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Paying tribute

Local News

The Weirton community mourned the loss of former Mayor Donald T. Mentzer Sr. Saturday. Following a Mass at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, Mentzer's casket was carried by an honor guard comprised of members of the Weirton Police Department and Weirton Fire Department and placed onto truck No. ...

Partners in the law firm Frankovitch, Anetakis, Simon, Decapio & Pearl LLP include, from left, Kevin M. Pearl, George J. Anetakis, M. Eric Frankovitch, Carl N. Frankovitch, Michael G. Simon, Carl A. Frankovitch and Thomas J. Decapio. — Contributed

Leading Weirton law firm names partners


WEIRTON — One of the Ohio Valley’s leading law firms has elected new partners. Thomas J. Decapio, Kevin M. Pearl and Carl A. Frankovitch have been named partners at Frankovitch and Anetakis, and the longtime law firm now will be known as Frankovitch, Anetakis, Simon, Decapio & Pearl ...

Campus news


Radford University Katarina R. Alatis of Weirton was named to the fall dean’s list at Radford University.

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Cited: Amanda K. Moore, 23, 637 Grandview Ave. speeding; Justin Bartley, 23, failure to signal prior to an intersection; Lawan S. Livingston, 57 517 Franklin Ave., expired plates; John M. Anderson, 39, 137 Anderson Road, Colliers, failure to signal and expired ...

A PLAN — The University Boulevard-state Route 7-Veterans Memorial Bridge access improvement project in Steubenville was a multi-year effort of planning and engineering coordinated among state officials and the city of Steubenville through the Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission. BHJ and the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle fear the potential impact of the proposed Trump budget on planning and economic development programs the area uses. -- Jody Wisbith

Trump budget may have local impact

Local News

The budget proposal by President Trump potentially would gut the toolbox used by economic development agencies in the Upper Ohio Valley as they continue to seek ways to redevelop old industrial sites and improve infrastructure to attract or retain businesses. Trump is proposing elimination of ...

Em wins pair of Telly honors


STEUBENVILLE — Em-Media was a silver winner in two categories when the 37th-annual Telly Awards were presented. Honored were “Be Youngstown,” which was produced in conjunction with Eastern Gateway Community College, in the category of Craft-Video, Shows, Segments, Aerial Cinematography ...

Community calendar


(EDITOR’S NOTE: The community calendar is only as accurate as the information provided to it. Meeting changes and updates should be directed to Janice Kiaski, Herald-Star community editor, at or (740) 283-4711, ext. 346.) Today Gamblers Anonymous and Gam-Anon, ...

W.Va. Senate votes to end Common Core tests

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Senate on Friday narrowly passed legislation to replace the state's standardized tests aligned to the Common Core curriculum with other tests that would be subject to lawmakers' approval. The 18-16 vote shows a sharp divide between senators who say ...

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Plaza Theater open again


The Weirton Plaza Theatre celebrated its grand re-opening on March 17, following approximately two years of renovations. Joined by representatives of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, city officials and other guests, the opening was observed with a ribbon cutting and Business After Hours, ...

Weirton list dates for annual Spring Cleanup

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WEIRTON — The start of spring often means seasonal cleaning for many residents who are looking to dispose of those items they may no longer want, or which no longer work. The City of Weirton has announced the dates of its annual Spring Clean-up, with collections set to begin Friday and ...