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Raccoon tests positive for rabies

NEW CUMBERLAND — A raccoon from the Kings Creek area of Weirton was tested and found to be positive for rabies. As a result, the Hancock County Health Department is urging residents to be “very cautious when they are outside if wild animals are present.” Rabies is most often seen ...

HOUSE OF THE MONTH

Margaret Spann of Commerce Street has been selected as the August House of the Month by the Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce’s House of the Month Committee. Spann received a plaque commemorating the honor along with a free pizza courtesy of Nick’s Pizza. Pictured are (from left) chamber ...

Teens charged with murder after shooting in Toronto

STEUBENVILLE — Aggravated murder charges were filed Tuesday in Jefferson County Juvenile Court against two teens in connection with a now fatal shooting Saturday in Toronto. Toronto Police Chief Randy Henry said the victim, Dylan Monroe, 18, of Toronto, was pronounced dead at 9:57 p.m. ...

West Nile virus spotted in Irondale

STEUBENVILLE — A statewide spike in West Nile virus cases as well as the discovery of mosquitoes in the Irondale area that tested positive for the virus has prompted the Jefferson County Health Department to issue a reminder about mosquito control for area residents. Marc Maragos, director ...

20 file for supreme court by midnight Tuesday deadline

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The races to replace former West Virginia Supreme Court justices Menis Ketchum and Robin Davis are packed fields. According to the West Virginia Secretary of State, 20 filed by Tuesday for the special election to fill the two vacancies. By the midnight deadline, 10 ...

Finances holding steady in the village

WELLSVILLE — Despite no financial recovery plan and a slight oversight in spending in June, Wellsville officials continue to cut the village deficit. The Financial Planning and Supervision Commission on Tuesday reviewed the village’s financial report for activity through July 31, and it ...

Trustees expected to hold ‘town halls’ on police levy

CALCUTTA — St. Clair Township officials likely will conduct public forums regarding the police department’s proposed replacement levy in November. During Tuesday’s trustees meeting, Trustee Robert Swickard discussed several comments from residents about the proposed 3.35-mill ...

U.S. Rep. rides along with EL dept

EAST LIVERPOOL — For the first time, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson found himself in a police cruiser Tuesday morning, but not due to any wrongdoing on the part of the congressman. Johnson took the opportunity for a ride-along with city Patrolman Rob Smith to get an idea what he and other police ...

Wide load creates traffic tangle

EAST LIVERPOOL — Traffic was snarled for close to two hours Monday afternoon after a combine being hauled by a truck was too wide to fit through a construction zone along state Route 7. According to Liverpool Township Detective Jared Kinemond, the trucker — whose name he did not have ...

Transformer failure cause of power outage

CHESTER — A transformer failure at the Chester sub-station is being cited as the cause for Monday’s outage for residents in Chester, Newell, New Cumberland and surrounding areas, according to Mon Power via city officials. According to the city’s Facebook page, the city of Chester ...