Jefferson County creates airport zoning board

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STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday approved a resolution creating an airport zoning board, an effort to limit hazards at the county-owned facility. Commissioners received an opinion from the prosecutor’s office about zoning around the airport. The issue was raised ...

Schiff: Trump ‘is who he is’

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WASHINGTON — Closing out their case, House Democrats warned Friday in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that the president will persist in abusing his power and endangering American democracy unless Congress intervenes to remove him before the 2020 election. “He is who he is,” declared ...

Jefferson County 4-H program seeks growth


STEUBENVILLE — There are about 500 youth in Jefferson County involved to some degree in 4-H, but representatives of the program say there’s plenty of room for plenty more. Two leaders newer to the local program are hoping to raise awareness about 4-H opportunities and raise participation ...

Community news from throughout the area


Benefit concert set for Friday at Newell Church of Nazarene NEWELL — A benefit concert for Pastor Steve and Edwina Cummings, who lost their home to a fire, will be held Friday at the Newell First Church of the Nazarene, located at Third and Grant streets. “Out of the Ashes” will run ...

Iraqis rally against US troops, demanding they leave

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Waving national flags and banners denouncing U.S. President Donald Trump, tens of thousands of Iraqis marched peacefully through Baghdad on Friday to demand the ouster of U.S. troops from their country in a protest organized by a populist Shiite cleric. Later Friday night, two ...

Church sermon topics


- Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Listen, He Calls You By Name.” - Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Happy New Year or Not.” - Cadiz Presbyterian Church: “Is Christ Divided?” - Calvary Community Memorial Baptist Church, Steubenville: ...

West Virginia House passes drug death, suffocation bills

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CHARLESTON (AP) — The West Virginia House of Delegates on Friday approved a measure to create a new crime of giving someone a drug that kills them. Lawmakers passed the bill 90-3 without debate. It now moves to the Senate for consideration. The proposal carries a felony penalty of one to ...

A day to enjoy

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The fifth-annual Hank Kuzma Community Day will be held today at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. Presented by the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and the university, the event offers chamber members and their guests along with members of the university family to watch the ...

Chicago woman is 2nd US patient with new virus from China

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Chicago woman has become the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China, health officials announced Friday. The woman in her 60s returned from China on Jan. 13 without showing any signs of illness, but three or four days later she called her ...

W.Va. bill to change emergency services

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CHARLESTON — A bill changing how the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety functions has the backing of county emergency services managers. Dean Meadows, president of the emergency management council, said Thursday Senate Bill 586 — reorganizing and re-designating the ...

Officer Phil visits New Manchester school

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The Officer Phil program recently visited kindergarten through third grade pupils at New Manchester Elementary. Safety was emphasized throughout the program through the use of song, dance, magic and puppets. -- Contributed

WLU’s January convocation includes faculty awards

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University held a mid-year convocation and general faculty meeting recently, bringing the campus community together for updates from the president and his cabinet. President Stephen Greiner began the meeting with comments from Vice President of Enrollment Scott ...

Daily Happenings 1-25-20

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Today’s birthdays Jenna Leasure, Toronto. Austin Beatty, Steubenville. Police reports Steubenville police Cited: Justine Sean Schell-Green, 21, 825 Woods Lane, Martins Ferry, speeding; Vernon Smith, 60, 905 Rinker Road, Steubenville, driving under suspension; Bradley A. Baxter, 45, ...

Bucs have young fans thinking spring

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WEIRTON — With spring training just around the corner, the Pirates CARE-A-Van made its second day of stops on Thursday. One of those was the Weirton Elementary School. New manager Derek Shelton, All-Star first baseman Josh Bell and right-handed pitcher Clay Holmes were among the ...

OVBPW begins event planning


STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio Valley Business and Professional Women kicked off the second half of the 2019-20 club meeting year with a Tuesday evening meeting held at Leonardo’s Coffeehouse in downtown Steubenville. The dinner meeting included a presentation by member Renee Pastre, employment ...

Dems outline alleged abuses

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WASHINGTON — Democratic House prosecutors made an expansive case Thursday at Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that he abused power like no other president in history, swept up by a “completely bogus” Ukraine theory pushed by attorney Rudy Giuliani. On Friday, the Democrats will press ...