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Steubenville recreation committee faces questions about marina

STEUBENVILLE — In a community grappling with crumbling infrastructure and spending needs that far outstrip available funding, City Council tonight will discuss what to do with a $100,000 state capital appropriations grant awarded a year ago for marina improvements. Conventional wisdom would ...

Investigation into Monday shooting continues

STEUBENVILLE — City Police are continuing an investigation into the Monday morning shooting death of Perrier D. Coleman, 23, of Steubenville at an apartment in the 1100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Police reported Coleman and a woman were in bed at 1140D Lincoln Ave. when two men came into the ...

Holtz banquet crowd urged to strive to make difference

WINTERSVILLE — Being the 417th pick in the 1968 National Football League draft meant he had to “run harder and play smarter,” former Pittsburgh Steeler running back Rocky Bleier told the crowd gathered Monday at the St. Florian Event Center for the 2019 Lou Holtz Upper Ohio Valley Hall of ...

Woman pleads guilty to providing gun to felon

STEUBENVILLE — One of two females who allegedly provided guns to a convicted felon who was involved in a fatal bar shootout in May 2018 pleaded guilty on Monday before Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. Arabia M. Jett, 26, of 1205 Oak Grove Ave. pleaded guilty to two ...

State champions recognized in Toronto

TORONTO — City Council took time Monday to congratulate the Toronto High School baseball team on its state championship victory on Sunday — only the second title in school history. “They did an awesome job,” Councilman Steven Rebich said. “This town really comes together for these ...

Golfers turn out to support Weirton United Way’s classic

WEIRTON — More than 100 golfers took to the course Monday to lend a hand to one of the area’s biggest charitable organizations. Twenty-one teams were registered to participate in the 38th Weirton United Way Golf Classic, which kicked off at 10 a.m. at Williams Golf and Country ...

Yorkville official honored with road name

YORKVILLE — A long-time village councilman is being honored for his 56 years of service with a road being renamed after him. In the coming days, Yorkville residents will see a section of Deep Run Road renamed Emerson Drive after Councilman Ron Emerson. The sign features his favorite Ohio ...

Bids opened on Harrison County Ohio State University Extension Office project

CADIZ — The Harrison County Ohio State University Extension Office moved closer to the construction of its new facility that will serve as a community hub space. OSU Extension Educator Tim Tanner opened the bids for the additional excavation work project at Wednesday’s Harrison County ...

Jefferson County tax bills mailed

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County Treasurer Raymond M. Agresta said tax bills for the second half of 2018 were mailed on Monday and the last day for payment without penalty is July 10. Persons who do not receive a bill in the next several days should contact the county treasurer’s office at ...

Let the celebration begin

The Toronto Red Knights baseball team celebrates its 3-1 victory Sunday over Hillsdale High School in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division IV state title game. -- Joe Catullo