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Weirton Chicken Blast tradition lives on

Community

WEIRTON — From the recipe to the volunteers, there’s a lot of tradition and history behind the “Chicken Blasts” held during the summer. A visit off Kings Creek Road to the Serbian Picnic Grounds of Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church is proof of that. That’s where the ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Jessica Pinkerton, 27, 1436 Oak Grove Ave., warrants charging five counts of petit theft, failure to appear in municipal court and falsification, Sunday. Jefferson County sheriff Arrested: Chad Custer, 41, township Road 125, Dillonvale, possession of drug ...

Low interest in police civil service exam

Local News

STEUBENVILLE — Civil Service Commission President Delores Wiggins said Monday she’s disappointed so few people signed up for this week’s police civil service exam. Only 10 candidates signed up to take the entry-level exam, which will be administered Saturday at Eastern Gateway ...

Accident takes life of Scio woman

Local News

CADIZ — Mary Taylor, 60, of Scio was killed in a two-vehicle accident that happened around 11:45 a.m. Monday on U.S. Route 22, west of Cadiz, the Ohio State Highway Patrol reported. Taylor was driving a pickup truck east on the road when she lost control of the vehicle, a trooper said. The ...

Memorial for 14-year-old Mackenzie Smith held at fair

Local News

SMITHFIELD — One of the biggest nights in the 148-year history of the Jefferson County Fair took place on Friday. It wasn’t an attraction the fair board had arranged to happen many months ahead. It was a memorial held for Mackenzie Smith, a 14-year-old who loved life and who friends ...

Wheeling shooting investigated

Local News

WHEELING — A man who was shot multiple times Monday afternoon on Wheeling Island has died. The victim, Joseph Edward Harrison, 25, of Cleveland, was found about 4:15 p.m. lying on the sidewalk next to Delaware Street between South Huron and South York streets, Wheeling police said. He was ...

Harrison County roads vacated

Local News

CADIZ — Two roads in Harrison County that have been closed for more than 50 years will officially remain closed, the Harrison County commissioners learned Wednesday. Doug Crabtree, representing the Harrison County Engineer’s Office, presented a resolution to the commissioners that to ...

W.Va. HEPC reauthorizes Wheeling University with conditions

Local News

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission approved the annual reauthorization of Wheeling University, Friday, after a two-week postponement, but the school will have a number a conditions and deadlines to meet if it hopes to stay authorized over the next 10 months. In ...

Smithfield Alumni awards were presented

Local News

SMITHFIELD — Some young people who had not walked the halls of Smithfield High School since the late 1940s returned for the 117th Smithfield Alumni Dinner held recently. And, for the first time since being held in the high school or elementary schools, village churches or area restaurants, ...