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Hills donates holiday meals to families

MINGO JUNCTION — Hills Elementary School is helping its own by providing dinners to 10 of its students’ families this Thanksgiving. Principal Michele Minto said the school has regularly assisted families through its food pantry and Thanksgiving meals have been provided for the past four ...

Turkey Trot to benefit food pantry

TORONTO — Before sitting down to a large Thanksgiving meal, area residents can get some fresh air and exercise while helping a local charity to feed many neighbors in need. Since 2015, people of various ages have been gathering on the morning of Thanksgiving Day for the Toronto Turkey Trot, ...

Basketball is back

Indian Creek head coach Steve Eft, left, and assistant Ron Tweedy discuss strategy during the second half of Monday night’s contest at Edison. The Redskins won, 84-29, in a game originally scheduled for Nov. 30. Both teams agreed to move it up a week in case COVID-19 shuts down their school. ...

Brooke County now red on virus map

Brooke County health officials are urging residents to take measures to prevent spread of COVID-19, including avoiding large gatherings, as the county as reached level red for both its rate of infection and the percentage of residents who have tested positive. On Monday, West Virginia ...

Hospitalizations rise sharply in Ohio

COLUMBUS — The number of people hospitalized in Ohio because of the coronavirus is growing rapidly and raising the possibility that elective procedures could be postponed, hospital officials and Gov. Mike DeWine warned on Monday. More than 4,300 people are currently in the hospital with ...

Mascio keeping an open mind on Steubenville public market proposal

STEUBENVILLE — Truth be told, Municipal Judge John Mascio likes the idea of turning the old Steubenville Municipal Building into a public market. He’s just not sure a public market and a criminal court can co-exist in the same space. “I’m not opposed to the idea of converting the ...

Toronto considers changes at congested intersection

TORONTO — On Monday, Toronto Council agreed to hire an engineer to explore changes to the intersection of Franklin Street, Dennis Way and Nebo Drive. The panel voted 4-3 to hire W.E. Quicksall and Associates of New Philadelphia, Ohio, to develop potential scenarios for the intersection. ...

Feds agree to help Biden transition

WASHINGTON — After weeks of fraught delay, the federal government recognized President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election on Monday and gave the green light for cooperation on a transition of power. The move came after President Donald Trump suffered yet more ...

Buckling up in the Buckeye State

WINTERSVILLE — No one wants to be missing a family member around the holidays, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding everyone they can help to prevent that by doing one simple thing. Lt. Robert Bodo, commander of the patrol’s Steubenville post, said the law enforcement agency has ...

Edison moves ahead with field plans

RICHMOND — The Edison Local Board of Education is moving ahead with plans to add baseball and softball fields on campus at Edison High School. Officials agreed at the Nov. 19 regular session to include the project as part of ongoing efforts to unite sports activities at one site for safety ...