Dinner honors cancer survivors

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TORONTO — Wyatt Anderson, the son of Angie and Tom Anderson, is your typical 11-year-old. He is a Cub Scout, plays flag football and loves the video game Fortnite. He also is a cancer survivor, having been diagnosed at the age of 3 with stage four neuroblastoma. Wyatt was one of 36 ...

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Tick awareness program: New ticks and what to look for CADIZ — Dr. Scott Pendleton will conduct a tick awareness program on March 20 at Puskarich Public Library, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The library is located at 200 E. Market St. The free program will include tick identification; ...

Programs may help downtown property owners

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STEUBENVILLE — Renewed interest in downtown properties has city officials thinking of ways they can spread the word about programs that could help owners improve them. Urban Projects Director Chris Petrossi said Steubenville has offered four programs in the past — community reinvestment ...

County to again seek bids for DD building upgrade

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STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday agreed to advertise again for improvements to the developmental disabilities workshop building after the first set of bids came in 10 percent higher than the architect’s estimate. Mike Zinno, county developmental disabilities ...

Concerns continue after demolition of BOP facility

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WEIRTON — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection says that enormous black cloud that formed after the demolition of the old basic oxygen plant Saturday morning contained “mostly graphite and soot,” though not everyone is buying it. DEP Spokesman Terry Fletcher said an ...

Sworn in

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Ettor Canestraro was sworn in Thursday after being promoted to Steubenville Police sergeant. Taking part in the ceremony were, from left, Canestraro; his wife, Rebecca; Municipal Court Judge John Mascio; and City Manager Jim Mavromatis. 
-- Linda Harris

Wells Township makes policy changes

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BRILLIANT — The Wells Township Board of Trustees agreed to changes in several policies during their Feb. 26 meeting. Trustee Rodney Roe moved to amend the vacation policy to allow employees to be paid for vacation time instead of taking time off so that employees do not exceed the maximum ...

Area man sentenced Tuesday for voyeurism

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The man accused of entering the women’s restroom at an Interstate 70 rest stop in Belmont County and recording images of people there will spend 180 days in jail after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts of voyeurism, but he also will face felony charges of ...

Regional roundup

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Three arrested in drug raid STEUBENVILLE — Three men were arrested Wednesday evening during a drug raid at a house at 321 Slack St. Members of the Jefferson County Drug Task Force and the special response team raided the house around 8 p.m. Sheriff Fred Abdalla said cocaine, marijuana ...

Parker set to step aside

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TORONTO — Ever since he was a child, Rick Parker said he was fascinated with police work and police officers. He became a police officer and worked his way up to the rank of captain. Parker will retire from the Toronto Police Department on Friday after 34 1/2 years in uniform. Parker ...