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Weirton firefighters, Special Olympians have flag football battle

Members of the Weirton Firefighters IAFF Local 948 faced off against local Special Olympians Saturday morning, as part of a charity flag football game on Edwin J. Bowman Field in Weirton. Proceeds from the game will benefit Hancock County Special Olympics. -- Craig Howell

Weirton United Way halfway to goal

WEIRTON — The Weirton United Way is halfway to its goal for the 2019 campaign. United Way officials, agency representatives and volunteers gathered at the Salvation Army in Weirton Friday to hear the standings of this year’s fundraising efforts, which currently stand at $122,794.53, or 51 ...

Ohio has many hazardous dams needing work

NEW CONCORD, Ohio (AP) — Picturesque, and at times, worrisome. The Muskingum University dam holds back what locals call “College Lake” on the campus of the private liberal arts college. Perched directly over the inlet to the lake’s spillway is a wooden gazebo — a locally legendary ...

Government calendar

To encourage citizen participation in local government, this calendar listing the meeting times and places of public agencies will appear every Monday. To list an event, call the Herald-Star newsroom at (740) 283-4711 or send a fax to (740) 284-7355. This week’s meetings ...

Monument’s importance highlighted at Toronto event

TORONTO — There were less people standing Saturday in front of the city’s World War I monument compared to 100 hundred years ago when it was dedicated, but the level of patriotism was the same. The event Saturday was highlighted by a flyover by a restored B-25 Mitchell from Champaign ...

Packed crowd sees Indian Creek gets first playoff win

Members of the Indian Creek football team take the field Saturday night at Kettlewell Stadium for the Redskins’ first home playoff game and first playoff win in school history. The Redskins defeated Hubbard, 35-29. -- Joe Catullo

MLK Prayer Breakfast held

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association held its annual prayer breakfast on Saturday at Eastern Gateway Community College. Participating in the event, which raises funds for college scholarships, were, from left, James Baber, association president; the Rev. John C. Jones of Toledo, the ...

Jefferson County to get funding in second wave of opioid study

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — Ohio communities will be part of a $350 million federal study analyzing drug intervention techniques and policies. Ten Ohio counties will be among the first wave of communities participating in the National Institutes of Health’s HEALing Communities Study, The ...

Fire destroys vacant duplex

STEUBENVILLE — The City Fire Department is investigating the cause of a fire early Saturday morning which heavily damaged a vacant duplex at 1405 Pennsylvania Ave. The fire department reported heavy flames were showing out of the duplex when crews around shortly before 3 a.m. on ...

Women of Distinction honors

STEUBENVILLE — For their work and contributions to the community, six area women will be honored as 2019 Women of Distinction when the YWCA of Steubenville holds its fourth-annual fundraiser dinner on Nov. 21 at Hellenic Hall in Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, located at 120 S. Fourth ...