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Month: June 2021

Follansbee welcomes new council members

Follansbee City Council met to swear in two new members for the city. Sworn in were Nick Cekinovich and Tammy Johnson. “I just want to make sure our businesses here feel welcome and that we encourage more businesses. I think the Wild and Wonderful Wednesdays has been a good start to that,” said Nick Cekinovich, 3rd ward councilman. “I want the south end of Follansbee cleaned up. There’s a lot of garbage lying around down there and there’s a lot of tall grass. There’s a lot of buildings that need to be torn down,” said Tammy Johnson, 1st ward...

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Steubenville Police investigating early morning shooting

The Steubenville Police Department is investigating an early morning shooting on Monday that sent one person to the hospital. City Manager Jim Mavromatis confirmed a 24-year-old man was hit once in the hip. The shooting was reported just after 1 a.m. and took place in the 700 block of Wilkins. The victim was taken by medical helicopter to a Pittsburgh hospital. Officers are following up on leads. No arrest had been...

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Harrison County man arrested on rape charges

Harrison County Sheriff’s have arrested a man on multiple charges of rape. Police say, Mike F. Carothers, age 56, of Scio and formerly of Jewett, Ohio, was arrested on charges of rape towards young victims. Police say the victim that came forward was 13 years old when the first incident happened and since she is now 18 years old and she lived with it long enough and came forward to a detective. Carothers is being held in the Harrison County Jail awaiting arraignment on charges. Police ask if anyone else has been a victim that they come...

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Officials investigating child endangerment, animal cruelty case in Bellaire

Officials are investigating a serious case of alleged child endangerment and animal cruelty in Bellaire. Two people were arrested and face a number of charges, and children and animals were removed from what police are calling deplorable conditions. Five dogs, 12 cats, a snake and a tank of fish were surrendered to the Belmont County Animal Rescue League. “What we saw was unbelievable, it was filthy, the smell leading up to the house, rotting trash.”BCARL Director Howard Goldman BCARL contacted the Bellaire Police Department and children services to help remove the children from the home. “I’ve been here almost...

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Jefferson County General Health District adds new COVID-19 vaccine clinics

The Jefferson County General Health District is strengthening their fight against COVID-19 by holding vaccine clinics at area churches throughout the month of June. They are calling this initiative Vaccinate to Congregate. They clinics are walk-in, all are welcome and you do not need to make an appointment. The initiative was created by RADx-UP Community Health Workers. RADx-UP stands for Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics in Underserved Po;ulations. Their goal is to both address and reduce the low education, testing, contact tracing, vaccines, follow-up and treatment among minorities, underserved and vulnerable populations. The schedule for these pop-up vaccine clinics is...

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