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Report: Holiday sales increased 4.1 percent

Business

NEW YORK — The nation’s largest retail trade group says holiday sales increased 4.1 percent, the top end of its forecast. The National Retail Federation had expected growth in a range of 3.8 percent to 4.2 percent for the November and December period. The growth is nearly double the 2.1 ...

Busy first week for election filings in West Virginia

Local News

CHARLESTON - The first week of the candidate filing period for the 2020 primaries and general election is in the books, with more than 202 candidates for statewide office filing between Saturday and Monday, Jan. 13. Saturday culminated with a mass filing of candidates led by community ...

Virginia officials react to invitation from West Virginia delegate

Local News

WINCHESTER, Va. — The cordial invitation West Virginia extended to Frederick County to join the Mountain State won't likely amount to anything, but the idea of Virginia's northernmost county jumping the state line certainly has people talking. Online responses to a recent Winchester Star ...

The Laurelsof Steubenville earns quality recognition

Business

STEUBENVILLE — The Laurels of Steubenville, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center operated by Laurel Health Care Co., has been recognized as a Tier 3 Achiever by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living’s Quality Initiative Program for its work to ...

Pirates CARE-a-van to make Weirton stop

Local News

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates CARE-a-van will be making a stop in Weirton as players and coaches visit communities throughout the Tri-State Area. The three-day tour, set Wednesday through Friday, leads up to PiratesFest at PNC Park. The CARE-a-van will stop at Weirton Elementary, from ...

New battery-cell manufacturing plant coming to Lordstown

Business

LORDSTOWN — General Motors picked a 158-acre site in Lordstown for a new battery-cell manufacturing plant because developing it would be less environmentally damaging to wetlands and bats than another location evaluated as a finalist. GM’s familiarity with the property, its existing rail ...

Repairs to be finished at Morris Street Station

Local News

NEW CUMBERLAND — The New Cumberland Water and Sewer Committee met Monday to discuss upcoming projects, including an ongoing project on Morris Street. The board approved to order sub trollers for the wet pump near the city building. The sub trollers are for helping with the electrical issues ...

Quick takes

Business

NAMED: Tiffany McKitrick has joined the Cedar One Realty team and will be working out of the Wintersville office. McKitrick was born and raised in Steubenville where she still resides with her husband Pat. She received her Real Estate License from EGCC and has been in the customer service ...

Real estate transfers

Business

The following real estate transactions were recorded in Jefferson County: William Demjan to Andrew and Sara Henry, part lot 14 and lots 5, 6 and 15, Beverly Hills Eighth (survivorship). Mei Li to Zachary Braham, lot 108, Saltsman’s Fourth. Jamie Wolfe and Scott Wolfe to Wells Fargo ...

United Way sponsor

Local News

Tri-State Medical Group has signed on as a “Touchdown” sponsor for the ninth-annual Weirton United Way Super Bowl Eve Tailgate, to be held on Feb. 1 at the Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse. The event will benefit the 2019 Weirton United Way Campaign. Tickets are $25 for advanced purchase and $30 at the ...

Author, historian Sarah Vowell to visit WLU

Local News

WEST LIBERTY — Best-selling author, historian and social commentator Sarah Vowell will be the guest lecturer at West Liberty University’s Hughes Lecture Series, March 26. Her most recent book is entitled “Lafayette in the Somewhat United States.” Chronicling General Lafayette’s ...

Airport zoning discussed in Steubenville

Local News

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday discussed zoning around the county airport and the formation of a committee to study the feasibility of a public defender’s office. Commissioners received an opinion from the prosecutor’s office about zoning around the airport. ...

Busy start to new year for Refuge for Women Ohio Valley

Local News

STEUBENVILLE — It’s been a busy start to the new year for Refuge for Women Ohio Valley, a nonprofit, faith-based organization providing specialized long-term care for women who have escaped human trafficking or sexual exploitation. On Jan. 11, three of its residents graduated during a ...

Panel finds FAA followed procedures in approving Boeing Max

Business

A government advisory committee has concluded that federal regulators followed established procedures when they certified the Boeing 737 Max and did not delegate too much safety analysis for the plane to Boeing. In a report Thursday, the panel said the FAA correctly treated the Max as an ...

Daily Happenings 1-19-20

Daily Happenings

Today’s birthdays Theresa Fabian, Mingo Junction. Angie Soltis, Steubenville. Laura Work, Bergholz. Police reports Steubenville Arrested: Alan Martin, 36, 416 Adams St., possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, Saturday. Cited: Lisa Anticole, 56, 1410 Oakgrove Ave., driving while ...

Weirton church plans pancake brunch open to the public

Community

The First Christian Church, located at 3252 Main St., Weirton, welcomes the public to its February pancake brunch, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 2 in the fellowship hall. The brunch includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, orange juice and milk. Tickets can be bought at the door ...

More details released on August shooting following indictment

Local News

NEW CUMBERLAND — The man who allegedly went on an August shooting spree that injured four people in Hancock County was indicted on numerous felony charges this week, but has been cleared in the death of his girlfriend — who authorities now say died by suicide. Michael A. McClanahan Sr., ...