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Candidates seeking seat on Hancock commission

Local News

NEW CUMBERLAND — Despite differing approaches, both candidates for Hancock County commissioner can agree on one thing: Curb appeal is important when creating job growth, although it isn’t the county’s place to tell businesses how to do it. Eron Chek is challenging Joe Barnabei for his ...

Community mourns loss of Brooke teacher, coach

Local News

WELLSBURG — Many in Brooke County are mourning the loss of a local schoolteacher and coach who died following an all-terrain vehicle accident in Piney, W.Va., Saturday. Following news of the death of Ron Ujcich Jr., who was 45, Jeffrey Crook, Brooke County superintendent of schools, said ...

Vietnam veteran inducted into Ohio Military Hall of Fame

Local News

Decorated local Vietnam War veteran Dave Hilliard was inducted into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame for valor Saturday morning during a ceremony at American Legion Post 274 at 900 N. Seventh St. in Steubenville. Ted Mosure, also a Vietnam veteran and the chairman of the hall of fame’s board of ...

Follansbee plans for water, sewer upgrades

Local News

FOLLANSBEE — The city’s water and sewer boards, on Thursday, received updates on major projects involving the replacement of aging lines and diverting heavy runoff into the Ohio River. Jeff Ekstrom, an engineer with Ghosh Engineers, said plans are nearly complete for upgrades to the ...

Buckeye North’s Nolan named Principal of the Year

Local News

BRILLIANT — Buckeye North Elementary Principal Susan Nolan has been recognized for her endless contributions to her school and community after being named the Jefferson County Educational Service Center’s 2020 Principal of the Year. Nolan was surprised during a special assembly of staff, ...

Businesses come together at Fernwood Suites in Wintersville

Business

WINTERSVILLE — A variety of businesses have made a home at Fernwood Suites, two professional buildings at 100 Fernwood Road. An open house was held Oct. 9 to celebrate the opening and introduce community members to the businesses, which include six businesses operating in two buildings near ...

Despite pandemic, Kiwanians forge ahead

Community

WELLSBURG — Though they have experienced setbacks spurred by the pandemic, members of the Wellsburg Kiwanis Club have been able to forge ahead with some projects and their leader is looking forward to his first term as district governor. In September the club merged its annual apple pie and ...

JVS students participate in electrical trades program

Business

BLOOMINGDALE — Students at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School have another way to gain experience for the workforce by taking part in the Electrical Trades ALLIANCE through the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. JVS electrical trades instructor Buddy Davis said it was ...

Community Happenings

Community

Only two more Mondays for Weirton Farmer’s Market WEIRTON — Only two Mondays remain for this year’s installment of the Weirton Farmer’s Market. Fall vegetables, pumpkins, baked goods and jewelry will be available Monday and Oct. 26 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the market, which is ...

Quick Takes

Business

NEW HIRE: Bob Shoemaker has joined the Cedar-One team in Wintersville. A 1985 graduate of Wintersville High School and a 1989 graduate of West Liberty where he received his degree in communications and psychology, Shoemaker has lived in the Ohio Valley his entire life. After college, ...