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Paying tribute

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. ...

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

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 ...

W.Va. Senate votes to end Common Core tests

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 ...

Weirton list dates for annual Spring Cleanup

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 ...

SPEAKER DISCUSSION — Jimmie Bruce, president of Eastern Gateway Community College, left, and Ross Gallabrese, executive editor of the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times, talk about the April 27 appearance by Michael Hayden as part of the Trinity Health System Presents the Herald-Star Speaker Series. EGCC is an inaugural sponsor of the series. -- Jody Wisbith

EGCC serving as sponsor for April 27 visit by Hayden

STEUBENVILLE —As a lifelong educator, Jimmie Bruce recognizes when something is good for his students as well as members of the community. That's why he's been a big supporter of the Trinity Health System Presents the Herald-Star Speaker Series since he came to town as president of Eastern ...

Veterans group marks expansion

WHEELING — Wheeling’s 407 Main St. has served the Friendly City’s residents in various ways throughout its long life, from feeding locals fresh bread at the former Bond Bakery to the programming at the current Dream Center. On Wednesday, community leaders gathered to commemorate an ...

GALA PLANNERS — West Liberty University, along with title sponsor WesBanco, is planning its annual Great Gala, with a tropical theme, for April 22 in Glessner Auditorium at Oglebay Park. Assisting with the planning are, in front from left, Rachael Dierkes, WLU alumna and anchor at WTRF-TV, and WLU Foundation Executive Director Angie Zambito Hill, and in back, WLU Vice President Jason Koegler, WesBanco President & CEO Todd Clossin, WLU President Stephen Greiner and WesBanco Vice President, WLU Foundation Board member & WLU alumnus Jeremy West.  -- Contributed

Support WLU, ‘Enjoy A Night In Hawaii’

WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University and its title sponsor, WesBanco, invite guests to enjoy a “Night in Hawaii” this April as the Great Gala takes on a tropical theme. The university’s major fundraiser, the Great Gala, includes an evening of fine dining, dancing and entertainment, ...

Center for End-of-Life Care has record year

MOUNDSVILLE — The West Virginia Center for End-of-Life Care experienced a record year in 2016, with more than 80,000 advance directive and medical order forms distributed and more than 20 percent of those dying in the state having a form filed with the center. “The primary purpose of the ...

Rotary

Incoming district governor speaks to Rotary

The Rotary Club of Weirton Heights, on Tuesday, heard from club member and incoming District Governor Dave Whalen, who recently attended the Rotary district governor training program in San Diego. Whalen said he was impressed by the common mission of “Making a Difference Through the Rotary ...

DISCUSSING CITY ISSUES —  City Council members met with City Manager Jim Mavromatis and his department heads Wednesday afternoon to discuss a variety of issues during a nearly five-hour-long workshop session at the Inn at Franciscan Square. Mavromatis said he is planning a second workshop for council to discuss code enforcement in the city. -- Dave Gossett

Steubenville Council briefed on variety of issues

STEUBENVILLE — City Manager Jim Mavromatis left no doubt Wednesday afternoon that he fully supports the city building department and is tired of rumors regarding the building inspectors. “I have worked with Anthony Bodo during the past year that I have been here and I can say I have no ...