Month: March 2019

Flames Break Out at Abandoned Structure

A fire broke out on Webster Avenue in downtown Steubenville Thursday evening. Officials on scene say the blaze was contained in a matter of minutes and that no other buildings were threatened. The three-car garage was abandoned and no cars were inside. Officials say that no one was injured and that the fire is under...

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Demonstrators Protest Animal Abuse Outside Belmont County Courthouse

A small group of people stood outside of Belmont County Western Division Court Thursday morning, protesting animal abuse. They were holding signs that said things like, “No excuse for animal abuse,” and “Be the voice for the voiceless.” Concerned citizen Julie Larish has formed a new group called Belmont County Hoof and Paw. Its members are working to get approval for two county humane...

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Special Session to Address Education planned in West Virginia

The West Virginia legislative session ended almost 2 weeks ago, but that doesn’t mean it’s over. Legislature will reconvene for a special session to address education. Governor Jim Justice called it to address teacher pay and other education issues. And now legislators are spending time talking to faculty, students, and parents to see what needs to be fixed. The state board of education has an online survey that parents and teachers can take, and it is holding education forums throughout the state. The state board of education will be at Brooke High School next Tuesday for the listening...

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Wheeling City Council Passes Two Resolutions Regarding City Manager

After City Manager Bob Herron was arrested for drunk driving earlier in March, the City of Wheeling suspended him without pay. Fire Chief Larry Helms is serving as the acting city manager. At last night’s city council meeting, they passed two resolutions. The first resolution passed by the council allows Mayor Glenn Elliott to enter negotiations with outside legal counsel for consultation, and it also directs the city’s Legal Department to help review any documents necessary to this process. The second resolution allows for Mayor Elliott to enlist the help of the Ohio Valley Regional Development Authority and West...

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Wintersville Under a Boil Order

The village of Wintersville remains under a boil order after a water line break Wednesday essentially shut down many of the businesses in the village. Initially it was believed that a valve malfunctioned while a fire hydrant was being replaced. Yesterday at the Jefferson County Commissioners’ meeting, the water line break and how it happened were topics of discussion, it was discovered that the break had more to do with improperly shutting down the county’s water pumps and a lack of...

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