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Mountaineer makes donation to Allison Elementary School

Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort recently donated school supplies to Allison Elementary School in Chester to help students prepare for the academic school year. Donated school supplies included backpacks, pencils, pens, rulers, crayons, colored pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners, glue ...

Follansbee open air market officially opens

Leaders of the Brooke County Economic Development Authority, Follansbee Chamber of Commerce and city of Follansbee gathered for a ribbon cutting Tuesday at the open air market in the 700 block of Main Street established and supported by the three groups. Held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and ...

Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority board ready to move its central offices

STEUBENVILLE — Now that they’ve successfully assimilated the Housing Voucher program into Washington Square, the Jefferson Metropolitan Housing Authority board is ready to move its central offices there as well. Executive Director Melody McClurg told the board Wednesday the U.S. Department ...

Jefferson County Port Authority’s update is no update

STEUBENVILLE – While it appears the Jefferson County Port Authority is making progress in its lengthy search for a new director, there was no official update to the public following Wednesday’s meeting. The board of directors quickly went into an executive session early in the regular ...

Vehicle sought in homicide investigation discovered

NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County investigators are hopeful developments this week will lead to arrests in connection to the discovery of a body in Hancock County Sunday afternoon. Chief Deputy Art Watson of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department confirmed Tuesday afternoon that a vehicle ...

Local Democratic Party headquarters open

Officials with the Democratic Party in Hancock and Brooke counties gathered Wednesday afternoon for a grand opening of the local party headquarters, located at 3393 Main St. in Weirton. Candidates in attendance included Del. Randy Swartzmiller, who is running for state Senate; Hancock County ...

Ohio sues to block nuclear bailout money from being paid

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s attorney general sued Wednesday in an attempt to block the state’s nuclear plants from collecting fees on electricity bills that were authorized in a new law at the center of a $60 million federal bribery probe involving the former speaker of the Ohio ...

Local Briefs

Library board to meet Monday WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Library board of trustees will meet at 1 p.m. Monday in the library’s River meeting room. A policy for children left unattended at the library, the upcoming merger with the Mountain Library Network and ongoing United Way ...

Trump stumps in the Steel City

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — President Donald Trump predicted Tuesday that in 42 days, he will repeat his performance of 2016 and win Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes.    “I’m all for fracking,” he told the crowd. “My opponent is against oil, guns and God.” The Republican incumbent ...

Budget timeline sparks heated debate on Steubenville City Council

STEUBENVILLE — It doesn’t matter how early they start working on the 2021 budget, Finance Director Dave Lewis told Steubenville City Council Tuesday there’s no way to avoid them having to pass it as emergency legislation. Lewis said final revenues and expenses from the current budget ...