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Weirton approves change order for additional street paving

WEIRTON — Weirton Council, during a special meeting Wednesday, approved a resolution expanding the city’s planned street paving program for the year. Council voted 7-0 on a contract change order with NLS Paving Inc. for milling and paving of city streets, adding six streets and possible ...

Regional roundup

Data processing board of meet STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Data Processing board is scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday in the probate court conference room on the fourth floor of the courthouse. FEMA to help counties hit by storms, tornadoes COLUMBUS — Ohio’s governor ...

Limited funding no fun for Steubenville’s recreation department

STEUBENVILLE — Lori Fetherolf, the city parks and recreation director, told City Council earlier this week her department does its best with a shoestring budget. Fetherolf pointed out that while the city has 13 parks and play sites, she has just a $100,000 capital budget to work ...

Land bank may look to unload several parcels

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Land Bank is exploring the feasibility of making three of its properties available at reduced cost to buyers who have the means to fix them up. The land bank’s Tabitha Glover said it’s not the first time they’ve made properties available to ...

Appeals court will hear arguments over Bruzzese shooting video

STEUBENVILLE — The 7th District Court of Appeals in Youngstown today was scheduled to hear arguments about whether security tapes should be released to The Associated Press that show Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. being shot in August 2017 as he walking toward the ...

Steubenville High School receives honor

STEUBENVILLE — Steubenville High School was one of four schools in Ohio to be honored by the Southern Regional Education Board. The school was given the Pacesetters Award in a ceremony in Baltimore on July 10. The ceremony was a part of SERB’s “Making Schools Work” conference. ...

Brooke Hills Playhouse to present ‘Snow White’

WELLSBURG — The cast has been announced for the upcoming production of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” at the Brooke Hills Playhouse. Adapted by Michele L. Vacca from the Grimm Brothers fairy tale, the playhouse’s annual production for young actors and audiences will be staged at 8 ...

New principal is no stranger to Buckeye Local

DILLONVALE — New Buckeye Local High School principal Lucas Parsons is no stranger to his new school. He graduated from BLHS in 1999. Parsons, who has served as principal at Buckeye West Elementary in Adena for the past two years, was approved during the June 25 regular school board session ...

Board members decline coverage plan

NEW CUMBERLAND — Members of the Hancock County Board of Education declined to be placed on the school district’s workers’ compensation plan, as part of actions taken during the board’s meeting Monday. “It hasn’t been here for the five years that I’ve been on the board,” said ...

Winner

Crystal Willis of Wellsburg, right, the winner of of two VIP tickets to the Blame My Roots country music festival, is congratulated by Barbara Ballint, executive director of the Belmont County Tourism Council. The contest was conducted on Facebook from June 1-30, and the winner was chosen July ...