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Full house at JobsOhio’s public meeting

CADIZ — It was a full house at the JobsOhio’s public board meeting on Monday afternoon at the Ohio Mine Safety Training Center in Harrison County. JobsOhio is a private nonprofit corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction and ...

Ash dismissed from case over fire department issues

WEIRTON — A member of Weirton Council has been dismissed from legal action being taken against the city by members of the Weirton Fire Department. Ward 4 Councilman George Ash was dismissed from the petition seeking an injunction to prevent city council from instituting new work schedules ...

Weir High Class of 1955 leaves lasting impression

WEIRTON — After more than 60 years of reunions, the Weir High School Class of 1955 has decided to stop holding regular, formal gatherings, and instead make a lasting contribution to their alma mater. The last reunion for the Class of 1955 was held in 2015, and was chaired by Gerry Donofe, ...

Second DUI charge for Schneider

NEW CUMBERLAND — A former Liverpool Township police officer and local volunteer firefighter has been found guilty of drunken driving, his second such conviction in recent years. Randy L. Schneider, 29, of Bell School Road, East Liverpool, was found guilty of DUI (second offense), reckless ...

Steubenville City Council looking for more information

STEUBENVILLE — A contentious recreation committee meeting ended Tuesday with council members calling for more information before they decide what to do with a $100,000 state capital fund grant that was awarded for a marina upgrade in 2018. The meeting lasted several minutes beyond the 45 ...

Local projects get slices of OMEGA pie

STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio Mid-Eastern Government Association unveiled its funding priority list for 2020 during Tuesday’s June board meeting at Scaffidi’s Restaurant and Tavern, and it’s a list of 10 projects that are expected to bring the region a big economic development bang for its ...

Jefferson County Health Department hires new medical director

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Health Department board on Tuesday approved the hiring of Dr. Jane Culp as the department’s medical director. Culp, a Richmond resident who specializes in infectious diseases, will replace Dr. Frank J. Petrola, who retired at the end of May after 25 ...

Brooke commissioners learn VA van driver stipends will stop effective July 1

WELLSBURG — On July 1, the state of West Virginia will stop issuing stipends to drivers who transport veterans to VA Hospitals, at the request of the Disabled American Veterans organization. Commissioner A.J Thomas announced during Tuesday’s Brooke County Commission meeting that he has ...

Breakfast for veterans

The Jefferson County Veterans Association served breakfast to veterans from Jefferson, Harrison and Brooke counties at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds kitchen on June 12. Sheriff Fred Abdalla provided a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs, biscuits and sausage gravy, fried potatoes, pancakes, a ...