committee to meet
STEUBENVILLE - The Jefferson County Records Commission will meet at 11 a.m. on Dec. 13 in the commissioners' office at the Jefferson County Courthouse.
JB Green Team sets
STEUBENVILLE - The JB Green Team will move its electronic recycling center from the Jefferson County garage on state Route 43 to the Jeffco Workshop on John Scott Highway effective Wednesday.
Diane Julio of the JB Green Team said the electronic recycling center will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Wednesday.
Have a special
December brings the holiday season and with it cause for many of us to contemplate special holiday memories.
With that in mind, we'd like to hear from you about a special holiday memory - a certain gift, occasion, tradition, Christmas tree ornament, etc. - in order to generate some stories to share with readers later this month.
You can submit your ideas and photos to Janice Kiaski, community editor, in a number of ways: by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; by fax to (740) 284-7355; through regular mail to her attention at 401 Herald Square, Steubenville, OH 43952; or by calling (740) 283-4711, extension 346.
Photos submitted by e-mail need sent as jpeg attachments.
The deadline is Dec. 14.
Deer hunt totals down slightly
COLUMBUS - Ohio hunters bagged slightly fewer deer during this year's week-long gun season.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Wildlife says last week's take was a 3.7-percent decrease from 2011.
ODNR reported 86,964 white-tail deer were killed last week, with areas east of Columbus being the best places to hunt. The top counties for the harvest were Coshocton, Muskingum, Tuscarawas, Guernsey and Harrison.
In Jefferson County, hunters took 1,830 deer last week, compared to 2,044 last year. Hunters in Harrison County killed 2,370 deer last week, compared to 2,772 last year, ODNR reported.
Another deer-gun weekend is set for Dec. 15-16, while archery season remains open until Feb. 3. The statewide muzzleloader deer season is Jan. 5-8.