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Classroom careers come to a close

STEUBENVILLE — Jill Tucker spent more than 30 years at the School of Bright Promise, and her trusty desk has followed her from classroom to classroom. She has instructed a total of 272 children in the primary, secondary and intermediate units as an intervention specialist for the Jefferson ...

Inflation taking bite out of new infrastructure projects

The price of a foot of water pipe in Tucson, Arizona: up 19 percent. The cost of a ton of asphalt in a small Massachusetts town: up 37 percent. The estimate to build a new airport terminal in Des Moines, Iowa: 69 percent higher, with a several year delay. Inflation is taking a toll on ...

Outdoor classroom, other projects ahead for Toronto schools

TORONTO — Students at Toronto Junior-Senior High School will be able to get some fresh air while learning about new things when crews complete an outdoor classroom using the building’s interior courtyard. On Thursday, the Toronto school board accepted a $450,336 bid from Border Patrol of ...

Follansbee Council approves fireworks restrictions

FOLLANSBEE — Follansbee Council approved the first reading for restrictions on the private use of fireworks during the June 13 meeting and will consider its second reading at a special meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the City Building. Citing complaints of noise and damages from larger ...

Juneteenth celebrated in Weirton

WEIRTON — It was a celebration of freedom and community in Weirton over the weekend, with the second-annual Juneteenth event held at the Weirton Event Center. Coordinated by members of St. Peter’s AME Church, the Weirton celebration was launched in 2020, the same year Juneteenth became a ...

Justices seem poised to hear elections case pressed by GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court seems poised to take on a new elections case being pressed by Republicans that could increase the power of state lawmakers over races for Congress and the presidency, as well as redistricting, and cut state courts out of the equation. The issue has arisen ...