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Free phone check-ins offered for Ohioans over 60

STEUBENVILLE — Older Ohioans can take advantage of a free, daily check-in by phone service to ensure their well-being during the COVID-19 public health emergency, Jefferson County Health Commissioner Nicole Balakos said. The statewide program, unveiled during Gov. Mike DeWine’s daily ...

GOP holds ‘honk and wave’ event in Weirton

D. David Stiles of Wheeling, right, chats with Larry Pazin of Austintown, Ohio, who sold a variety of Trump and other Republican memorabilia for sale as supporters of the party held signs promoting their candidates during a “honk and wave” event held Saturday by the Hancock County ...

Ohio prison system to accept county inmates

COLUMBUS — The Ohio prison system plans to resume accepting inmates from county jails to begin their prison sentences, a practice suspended during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to reduce overcrowding. Beginning Monday, the state will take up to 50 inmates a day at the Correctional ...

Kroger ending ‘hero’ pay, will give bonuses instead

CINCINNATI — Just days after announcing it would end hazard “hero” pay to front-line workers, Kroger says it will give them extra “thank you” bonuses. The move comes after an outcry from the grocery store’s union, the United Food and Commercial Workers International, which said ...

Dowler, Blair are named WVU Foundation Scholars

MORGANTOWN — Two Northern Panhandle students were among those named as 2020 West Virginia University Foundation Scholars, presented with the university’s highest academic scholarship. Olivia Dowler from Weir High School and Jillian Blair from Wheeling Park High School are among the five ...

New at the library

Visit the library’s website www.steubenvillelibrary.org to download these e-audiobooks: Fiction ¯ The Crepes of Wrath by Sarah Fox — When Marley McKinney’s aging cousin, Jimmy, is hospitalized with pneumonia, she agrees to help run his pancake house while he recovers. With its rustic ...

Keys to Freedom

STEUBENVILLE — As excited as Kelly Jeffers is about the start of another round of Urban Mission’s Jobs for Life training interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, a new element related to it also is cause for elation. It’s called Keys to Freedom, a car donation program in its ...

May 17: Events canceled/postponed due to coronavirus

Due to the precautions being taken surrounding the coronavirus, the following changes have been made regarding events and meetings in the local area: ¯ The Steubenville Retired Teachers meeting for May has been canceled. ¯ The Franciscan University of Steubenville Women’s Scholarship ...

Northern lights: WVNCC pays tribute to 2020 grads, first responders

West Virginia Northern Community College lit up its three campuses Friday night in blue lights to pay tribute to its 2020 graduates as well as first responders and essential workers battling COVID-19. The lights at the Weirton campus illuminated the front side of the building from 7 p.m. until ...

Steubenville parks have new fundraising avenue

STEUBENVILLE — Parks and Recreation Director Lori Fetherolf said being a member of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley should be a game-changer, funding-wise. Thanks to a resolution passed by council earlier this week, the department can now accept directed donations for specific ...