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Courthouse expansion discussed

April 10, 2014 WELLSBURG — The proposed expansion of the courthouse and efforts to address dilapidated structures were among issues discussed at Tuesday’s Brooke County Commission meeting. more »»

PSD moves ahead with sewer project

April 10, 2014 WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Public Service District board is moving forward with plans to serve additional areas of Cross Creek and Eldersville Road. more »»

Former cop indicted in sexting case

April 10, 2014 NEW CUMBERLAND — A former New Cumberland and Chester police officer has been indicted in connection with a sexting incident involving a 16-year-old girl last year. Eric R. more »»

Recreation director search down to three

April 10, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Three candidates still are under consideration for the city’s vacant parks and recreation director job, and a decision may be made next week. more »»

Agriculture Baby

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EMA: State needs better facts on natural gas infrastructure

April 10, 2014 WHEELING — As the natural gas industry continues to transform the area, West Virginia still doesn’t know enough about who is responsible for all the state’s wells and the growing maze of pipelines... more »»

Gas workers at risk of silica exposure

April 10, 2014 WHEELING — Breathing only a tiny amount of silica dust per day — enough, roughly, to cover Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s nose on a dime — can put a worker at risk for a myriad of health problems,... more »»

Regional roundup

April 10, 2014 School evacuated after suspected threat WELLSBURG — Students and staff were evacuated from Brooke High School on Wednesday and the students dismissed at about 12:30 p.m. more »»

Mingo OKs water contract with county

April 9, 2014 MINGO JUNCTION — Village Council on Tuesday approved a five-year agreement with the Jefferson County commissioners to sell bulk water to the county. more »»

Jim Tressel speaks, raises funds for cancer prevention and research

April 9, 2014 TORONTO — Jim Tressel, former Ohio State University and Youngstown State University coach, was guest speaker for the city high school’s Community Breakfast With Jim Tressel fundraiser held Tuesday i... more »»

Council discusses rental property legislation

April 9, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — City Council took a significant step in a three-month-long process to enact rental property legislation and will ask the planning and zoning commission to review two revised ordinance... more »»

Hilltop cleanup set for Saturday

April 9, 2014 STEUBENVILLE — Bridget O’Keefe was walking through the J.C. more »»

Vacationers played role in locating murder suspects

April 9, 2014 CADIZ — Ohio vacationers apparently played a role in catching the two individuals suspected in the murder of Joseph M. Strother, a 45-year-old Cadiz man. more »»

Sidewalk ordinance revisited

April 9, 2014 WELLSBURG — During the last five months, City Council has talked about an ordinance requiring residents to keep their sidewalks clear, but it finally cleared its first hurdle Tuesday. more »»

Homicide, threat cases continued in Brooke

April 9, 2014 WELLSBURG — Cases involving the shooting death of Jason Lee Pratz and alleged threats by a Wellsburg man were the focus of two status hearings Tuesday in Brooke County Circuit Court. more »»

Bethany employee given sentence in $1.4M theft

April 9, 2014 WELLSBURG — Shelly Lough stole nearly $1. more »»

Cameron ‘truly a miracle’ after three surgeries

April 9, 2014 BRILLIANT — For Ryan Long and Shelby Kerkuta of Brilliant it was hard to realize that their healthy, 4-year-old son, Cameron, could be so full of activity one minute and suddenly become unresponsive... more »»

Wells approves hiring of fire prevention officer

April 9, 2014 BRILLIANT — Wells Township trustees recently approved a motion to hire Brian Harvey Jr. as fire prevention officer in the township. more »»

Regional Roundup

April 9, 2014 Three charged in house burglary BRILLIANT — Three people caught after they allegedly broke into a house late Thursday evening each were charged with burglary on Monday, the Wells Township Police... more »»

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