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U.S. Sen. Brown visits Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, told community leaders Monday the $3 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill is a chance to repair, rebuild and upgrade aging infrastructure, much like the American Reinvestment Recovery Act did a decade ago. Brown said the bill should be ...

Toronto Council approves rate increases

TORONTO — Citing a need to meet rising costs to operate the city’s water, sewer and sanitation departments and address a $125,000 deficit in the water department, Toronto City Council has taken the first step in adopting rate increases for the three services. On Monday, council approved ...

Edison Nation mourns beloved teacher, coach

HAMMONDSVILLE — Tributes have flooded the Edison Nation to remember teacher and coach Todd Smith following his sudden death on Sept. 17. Smith, a 22-year educator who had been part of the Edison Local School District for the past 14 years, had served as a computer and gifted teacher at ...

Hancock Schools officials extend mask requirement

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Board of Education, during its meeting Monday, agreed to extend its face covering requirement for the school district through the middle of October, at which time the issue will, again, be revisited. By a 4-1 vote, the board extended the rule – which ...

GOP blocks bill to keep government going; new attempt ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators blocked a bill Monday night to keep the government operating and allow federal borrowing, but Democrats aiming to avert a shutdown are likely to try again — at the same time pressing ahead on President Joe Biden's big plans to reshape government. The ...

Fall clean-up schedule set for Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE — The city’s Sanitation Department will conduct a fall clean-up and bulk pick-up collection for Steubenville residents with active and current utility accounts. According to organizers, the collection is limited to household items only and will take place on the scheduled ...