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Buckling up earns Big Red trophy from patrol

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville High School has won this year’s Ohio State Highway Patrol competition for having the highest percentage of students who were wearing a safety belt when they arrived at school in private vehicles. A presentation of the trophy was made Tuesday at the high ...

Mingo gets project update

MINGO JUNCTION — Officials with Thrasher Engineering Tuesday told members of Village Council that the cost of the new basin and wastewater project could come in lower than had been anticipated. The next step in the project will be smoke testing. Smoke testing is were cameras are placed in ...

Brooke commission OKs $10,000 for EDA

WELLSBURG — Fund allocations took center stage at the Brooke County Commission meeting Tuesday. In what Commissioner Stacey Wise called an “emotionally charged” meeting last Tuesday with the Brooke County Economic Development Authority, the county commissioners refused the EDA’s ...

No major changes after Weirton primary election vote canvass

WEIRTON — A few of the totals have changed, but it appears the same candidates will be moving on to Weirton’s general election following Monday’s canvassing of the city’s primary results. The canvassing board, comprised of members of Weirton Council, convened Monday morning to begin a ...

Ohio lawmakers Jack Cera, Frank Hoagland react to gasoline tax hike

State Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire, said he is pleased he’s received a commitment from Gov. Mike DeWine regarding a new program that will direct $5 million in additional funding to remedy East Ohio’s crumbling roads. Cera said he will work with the Ohio Department of Transportation on ...

Briefs

Weirton Park Board sets special meeting WEIRTON — The Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Thursday in the Weirton Room of the Weirton Millsop Community Center. The lone item on the agenda will be the condition of the newly paved tennis ...

Search is on for Brooke schools super

WELLSBURG — The search is on for a superintendent for Brooke County Schools. The school board voted unanimously Monday night to begin that search with the help of the West Virginia School Board Association. The help will come at a cost, but Theodore Pauls, president of the school board, ...