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Council plans another look at comment rules

STEUBENVILLE — City Council will take another stab at amending its rules for public comments, though members made it clear Tuesday they want to avoid repeating the “fiasco” that led to them having to do it again. Council had voted 7-0 last week to allow the general public to react to any ...

Trinity Health System launches program to honor veterans

STEUBENVILLE — Trinity Health System has launched a new program to honor employees and patients who have served in the nation’s armed forces. The hospital’s “Honor Red, White & Blue” veteran’s program recognizes the contributions of past and current members of the military. ...

Weirton Elementary kicks off program

WEIRTON — Pupils at Weirton Elementary School are about to embark on a literary adventure as part of an annual reading program. Pupils, faculty staff and other guests gathered at the school Monday morning for an assembly and to reveal the title of this year’s book. The program is ...

Home and Garden Show comes to Wheeling

WHEELING — Forget the snow and cold. It’s time to chase away the winter blues and head to WesBanco Arena this weekend for a glimpse of spring. For decades, the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce has been planting seeds and sowing ideas during its annual Home and Garden Show. This weekend ...

Wells Township trustees discuss pool, roads

RILLIANT — The Board of Trustees of Wells Township met in regular session Jan. 22 and agreed on several matters. A discussion was held concerning opening the pool, and trustees noted that a manager must be found to oversee the opening, maintaining and backwashing the filters, operating the ...

Bellaire St. John will close, diocese announces

BELLAIRE — If you’ve ever talked to someone that attended St. John Central High School in Bellaire, you can tell they loved their school. For them it wasn’t just a place to get educated — it was almost a second home. On Tuesday, students, alumni and friends of the school learned ...

Regional roundup

Deputies respond to shots fired STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department responded to several reports of shots fired around 10:41 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Bantam Ridge Road and Vireo Drive outside Wintersville. A deputy said a resident heard several gunshots ...

N.Y. Senator discusses many hot topics in her travels

NASHUA, N.H. — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., made her way across the Granite State Saturday, stopping in Nashua where she took questions from area voters over a cup of coffee at jajaBelle’s Pastry and Coffee Shop on Main Street. The coffee shop was crammed with area elected ...

Crook named interim superintendent at Brooke

WELLSBURG — Jeffrey Crook, the former Marshall County Schools superintendent, was named interim superintendent by the Brooke County Board of Education during a special meeting Monday. The Marshall County school board met in special session Friday evening to accept Crook’s resignation. He ...

Mayor vetoes public comment changes

STEUBENVILLE — Mayor Jerry Barilla has vetoed changes to the rules for public comment, saying members of City Council need to clarify how and when members of the public can address them during meetings. In exercising his veto, Barilla told council by e-mail Friday the language of the ...