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Biden bus rolls through Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE — Democratic faithful braved the morning rain to catch a glimpse of the Biden-Harris “Soul of the Nation” bus Tuesday morning in downtown Steubenville, ignoring a vocal group of Republican partisans gathered on a sidewalk nearby. “This is America, we get to speak,” ...

City-owned ambulance service makes difference

STEUBENVILLE – Having a city-owned ambulance service hasn’t eliminated the need for other communities to help cover medical emergencies in Steubenville, but Fire Chief Carlo Capaldi said it’s already reducing the strain on those agencies. “We still have to have mutual aid,” ...

Firing of Balakos still drawing public concern

STEUBENVILLE – More than a month may have passed since Nicole Balakos’ termination of employment, but time passed has not eased all concerns. Balakos was terminated as Jefferson County’s health commissioner by the board of health during a special meeting on Sept. 10. Tuesday morning, ...

Plesich, Corrigan vie for clerk of courts office

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County residents will be seeing a new face in the Clerk of Courts office. After 20 years in office the incumbent, John Corrigan, decided not to seek re-election. His son, Darrin, won the Democratic nomination, and is squaring off with Republican Andrew Plesich ...

Donald Trump Jr. to make campaign stop in Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE — Matt Parise said he told the Ohio for Trump organization the area was ready for a big event, and Tuesday evening it was revealed he’s getting his wish. Parise, the chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party, confirmed that Donald Trump Jr. will hold an event in the ...

Prospects for coronavirus relief deal hazy

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reported some progress in advance of today’s deadline for reaching a pre-election deal with President Donald Trump on a new coronavirus relief package, but the same core problems bedeviling the effort remain in place despite optimistic talk from the ...

Follansbee council OKs flood buyouts

FOLLANSBEE — City officials are moving forward with plans to purchase two buildings along Allegheny Creek in an effort to prevent flooding there. Follansbee Council has approved the $32,000 purchase of a home at 539 Allegheny St. from its owner, Mark Scott, with the city to be reimbursed by ...

Election to decide Indian Creek levy’s fate

WINTERSVILLE — Voters in the Indian Creek School District will be asked to support renewal of its five-year operating levy. Indian Creek Superintendent T.C. Chappelear said the 7.9 mill levy generates $3,043,594 per year for “day to day operating expenses, from salaries to textbooks and ...

McKinley, Cline square off for U.S. House seat

WHEELING — Rep. David B. McKinley sees a challenge this election cycle from Democrat Natalie Cline as the two Wheeling residents seek a two-year term in Congress. ¯ McKinley, a Republican, is seeking a sixth term in the U.S. House. After a tight race to win the seat in 2010, he has easily ...

Six Russian military officers charged in vast hacking campaign

WASHINGTON — Six current and former Russian military officers sought to disrupt through computer hacking the French election, the Winter Olympics and U.S. hospitals and businesses, according to a Justice Department indictment unsealed Monday. It details destructive attacks on a broad range of ...