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Grand opening

Business

J.Jones Bridal and Evening Wear hosted a grand opening Oct. 13 at its new Weirton location at 243 Three Springs Drive, within the Three Springs Crossing business plaza. Owner Jill Jones and her staff were joined by representatives of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce and others from the ...

Church sermon topics

Community

- Cadiz Presbyterian Church: “Heart, Soul and Mind!,” Karen Edwards, guest pastor, www.CadizPresbyterian.org. - Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, Steubenville: “A Do Over.” - Covenant Presbyterian Church, Steubenville: “Be Obedient Children.” - Finley United ...

Welding students help community

Business

BLOOMINGDALE — Welding students are gaining experience by performing project-based learning at Jefferson County Joint Vocational School. About 32 pupils are completing projects throughout the year and instructor Todd Parker said the results benefit students, the school and community they ...

Elite Physical Therapy finds new home

Business

WINTERSVILLE — Elite Physical Therapy and Fitness Center has a new home where it continues its mission to “Heal, Restore, Inspire.” Owned and operated by Margeaux Mallas and Lance Seamon, the center officially opened its doors at its new location of 875 Main St.,Wintersville, on Sept. ...

Wheeling Hospital’s Amy Butts makes list of top physician assistants

Business

WHEELING — Amy Butts, a Wheeling Hospital endocrinology physician assistant, has been named one of America’s top physician assistant for 2020 by the Point of Care Network. Just 10 PAs from around the country received the honor. POCN is the largest network of nurse practitioners and PAs in ...

Groups pouring cash into West Virginia Senate contests

Local News

CHARLESTON — Democrats see an opportunity to return the West Virginia Senate back to blue. Republicans see opportunities to maintain their majority and possibly pick up seats. And political action committees funded by both sides are pouring money into those efforts. Every election cycle, ...

Quick Takes

Business

NEW AGENT: Alan Ammon Sr. has signed on as an agent for Cedar One Realty. He has been a lifelong resident of the Ohio Valley who has resided in Hammondsville for most of life, Ammon said he has worked for many great companies in the past with many different experiences. That experience ...

U.S. Senate race in West Virginia sees contrasts

Local News

CHARLESTON — Paula Jean Swearengin is using her stances on progressive issues, her popularity from a role in a Netflix movie and the hard realities of a life spent in the southern West Virginia coalfields to try to snap Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s two-decade streak in ...

Latest polling shows Republicans in lead in most statewide races

Local News

CHARLESTON — A second independent poll in less than 20 days shows Republican Gov. Jim Justice’s support widening going into early voting and the Nov. 3 general election, with most other Republican candidates leading their Democratic opponents. Jackson County radio station WMOV 1360 AM and ...

GOP marches ahead on Barrett over Democrat blockade

Local News

WASHINGTON — The Senate is poised for a rare weekend session as Republicans race to put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court and cement a conservative majority before Election Day despite Democratic efforts to stall President Donald Trump’s nominee. Democrats used time-consuming ...

Weirton Rotary gets update on holiday programs

Local News

Brenda Mull, president of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce, spoke to Weirton Rotary Club Wednesday about projects the chamber is working on for the holidays. Plans are proceeding for the Weirton Christmas Parade, with the chamber seeking entries. In addition, the chamber is planning to ...

Local farmers eligible for USDA COVID-19 assistance program

Local News

McMECHEN — Local growers, ranchers and farmers that grow commercial produce, crops or raise livestock are eligible for COVID-19 related financial assistance through a U.S. Department of Agriculture program. The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2, offered through the USDA, provides ...

‘Frosty’ figurines still library attractions

Local News

Her name was Faustina S. Bianco, but she was better known as “Frosty.” She worked at The Hub Department Store helping with windows and store decorating after graduating from Steubenville High School. In the 1950s, the library system was guided by Dave Griffith as director, and he ...

Daily Happenings 10-24-20

Daily Happenings

Birthdays Oct. 24 Michael McIntyre, Steubenville. Oct. 25 Tom Rogers, Steubenville. Melayna Barker, Steubenville. Jared Jenkins, 11, Colliers. Police reports Steubenville police No good deed…: An older white female who struck one of the cages near the Kroger gas pumps called a ...

Community news from around the area

Community

Ohio Valley Music Guild invites residents to online concert by ‘America’s Got Talent’ singer WINTERSVILLE — Although the Ohio Valley Music Guild won’t hold any physical events this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, its commitment to offering quality entertainment won’t go ...

Trump, Biden battle over virus, taxes

Local News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden scrapped over how to tame the raging coronavirus in Thursday’s final 2020 debate, largely shelving the rancor that overshadowed their previous face-off in favor of a more substantive exchange that highlighted ...

Warner says no interference in W.Va.

Local News

CHARLESTON — Secretary of State Mac Warner wants West Virginia voters to know that election officials are watching for interference by foreign governments a day after federal officials released details of a voter intimidation plot by Iran and Russia. Warner and state election officials held ...

COVID claims 3 locally

Local News

Public health officials have reported the first death linked to COVID-19 in Hancock County and two additional deaths related to it in Brooke County, while the Jefferson County Health Department has reported a rise in cases. The Hancock County Health Department has reported a 73-year-old ...

Regulators worry vaccine standards too low

Local News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. regulators who will decide the fate of COVID-19 vaccines took an unusual step Thursday: Asking outside scientists if their standards are high enough. The Food and Drug Administration may have to decide by year’s end whether to allow use of the first vaccines against ...