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Alum named Franciscan University of Steubenville president

STEUBENVILLE — The Rev. David Pivonka, TOR, has been named president of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, officials have announced. Pivonka, a 1989 graduate,who will be the school's seventh president, was chosen by its board of trustees Tuesday. He will succeed the Rev. Sean O. ...

Positions eliminated by diocese

STEUBENVILLE — Four positions have been eliminated and another reduced to part-time as the Diocese of Steubenville continues to grapple with the fallout from the alleged misappropriation of funds by a former employee. Bishop Jeffrey M. Monforton said Tuesday the cuts were needed to “make ...

On the greens

The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce held its 30th-annual golf outing Tuesday at the Steubenville County Club. Trinity Health System was the title sponsor for the event, which is the chamber’s largest fundraiser of the year. Among the volunteers who helped chamber President Tricia ...

TEMS uses grants to offer supplies as part of ‘Stop the Bleed’ program

TORONTO — In the case of a serious injury, minutes can mean the difference between life or death, but thanks to the TEMS Joint Ambulance District and a grant from the Bergholz Community Foundation, five area schools and one community hall will be better prepared if a disaster happens. TEMS ...

JVS to upgrade welding labs and bring class into the future

BLOOMINGDALE — The Jefferson County Joint Vocation School voted to upgrade its welding labs and bring the class into the future. JCJVS welding instructor Todd Parker gave the board a presentation on new robotic welding trainer. “We have to keep up with the technology that is coming ...

Brooke Commission discusses road concerns

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County commissioners were questioned Tuesday about the formulas used by the state to distribute funding for area road repairs. According to resident Walter Ferguson, Brooke and Hancock counties are scheduled to share $5 million to repair their secondary roads, while ...

BDC and Pietro Fiorentini USA recognized

CHARLESTON — The Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle and Pietro Fiorentini USA have been honored for their remediation and redevelopment efforts. The recognition took place as part of the 2019 Environmental Awards, presented last week by the West Virginia Department of ...

Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-Off will have youthful flavor This Year

WHEELING — With the city’s 18th-annual chili cook-off set to turn up the heat next month, organizers are hoping that children in the area get the “Wheeling Feeling” as well this year. The Wheeling Feeling Chili Cook-Off, scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. June 1 at Heritage Port, now ...

Bayless to be inducted into Business Hall of Fame

MORGANTOWN — The three inductees for the 2019 West Virginia Business Hall of Fame share a common thread: They all acquired a taste for business in West Virginia, and have found incredible success in the state and far beyond. The honorees are Bill Bayless, CEO of American Campus Communities ...

Food truck festival set

Members of the Weirton Rotary Club on Wednesday heard from Michelle D’Amico, who discussed the upcoming Food Truck Festival, planned for noon to 10 p.m., June 20 at the Weirton Event Center and hosted by the Weir High Class of 2020. The festival will include more than 12 food trucks, along ...