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City celebrates its independence

July 5, 2015 WEIRTON — The Weirton community celebrated its independence with a variety of sights, sounds and color Saturday, kicking off with the city's annual Fourth of July parade. more »»


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City celebrates its independence

July 5, 2015 WEIRTON — The Weirton community celebrated its independence with a variety of sights, sounds and color Saturday, kicking off with the city's annual Fourth of July parade. more »»

Animal show at Millsop

July 5, 2015 A representative of Wild World of Animals, from Eighty Four, Pa. more »»

Band Blast winner

July 5, 2015 Zane Run, a country band from Wheeling, was named the winner of this year's Renaissance Weirton Band Blast competition, held Saturday at the Weirton Event Center as part of the community's... more »»

Wellsburg holds week of events to mark Fourth

July 5, 2015 WELLSBURG —Residents and visitors could celebrate Independence Day by taking part in a variety of activities in a weeklong celebration of the holiday. more »»

Feds tightening pipeline rules

July 5, 2015 WHEELING — A rupture of the 20-inch diameter ATEX Express pipeline led nearly 24,000 barrels of ethane to scorch five acres of Brooke County woodlands in January, while prompting about 100 calls to... more »»


Brooke students learned through workplace visits

June 28, 2015 WELLSBURG — In April, many area businesses teamed with Brooke High School’s administration and staff to provide 30 students with a firsthand look at careers that interested them. more »»

Quick Takes

June 28, 2015 LEADERSHIP AWARD: Linda Cattrell, an employee of First Choice Community Federal Credit Union in Weirton, received the 2015 Chapter Leadership Award from the West Virginia Credit Union League during... more »»

Wheeling uses new atrial fib treatment

June 28, 2015 WHEELING – Physicians at Wheeling Hospital began this week to use cryoballoon ablation to restore normal heart rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillatio. more »»

Wheeling Hospital earns Gold Award for inpatient cardiac care

June 28, 2015 WHEELING — Wheeling Hospital has been recognized by the American Heart Association for quick and effective treatment of inpatient cardiac arrest. more »»

Real Estate Transfers

June 28, 2015 The following real estate transactions were filed in Jefferson County: Everett E. Dillon (deceased) to Carol Dillon and Everett Dillon Jr., lots 103-104, Overlook Hills. more »»


William Paul

July 4, 2015 PAUL, William R. “Bill,” 81, of Steubenville, Ohio died Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Valley Hospice North. He was born in Steubenville on Sep. more »»

John Woods

July 4, 2015 WOODS, John R., 74, of Adena, OH, died Friday. Carrying out John’s wishes, the family will have private arrangements. Care entrusted to Borkoski Funeral Home in Adena. more »»

Diane Fix

July 4, 2015 FIX, Diane, 62, of Bergholz, OH, passed away July 2, 2015 at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville and went home to be with the Lord. She was born Aug. more »»

Givonnia Landy

July 4, 2015 LANDY, Givonnia “Andrea,” 69, of Weirton passed away Friday, July 3, 2015, at the Laurels of Steubenville, OH. more »»

James Merten

July 4, 2015 MERTEN, James Robert Sr. of New Cumberland, WV passed away July 2, 2015, at home. He was born Oct. 11, 1949, to the late David and Garnet Edna Painter Merten. more »»

Local Sports

Locke down

July 5, 2015 PITTSBURGH — A lack of efficiency with his pitches was the reason Jeff Locke failed to get past the fifth inning in his previous two starts despite giving up a combined three runs. more »»

Barrett steps down after 53 years

July 5, 2015 WEIRTON — When the school bells ring at Madonna High School in August, things will be a little bit different at the 60-year old school because William “Mr. more »»

Going overseas

July 5, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Almost a decade ago, friends of Steubenville Big Red boys soccer coach Greg Bowers took an overseas trip to play soccer for two weeks with several players from Lima, Ohio. more »»

U.S. women hope history will not repeat

July 5, 2015 VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the Women’s World Cup title match in Germany. more »»

Off to college

July 5, 2015 Edison High School graduate Ethan Shannon, flanked by his parents Ernie and Connie Shannon, will continue his academic and athletic careers at Bethany College, where he will study physical therapy... more »»

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Glenn Miller played in the rain, and car interiors left scars

June 22, 2015 Something's been bugging me since I received the notice via the Herald-Star app Friday afternoon (if you subscribe, you get breaking news updates right to your smartphone, folks) that the Army band... more »

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