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Vaccinations continue

Staff with TourHealth, a COVID-19 vaccine administrator under contract to the state, sign in one of 194 area residents who registered for the vaccination clinic held Saturday at the Karaffa Recreation Center in Toronto. The site is one of several offering the single-dose Johnson & Johnson ...

Wellsburg Kiwanis seeking items for time capsule

WELLSBURG — As crews proceed with the construction of a new Ohio River bridge south of Wellsburg, a local club is pursuing its own smaller project nearby and seeks the community's input in accomplishing it. Eric Fithyan, president of the Wellsburg Kiwanis Club, said the group is accepting ...

Open-air market

Hancock County Parks and Recreation welcomed visitors Sunday to its first open-air market of the season, featuring a variety of craft, produce, retail and food vendors. The markets, which currently are scheduled for May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 15, Sept. 12 and Oct. 10, along with rain days, ...

Some GOP-led states target abortions done through medication

(AP) - About 40% of all abortions in the U.S. are now done through medication — rather than surgery — and that option has become all the more pivotal during the COVID-19 pandemic. Abortion rights advocates say the pandemic has demonstrated the value of medical care provided virtually, ...

Levy revenue keeping city streets paved

STEUBENVILLE — Efts Lane residents will tell you the drive home got a lot easier a couple years ago when the city paved their road. “That street was a disaster for so many years,” one said. “It was no one’s fault, it was an unclaimed street riddled with potholes and dug up areas ...

Hydrant flushing scheduled to begin this week

STEUBENVILLE — The city will be flushing hydrants in the West End Pressure System, April 12-16. Flushing will be done daily between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Scheduled are: ¯ April 12-13: Welday Avenue to Rockdale Street, and Powell Avenue to Johnson Road. ¯ April 14-15: Johnson Road to ...

Schoolcraft honored for contributions to Indian Creek

MINGO JUNCTION – Sophie Schoolcraft has served Mingo Junction and the Indian Creek School District in a variety of roles for most of her life. Wednesday morning, her contributions were recognized by the Indian Creek Foundation in the form of a lifetime trustee award. The foundation ...

‘First Friday’ celebrations to resume

STEUBENVILLE – First Fridays are back. The Harmonium Project and Steubenville Young Preservationists are teaming up to bring the popular downtown monthly street fair back for a full season of fun, Harmonium President Marc Barnes and Young Preservationists President Therese Nelson said. ...

Security guard faces sexual abuse charge

WELLSBURG – A Wellsburg man has been charged with the sexual abuse of a child in a case officials say isn’t related to his position as a security guard working with Brooke County Schools. According to court documents, Glenn A. Jones Sr., 69, of Wellsburg, has been charged with the ...

Puskarich Public Library unveils new facility

CADIZ — After nearly a year in the works, the Puskarich Public Library unveiled its newly renovated facility that includes an array of new amenities for the public to enjoy. Dozens of local officials and patrons attended the library’s grand reopening Wednesday. The library recently ...