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February 11, 2016 Lee Van Horn, of 4037 Brightway in Weirton, unveiled his latest snow sculpture creation this week, recreating Pinocchio in the front yard of his home on Marland Heights. more »»


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February 11, 2016 Lee Van Horn, of 4037 Brightway in Weirton, unveiled his latest snow sculpture creation this week, recreating Pinocchio in the front yard of his home on Marland Heights. more »»

Council supports task force funding

February 11, 2016 WEIRTON — The City of Weirton is supporting efforts to restore funding which has assisted the operations of law enforcement task forces. more »»

Newell water hearing to be held

February 11, 2016 NEW CUMBERLAND — A public hearing on proposed water and sewer rate increases for the Newell Co. is scheduled for 10 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Hancock County Courthouse. The Newell Co. more »»

Delay of clean power plan stokes worries about treaty

February 11, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration asserted Wednesday that a Supreme Court order delaying enforcement of its new clean-power rules will ultimately have little impact on meeting the nation’s... more »»

Court ruling means Chester suit can proceed

February 11, 2016 CHESTER — A Chester couple’s lawsuit against the city can proceed now that a judge has denied the city’s motion to dismiss. Hancock County Circuit Court Judge James P. more »»


Mountaineer has new cuisine

February 7, 2016 From staff reports CHESTER — Officials with Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort have announced several new food and beverage choices that will be coming to restaurants on property. more »»

Richmond man named chief of finance for Pittsburgh Mercy nonprofit

February 7, 2016 From staff reports PITTSBURGH — Eric C. Barley of Richmond has been named chief financial officer of Pittsburgh Mercy, a health and human service nonprofit organization in Southwestern Pennsylvani. more »»

Texas Roadhouse open at Highlands

February 7, 2016 By DORSEY KINDLER Staff writer TRIADELPHIA — There’s a new “roadhouse” in town. That’s right. As of Tuesday, the new Texas Roadhouse is open for business at the Highland. more »»

Acquisition of East Liverpool City Hospital completed

February 7, 2016 EAST LIVERPOOL — With a new owner in place for East Liverpool City Hospital, many doctors and community members are now looking toward a positive future. more »»

Quick takes

February 7, 2016 AWARDED: Janice DiFederico Adrian, a real estate agent with Gary W. more »»


Eugene Milliken

February 11, 2016 Eugene Milliken, 88, of Powell, formerly a longtime resident of Steubenville, died peacefully Tuesday at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, surrounded by family members. more »»

Darrell Gaylord

February 11, 2016 “Our country is in mourning for a soldier died today.” Darrell G. Gaylord of Steubenville, OH, passed away Monday, February 9, 2016 at his home. more »»

William Tustin

February 11, 2016 William “Ole-Bill” Tustin, 72, of New Cumberland, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Born November 1, 1943, in Weirton, WV, he was the son of the late Clyde and Gertrude (Smith) Tustin. more »»

Irma Taylor

February 11, 2016 Irma L. (Tweedy) Taylor, 77, of Rayland, OH, died February 7, 2016, surrounded by her family at home. Friends will be received at the Rush Run Community Chapel 1983, Co. R. more »»

John Doretich

February 11, 2016 John Louis Doretich Sr., 75, of Cadiz, OH, passed Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburg. more »»

Local Sports

Blue Dons are off to OUE

February 11, 2016 WEIRTON—Tavon Jeter kicked it into “beast mode” Wednesday night and helped Madonna earn a berth in the OVAC Class 1A championship game. more »»

Toronto falls to Caldwell in last-second letdown

February 11, 2016 TORONTO — Toronto’s Riley Keirsey played the part of Grant Hill to perfection. Unfortunately, Nathan Karaffa couldn’t quite pull off the part of Christian Laettner. more »»

Kobe, LeBron share court as Cavaliers beat Lakers

February 11, 2016 CLEVELAND (AP) — With 20,000 fans roaring, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James hugged and seemed to be in a world of their own. “It was just a lot of mutual respect,” James said of the embrace. more »»


February 11, 2016 FUS men lose STEUBENVILLE — The Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s basketball team dropped a 76-62 decision to Penn State-Altoona Wednesday evening on Kuzma Court inside Finnegan Fieldhous. more »»

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A quick memory for the Challenger

January 28, 2016 Time won't let me write much of a blog post about the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, but here's the memories: It was my first anniversary at the Herald-Star. more »

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