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Sen. Rob Portman won’t seek re-election

CINCINNATI — Ohio's Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman said Monday that he won't seek re-election due in part to how it's gotten "harder to break through the partisan gridlock and make progress," and plans to end a career in federal government spanning more than three decades. Portman's ...

Steubenville city officials to promote tax levies

STEUBENVILLE – During the next 100 days, city leaders are planning an all-out effort to make sure voters understand just how important renewing Steubenville’s two existing income tax levies is to municipal operations. Voters in the May 4 election will be asked to renew the city’s 0.3 ...

Going for a skate

Local children enjoyed the ice rink at Franciscan Square in the Saturday afternoon sunshine. The ice rink is open 4 to 10 p.m. Wednesday though Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays through Feb. 14.

2 in 5 live where COVID-19 strains US hospital ICUs

(AP) — Straining to handle record numbers of COVID-19 patients, hundreds of the nation’s intensive care units are running out of space and supplies and competing to hire temporary traveling nurses at soaring rates. Many of the facilities are clustered in the South and West. An Associated ...

Growing number of Republican senators oppose impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — A growing number of Republican senators say they oppose holding an impeachment trial, a sign of the dimming chances that former President Donald Trump will be convicted on the charge that he incited a siege of the U.S. Capitol. House Democrats, who will walk the ...

Why Biden’s immigration plan may be risky for Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is confronting the political risk that comes with grand ambition. As one of his first acts, Biden offered a sweeping immigration overhaul last week that would provide a path to U.S. citizenship for the estimated 11 million people who are in the United ...

Parking, speeding discussed in Weirton

WEIRTON – No parking areas and speed limits were among issues discussed by the city’s Traffic Commission during its meeting Thursday. The commission, meeting both in-person and by phone, continued a previous discussion concerning a proposal from Ward 6 Councilman Enzo Fracasso on the ...

Lee West Awards will be given

STEUBENVILLE – This coming week, Cookie West will carry on a tradition that started nine years ago after the tragic death of her son, Lee — recognizing Jefferson County residents who go out of their way to make life better in their community. Traditionally, the Lee Alexander West ...

Brooke County Library receives boost from Elks

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library has received a boost from Wellsburg Elks Lodge 1553 at a time when it’s finding new ways to reach readers of all ages. Members of the lodge recently presented to the library a portion of the $3,500 Beacon Grant they secured from the Elks ...

One year of COVID-19

Nearly a year to the day after the Chinese city of Wuhan went into lockdown to contain a virus that had already escaped, President Joe Biden began putting into effect a new war plan for fighting the outbreak in the U.S., Germany topped 50,000 deaths, and Britain closed in on 100,000. The ...