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Flipping the switch

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Steubenville Mayor Jerry Barilla, president of Historic Fort Steuben and the Steubenville Visitors Center, flipped the switch for the fountain on Monday. “It’s the beginning of summer and it’s especially important now,” Barilla said. The fountain shuts down automatically when wind ...

Some donate stimulus money while others barely get by

Local News

While some people desperately need the federal stimulus check to pay bills, others are spending it locally to stimulate their local economy. Then, there are those who are finding ways to donate the money to people in need. When the coronavirus outbreak hit, the Rev. Edward Laarman wanted to ...

Job outlook strong in nursing field

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Many people consider the right job one that provides a sense of fulfillment and the opportunity to achieve financial security and stability as one’s career advances. Given that criteria, the field of nursing should make for an attractive career path. The outlook for registered nurses, often ...

Nurses have a broad choice of specialties

Local News

Nursing can be a prolific and prosperous career. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook says job opportunities in nursing are expected to continue to grow at a rate faster than the average throughout all other professions. Couple that with nursing shortages, and qualified ...

Emergency room nurses are unsung heroes

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No one wants to see the inside of an emergency room or medical center, but few people avoid occasional visits to the ER. When such situations arise, a top-notch trauma team can make all the difference. One of the first people patients encounter inside an ER are the nurses who quickly assess ...

City sets weekly briefing Thursday

Local News

WEIRTON — The City of Weirton will hold its fifth COVID-19 medical update at 3 p.m., Thursday in the council chambers of the Weirton Municipal Building. The briefing will be streamed on the City of Weirton Facebook page. Citizens with questions related to COVID-19 may submit them prior to ...

MAY 6: Events canceled/postponed

Local News

Due to the precautions being taken surrounding the coronavirus, the following changes have been made regarding events and meetings in the local area: ¯ The Fun Seekers have canceled their meeting, which was scheduled for today. ¯ Wintersville Council’s meeting for Thursday has been ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

y Jefferson County sheriff Assault: Deputies received a call of an assault in the 400 block of county Road 20 in Smithfield, Sunday. According to the report, a resident heard someone knocking “in a violent manner” and when they answered the door, two individuals began screaming and ...

Births

Daily Happenings

Weirton Medical Center Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Sanders of Weirton, a boy, April 2 Alison and Andrew Holtz of Steubenville, a boy, April 3 Bianca Scurry and Shawn Rias of Steubenville, a girl, April 6 Hannah Swiger and Brandon Myers of New Cumberland, a girl, April 10 Mr. and Mrs Robinson ...

Follansbee prepares for possible closing of pool

Local News

FOLLANSBEE — Though no decision has been made, city officials are preparing for the possible closing of the city’s swimming pool and cuts to summer help involved in maintaining its parks. Mayor David Velegol Jr. said he hopes Gov. Jim Justice and state health officials will make a ...

Swartzmiller says a plan is needed to regrow state’s economy

Local News

NEW CUMBERLAND — A local delegate has offered his advice to Gov. Jim Justice about efforts to reopen and rebuild West Virginia’s economy as a result of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Del. Randy Swartzmiller, D-Hancock, who is a candidate for state Senate in this year’s election, ...

Second week of West Viriginia’s reopening plan starts

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CHARLESTON — Monday marked the beginning of the second week of Gov. Jim Justice’s plan for reopening the economy as well as the first week of the new safer-at-home order lifting stricter social distancing requirements to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Justice gave an update Monday ...

Experts stress handwashing more than ever

Local News

WEIRTON — As Gov. Jim Justice begins to phase in more relaxed COVID-19 restrictions in West Virginia, infection experts at Weirton Medical Center remind the community to wash hands thoroughly, now more than ever. “As we start to venture out of our homes, there is a lot of talk about ...

Wheeling set to move on OVMC acquisition

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WHEELING — Members of Wheeling City Council are moving forward with the purchase of the facilities on the campus of the former Ohio Valley Medical Center. Legislation is being introduced this week to authorize Wheeling City Manager Robert Herron to negotiate and execute a purchase agreement ...

MAY 5: EVENTS CANCELED/POSTPONED

Local News

Due to the precautions being taken surrounding the coronavirus, the following changes have been made regarding events and meetings in the local area: ¯ The Fun Seekers have canceled their meeting, which was scheduled for Wednesday. ¯ The 26th-annual Harrison Coal and Reclamation Historical ...

Cove Presbyterian wants your blood

Community

WEIRTON — Cove Presbyterian Church in Weirton is hosting a community blood drive as an outreach program to help support area hospitals and patients. It will be held in the fellowship hall from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 24 at the church, which is located at 3404 Main St. Participants must ...