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Arrest made in Steubenville shooting

STEUBENVILLE — Brylee West, 18, of Steubenville, who was wanted in connection with the Sept. 24 shooting of a mother and her daughter, was apprehended Friday afternoon by North Fayette Township, Pa., police Steubenville Police received a warrant return from the North Fayette Township Police ...

Coffee with a Cop: Officers receive positive feedback

CALCUTTA — With today’s climate, police officers are never sure what to expect when they encounter the public, but St. Clair Township officers were pleasantly surprised Thursday when they received only positive feedback during the first of several Coffee with a Cop events planned for the ...

Suspect confesses to fatal hit-and-run

LISBON — The highway patrol has found and interviewed the man believed to be driving the vehicle Tuesday morning that struck Nicholas Crookston. The patrol issued a press release on Thursday, saying the 28-year-old man admitted to hitting Crookston with his vehicle and leaving the scene of ...

Downtown business gets approval on paint, sign

EAST LIVERPOOL — Although a bit after the fact, a new paint scheme for a downtown agency’s storefront was approved Thursday by the Design Review Board. Erica Como, program manager for Help Network of Northeast Ohio, 509 Market St., said painting was already underway on the front of the ...

Patrolman exam rescheduled

EAST LIVERPOOL — A competitive exam for the position of police patrolman has again been rescheduled by the Civil Service Commission to 5 p.m. Nov. 5 at the New Castle School of Trades. The commission had agreed at a meeting Tuesday to reschedule the test until Nov. 12 after the police chief ...

Congress OKs opioid legislation in show of bipartisanship

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Setting aside the Supreme Court fight, members of Congress this week approved bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing the devastating opioid addiction across the country. But the Support for Patients and Communities Act, which President Donald Trump said he would sign ...

Wheeling Island Casino finds partner for sports betting launch

WHEELING, W.Va. — A new partnership has been formed to develop technology for Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack’s launch this fall of sports betting. Officials of Delaware North, the casino’s owner, said Wednesday it has partnered with Miomni Gaming to provide turnkey retail and ...

DISPENSARY CONSTRUCTION

Construction workers with Cowan Masonry and Mike Pusateri Excavating continued work Wednesday on the construction and expansion of a building along Dresden Avenue in East Liverpool which will serve as the site of a medical marijuana dispensary through FarmaceuticalRX, LLC, which obtained one of ...

Mayor envisions Devon’s Dimond as ‘green space

EAST LIVERPOOL — A $500,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources being sought by Mayor Ryan Stovall would be put toward turning Devon’s Diamond and Market Street into a downtown green space. Council’s recreation committee, chaired by Councilman Ernest Peachey, met prior ...

Council to form financial committee

CHESTER, W.Va. — Councilman Tom Paisley met some opposition with members of council after making a motion to form a financial committee within city council in order for financial statements to be sent out by the end of the year. “We form a committee to look into getting into the cities ...