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Flight 93 families hope heroism award helps keep story alive

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Serene, stark and seemingly in the middle of nowhere in Pennsylvania, the National Park Service memorial to the people who died on United Airlines Flight 93 is hard to find on a map — as the Sept, 11, 2001, terrorist attack itself slips deeper into the nation's ...

Briefs

Township ARP answer coming soon BLACKLICK – The U.S. Treasury released information on funding from the American Rescue Plan on Monday, and an answer on the eligibility of Ohio's townships could be coming soon, according to a release from the Ohio Townships Association. Information ...

Pinewood Derby a success in new venue

SMITHFIELD — The Boy Scouts of America Two Chiefs District Pinewood Derby had a new home and a new date this year, but was still a success none the less. Some 83 participants from nine different packs competed on Saturday at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds at Friendship Park, with four ...

Coalition calling for pipeline scrutiny

Residents and members of some environmental groups near the path of the Falcon Pipeline are asking federal regulators for more answers and for more scrutiny of the Shell Pipeline project. The pipeline consists of two segments that both end at Shell’s facility in Monaca. One segment goes ...

Some states ready to spend aid, others still waiting

(AP) - Though still awaiting money from the latest federal coronavirus relief act, some governors and state lawmakers already are making plans to add the multibillion-dollar boon to their budgets. Among their priorities: bailing out depleted unemployment accounts, expanding high-speed ...

West Liberty graduates tasked to ‘make your mark’

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University’s graduates were challenged at this weekend’s commencement ceremonies to take their next steps and make the world better for as many as they can. “What are you going to do next?” state Sen. Ryan Weld, R-Brooke, said to each of the commencement ...

Sen. Joe Manchin tells Bethany grads to step forward and make change

BETHANY — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin told Bethany College graduates it will be up to their generation to rise above the divisive discourse found online and stop the political divide in the nation. Meanwhile, Wheeling native Olivia Archer and Tatum Dyar of Indiana on Saturday were named ...

First Fridays on Fourth returns

Cave Troll Forge Co. founder Luke Terry demonstrates his blacksmithing skills for spectators during Steubenville’s First Fridays on Fourth celebration. The Harmonium Project and Steubenville Young Preservationists teamed up for the monthly celebration, designed to bring area residents ...

Ketchup is in their blood

FOLLANSBEE — Twila Mezan and her daughter, Kara Morgan, have a lot in common. And that includes having ketchup in their blood and rewarding careers under “the Golden Arches.” A Weirton resident, Mezan is the owner/operator of four McDonald’s – one in Follansbee, the others at ...

Arrests made in animal cruelty case

STEUBENVILLE — Two men who allegedly abandoned three dogs, three cats and a gecko in a home in the Wintersville area have been taken into custody, Jefferson County Humane Agent Brian Young reports. Young said police in McMechen notified them Thursday evening of the arrest of Jason ...