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Reality tempers optimism

February 14, 2016 MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a commodity that is hard to come by in coal country: hop. more »»


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Reality tempers optimism

February 14, 2016 MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a commodity that is hard to come by in coal country: hop. more »»

Area native helps design new zoo curriculum

February 14, 2016 Joe Greathouse knows there's more to working with animals than loving animals. It takes skill, training and a specialized education. more »»

Firefighters make donation

February 14, 2016 The Weirton Fire Department recently donated $2,000 to the Weirton Medical Center BreastFest and Athena's Closet. more »»

Bowl-a-thon to benefit Comfort House

February 14, 2016 WEIRTON — A bowling event, organized by a local youth league, will benefit an organization aimed at assisting area children. more »»

Program honors Black History Month

February 14, 2016 Samuel W. more »»


Mountaineer has new cuisine

February 7, 2016 From staff reports CHESTER — Officials with Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort have announced several new food and beverage choices that will be coming to restaurants on property. more »»

Richmond man named chief of finance for Pittsburgh Mercy nonprofit

February 7, 2016 From staff reports PITTSBURGH — Eric C. Barley of Richmond has been named chief financial officer of Pittsburgh Mercy, a health and human service nonprofit organization in Southwestern Pennsylvani. more »»

Texas Roadhouse open at Highlands

February 7, 2016 By DORSEY KINDLER Staff writer TRIADELPHIA — There’s a new “roadhouse” in town. That’s right. As of Tuesday, the new Texas Roadhouse is open for business at the Highland. more »»

Acquisition of East Liverpool City Hospital completed

February 7, 2016 EAST LIVERPOOL — With a new owner in place for East Liverpool City Hospital, many doctors and community members are now looking toward a positive future. more »»

Quick takes

February 7, 2016 AWARDED: Janice DiFederico Adrian, a real estate agent with Gary W. more »»


Thomas Hannan Sr.

February 14, 2016 Thomas A. ‘‘Tucker” Hannan, Sr., 81, of Toronto, OH, passed away at his home surrounded by his family. Tucker was born August 15, 1934, in Toronto, son of the late Thomas J. more »»

Mary Pergi

February 14, 2016 Mary Jane Pergi, 84, of Stuart, FL, formerly of Mingo Junction, Ohio, passed away Monday December 21, 2015, at Harper Hospice House in Stuart, FL. more »»

Stergios Strakaris

February 14, 2016 Stergios George Strakaris, 85, died peacefully Sunday night, February 7, 2016, in the comfort of his family’s home in Columbus, Ohio. more »»

Betty Sultie

February 14, 2016 Betty Carnahan Sultie, 89, of South Miami, passed away at her home on January 30, 2016, surrounded by her family. Betty grew up in Steubenville, OH, and worked for a time at Colliers Steel. more »»

Clarence Cook

February 14, 2016 Clarence R “Cookie” Cook, 86, of Follansbee passed away Saturday February 13, 2016, at Weirton Medical Center. He was born February 8, 1930, in Detroit, MI., to the late George and Sara Mozelle Cook. more »»

Local Sports

Trinity tops Dons for 1A trophy

February 14, 2016 ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The game was a completely different match up from the last time Madonna and Trinity squared off, but for the Warriors, the pregame message remained the same. “We write M.D.I. more »»

Red Riders cruise past Beavers

February 14, 2016 WEIRTON — The Weir boys’ basketball team set the tone early in the game against Beaver Local. more »»

Dons claim an early victory

February 14, 2016 WEIRTON — Madonna made one final run when it needed to the most against Charleston Catholic. more »»

Wood, Woofter get call to OVAC Hall of Fame

February 14, 2016 WHEELING — Jim Wood of Steubenville Catholic Central and Jim Woofter of Oak Glen have received their call to the OVAC Hall of Fame. more »»

Ferry ends Huskies’ season

February 14, 2016 CAMBRIDGE — Neither Martins Ferry nor Harrison Central painted an offensive masterpiece Saturday inside Cambridge High’s Gene Ford Gymnasium. And, really, Lindsay Coyne couldn’t care less. more »»

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A quick memory for the Challenger

January 28, 2016 Time won't let me write much of a blog post about the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion, but here's the memories: It was my first anniversary at the Herald-Star. more »

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