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Settlement with former comptroller being sought

STEUBENVILLE — The Diocese of Steubenville has decided to try to negotiate a settlement with a former comptroller who allegedly failed to forward employee payroll tax withholding to the government. In a statement issued early Friday, diocesan attorney Tom Wilson said they were “pursuing ...

Students discover opportunities at EGCC campus event

STEUBENVILLE — Upwards of 450 high school students from a four-county area sampled the “The Game of Life” Friday — or, at least, Gateway Community College’s version of it. Whether they understood the nod to the classic Milton Bradley board game or not, EGCC’s Cristen Tarquinio ...

First Friday on Fourth

Local favorite U.S. Kids performed at First Friday on Fourth. The event featured a fall fest theme and live music on two separate stages. Friday Friday on Fourth next month will be on Nov. 1, and have a Halloween theme. Therese Nelson of the Harmonium Project said there will be trick or ...

Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau has new executive director

WEIRTON — The search is over and a new executive director is set to take the reins of the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau. Terri Phillips, a marketing and public relations professional with more than 35 years of experience, has been selected to fill the post, according ...

Jefferson County Courthouse gets new artwork

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday accepted a portrait of Sheriff Fred Abdalla which was painted by local artist Dave Barnhouse. The painting was done as part of the tribute held for Abdalla in Mingo Junction on Sept. 8. Commissioners said the painting will be ...

Family fun center coming to Fort Steuben Mall

STEUBENVILLE — The Ferguson family is planning to have its new entertainment center at the Fort Steuben Mall open by spring. “It is going to be a family entertainment center,” Ron Ferguson, the family spokesman, said. “People have long asked for things for youth to do in this area. We ...

Steubenville’s Nutcracker Village keeps growing

STEUBENVILLE — The Nutcracker Village population is growing. Thirteen new holiday creations will make their debut at Light Up Night Nov. 26 in Fort Steuben Park, bringing the total for this year to 183. “We had requests for 200 more we are not able to fill,” Judy Bratten, executive ...

Vaccines lost to spoilage

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County health department will be about two weeks late in getting out flu vaccinations after a refrigerator failed last weekend resulting in flu vaccine vials going bad. Health Commissioner Nicole Balakos said a new refrigerator has been ordered. The unit comes ...

City Council looking at bigger rec staff, budget

STEUBENVILLE — To get the results City Council is looking for in parks and recreation, Director Lori Fetherolf said she’s going to need a bigger staff, more equipment and a lot more money. Fetherolf has requested council consider giving her five full-time positions, including a new ...

One dead, several injured in crash on U.S. Route 22

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. — Pennsylvania State Police officials said one person was killed Thursday morning in a multi-vehicle crash that closed a portion of U.S. Route 22 near the Burgettstown exit in Hanover Township. Multiple people were injured in the crash that happened shortly after 10 a.m. ...