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Enthusiasm high as elementary wing on Toronto campus opens

TORONTO — The new year brought a new school and much excitement for about 375 Toronto students of primary school age as they entered their new classrooms, cafeteria and gym for the first time. Ann Silverthorn, the school’s principal, said the new school has generated enthusiasm from ...

Radon test kits offered at no cost by Ohio Department of Health

STEUBENVILLE — In recognition of January being National Radon Action Month, the Ohio Department of Health is encouraging Ohioans to test their homes for the radioactive gas and take steps to reduce risk if elevated levels are detected. Jefferson County Health Commissioner Nicole Balakos ...

Trump, House managers trade jabs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team issued a fiery response Saturday ahead of opening arguments in his impeachment trial, while House Democrats laid out their case in forceful fashion, saying the president betrayed public trust with behavior that was the “worst ...

Busy start to new year for Refuge for Women Ohio Valley

STEUBENVILLE — It’s been a busy start to the new year for Refuge for Women Ohio Valley, a nonprofit, faith-based organization providing specialized long-term care for women who have escaped human trafficking or sexual exploitation. On Jan. 11, three of its residents graduated during a ...

BLHS raising funds for digital school sign

From staff reports CONNORVILLE — Buckeye Local High School is looking to modernize its school sign with a digital display and officials are seeking donations to make it happen. Principal Lucas Parsons and junior high Principal Jason Kovalski will be soliciting the public to collect funds ...

Wintersville medical marijuana dispensary marks one year in business

WINTERSVILLE — The owner of the first medical marijuana dispensary to open in Jefferson County - and one of the first four to open in the state ä reflected on the growth of his customer base on Thursday, the first anniversary of the business’ opening. Michael Petrella, owner and chief ...

Officials: Suicide led to Hancock County shooting rampage in August

NEW CUMBERLAND — The man who allegedly went on an August shooting spree that injured four people in Hancock County was indicted on numerous felony charges this week, but has been cleared in the death of his girlfriend — who authorities now say died by suicide. Michael A. McClanahan Sr., ...