonier, will finish their seasons with their final day of ...

Kennywood Park names Pauls general manager

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — Mark Pauls has been named general manager at Kennywood Park. Pauls brings an impressive background within the amusement and attractions industry, most recently serving as park president at SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica, and prior to that was the corporate vice president ...

United Way names new associate director

WHEELING — Madison Taylor has been named as the new associate director of the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley. A resident of Wheeling who attended Wheeling Central Catholic, Taylor graduated from West Virginia University, where she majored in marketing with an emphasis is digital ...

Students to benefit from $200K state grant

SALINEVILLE — Students at the Utica Shale Academy and Southern Local High School are getting another resource to prepare them for a successful future in industry through a $200,000 state grant. Academy Director Bill Watson said the Ohio Department of Education approved an Equity in ...

Quick take

COVID-19 TESTING: Harrison Community Hospital a division of Wheeling Hospital, is offering COVID-19 testing at its Cadiz facility. The drive-up center will be located outside the emergency department to provide testing from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To receive a test, ...

Rentals offer riders chance to try out electric bikes

ST. PAUL, Minn. — “You can make it as easy or hard as you like.” Sounds like a mobster threat from a vintage noir movie, but Eric Weber is talking about riding a pedal-assist electric bicycle. Weber recently launched Port Of Hastings Outfitters, an electric bike rental business in ...

Floral shop joins James Funeral Home

By WARREN SCOTT Staff writer FOLLANSBEE — A long-time local floral shop has become part of Chambers and James Funeral Homes while continuing to offer its services for all funerals and many other occasions. Eric Fithyan, the funeral homes’ owner, said when he learned Lynn Sperlazza, ...