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Sam Kerr is remembered

STEUBENVILLE — Fairness and kindness are words that can describe the best people. They are among those that friends and colleagues are using to remember Sam Kerr. “He truly was a great man, a person who has left a tremendous legacy of just being nice,” said Joe Corabi. “That’s what ...

Still a ‘Grand’ vision

STEUBENVILLE — Tens years in to the Grand Theater Restoration Project, Scott Dressel can still close his eyes and visualize the finished product. He sees it with his eyes open, too, along with the reality side of returning to grandeur a piece of local history — the only one of ...

Commissioners make Bates namesake of airpark

STEUBENVILLE – Officially on the agenda to discuss the budget and an ongoing hangar project at the Jefferson County Airpark, Geary Bates got quite the surprise during Thursday’s meeting of the Jefferson County commissioners. Bates, who is an original board member of the county Regional ...

Vaccinations administered locally

STEUBENVILLE – Juanita Thorn plans to get the COVID-19 vaccine when her turn comes, but on Thursday she was at PrimeTime making sure her 80-something husband was protected. “He’s 83, he has underlying conditions,” Thorn said. “If he would contract the coronavirus, that would be ...

President Biden signs burst of virus orders, requires masks for travel

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice Thursday that the nation’s COVID-19 response is under new management and he’s demanding progress to reduce infections and lift the siege Americans have endured for nearly a year. The 10 orders signed ...

Mingo Junction house fire

Fire crews from four departments responded to a house fire on Clifton Avenue in Mingo Junction on Thursday afternoon. Crews from Mingo Junction, Brilliant, Hillndale and Steubenville responded, while New Alexandria was on standby. According to Mingo Junction fire Chief Brandon Montgomery, the ...

Biden’s climate steps could have big impact on energy firms

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden has put his team to work reviewing dozens of actions taken by former President Donald Trump, aiming to reverse orders that he says harm the environment or endanger public health. For the energy and auto industries, the impact could be ...

‘Democracy has prevailed’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation’s historic confluence of crises. Biden took the oath at a U.S. ...

Board discusses Brooke Glass property

WELLSBURG — The Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle is seeking input from a city board and others about potential uses for the former Brooke Glass property on Sixth Street. Marvin Six and Jacob Keeney, leaders of the BDC, asked the Wellsburg Urban Redevelopment Authority on ...

Port authority takes next step with JSW Steel

STEUBENVILLE – The Jefferson County Port Authority welcomed two new board members at Wednesday's meeting, with a potential third on the way. Renita Lavender, with human resources and health and wellness at Wal-Mart, and Alan Hall, former director of the Public Library of Steubenville and ...