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Urban Mission dream turning into reality

Community

STEUBENVILLE — The Rev. Ashley Steele, executive director of Urban Mission Ministries, finds it not so coincidental that the wrap-up service Oct. 20 for the mission’s 60th anniversary celebration year will bring a special announcement of a historic moment in the life of the Upper Ohio ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Police reports Ohio Highway Patrol Arrested: Brenda Green, 50, 150 Leonard Ave., Wintersville, operating a vehicle under the influence, two counts failure to appear and failure to comply, Thursday. Arrested: Devin Brandon, 23, 255 S. 5th St., Steubenville, speed, falsification, driving ...

W.Va. second in the nation in youth obesity

Local News

WHEELING — West Virginia has the nation’s second highest rate of youth obesity, while Ohio weighs in at 10th in the country, according to new data. The Mountain State’s youth obesity rate of 20.9 percent and the Buckeye State’s rate of 17.1 percent exceed the nationwide rate of 15.3 ...

Community news from throughout the area

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Dinner Saturday to aid Dream Big Music program STEUBENVILLE — A benefit dinner and an evening filled with jazz will combine to generate support for the Dream Big Music education program. It will be held Saturday beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Sycamore Youth and Community Center, 301 N. ...

‘It’s the worst day of their life’

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NEW CUMBERLAND – “911: Where’s your emergency?” Whenever 911 is called, a dispatcher answers — a person whose job revolves around figuring out where emergencies are and getting first responders to the scene as quickly as possible. As the call continues, they will ask more ...

Lions hear program on identity theft, scams

Community

President Joyce Young. second from right, presided at a recent New Cumberland Lions Club meeting, introducing guests from Hancock County Savings Bank, including, from left, John Carland, Scott Lockhart and Jarret Gamble. The representatives offered information on how to prevent identity theft ...

Other work besides impeachment awaits

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WASHINGTON — Impeachment may have leapfrogged to the top of the national agenda, but members of Congress still have their day jobs as legislators, and they’re returning to Washington this coming week with mixed hopes of success. It’s a volatile, difficult-to-predict time in Washington ...

Esper says Trump orders U.S. troops to leave northern Syria

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WASHINGTON — Amid growing chaos in Syria, President Donald Trump has ordered all U.S. troops to withdraw from the country’s north to avoid a bloody conflict between Turkey and U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters that “gets worse by the hour,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday. The ...

Brian Poole

Community

Brian Justin Poole, 35, of Dayton, Ohio, and formerly of Wintersville, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at his residence. Brian was the beloved husband of Jaimie Wright Poole; the devoted son of Charles and Patricia Hock Poole and the loving and cherished father of Liam and ...

Heinz turns 150: From regional phenomenon to global concern

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — A young Henry Heinz got his business start in Sharpsburg, hawking horseradish to local grocers before the Civil War. By the time the United States entered World War I, he was leading a Pittsburgh-based, multimillion-dollar international company. The empire Henry John Heinz ...

New ‘I Scream Sundae’ shop offers spooky treats year-round

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RIPLEY (AP) — Halloween only comes around once a year, but at I Scream Sundae in Ripley, the spooky fun never ends. The ice cream shop is just off West Main Street, where afternoon traffic rolls by relentlessly. Outside the modest brick-and-glass building, an inflatable Stay Puft ...

Christmas comes a bit early in Follansbee

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FOLLANSBEE — When the sun came out Saturday, so did the shoppers at Follansbee’s 17th-annual Christmas in the Park. Early morning rains gave a less than auspicious start to the day, though by lunchtime the sun was out and temperatures had climbed to the mid-50s. “It started slow but ...

Expansion completed

Business

Jordan Teramana, the owner of the TEAM Automotive Collision Center, cut the ribbon at the grand re-opening of the dealership’s newly renovated department Tuesday. Located at 905 Brady Ave., Steubenville, the center added 10,000 square feet of new offices, a customer waiting area and ...

Club champs

Community

Town and Country Golf announced the club championship winners at their annual banquet at Froehlich’s Classic Corner on Oct. 3 as, from left, A flight gross winner Laura Froehlich, net Lucy Karaan, B flight gross Pat Zorne, net Dora Elizaga, and C flight net Sondra Hyde and gross Shirley Guida.

Area counties among leaders in teacher attendance rates

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WHEELING — Tyler County teachers had the best attendance rate in West Virginia for the 2018 school year, while Brooke County's rate was second worst among the 55 school districts, according to data compiled by the West Virginia Department of Education. Ohio County Schools also had the fewest ...

West Liberty updates advancement, alumni roles

Business

WEST LIBERTY — New roles have been assigned to several West Liberty University employees. “One of my goals is to increase West Liberty’s connection with multiple communities in the Northern Panhandle and the entire Tri-State Area. This realignment of duties is meant to address that need ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville police Cited: Tracy M. Spooner, 43, 278 Blueberry Dr., Columbiana, red light; Andrew S. Parrish, 25, 1332 Wellesley Ave., Steubenville, speeding; Mark A. Campbell, 64, 23 Lyle Road, Wheeling, speeding; Jeremy R. Ross, 31, 161 Montgomery Lane, Mingo Junction, driving under ...

Weirton to host firefighter conference

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WEIRTON — Professional firefighters from around West Virginia will be converging on the city of Weirton this week in an effort to network, learn from each other and improve their training. The Weirton Firefighters IAFF Local 948 will be hosting the Professional Firefighters of West Virginia ...

Griffeth & Son Trucking expanding in Carroll County

Business

CARROLLTON — Griffeth & Son Trucking, a family owned business founded in 1987, soon will be operating from a new location and will create 40 new jobs in Carroll County. The company, which was primarily focused on transporting coal when first organized, is purchasing the former Heritage ...