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Trump stumps in the Steel City

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — President Donald Trump predicted Tuesday that in 42 days, he will repeat his performance of 2016 and win Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes.    “I’m all for fracking,” he told the crowd. “My opponent is against oil, guns and God.” The Republican incumbent ...

Budget timeline sparks heated debate on Steubenville City Council

STEUBENVILLE — It doesn’t matter how early they start working on the 2021 budget, Finance Director Dave Lewis told Steubenville City Council Tuesday there’s no way to avoid them having to pass it as emergency legislation. Lewis said final revenues and expenses from the current budget ...

Brooke, Ohio counties ink agreement for emergency radios

WELLSBURG — On Tuesday the Brooke and Ohio county commissioners entered into a five-year agreement aimed at improving radio communications between Brooke County’s 911 call center and emergency departments. The agreement calls for the Brooke County Commission to pay $1.7 million over five ...

After delay, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce stages annual golf outing

STEUBENVILLE — Delayed since spring because of COVID concerns, Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce members were finally able to tee off Tuesday for their annual golf outing. Chamber President Tricia Maple-Damewood said she was thrilled with the turnout for the 2020 Trinity Health System ...

Buckeye Local students get supplies

DILLONVALE — Students in the Buckeye Local School District received free school supplies this year, thanks to support from donors and the district itself. Assistant Superintendent Scott Celestin said $12,000 worth of paper, pencils and other necessities were procured to assist students and ...

Can Trump hold onto the Rust Belt?

COLUMBUS — Peggy Lehner, a Republican state senator in Ohio, doesn’t sugarcoat what she has seen happen to support for President Donald Trump in her suburban Dayton district. “It hasn’t ebbed. It’s crashed,” said Lehner, who is not seeking reelection in the district of ...

Ohio Sen. Frank Hoagland recovers from coronavirus

MARTINS FERRY — State Sen. Frank Hoagland confirmed Friday that he tested positive for COVID-19 in August and has since recovered from the illness. Hoagland, R-Mingo Junction, said his mother-in-law, Mary Ann Boyd, was the first family member to test positive for the virus. He and his ...

Body found in Hancock County

NEW CUMBERLAND — An autopsy is pending on an unidentified body discovered Sunday afternoon in Hancock County. Chief Deputy Art Watson of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office said Monday morning that the department received a call around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, reporting the discovery of a body ...

Brooke County farmer has some ‘berry’ good reasons to celebrate

WELLSBURG — Brooke County resident Eric Freeland, who owns and operates a produce and berry farm near Windsor Heights, has been chosen as West Virginia Northern Panhandle Soil Conservation District 2020 “Farm of the Year” — a distinction he takes great pride in for his family’s ...