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Slideshow: Toronto Christmas Parade

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION — Organized by the volunteer group Focus in Toronto, hundreds lined Fourth Street from Myers to Main streets on Saturday for the city’s annual Christmas parade. The event include a variety of units, including local marching bands, dance and gymnastics groups, police ...

Urban Mission ready to spread the love this holiday season in Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE — Although it’s a bit hectic, the Christmas season remains a wonderful time of year, Urban Mission Ministries representatives agree. The sentiment persevered despite some “controlled-chaos” preparations for what begins Monday at the Seventh Street Plaza in downtown ...

Franciscan University of Steubenville presents founders’ awards

Dave Skiviat, right, and Rita Carapellotti were honored for their contributions to Franciscan University of Steubenville and the local community at the university’s 70th annual Founders’ Association Dinner on Saturday. The Rev. Dave Pivonka, TOR, university president, presented the awards. ...

One dead in Hancock County crash

CHESTER — Hancock County Sheriff’s Office deputies continue to investigate a Thursday afternoon fatal crash on state Route 8. Shortly after 5:20 p.m., dispatchers sent personnel to investigate a crash at the intersection of U.S. Route 30 and state Route 8. Upon arrival, deputies ...

Afghanistan peace talks resume

KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad on Saturday held the first official talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban since President Donald Trump declared a near-certain peace deal with the insurgents dead in September. The talks will initially focus on getting a Taliban promise ...

House impeachment report looks at abuse, bribery, corruption

WASHINGTON — Previewing potential articles of impeachment, House Democrats on Saturday issued a report drawing on history and the Founding Fathers to lay out the legal argument over the case against President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine. The findings from the House Judiciary ...

Bladesmith handcrafts knives in Chester barn

By JULIE RIEDEL Staff writer CHESTER — Tucked away in a little red barn off of state Route 8 sits a modern blacksmith shop, anvils, welders, and a bucket of oil along with two propane-powered forges. Crooked River Forge opened in Cleveland in 2015, after owner Tommy Matthews lost his job ...

BOOKMOBILE

Here is this week’s schedule for the Bookmobile operated by the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County: Monday Ridgewood Apartments, noon Briarwood Apartments, 1 p.m. Meridian Greene Apartments Westwood Drive Tuesday Prime Time Senior Center, Lovers Lane Heritage ...