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McCafferty says goodbye as police chief

STEUBENVILLE — Twenty-one years was long enough, former chief of police Bill McCafferty says. McCafferty officially retired this month after 33 years on the city force, the last 21 in the chief’s office. His successor, Chief Ken Anderson, was sworn in Monday. “I was very blessed,” ...

Resource officer agreement still pending in Brooke County

WELLSBURG — Plans to place Brooke County sheriff’s deputies as resource officers in local schools are still pending. The Brooke County Commission called a special meeting Friday morning to consider an agreement for the officers, but it hadn’t reached their desk in time for the ...

ECE preschool prepares students for working world

BLOOMINGDALE — Classes have begun at the early childhood education preschool program at the Jefferson County Joint Vocational School, giving high schoolers a chance to gain experience for the working world. Instructor Becky Kelley said her 18 juniors and seniors assist with 3- and ...

Gaslite Restaurant will host VIP reception

From staff reports STEUBENVILLE — Since its inception in 2012, the Herald-Star Speaker Series, Presented by Eastern Gateway Community College, has worked toward a simple goal: To bring world-class speakers to the Tri-State Area at a price that is affordable. The next presentation ...

Part of a Clemente Hall of Fame celebration

The 50-year anniversary of Roberto Clemente hitting his 3000th and final career regular season hit will be celebrated Sept. 30 at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. And Steubenville native Bill Mikita will be a part of that. “Chasing 3000,” a 2007 ...

Jefferson County Commissioners discuss bridge concerns

STEUBENVILLE — A dilapidated bridge spanning Permars Run needs to come down, but before they do anything the Jefferson County commissioners say they need to know who owns it. At Thursday’s meeting, Emergency Management Agency Director John Parker and Jefferson County and Jefferson County ...