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Events canceled/postponed due to coronavirus

Due to the precautions being taken surrounding the coronavirus, the following changes have been made regarding events and meetings in the local area: ¯ The productions of “The Miracle Worker” set for today and Sunday at the Franciscan University of Steubenville have been canceled. ¯ ...

Trump signs $2.2T stimulus after swift congressional votes

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress this week to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the ...

Jefferson County officials talk sick leave policy

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County commissioners moved Thursday to send new sick leave guidelines to elected officials and county departments in response to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The act was recently passed by Congress and signed into law in response to the COVID-19 ...

Route 7 to be restricted for cleanup

STEUBENVILLE — Next week state Route 7 between Lincoln Avenue and the Logan Avenue exit is expected to be reduced to one lane in both directions while crews remove heavy boulders and debris that came crashing onto the highway’s berm last week. Lauren Borell, spokesperson for the Ohio ...

Ohio sets all-mail primary April 28; in-person voting off

COLUMBUS — Ohio has set a new, almost exclusively mail-in primary election for April 28 due to the coronavirus, ignoring the timing recommendations of the state elections chief and some voting-rights groups. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine signed a sweeping relief bill containing the change ...

Hancock County reports 1st case

NEW CUMBERLAND — The first case of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Hancock County has been confirmed. The Hancock County Health Department, in a news release Thursday afternoon, announced it had received confirmation of a positive test for the virus. The health department will not be ...

EGCC to keep classes online through April 6

STEUBENVILLE — Eastern Gateway Community College students will continue to learn online, at least for the foreseeable future. The college announced Thursday in-person classes have been postponed at least through April 6. Faculty and staff working from home will continue to do so, the college ...

Former police officer facing multiple charges after crash

STEUBENVILLE — Former city patrolman Salvatore Scarafile has had another brush with the law, this time in Wintersville. Scarafile, 30, was taken into custody Wednesday evening after an accident on Woodridge Drive near Burger King and booked into the Jefferson County jail. On Friday, ...

Homer Laughlin sells off its dinnerware line

NEWELL — The Homer Laughlin China Co. has a new name and a new focus. Company President Elizabeth McIlvain detailed the transaction in a letter that was distributed to factory employees, as operations currently didn’t allow her to share the news with them personally due to the coronavirus ...

Two jailed after Cadiz shooting

CADIZ — A midday shooting in Cadiz left one injured and both the suspect and the victim behind bars. Charles Williams Jr., 54, of Cadiz was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he allegedly shot another man on South Main Street in Cadiz. The shooting occurred just after 3 p.m. less than a ...