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Driver sentenced for felony OVI STEUBENVILLE — Jay Katherine Giacobbi, 42, of Steubenville was sentenced on Friday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. to six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center after pleading guilty to felony driving under the ...

Legality of Steubenville’s conservation districts challenged

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STEUBENVILLE — The legality of the city’s 25 neighborhood conservation districts, which bar property owners in certain areas from turning any more single family homes into rental units, is being challenged. The Ohio Civil Rights Commission confirmed this week it is investigating ...

Candids from Special Olympics games

Community

Today’s community page features candid photos taken at the annual Area Nine Special Olympics held May 4 at Harding Stadium in Steubenville. Approximately 300 athletes from 10 counties, including Jefferson County, demonstrated their skills in various track and field events. State ...

Police reports

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Cited: Joye L. Camino, 45, Atlasburg, Pa., driving with suspended license; Dewischa D. Dawson, 42, 1530 Ridge Ave., driving with suspended license; Angel L. Marsh, 44, 3070 Johnson Road, no license; Dallas J. Fleshman, 25, 424 S. Sixth St., improper display of plates, failure to signal turn and ...

County discusses Richmond water takeover

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STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday heard a formal proposal to begin the transfer of the Richmond water system to the county. Commissioners and county water and sewer department officials and their engineering consultant have been meeting with Richmond officials ...

Community news from throughout the area

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YWCA ‘Sip & Shop’ set for tonight is postponed STEUBENVILLE —The YWCA of Steubenville at 320 N. Fourth St. has to postpone the “Sip & Shop” it had planned to hold tonight. The fundraiser featuring the Bling Bling Lady Mobile Boutique of North Lima, Ohio, as a key ...

Recreation projects get a funding boost

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STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday approved the distribution of $182,924 in sales tax revenue for recreation projects throughout the county. Friendship Park will receive $33,570. Toronto and Steubenville will each receive $8,000. The following villages applied ...

Weirton park board mulls potential closures

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WEIRTON — The city could have fewer parks and playgrounds available to the public, depending on the results of a report being prepared for the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation. During Thursday’s board meeting, officials discussed a proposal which could see the closure of some parks ...

Brooke’s 50th commencement sees 199 graduate

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WELLSBURG — Brooke High School held its graduation ceremony for its 199 members of the class of 2019 Thursday at Brooke High School’s gymnasium. Elec Simon, an area native and performer who is best known for his part in Broadway’s “STOMP,” was the keynote speaker Simon spoke about ...

Wellsburg council approves raises for police officers

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WELLSBURG — Police officers in the city will be receiving a $1-per-hour pay raise following Tuesday’s Wellsburg City Council meeting. As part of action that night, council voted 5-3 in favor of the pay increase, which will result in an additional expense of approximately $12,000 per ...