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Month: March 2019

Wintersville American Legion Post 557 to Hold Fundraiser

And River News spoke with Holly Lewis of the American Legion Post 557 in Wintersville. She thanked the Wintersville, Richmond, and Belvedere Fire Departments for all their efforts, including all the area officials that helped put out the fire and pick up the pieces afterwards. She went on to say that most of the items inside were damaged by the fire. She also added that the Post will have a fundraiser coming up soon, and thanked all the local American Legions, VFWs, and other veteran organizations for helping out in this time of need....

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Steubenville Announces Spring Clean-up Dates

The City of Steubenville Sanitation Department will conduct a spring cleanup collection for residents with active utility accounts. The collection is limited to household items. All items are to be placed on the curb where regular trash collection occurs each week no sooner than the night prior to the scheduled collection. 6th Ward – Friday, April 5 5th Ward – Friday, April 12 4th Ward – Friday, April 26 3rd Ward – Friday, May 3 2nd Ward – Friday, May 10 1st Ward – Friday, May 17 Restrictions/Prohibited items Tires of any kind E-waste (electronics) Freon Gas (refrigerator, freezer,...

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Hancock County Schools Closed Friday due to Flu Outbreak

Hancock County Schools were not in session yesterday because of a flu outbreak. More than 30 staff members called off sick throughout the district — 18 of them from one building. Superintendent Tim Woodward decided with the safety of the students at risk it was best for the district to call off school. Right now, the schools are being cleaned and the district will re-evaluate the closure Sunday evening. All parents will receive a one call if school is cancelled again. If you hear nothing from the district by Monday morning that means school is in...

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Continuances Granted in Wheeling Robbery Case

Three people accused of holding up a gambling parlor near the West Virginia/Pennsylvania state line were in court Friday. Gerald Jako, Samantha England, and Jeremiah Dunn all put in motions to continue. The three allegedly robbed the Stateline Cafe in Valley Grove with guns. The continuances were granted, and a pre-trial will be set for some time in the next few months, likely in...

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Man Arrested for Threatening People with Knife Outside of Sheetz in Woodsdale

A Wheeling man was arrested Thursday night after using a knife to threaten people on National Road. Wheeling police were dispatched to the area of Sheetz for a report of a woman and man fighting in Tim Horton’s. While en route, police were told the couple had moved to Sheetz and the man had a knife and was threatening people with it. When police arrived, they ordered the man, Adam Pucci, to get down on the ground. After he was handcuffed, police found a golden colored knife in his pants pocket. Pucci was arrested and was arraigned on $20,000...

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