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Soft opening held for Hancock County dog park

NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Park Board held the soft opening for the dog park on Saturday. “I’m glad everyone came, I think it’s a great turnout and it just shows what it’s going to do for the community.” said Britini Recinella, Hancock County Park and Recreations park ...

Hancock County first responders recognized

NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County first responders received praise during Thursday’s commissioner’s meeting. County Clerk George Foley honored the first responders who saved his life by awarding them with the CPR Life Medal, a pin given to those who have saved lives through performing ...

Belmont Democrats hold dinner

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont County Democrat Party’s annual dinner Thursday evening was highlighted by featured speaker Ohio Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire, suggesting they “spend a little more time working to find common ground” with their political opponents for the betterment of the ...

Fundraiser for Dowdel held Friday

STEUBENVILLE — When you do good things, they come back to you — that is the philosophy Tom “Spin Daddy” Dowdel has lived by, and Friday he witnessed that firsthand. Dowdel is in need of a live donor kidney transplant, and the Laurels of Steubenville held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser ...

JB Green Team moving locations

STEUBENVILLE — The JB Green Team is hoping to be in its new building in the Jefferson County Industrial Park by the start of the new year. Executive Director Anita Petrella said they’d originally planned to build, but when the R-Way building in the industrial park came on the market they ...

Toronto voters to consider staggered terms

TORONTO — Leaders in Toronto are asking those who vote Nov. 5 to change the current way city council is set up. Currently, all council members are elected at the same time every two years. Some council members said the city would be better off by establishing staggered terms and ...

Harrison GOP holds dinner

CADIZ — Hundreds of local members of the Republican Party attended an annual dinner in Cadiz on Thursday evening for the Harrison County Republican Party Ox Roast fundraiser. Chuck Harrah, Harrison County Republican Party executive committee member, said there were nearly 200 tickets sold ...

Soil and Water Conservation District marks 75 years

STEUBENVILLE —Two local institutions of higher learning were recognized for their conservation partnership during the Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District’s 75th-annual anniversary dinner held Sept. 23 at Le Chateau Pier in Smithfield. Eastern Gateway Community College has ...

Irene Crago featured as part of annual Haworth art exhibit

WEIRTON — Irene Crago remembers Robert Haworth as a kind and encouraging teacher who inspired her and others to pursue their own artistic abilities. “He was the first one to show me I had talent,” Crago said. Haworth worked to inspire his students, Crago said, noting she can’t recall ...

Honored

During the Oct. 7 meeting of Weirton Council, Mayor Harold Miller presented the Dragisich family with a mayoral proclamation in honor of the military service of the late Nick Dragisich Jr. Am Air Force veteran, Dragisich served his community for 28 years with the Weirton Police Department, ...