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City fire station repairs on hold

February 13, 2016 WEIRTON — Plans to repair the Gilson Avenue fire station in Weirton will temporarily be put on hold after bids for the project came in over budget. more »»


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City fire station repairs on hold

February 13, 2016 WEIRTON — Plans to repair the Gilson Avenue fire station in Weirton will temporarily be put on hold after bids for the project came in over budget. more »»

Lawmakers vote to make W. Virginia right-to-work state

February 13, 2016 CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia, a suffering coal mining state shaped by the sometimes-bloody history of its organized labor, is set to become the 26th state with a so-called right-to-work law. more »»

Weirton fills new position of development director

February 13, 2016 WEIRTON — A new face will be guiding the muncicipal planning and development in the city of Weirton. more »»

Pump station repairs focus in Brooke

February 13, 2016 WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission Friday discussed efforts to replace or repair a pump station serving the Washington Pike Public Service District and a temporary reduction in the adoption fe... more »»

Chapel gains special designation

February 13, 2016 STEUBENVILLE — The tiny Portiuncula Chapel at Franciscan University of Steubenville has been re-designated by the Vatican as a place where the faithful can receive a plenary indulgence — an... 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 »»


Tandra Keenan

February 13, 2016 Tandra Louise Keenan, 61, of Wintersville, OH, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2016, at the Dixon Health Care Center, Wintersville, OH. more »»

Audrey Sperlazza

February 13, 2016 Audrey Stuck Sperlazza, wife of the late Joseph Sperlazza of Titusville, FL, formerly of Toronto, OH, passed away February 9, 2016, just shy of her 89th birthday, in the home of her daughter, Lesley... more »»

Anna Getsinger

February 13, 2016 Anna Jean Getsinger, 91, of Hopedale, OH, passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2016, in Columbus, OH, where she had been recently residing. more »»

Ella Knierim

February 13, 2016 Ella May Knierim, 77, of Weirton, WV, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2016, at home. She was born February 17, 1938, in Wheeling, WV, the daughter of the late Nelson and Cora Evans Adams. more »»

LaVeta Hooker

February 13, 2016 LaVeta V. Hooker, 91, of Palm City, FL, passed away on February 4, 2016. Born in Steubenville, OH, LaVeta was an active member of Palm City Presbyterian Church. more »»

Local Sports

Big Red rips Park

February 13, 2016 WHEELING — Still smarting from a 37-point loss the night before, coach Mike Haney’s Steubenville boys came to the Palace on the Hill on Friday night with bad intentions. more »»

Creek beats Central late

February 13, 2016 WINTERSVILLE — Two teams with similar styles (hard-nose defenses and patient offenses) squared off on Senior Night Friday at Indian Creek High School. more »»

HC gets past Brooke

February 13, 2016 CADIZ — Free throw shooting wasn’t the only reason the Harrison Central boys’ basketball team beat visiting Brooke 66-57 Friday evening inside the John Stephenson Gymnasium in an OVAC consolation... more »»

Tigers top Toronto

February 13, 2016 SHADYSIDE — Friday night’s Wheeling Hospital OVAC Boys’ Basketball Championship Class 2A consolation match-up between Toronto and Shadyside was one of those games where the team that made the last... more »»

Panthers fall in regular season finale

February 13, 2016 RAYLAND — Greg Haberfield has made major strides in his three years with the Buckeye Local boys’ hoop program. The last 24 hours, however, were anything but kind to the affable mentor. more »»

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A quick memory for the Challenger

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