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WU Physical Therapy Department lives the Mission on service trip

WHEELING — Transforming lives is at the heart of Wheeling University’s physical therapy department’s service-learning program in Mexico. For the past 20 years, the department’s service-learning program has been changing the lives of students and faculty, as well as the patients they ...

Government calendar

To encourage citizen participation in local government, this calendar listing the meeting times and places of public agencies will appear every Monday. To list an event, call the Herald-Star newsroom at (740) 283-4711 or send a fax to (740) 284-7355. This week’s meetings ...

No walk in the park: Proposal to upgrade Jim Wood Park faces hurdles

STEUBENVILLE — About a month from now, Steubenville City Schools officials hope to be talking directly with residents about the improvements they’ve proposed for Jim Wood Park and why they could be good for the community. School officials want to build a state-of-the-art, Legion quality ...

Business is sweet for Family Roots Farm in Wellsburg

WELLSBURG — Visitors to Family Roots Farm on Saturday learned the journey taken by sap water in becoming maple syrup, sugar and other products as they enjoyed meals incorporating the sweet substance in unique ways. Working with local chef Darcy Suslovic, the farm held a brunch featuring ...

Ready for Jefferson-Harrison County Regional Spelling Bee

Final plans are being made for this year’s Jefferson-Harrison County Regional Spelling Bee, presented by the Herald-Star. Helping to sponsor the event are, from left, seated, Jackie Stewart, director of external relations for Encino Energy; Dinero Ciardelli and Alyse Ciardelli of S.T.A.R.T. ...

Home invasion under investigation in Steubenville

STEUBENVILLE — City Police are investigating a report of a home invasion at a Brady Avenue apartment Friday evening. A woman visiting the apartment said a man and woman wearing masks entered through an unlocked door and forced her to the floor. The woman said the man pointed a gun at her, ...

Bernie hits the jackpot with Nevada victory

LAS VEGAS — Bernie Sanders scored a commanding victory in Nevada’s presidential caucuses on Saturday, cementing his status as the Democrats’ national front-runner but escalating tensions over whether he’s too liberal to defeat President Donald Trump. As Sanders celebrated, Joe Biden ...

A celebration of music, arts, cultural heritage

NEW MANCHESTER — Montani Semper Liberi, a three-day celebration of music, the arts and cultural heritage, will return to the Oak Glen High School complex for a sixth consecutive year when it unfolds March 20-22. Once again, the event will feature a roster of nationally renowned bluegrass, ...

Buckeye West holds science fair

ADENA — Buckeye West Elementary students showed off their skills during the annual Science Fair on Jan. 23. Fifth- and sixth-graders exhibited displays about planets, volcanoes and more for judging. Organizer Allison Bartek, a fifth-grade teacher at the school, said the top three winners ...

NEW AT THE LIBRARY

New items at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County include: New Blu-Rays ¯ The Good Liar — Career con artist Roy Courtnay can hardly believe his luck when he meets well-to-do widow Betty McLeish online. As Betty opens her home and life to him, Roy is surprised to find ...