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Smithfield Junior Fair is set, with precautions

SMITHFIELD — The Smithfield Junior Fair, a coronavirus-created rendition of the 2020 event, will begin at 5 p.m. Aug. 16 with Angie Allison, county OSU Extension agent, presenting 4-H awards. The crowning of a junior fair queen will follow. Vickie Whinnery, junior fair coordinator, is ...

Ambulance firm blasts Steubenville city leaders

STEUBENVILLE — Ambulance Service Inc. ended its seven-month silence Friday, releasing a multi-page statement blasting City Council’s decision to start its own fire department-based ambulance service. ASI also took aim at what it called “factually incorrect information” released during ...

Ohio plans post-election voter roll purge; 120,000 registrations could be cut

COLUMBUS — About 120,000 inactive Ohio voter registrations will be purged from state voter rolls after the November election, the state elections chief announced Friday, while saying that number could go down if people on the list simply vote in the election. The removal, required under ...

Weirton plans public hearing on water rates

WEIRTON — Weirton Council is set to take the next step in implementing a water rate increase aimed at making certain the city is compliant with state utility regulations. A public hearing on the rate increase, as well as the second reading of the rate increase ordinance, are on the agenda ...

Group hopes market, incubator will jumpstart Follansbee’s Main Street

FOLLANSBEE — The Brooke County Economic Development Authority is working to bring more businesses to Follansbee’s Main Street, both through an open air market and a proposed business incubator. Joan Simonetti, community engagement coordinator for the volunteer board, is seeking food and ...

Weirton to move ahead with demolition project

WEIRTON — City officials are looking to move ahead with a delayed demolition project, but still keeping an eye on finances. Resolutions before the city’s Finance Committee Wednesday included a demolition agreement with Pulice Construction for 3613 Wood St., at a cost of $14,500; and an ...

New at the Library

New books available at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include: Fiction ¯ Dance Away With Me by Susan Elizabeth Phillips — When life throws her one setback too many, midwife and young widow Tess Hartsong takes off for Runaway Mountain. In this small town high in ...

Bookmobile

The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County Bookmobile is by appointment. Please call employees of the Bookmobile at (740) 282-9782 to order books and to schedule a delivery time. Here is this week’s schedule for the Bookmobile operated by the Public Library of Steubenville and ...

DeWine tests positive, then negative, for coronavirus

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday after testing positive earlier in the day before he was to meet with President Donald Trump, according to a statement from his office. His wife, Fran DeWine, also tested negative, as did staff members. They underwent ...

Wintersville preps for water, sewer work

WINTERSVILLE — Efforts to improve water and sewer lines in the Moon Valley area were discussed at Thursday’s Wintersville Council meeting, with one project set to begin next month and information to be gathered for another in the weeks ahead. Council authorized Mayor Bob Gale to apply for ...