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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 »»


SUVs, muscle cars help auto industry maintain momentum

July 5, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — Americans again bought vehicles that sit up high and come loaded with features like backup cameras and smartphone capabilities in June. Horsepower was also in; gas-sipping not so muc. more »»

Huntington Bank announces special offer for homebuyers

July 5, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — Huntington Bank is launching an initiative to help get local residents into homes of their own with a special offer designed to relieve some of the financial burdens associated with... more »»

Quick Takes

July 5, 2015 CERTIFIED: Michele Swan, MSN, FNP-BC, CNSC, a member of Dr. Himanshu P. Desai’s team at Trinity Digestive and Nutrition Center, has achieved her board certification in nutrition suppor. more »»

Shell secures authorization in Arctic drilling

July 5, 2015 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell has secured another federal authorization as it pursues plans to drill exploration wells in the Arctic waters off the Alaska coast. The U.S. more »»

Trade schools run risk of losing financial aid

July 5, 2015 WASHINGTON (AP) — Exotic dancers hired as admissions counselors. Recruiters told to seek out “impatient” individuals who have “few people in their lives who care about the. more »»


Barbara DiBattista

July 5, 2015 Barbara (Bobbie Jo) DiBattista, 60, of Follansbee died peacefully at Weirton Medical Center on Friday, July 3, 2015. She was born on July 24, 1954 in Steubenville, Ohio, daughter of the late George S. more »»

Edward Thorn

July 5, 2015 Edward “Eddie” Thorn, 81, of Steubenville, passed away July 2, 2015. He was born on Dec 22, 1933, to the union of the late Julius and Beatrice Thorn in Steubenville, Ohio. more »»

LaVonne Balint

July 5, 2015 LaVonne June (Regan) Balint, 81, of Wellsburg, W.Va., passed away on Friday, July 3, 2015 at Weirton Medical Center, Weirton, W.Va. LaVonne was born on June 18, 1934 in Follansbee, W.Va. more »»

Mary Hanson

July 5, 2015 Mary K. Hanson, 88, of Wrightsville and longtime resident of Steubenville, OH, died Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Hospice and Community Care, Mt. Joy. She was the wife of the late Richard L. Hanso. more »»

Michael Mularcik

July 5, 2015 Michael Henry “Mike” Mularcik was called to the Heavenly Father on June 27, 2015. Born July 29, 1941, the son of the late Michael Joseph and Mary Lee Chinksa Mularcik, he was 73 years of age. 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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