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City workers have new contract

STEUBENVILLE — City workers have new, three-year contracts. At Tuesday's meeting, council voted unanimously to ratify wage and benefit agreements with Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 1 and Firefighters Union Local No. 228. The contracts, which expire Dec. 31, 2023, award a 3 percent pay ...

Maple-Damewood to step down as chamber president

STEUBENVILLE — New leadership is coming to the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. Tricia Maple-Damewood announced Tuesday that she will be stepping down as president at the end of the year. Maple-Damewood, who has held the position since December 2014, explained that she found serving ...

More connections eyed in Brooke County

WELLSBURG — The leaders of a regional planning commission and an Internet service provider each hope to work with the Brooke County Commission to connect more residents, businesses and organizations to cyberspace. On Tuesday, the commissioners heard from Mike Paprocki, executive director of ...

New police chief in Wellsburg

Wellsburg’s newly elected police chief, Mike Allman, was administered oaths of office by 1st Circuit Family Court Judge Joyce Dumbaugh Chernenko on Tuesday while his granddaughter, Kayleigh Cline, looked on. Allman is a former Brooke County sheriff and magistrate.

Gov. DeWine’s signature of H.B. 168 makes township funding official

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s signature on Ohio House Bill 168 on Tuesday made funding for the state’s townships from the American Rescue Plan official. H.B. 168 passed in the Ohio House of Representatives on April 15, and the Ohio Senate passed an amended version of the bill, ...

Local residents can apply for new COVID-relief grants

COLUMBUS — Eligible industries and businesses in Southeastern Ohio are being encouraged to apply for newly available COVID-19 relief grants. “With these programs now available, Ohioans have a tremendous opportunity to make up for their losses caused by the pandemic,” said state Sen. ...