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FEMA OKs buyouts in Follansbee

FOLLANSBEE — State and local officials are working to address recurring flooding in one area of Follansbee and broken water lines believed to be caused by mine subsidence in an another area served by the city. City Manager John DeStefano said he and others learned structures at 531 and 539 ...

Remote learning an option for Steubenville City Schools students

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville City Schools officials on Friday released plans for the new school year spurred by the pandemic, including an option for parents to keep their children home to participate in remote learning. Through e-mail and social media, parents have been advised they have ...

Weirton police react to changes

WEIRTON — Days after Weirton’s city manager announced his intentions to reorganize the Weirton Police Department, Police Chief Rob Alexander and members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 84 are reacting to the plan. City Manager Joe DiBartolomeo announced the plan at Monday’s city ...

Letters show rift between Weirton Police Department officers, chief

WEIRTON — In letters responding to the recent reorganization of the Weirton Police Department, the city’s police chief and the president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 84 also revealed concerns between the chief and his officers. Lt. Brian Beatty, president of FOP 84, closed out ...

Virus slows work on Shell’s Beaver County ethane cracker

MONACA, Pa. — Lew Villotti recalled meetings years ago about the petrochemical cracker plant that Royal Dutch Shell was planning to construct in the Beaver Valley. Shell intended to build the facility along the Ohio River in Potter Township, on the site of a former zinc smelter. Years of ...

GOP seeks shield for schools, businesses in latest coronavirus relief bill

WASHINGTON — A new plan from Senate Republicans to award businesses, schools, and universities sweeping exemptions from lawsuits arising from inadequate coronavirus safeguards is putting Republicans and Democrats at loggerheads as Congress reconvenes next week to negotiate another relief ...

‘Socially Distanced — A Keepsake Journal’

LAS VEGAS — Like many in the throes of COVID-19 pandemic living restrictions, former Steubenville resident Robert Stern binge-watched TV, overate and wondered if life would ever someday return to some semblance of normalcy. But unlike many, the son of the late Nathan and Rosenetta Stern got ...

Indian Creek High School names top grads for 2020

WINTERSVILLE — Indian Creek School District officials have announced the top graduates of the Indian Creek High School Class of 2020. They are: ¯ Lainie Jade Hagerty, the daughter of Tamara and Sean Hagerty of Bloomingdale, had a grade-point average of 4.931 and was the valedictorian of ...

HONOR ROLL

Avella Area School District Grade 12 High Honors With Distinction: Anastasia Allen, Nicholas Chase, Nathaniel Jackson, Elijah Porbin, Julianne Rush. High Honors: Colleen Kinney, Paige Lawrence, Bess Lengauer, Brianna Lloyd, Alissa Thames, Cobe Yuhas. Honors: Jordan Grennell, Amy ...