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City finalizing CDBG budget

May 5, 2015 WEIRTON — The City of Weirton is finalizing its preparations for next fiscal year’s Community Development Block Grant budget, holding a public hearing Monday. more »»

Ergon poised to increase emissions

May 5, 2015 NEWELL — The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection appears poised to approve a request by Ergon-West Virginia Inc. to increase its potential emission. more »»

N. Cumberland accepts councilman’s resignation

May 5, 2015 NEW CUMBERLAND — New Cumberland City Council accepted the resignation of Ward 1 Councilman Pat Jones on Monday, but his seat won’t be vacant for long. more »»

Weirton man sentenced in federal court

May 5, 2015 WHEELING — Ian K. Saunders, 35, of Weirton, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp to 51 months in prison on Monday for unlawful possession of firearms. U.S. Attorney William J. more »»


Eastern Gateway earns top honors

May 3, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Eastern Gateway Community College has won the highest national award presented by the American Association of Community Colleges — the Exemplary Board/CEO Award for 2015. more »»

Quick Takes

May 3, 2015 HELPING ANIMALS: Customers who order carryout at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar Hospitality, 389 John Scott Highway in Steubenville, will have the chance to help local animal charities throug... more »»

Real estate transfers

May 3, 2015 The following real estate transactions were filed in Jefferson County: Landau Minto to Sharon and Richard Gunther, lot 61, Ekey’s Third (survivorship). Roger Reed (deceased) to Jenna Reed, . more »»

Winning subscriber

May 3, 2015 John Hale, left, circulation director for the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times, presented to Mark Moser of Follansbee the $100 Kroger gift card he won through a recent promotion for new... more »»

Android winner

May 3, 2015 Robert Kasprzak of Weirton, left, was presented with an Android tablet by John Hale, circulation director for the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times. more »»


Donald McCombs

May 5, 2015 Donald L. McCombs, 92, of Wintersville (formerly of Steubenville) died Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Trinity West. He was born on September 4, 1922, in Steubenville, the son of the late Roy E. and Mary C. more »»

Shirley Pool

May 5, 2015 Shirley Jean Williams Pool, 66, of Richmond, OH, died Sunday, May 3, 2015 at Trinity West ER. She was born in Steubenville, OH, on June 21, 1948, a daughter of the late Glenn and Dorothy Gump Dayto. more »»

Barbara Smith

May 5, 2015 Barbara Jean Smith, 54, of Toronto, OH, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015. Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Clarke Funeral Home, Toronto. Service at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. more »»

Doris Filak

May 5, 2015 Doris Filak, 89, of Weirton, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015, in the Weirton Geriatric Center. more »»

Randall Francis

May 5, 2015 Randall “Ray” Francis, 54, of Toronto, passed away Monday, May 4 at the Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville. Arrangements are pending and are in the care of Clarke Funeral Home, Toronto. more »»

Local Sports

5 innings of perfect from CCHS, Murphy

May 6, 2015 WEIRTON — The Madonna baseball team wears shirts that read: process over perfection. On Tuesday, the Blue Dons were a witness to perfection from Catholic Central pitcher Chris Murphy. more »»

Park pays back ’Cats

May 6, 2015 WHEELING — It took Wheeling Park all of four batters Tuesday to answer the question of how the Patriots might respond after a huge victory a night earlier at Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class... more »»

’Skins down Jets

May 6, 2015 MINGO JUNCTION — The Indian Creek baseball team beat darkness, the rain and Union Local. more »»

Half the field set for OVAC track finals

May 6, 2015 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Half the field is complete. Classes 3A and 5A got into the qualifying act at the annual Cal Giffin OVAC Track and Field Championship meet at warm Red Devil Stadium Tuesday afternoon. more »»

Big Red defeats Devils

May 6, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Nicky Zorne was dominant on the hill Tuesday as Steubenville earned a 5-1 victory over St. Clairsville in a battle of Ohio Valley Athletic Conference champions at Vaccaro Field. more »»

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