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Pence touts accomplishments, hammers Biden in campaign stop

ZANESVILLE — Vice President Mike Pence made a campaign stop in the area Wednesday evening, holding a “Workers for Trump” event at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds. Pence’s speech — in front of a large crowd that continued to fill the overflow area even after he started speaking — ...

Opioid bill signed into law

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Tim Ginter (R-Salem) Wednesday announced House Bill 341combating the opioid crisis has been signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine. Ginter, as the primary sponsor of the bill, has pushed for this legislation. The bill is a multifaceted and continued effort in combating the ...

New law bans officials from closing Ohio places of worship

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Houses of worship can’t be shut down by local or state officials, and elections can’t be moved from their prescribed dates, under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Mike DeWine and pushed by fellow Republican lawmakers angered over orders meant to slow the ...

Big Ten football returning

Big Ten is going to give fall football a shot after all. Less than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference changed course Wednesday and said it plans to begin its season the Oct. 23-24 weekend. Each team ...

St. Clair audit cites finding for recovery, already recovered

COLUMBUS— The state Auditor’s Office has issued a finding for recovery as a result of a conviction involving a former St. Clair Township police officer. Keith Faber’s released the 2018-2019 financial audit for former police Sgt. Joseph Brophey’s employer on Tuesday, issuing a finding ...

So far, so good at Beaver Local

CALCUTTA — Superintendent Eric Lowe reported at Monday’s school board meeting the first week of school in the coronavirus pandemic has gone smoothly, all things considered. “Students are doing a great job wearing face coverings. That’s a non-issue,” and staff has adjusted well too, ...

Wellsville prepares for demo of collapsed downtown eyesore

WELLSVILLE — Village officials are getting all their ducks in a row for when they get the opportunity to demolish a downtown building that is not only an eyesore but a safety hazard. The second floor wall of the former Shingler’s Jewelry store building, which is located in the 400 block ...

WELLSVILLE 2020 FALL HOMECOMING COURT

Members of Wellsville High School’s 2020 Fall Homecoming Court represent the Class of 2021. This year those selected are (from left) Greta Cartwright, Camryn Jackson, Jenna McNicol, Dylise Spann, and Leah Vinton. The Homecoming Queen, voted by her peers, will be crowned during halftime of ...

Two parents critical of online learning

SALINEVILLE — While the Southern Local school year is underway, not every parent is happy with the online education students are receiving. Two mothers appeared at Tuesday’s board meeting to express their concerns about the lessons they are being expected to help their children complete ...

Furloughed employees still not back in Chester

CHESTER, W.Va. — The frustration on Mayor Ken Morris’ face was evident as he stepped down to leave chambers. More than an hour after council started its regular meeting Monday, their furloughed employees in the clerk’s office and street department were still not back. Back in May when ...