Local News

Payment system under scrutiny

WINTERSVILLE — The Jefferson County Water and Sewer District is urging customers not to use a third-party online bill payment service because customers claimed their water was shut off due to late payments. But one of the founders of the online billing service disputes that claim. Michael ...

Change of polling places in Brooke Co.

WELLSBURG —The Brooke County commissioners announced a change in polling locations for the upcoming county school levy election. Polling has been moved from the Follansbee Community House to the Follansbee Fieldhouse for county residents voting in precinct 32A and 33. Early voting for the ...

The sky’s the limit: Aviation program discussed at Rotary

STEUBENVILLE —When Natalie Campana was a little girl, her aunt took her to the Jefferson County Airport and she watched a plane fly over. “I told my aunt, I want to do that,” Campana said. “My aunt said ‘whatever’ and — here we are.” Campana, the aviation instructor at ...

Final effort made to retain grant to help Brilliant Water department

BRILLIANT — Jefferson County Commissioner Thomas Graham and U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marrietta, made one last effort on Thursday to appeal the pulling of a $500,000 grant which would have helped to fund the Brilliant Water and Sewer Department’s new water treatment plant. The water and ...

Seven Ranges report is available

WINTERSVILLE — The Seven Ranges Joint Fire District’s financial report for 2018 is complete and has been filed with the state auditor’s office. The report is available for inspection by calling the fiscal officer at (740) 264-7619.

Sentences handed down in Jefferson court

STEUBENVILLE — A man who robbed the CVS Pharmacy on Sunset Boulevard on Jan. 31 was sentenced to one year in prison on Friday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. Joshua Gump, 37, of Follansbee pleaded guilty to one count of robbery. County Assistant Prosecutor ...

Broadband in Harrison expanding

DEERSVILLE — There is good news for residents of rural Harrison County in the form of advancements in broadband. The county received a $100,000 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant that will help to provide broadband access to residents in Deersville and ...

Museum to host ‘Cloak and Dagger’

WEIRTON — The Ohio Valley Cloak & Dagger Company, in partnership with Striplight Theatre, will present “Cloak & Dagger On the Air: Les Femmes Fatales” at 7 p.m. today, on the second floor of the Weirton Area Museum & Cultural Center, the sponsor of this month’s ...

Holiday Closings

Many area government agencies will adjust their schedules this week in observance of President’s Day on Monday. Those changes include: ¯ Brooke County Courthouse will be closed. ¯ Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee Branch will be open. ¯ Brooke County Senior Center ...

Highs and lows and having the ‘Mind of Christ’

In terms of elevation, what is the highest place you have visited? Perhaps you have been to Mount Mitchell in North Carolina, the highest peak in eastern North America. Have you visited Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley) in Alaska? It’s the highest peak above sea level in the United ...