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Salango stops in Weirton, unveils his economic plan

WEIRTON — Ben Salango believes different approaches are needed for each area of the state when it comes to economic development, and that more is needed to repair a feeling of disconnect between West Virginia’s residents and Charleston. Salango, a Kanawha County commissioner and the ...

Dee-Jay’s assists breast cancer patients

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in celebration of the restaurant’s 40th anniversary, Dee-Jay’s BBQ Ribs and Grille is donating $1,000 toward local breast care providers. The funds will be divided evenly between Weirton Medical Center and the Tony Teramana Cancer Center. ...

Woman killed in single-car accident in Jefferson County

STEUBENVILLE — A 21-year-old Bloomingdale woman was killed Saturday evening in a single-vehicle accident on county Road 39, Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies said. Courtney Jean Oneill, 105 West Steubenville St., was thrown from her 2005 Jeep Liberty. Deputies said a Unionport ...

Ohio elections chief OKs drop boxes inside, outside boards

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s secretary of state adjusted his one-box-per-county restriction Monday to say counties may collect absentee ballots both at their buildings and at locations outside, an update to an order that has landed him in both state and federal court. Republican Secretary of ...

Indian Creek brings on technology support staff

WINTERSVILLE — The Indian Creek Local School District has some new technical support to help keep operations running smoothly. George Vein has joined the district as informational technology director with Greg Hoit serving as tech support liaison. Both are new positions and the officials ...

Wellsburg Bridge arch move planned for spring

WELLSBURG — While it is still too early in the project to pinpoint a completion date, the Wellsburg Bridge continues to take shape. More than two years after the groundbreaking ceremony for the bridge, crews with the Flatiron Corp. of Broomfield, Colo., continue constructing the piers and ...

Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County branches to see upgrades

STEUBENVILLE — All seven branches of the Public Library of Steubenville & Jefferson County will see improvements paid for by $175,000 in CARES Act funds, Director Mike Gray said. Gray said the money is “vitally important” to the library system. It can only be used to assist with ...

Indian Creek students make their mark

Students in the Indian Creek Local School District are making their mark on the future by signing I-beams to be included in two new schools that are currently under construction. Indian Creek High School students signed beams which will be installed in the physical education weight room of the ...

Follansbee discusses plans for new memorial fountain

FOLLANSBEE — In recent months members of Emrys Watkins American Legion Post 45 have worked to spruce up the fountain at the center of the Cross Creek War Memorial, a place of monuments to local veterans who served in various military conflicts. The fountain was repainted a bright red, white ...