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Summer concert season winding down

The Stevee Wellons Band kicked off Thursday’s concert at the Berkman Amphitheater in Old Fort Steuben Park, treating the crowd to a mix of rock, rhythm and blues. The second half of the twin bill saw Bill Toms and Hard Rain on the stage with a mix of soul, blues, gospel and rock. The 2019 ...

No action after closed-door session

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Port Authority met for 45 minutes Thursday evening to discuss personnel but took no action. Evan Scurti, the port authority’s executive director, is the only employee of the port authority. The port authority met with city and county elected officials ...

Gas tax pumps cash into county

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Engineer James Branagan said the first proceeds from Ohio’s gasoline tax increase couldn’t have come at a better time. Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday agreed to increase the appropriations to the county engineer’s department by $350,000 for ...

Harmonium Project members share passion for community

Nearly a dozen members of the Harmonium Project shared the reasons they’re so passionate about the Steubenville community during a meet-and-greet Thursday at Froehlich’s. About 40 people were on hand for the session, which offered a chance for the general public to ask questions, share ...

W.Va. commerce chief visits Brooke, Hancock locations

BEECH BOTTOM — West Virginia’s secretary of commerce wanted to see for himself some of the industrial successes which have taken root in the Ohio Valley. Ed Gaunch, who stepped into the position in January after being appointed by Gov. Jim Justice, visited Brooke and Hancock counties ...

Ohio Homeland Security to create school safety center

COLUMBUS — State Sen. Frank Hoagland joined Gov. Mike DeWine Wednesday as he issued an executive order creating a statewide school safety center through a new specialized division of Ohio Homeland Security. The comprehensive statewide office, the Ohio School Safety Center, will assist local ...

Opportunities at Trinity discussed

MARTINS FERRY — Representatives of Trinity Heath System visited Martins Ferry on Wednesday, sharing information about what Trinity has to offer as the community braces for the planned closure of two other area hospitals. Meanwhile, a local lawmaker is working in Columbus to find a way to ...

Bethany president delivers annual state of the college address

BETHANY — Bethany College President Tamara Rodenberg delivered the annual state of the college address Monday in Wailes Theatre. The event offered an opportunity for the newest members of the faculty and staff to be introduced, and for the campus to reflect on last year’s accomplishments ...

Bethany native trains to be future U.S. Navy warfighter

GREAT LAKES, Ill. — Sailors are some of the most highly-trained people on the planet, according to Navy officials, and this training requires highly-dedicated instructors. At Naval Education and Training command, instructors at advanced technical schools teach sailors to be highly skilled, ...

Regional roundup

Registration is open for Tin Man Run WEIRTON — Registration is currently being accepted for the Tin Man 5K Run and Walk, set to be held as part of the second-annual Gate 5 Industrial Art Festival on Sept. 21. The run will be part of the opening events for this year’s ...