Local News

Weirton to receive loans for utility expansion projects

WEIRTON — City utility officials are moving forward with plans to potentially expand Weirton’s water and sanitary services in anticipation of future economic development. During a July 8 meeting, members of a task force created to study the issue announced the city had been selected to ...

UAW open contract talks with GM

LORDSTOWN — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones opened contract talks with General Motors reminding the automaker of what the union has repeatedly said since GM announced it would close four U.S. plants, including its assembly plant in Lordstown. We invested in you, now it’s your turn ...

Pirates to host documentary screening

PITTSBURGH — Today, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Pirates Charities will present the opening night of “Heading Home, the Tale of Team Israel,” a documentary by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller and Jeremy Newberger, at Regent Square Theatre in Edgewood as part of the film’s opening weekend in ...

Briefs

Blood drive set BRILLIANT — The Brilliant Volunteer Fire Department along with the American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive on July 26. The event will be held from 1 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Brilliant Fire Hall, 1001 3rd St., Brilliant. The event is sponsored by the Brilliant ...

Events Calendar

¯ Friday — Alice Cooper, with Motionless in White, KeyBank Pavilion, Burgettstown, www.livenation.com. ¯ Saturday — Wiz Khalifa, with French Montanna, Playboi Carti, Moneybag Yo, Chevy Woods and DJ Drama, KeyBank Pavilion, Burgettstown, www.livenation.com. ¯ Saturday — Third Eye ...

Diving headfirst into summer

Kyler Snyder shows off his skills, taking the plunge off the Aracoma Park pool’s diving board Tuesday during Schuetz Funeral Home’s Family Fun Night. He is the son of Alena and Justin Snyder. Tuesday’s event featured a free swim from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., a disc jockey, free food and drinks, ...

Council OKs trial run for open-air market

STEUBENVILLE — The Harmonium Project got the go-ahead Tuesday to test out its latest downtown revitalization idea, an open-air market on South Fourth Street between Washington and Market streets. While organizer Mark Barnes and his wife, Maura, had hoped to get council’s blessings to run ...

School clinics on chopping block

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County health department voted to eliminate clinics in three school districts because the department is spending $21,000 more than it is getting from the contracts. Nicole Balakos, health department commissioner, said there are contracts with Steubenville City, ...

JobsOhio awards $30M grant for preparation of proposed cracker site

DILLES BOTTOM — Another $65 million is being invested in site preparation work for a proposed ethane cracker plant in Belmont County. JobsOhio, a private nonprofit economic development organization, awarded a $30 million revitalization grant to PTT Global Chemical America of Thailand and ...

Study paints grim picture of Appalachia

WHEELING — A study commissioned by the Appalachian Regional Commission indicates the Ohio Valley still has challenges to overcome if it is to compete with the rest of the U.S. and the world. Local development leaders, however, say the figures used don’t reflect what is happening locally ...