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Businesses spruce up park

STEUBENVILLE — A small park in the city’s downtown business district has gotten a fresh look thanks to the contributions and efforts of two local businesses. Crews with Economy Lawn Care and East Ohio Asphalt were landscaping at Pocket Park this week. “It’s nice of them to do this ...

A century of ‘Service Above Self’

STEUBENVILLE — The names William J. Alexander Sr., John Belknap, Fred Clarke, Guy Jacobs, Charles Simeral and Harry Welday may not ring familiar to most people, but they’re important in the life of the Rotary Club of Steubenville. The visionaries were among the 25 charter members who laid ...

IC district office making temporary move

From staff reports WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek Local School District office will make a temporary move later this month until it finds a permanent location at the new high school building. Officials are packing up at the site on Bantam Ridge Road and will briefly lodge at ...

Wellsburg man loves those old fire trucks

WELLSBURG — Some little boys grow up wanting a toy fire truck. Don Baker’s wish, even back then, was for a real one. Little did he know then, several decades later, after a near 50-year career as a firefighter serving his community, he would go on to be the owner of the second-largest ...

Dream Big Music performing swing dance concert, jazz workshops

WELLSBURG — The Wellsburg-based Dream Big Music, a nonprofit organization that began in 2016 by offering free percussion lessons in the 4th Ward park of Wellsburg, has been awarded a grant to offer live concerts and jazz workshops. Since its beginning, the organization has grown and offers ...

Ohio to remove mask requirement for those with vaccinations

COLUMBUS — Ohio is removing a mask requirement immediately for people who are fully vaccinated, in keeping with new guidance from the federal government, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Friday. DeWine, a Republican, said in a statement that unvaccinated people should continue to wear masks and ...

Heart valve procedure launched at Trinity

STEUBENVILLE — Doctors at Trinity Health System say a new, minimally-invasive alternative to traditional open heart surgery is going to be a game-changer for the community. At a press conference Thursday, Trinity CEO Matt Grimshaw said the hospital had launched a Transcatheter Aortic Valve ...

Blessing the rigs

Trinity Health System held a “Blessing of the Rigs” event Thursday evening at the carnival at the Fort Steuben Mall. The ceremony included a prayer from Trinity Missions Liaison and Director of Education and Training Kathie Pasquarella. It was Healthcare Hero/First Responder appreciation ...

Group seeks more control over animal shelter

STEUBENVILLE — While there were not a lot of changes in a proposed new contract from the Jefferson County Humane Society, there is one big one — taking over management of the Jefferson County Animal Shelter. The proposed contract was presented to the Jefferson County Board of ...

Records on former priest sought

STEUBENVILLE — A priest-turned-activist was in Steubenville Thursday to lobby for Bishop Jeffrey Monforton to release "any and all" records in his possession about Kenneth Bonadies, a disgraced former priest who once taught at Catholic Central High School. The Archdiocese of Hartford ...