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Jefferson commissioners mull park easement issue

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County commissioners say they’ll need to see some protections built into the contract before they’ll sign off on American Electric Power’s request to update its easements and right of way at Friendship Park. AEP’s American Power Company is requesting ...

Holzopfel promoted within Steubenville Fire Department

Celebrating the promotion of firefighter Nathan Holzopfel to fire captain Thursday were, from left, Fire Chief Carlo Capaldi; Holzopfel; his daughter, Makena, who held the Bible during the swearing-in; Municipal Judge John Mascio; and City Manager Jim Mavromatis. -- Linda Harris

Bowers promoted within Steubenville Fire Department

Municipal Judge John Mascio, with his back to the camera, swore City Fire Captain Steven Bowers in as assistant chief Thursday, replacing Frank Deleonardis who retired. On hand for the ceremony were, from left, Fire Chief Carlo Capaldi; Bowers; his son, Roman, holding the Bible; and City ...

Color code system is announced by DeWine

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio is using a new color-coded, county-by-county coronavirus alert and advisory system to assess which areas may be seeing flare-ups of cases and should take additional precautions, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday as he also announced much-awaited guidance for reopening ...

Pa. officials order shutdown in Allegheny County

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With a spike in coronavirus cases expected to grow Thursday, Allegheny County, home to Pittsburgh and 1.2 million residents, imposed a one-week shutdown of bars, restaurants and casinos and all gatherings of more than 25 people. The order is to take effect after ...

Economy adds jobs amid new shutdowns

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. unemployment fell to 11.1 percent in June as the economy added a solid 4.8 million jobs, the government reported Thursday. But the job-market recovery may already be faltering because of a new round of closings and layoffs triggered by a resurgence of the ...

Local Briefs

Wednesday fire leaves man dead WINTERSVILLE — A house fire at 1 p.m. Wednesday claimed the life of a 65-year-old village resident. Wintersville Fire and Rescue Chief and 911 Director Rob Herrington said the victim, William Garrison of 401 Ward Drive, was pronounced dead at the scene. He ...

Buckeye Local has special student send-offs

TILTONSVILLE — The school year officially drew to a close after COVID-19 shut down buildings across the country, but Buckeye Local elementary students were sent off with warm wishes from faculty and staff. Pupils at Buckeye South in Tiltonsville, Buckeye North in Brilliant and Buckeye West ...