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Competency at issue in murder case

June 30, 2015 WELLSBURG — The competency of the defendant in the Jason Pratz murder case was the focus of a preliminary hearing Monday in Brooke County Circuit Court. more »»

 
 
 
Hearing set for area man accused of threatening officials

June 30, 2015 NEW CUMBERLAND — A New Cumberland man accused of making violent threats on social media against four Hancock County officials is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday. more »»

Demolition under way

June 30, 2015 Crews began removing a two-story dilapidated building at 614 Main St., Wellsburg, Monda. more »»

Six inducted to Brooke schools’ Wall of Fame

June 30, 2015 WELLSBURG — As she prepared to introduce the six new additions to the Brooke County Schools Wall of Fame, Betty Lou Harris, chair of its selection committee, noted that each made an impact on... more »»

Honored

June 30, 2015 Outgoing Hancock County Superintendent Suzan Smith and school board President Jerry Durante show off a plaque that will be mounted at the health care facility at Weirton Elementary School. more »»

AEP already shut down plants to comply with mercury standards

June 30, 2015 WHEELING — As electricity producers turn off power plants and coal miners wait in the unemployment line, officials in West Virginia and Ohio applauded the U.S. more »»

Community Night set for Friday

June 30, 2015 MINGO JUNCTION — Local baseball fans will be rocking the black and gold in PNC Park on Friday when the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Cleveland Indians during this year’s Steubenville-Weirton... more »»

Weirton K9 Division gets boost

June 30, 2015 The Weirton Police Department K9 Division got another boost Monday from Dan’s Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, located at 210 Three Springs Drive in Weirton. more »»

Verizon to give away backpacks on Aug. 1

June 30, 2015 WEIRTON — Ohio Valley students and their parents soon will get a chance to benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign. TCC, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S. more »»

EGCC campus unveils new clock tower

June 30, 2015 STEUBENVILLE — The new blue and green, 130 foot tall clock tower project with three faces providing the time near the Eastern Gateway Community College Pugliese Training Center is now complete. more »»

Facade work under way at WesBanco

June 30, 2015 WHEELING — In the 37 years between the Doobie Brothers’ April 1977 concert to open the brand-new Wheeling Civic Center and the band’s return to Wheeling last year, not much about the building — othe... more »»

New Cumberland man arrested for threats

June 29, 2015 NEW CUMBERLAND — A New Cumberland man known for his politically charged comments about local leaders has been arrested on one count of making threats of terrorist act. more »»

Riverbank cleanup to start soon

June 29, 2015 CHESTER — Cleanup of the riverbank by the old Taylor, Smith & Taylor pottery site in Chester could begin later this year now that the federal government has awarded a $200,000 grant for that purpos. more »»

Four to be inducted into Chester Hall of Fame

June 29, 2015 CHESTER — The 2015 class of the Chester Hall of Fame is comprised of a longtime volunteer, a former mayor, a Vietnam veteran and a World War II veteran. more »»

Chester 4th of July events set for weekend

June 29, 2015 CHESTER — In addition to the Chester Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday, Chester will be buzzing with activity later this week with the All-Class Reunion and the annual Fourth of July... more »»

Yvonne Fair named a distinguished alumnus

June 29, 2015 STEUBENVILLE —Remembered as an inspiration to those who crossed her path, Eastern Gateway Community College’s Yvonne Fair was named Ohio Association of Community Colleges Distinguished Alumnus for... more »»

Many frackers still learning the lay of land

June 29, 2015 PITTSBURGH — Although the Environmental Protection Agency believes fracking does not create “widespread, systemic impacts on drinking water resources,” some industry leaders said they continue to... more »»

Prevalent weevil often gets mistaken for ticks

June 29, 2015 WHEELING — Often mistaken for a tick, a small, curious looking insect called a weevil is becoming more prevalent around the Ohio Valley, as many area residents may have spotted the pesky bugs on the... more »»

Weirton offices to close for holiday

June 29, 2015 WEIRTON — All City of Weirton administrative offices, including Public Works, will be closed Friday in observance of Independence Day. Collection of garbage and recyclables will run on schedul. more »»

River race rescheduled

June 29, 2015 WELLSBURG — The Anything That Floats Race, part of the weeklong Wellsburg 4th of July celebration, which had been scheduled for Saturday, has been moved to 5 p.m. more »»

 
 

Rotary Club of Weirton Heights June 30, 2015

The Rotary Club of Weirton Heights meets each Tuesday at 8 a.m. at the Eat 'n Park restaurant, located on Three Springs Drive in Weirton. 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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