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Groups focus on drug epidemic’s toll

WEIRTON — The Weirton Christian Center is teaming up with Never Alone WV in an effort to lend a hand to area youth. In an effort to better serve children grieving the loss of a loved one, the organizations have joined forces to create Never Alone Kids. Never Alone WV was formed by Patti ...

Contributions made

Two local businesses have shown their support for the Feed for Success backpack program at Weirton Elementary. Ted Ameredes of Ted’s Plaza Pharmacy and Jim Karnoupakis of Citizen’s Pharmacy have contributed $500 toward the program. Shanna Earley, program coordinator, accepts the donation ...

Parking lot concerns at Hancock County bus garage get raised

NEW CUMBERLAND — Superintendent Dawn Petrovich gave an update on the transportation department’s parking lot during Monday’s board of education meeting. At the last meeting a district bus driver attended to ask the board about the rear parking lot of the bus garage. One of the bus ...

Top Buckeye Local spellers

Cara Motto, a seventh-grader at Buckeye Local Junior High School, placed first in the Buckeye Local School District spelling bee on Wednesday at Buckeye Local High School. She correctly spelled “marooned,” meaning to be abandoned or isolated with little hope of rescue or escape, to finish ...

Regional roundup

Man arrested after breaking into home STEUBENVILLE — Ray Jeter, 26, of 1419 Orchard St. was arrested by City Police late Wednesday evening after he allegedly broke into the home of a former girlfriend. Police were called around 11:16 p.m. Wednesday to a house in the 3300 block of Portland ...

EGCC board fires Bruce

YOUNGSTOWN — A “lack of leadership, particularly over the last five months” brought the curtain down on Jimmie Bruce’s four-and-a-half year tenure as president of Eastern Gateway Community College, board Chair James Gasior said Wednesday. Gasior, addressing reporters after a two-hour ...

Robbery suspect caught in Wintersville

WINTERSVILLE — A village man was arrested two hours after he allegedly robbed a bank in Robinson Township on Wednesday afternoon. Robinson Township Police Detective Brad Mermon said there had been a report of an armed robbery at the First Commonwealth Bank on Park Manor Drive around 1:55 ...

Deputies arrest Mingo suspect

STEUBENVILLE — A man who was indicted by the Jefferson County grand jury last week in connection with a bank robbery was arrested on Tuesday in the city. Trent E. Travis, 22, was indicted for aggravated robbery, robbery and three counts of tampering with evidence in connection with the July ...

Superload sequel delayed to Jan. 25

STEUBENVILLE — The superload move that was planned for Sunday has been postponed because of weather-related concerns, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation. ODOT officials said the move could occur during the last weekend of the month, with a transport on Jan. 25 followed by a ...

State honors Indian Creek Middle

MINGO JUNCTION —The Indian Creek Local Board of Education kicked off 2020 with a rotation of leadership and some favorable news for the district. The board held its reorganization meeting Thursday at Indian Creek Middle School in Mingo Junction, where district Treasurer Denise Todoroff swore ...