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Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy due to abuse suits

Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection today in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the hallowed, 110-year-old organization to carry on. The Chapter 11 filing in federal bankruptcy ...

Students take advantage of Horizon grants

STEUBENVILLE — Thirty-three students are enrolled at Eastern Gateway Community College for the spring semester through the Horizon program, a levy-funded grant opportunity that allows graduating Jefferson County high school seniors to attend tuition free provided they enroll by the fall ...

BLHS to host Ohio Supreme Court this spring

CONNORVILLE — Students will have an opportunity to see the state’s judicial branch in action as Buckeye Local High School hosts the Supreme Court of Ohio this spring. BLHS was selected to participate in the Off-Site Court program and the seven justices will preside over three cases in the ...

Weirton Sanitary Board discusses Park Drive

WEIRTON — Work continues to prepare property along Park Drive for a long-proposed development of commercial, industrial and residential operations, with members of the Weirton Sanitary Board Thursday discussing their portion of the project. Utilities Director Butch Mastrantoni explained ...

Supreme Court justice to speak at GOP dinner

CADIZ — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy will speak at the Harrison County Republican Party’s 2020 Lincoln Day Dinner. The event is scheduled for Thursday at the Harrison County Fairgrounds Commercial Building. Doors open for social hour at 5:15 p.m. and the dinner will begin at ...

C.H.A.N.G.E. plans St. Paddy’s Fest

WEIRTON — C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. is preparing to go green, once again. Plans are under way for the organization’s 18th-annual St. Paddy’s Fest, scheduled for March 13 in the HARV at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the event set from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. ...

Hopedale school contained knowledge, history and memories

HOPEDALE — A school that stood the test of time will no longer be overflowing with those yearning for knowledge. Hopedale Elementary School in the village is no more. Students now attend school in the new building in Cadiz. But to those who attended the old school, after it was built ...

Esports program added at Indian Creek

WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek High School students are getting their game on by joining the Esports Ohio League. Interactive media teacher Dave Moffat said the Indian Creek Esports Team began this semester and about 43 students tried out at the high school. The group meets from 3 p.m. to 5 ...

WVU Extension helping agritourism to grow

Simply put, agritourism combines agriculture and tourism, but the focus is often less about making money and more about providing visitors with an enjoyable educational experience. “West Virginia tourism is rooted in nature-based, outdoor activities, but there is this growing interest among ...

Wintersville Elementary collecting for cancer patients

WINTERSVILLE — Wintersville Elementary students are helping cancer patients find comfort during treatment by collecting items for the fifth-annual Chemo Care Bag project. Second-grade students are contributing goods while the community is invited to donate and the items will be given to ...