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Weirton chosen for Home Rule program

October 9, 2014 WEIRTON — The city of Weirton has been declared one of 16 West Virginia municipalities selected to participate in an expanded Home Rule program. more »»

Both sides of smoking ban heard

October 9, 2014 WELLSBURG — Opponents and supporters were among about 20 who turned out for a hearing Monday on a proposed clean indoor air regulation that would prohibit smoking in all public places in Brooke... more »»

Trial set in area bombs case

October 9, 2014 NEW CUMBERLAND — A man indicted by the Hancock County grand jury for allegedly placing three bombs around the Weirton Municipal Building in May had his trial date set in Hancock County Circuit Court... more »»

River drilling a hot issue as bids roll in

October 9, 2014 As state leaders evaluate bids to gain as much as $8,125 per acre with 20 percent of production royalties for the right to frack for natural gas and oil under the Ohio River, the Wheeling Water... more »»

Council can’t legally pay Wilson at chief’s rate

October 8, 2014 WELLSVILLE—With Mayor Susan Haugh absent from Tuesday night’s council meeting, no action on a successor to the late Joe Scarabino as police chief took place. more »»

Congressman talks ‘seniors’ programs in visit to county

October 8, 2014 NEW MANCHESTER—Programs for senior citizens need to be more of a priority for state and federal legislators or they will continue to suffer from funding cuts. That was the message delivered to U.S. more »»

St. Al’s School evacuated

October 8, 2014 EAST LIVERPOOL — Students at St. more »»

Driver: Students protected by bus

October 8, 2014 CHESTER—The Hancock County school bus driver involved in Monday’s accident said he’s convinced the students were protected by the bus. more »»

Chester remembers two pillars of the community: Chaney, Hood

October 8, 2014 CHESTER—Chester residents are mourning the loss of two city stalwarts—one an entrepreneur and businessman, and the other a longtime educator. Don Hood, 88, a U.S. more »»

EPA: Village sewage plant still violating permit, but improving

October 8, 2014 SALINEVILLE—The village of Salineville’s waste water treatment plant is still in violation of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, but is showing signs of improvement,... more »»

‘Suspicious’ man arrested on obstruction, also faces charges of concealed weapon, inducing panic

October 8, 2014 EAST LIVERPOOL — Police were called to the BP station on Dresden Avenue Monday afternoon for a report of a suspicious person wearing a mask and hanging around the building. more »»

City, state officials talk truck traffic along busy stretch of roadway

October 8, 2014 NEW CUMBERLAND—This week’s New Cumberland City Council meeting turned into a transportation summit of sorts, but any solutions for the city’s traffic woes are still years away. more »»

Village PD to get new cruiser with state assistance

October 8, 2014 SALINEVILLE—After a frustrating day last month in which all of the village police department’s patrol cars seemed to experience mechanical problems at the same time, Police Chief Andy Straley sent a... more »»

Rain is likely cause of school bus accident

October 7, 2014 CHESTER—A Hancock County school bus on its end-of-the-day run from Oak Glen Middle School was struck by a vehicle on U.S. Route 30 Monday afternoon, sending two people to the hospital, officials said. more »»

Council decides to lower tipping fee

October 7, 2014 EAST LIVERPOOL — City Council Monday night tabled final reading of an ordinance establishing a 25-cent per ton tipping fee for bulk haulers, instead giving first reading to a new ordinance setting... more »»

Council waives water department’s monthly office rent

October 7, 2014 CHESTER—The Chester Water Department will be able to operate out of the Chester Municipal Building rent-free until further notice. more »»

EL man charged with indecent exposure

October 7, 2014 BEAVER, Pa. — An East Liverpool man has been charged by police in Shippingport, Pa., of exposing himself to two women in separate incidents during the month of August. more »»

Farmer’s property tax will not increase in 2015

October 7, 2014 LISBON — Columbiana County farmers, take comfort. Your property taxes will not be increasing in 2015 as a result of a change in the formula used to calculate the tax break for farm land. more »»



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