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JVS students assisting with project at Hills Elementary

Business

MINGO JUNCTION — Students at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School have a hand in one of the upgrades at Hills Elementary by lending their talents to an ongoing shelving project. About 33 students in the JVS’s auto collision, welding and carpentry classes will use their skills to ...

Campus news

Community

Kent State University Kent State University recently conferred degrees to summer graduates during virtual commencement exercises Aug. 15. The university awarded 228 associate degrees, 616 bachelor’s degrees and 351 graduate degrees to students. Of the 351 bachelor’s degree students ...

Follansbee business lends aid to Shriners

Business

FOLLANSBEE — A local business and a former business owner recently stepped up to aid the Osiris Shrine Tin Lizzy Patrol when the van used for the Weirton group’s many parade appearances needed repainted. Rob Browning, owner of the Mountaineer Repair Center, provided free materials for the ...

Church sermon topics

Community

- Cadiz Presbyterian Church: “Watching and Waiting,” www.CadizPresbyterian.org. - Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, Steubenville: Minister Darrin Holt, guest preacher. - Christ United Methodist Church, East Springfield: “Unopened Gifts.” - Finley United Methodist ...

Wellsburg hoping for a little Christmas magic, plans holiday event

Local News

WELLSBURG — Visitors to the city’s downtown business district and its town square often have commented on its pleasant appearance, but the area sees much less foot traffic outside the Wellsburg Applefest and other special events. Angela Staffileno, a Brooke County native, hopes to remedy ...

Firefighters take part in oil and gas training

Business

APPLE CREEK — Firefighters from across Ohio, including three from Toronto, received hands-on natural gas and oil training at the new Wayne County Fire and Rescue Regional Training Facility recently, courtesy of the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program. The multi-day training — ...

Judge: Lawsuit over West Virginia gun bill can proceed

Local News

CHARLESTON — A federal judge said Wednesday a lawsuit brought by an organization representing domestic violence victims challenging a 2018 law prohibiting businesses from banning guns from parking lots can move forward. U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver denied a motion brought by West ...

Trump’s appeal is denied

Local News

PHILADELPHIA — President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the campaign’s latest effort to challenge the state’s election results. Trump’s lawyers vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court ...

Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin

Local News

NEW YORK — The raging coronavirus pandemic kept crowds thin at malls and stores across the country on Black Friday, but a surge in online shopping offered a beacon of hope for struggling retailers after months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy. In normal times, Black ...

W.Va. Capitol dome repair to be done by late spring

Local News

CHARLESTON (AP) — By late spring 2021, work should be finished on a $15 million project to repair the water-damaged West Virginia Capitol dome and install a new drainage system to mitigate future leaks, among other structural repairs. Hidden under scaffolding and wrapped in plastic for the ...

Turning on the lights at Oglebay

Local News

WHEELING — Oglebay Park’s 35th annual Winter Festival of Lights offers a great option for families looking for a fun — and safe — activity following that Thanksgiving Day dinner. As the park kicked off its 35th annual Winter Festival of Lights “Sounds Of The Season” on Nov. 5, ...

Real estate transfers

Business

The following real estate transfers were recorded in Jefferson County: Flora Bloomfield (deceased) to Gary Travis and others, .251 acre, Steubenville Township Norman Crease Sr. to Daniel Crease, lot 14, Glendwell Teresa Schiappa to John Polverini and Jamie Polverini, part lot 18, lots ...

Some 1970s nostalgia

Local News

Who doesn’t like a little nostalgia? A simple inquiry in recent months about how to get a 50th wedding anniversary announcement published in the newspaper generated today’s Valley Life feature. The call came from former area resident Patricia “Patty” Dittmar of Westerville, Ohio, who ...

Daily Happenings 11-28-20

Daily Happenings

Birthdays Nov. 28 Joseph G. Bates III, Follansbee. Nov. 29 Liz Cook, Brilliant. Garrett Bernardini, Follansbee. Births Trinity Medical Center West Amber Blancato of Bloomingdale and Joshua Vein of Steubenville, boy, Nov. 10. BobbieJo Ely of Steubenville, girl, Nov. 6. Kasey ...

Community briefs

Community

Gun drawing fundraiser to benefit Boy Scouts Council WINTERSVILLE — A gun drawing fundraiser will benefit the Ohio River Valley Council Boy Scouts of America. It is being sponsored by Precision Tire and Alignment, located at 91 Maplewood Ave., Wintersville. A live drawing will be held ...

Empty seats, delivered feasts

Local News

Vivian Zayas can’t keep herself from scrolling through photos of last Thanksgiving, when her mother stood at the stove to make a big pot of rice and beans and then took a seat at the edge of the table. That was before anyone had heard of COVID-19 and before it claimed the retired ...

Officials detail vaccine rollout plan

Local News

CHARLESTON — As the possibility of as many as three COVID-19 vaccines being given the green light by federal regulators becomes closer to reality, state officials released additional information on how those vaccines would be distributed. Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday the state could ...

Shoppers urged to keep it local

Local News

Brenda Mull, president of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce is promoting Small Business Saturday and said support now from local residents will help to ensure such businesses continue to serve. “In the times we are in right now, we have to support our local businesses,” Mull said, ...

Justice pushes back on mask mandate critics

Local News

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice blasted critics of his mask mandate Wednesday, saying he would not follow the lead of other Republican governors rejecting the advice of public health experts. “I don’t want to be South Dakota,” Justice said at a news conference. He ...