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Soccer donation

Players and officials with Tri-State United Youth Soccer were joined by representatives of the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights Sunday for a $15,000 presentation to benefit the local youth soccer league. The donation is from proceeds of this year’s Rotary Mardi Gras Gala fundraiser event, and ...

Tour offers rare peek at some of the most exquisite kitchens in Wheeling

WHEELING — Area residents have an opportunity to get a rare peek at some of the most exquisite kitchens in Wheeling during Oglebay Institute’s Secret Kitchens of Wheeling Tour and Gourmet Market Saturday. Presented by the Committee of the Museums of Oglebay Institute, this biennial event ...

US Kids take the stage

US Kids was among the groups taking the stage Friday at the Weirton Event Center as part of this year’s “Concerts Under the Stars” summer concert series, organized by the Top of West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau. Also appearing that night was Spinning Jenny. This week’s ...

Belleview pool set to open

STEUBENVILLE — Belleview Pool will open at noon today, weather permitting. The pool had been slated to open Monday, but cool temperatures delayed the start. Parks Director Lori Featherolf said the big pool is ready to go, but the baby pool likely won’t be open until later in the ...

Council decisions on key issues loom

STEUBENVILLE — City Council is going to have to decide soon whether to proceed with putting a new roof on the old filtration plant or spending as much money — or maybe more — relocating pipes that are still in use from the basement. Either way it’s going to cost a lot of money, Water ...

New roof

The Martin Luther King Recreation Center roof replacement project is under way. Ramp Construction Co. of Eighty-Four, Pa., was awarded the $181,500 contract and started work Monday, Urban Projects Director Chris Petrossi said. Funding for the repairs is coming out of the city’s Community ...

Changes to project grant rule discussed

STEUBENVILLE — With only $45,000 in community Development Block Grant funding earmarked for historic facade preservation in fiscal year 2019, Urban Projects Director Chris Petrossi told members of the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission he’d like them to think about tweaking the ...

Group trying to raise awareness of health and environmental implications

MONACA, Pa. — Dr. Ned Ketyer, a Peters Township pediatrician, appreciated the five-hour excursion along the Ohio River. “This tour has been a real eye-opener,” he said Friday afternoon. “Look out the window and what you see should be beautiful, should be pristine. “You see areas ...

Bethany mayoral race to be decided June 11

BETHANY — The municipal elections in Bethany are scheduled for June 11 at the Bethany Community Center from 6:30 a.m to 7:30 p.m. Shirley Kemp is running against Thom Furbee for mayor. Kemp said she has strong roots in the community that come with experience. She is a member and trustee ...

Annual bicycle ride under way in Weirton

WEIRTON — For the 11th year, a group of area residents will be hopping on their bicycles with the goal of raising funds to benefit the students of Tri-State Christian Academy. The annual Freedom Ride will take place over the next few days, with participants hoping to reach a cumulative ...