Jefferson County, OH

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Gas and oil company eying Wintersville for headquarters

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio — Wintersville could soon be home to a new oil and gas company that is relocating its headquarters. The company is expected to bring around 30 new jobs to Jefferson County. "Good news,” Jefferson County Commissioner Tony Mortelli said. “I received last night the deal is getting...
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Investigators Seek Tips in Jefferson County Arson

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — The Division of State Fire Marshal’s Fire and Explosion Investigation Bureau is seeking tips from the public regarding an intentionally set fire at a vacant home in Adena (Jefferson County). The Short Creek Fire Department responded to 6141 County Road 10 shortly before midnight June 20 for...
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Commissioners present Mayor Phillips with recreation check

STEUBENVILLE — Sometimes, doing something in person and with a handshake and a smile makes a difference. That is how the Jefferson County Commissioners on Thursday presented Amsterdam Mayor Jim Phillips with the village’s $30,000 in recreation funds that will go toward improving the village park. “We wanted to have...

Charges filed in murder of homeless man

STEUBENVILLE — Bond has been set at $2 million for a 28-year-old Steubenville resident charged with murdering a homeless man three days ago in the 1400 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. Michaelis Maurice Forester, 3126 state Route 213, was arraigned Wednesday on one count of murder by Steubenville Municipal Court Judge...

Strong storm causes damage

STEUBENVILLE — A powerful storm with lightning and strong winds wreaked havoc up and down the Ohio Valley on Monday. In Jefferson County, the county 9-1-1 center reported trees and power lines down across various parts of the county. The Steubenville Police Department also reported trees down around the city.
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Strong storm causes damage throughout area

WEIRTON — A powerful storm with lightning and strong winds wreaked havoc up and down the Ohio Valley on Monday. At around 5 p.m., First Energy reported numerous outages in both Hancock and Brooke counties. Approximately 171 customers in Chester were said to be without power, with a handful in...
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Strong storms soak region

MARTINS FERRY — Dark storm clouds that rolled through the Ohio Valley on Monday afternoon left their mark on the area — in the form of downed tree limbs, standing water and power outages up and down the Northern Panhandle. The impact seemed to be more mild in Eastern Ohio,...

Post 33 fends off big Brilliant rally for win

CONNORVILLE — Jefferson County has scored a lot of runs through 16 games, but Post 33 has also given up a bunch of runs. It was more of the same Thursday against Brilliant. Jefferson County built a commanding advantage only to see Brilliant battle back and pull within two runs. Post 33 bounced back and plated three runs in the top of the seventh to pull away from Post 573 en route to a 13-8 victory at Bill Mazeroski Field.

Newly formed diversity committee holds first meeting

STEUBENVILLE — Following its first meeting, the consensus was the Jefferson County Diversity and Inclusion Committee is off to a good start. The newly formed board held its first meeting Thursday following the regular meeting of the Jefferson County Commissioners in the commissioners office, with six of nine appointed members and the commissioners in attendance.
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Bats come alive in Post 33, Post 139 doubleheader

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County and New Philadelphia brought their bats with them to the ballpark. Post 33 and Post 139 totaled 42 runs and collected 48 hits in a doubleheader Wednesday at Vaccaro Field. Jefferson County tallied the first seven runs of Game 1 en route to an 11-6 victory,...
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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Beaver County until 2:45 pm

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… Northeastern Jefferson County in east central Ohio… Southeastern Columbiana County in east central Ohio… Beaver County in western Pennsylvania… Southern Lawrence County in western Pennsylvania… Hancock County in northern West Virginia… Until 245 PM EDT. At 221 PM EDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from 6 miles east of East Palestine to 6 miles west of New Cumberland, moving east at 50 mph. HAZARD…Wind gusts to 60 mph and quarter-size hail. SOURCE…Radar. IMPACT…Minor hail damage to vehicles is possible. Expect wind damage to trees and power lines, resulting in some power outages. Locations impacted include… East Liverpool… Aliquippa… Beaver Falls… Monaca… East Palestine… Wellsville… Economy… Ellwood City… Ambridge… New Brighton… Beaver… Calcutta… This includes the following highways… Pennsylvania Turnpike between mile markers 1 and 21. Interstate 376 in Pennsylvania between mile markers 31 and 47. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… These storms have a history of producing damaging wind gusts. Move indoors immediately and stay away from windows! Please report severe weather by calling 412-262-1988, posting to the NWS Pittsburgh Facebook page, or using Twitter @NWSPITTSBURGH.

Museum’s open house celebration coincides with Dean Martin Festival

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Historical Association will hold its annual open house celebration to coincide with the Dean Martin Festival set for Thursday through Saturday. On Thursday and Friday, the museum, located at 426 Franklin Ave., Steubenville, will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for visitors and...

Post 33 sneaks by Toronto, 4-2

TORONTO — The Jefferson County Teramana Post 33 Legion baseball team snuck past Toronto Post 86, 4-2, on Tuesday. Connor Schultz earned the victory in the complete-game effort. He allowed one earned urn on five hits, two walks and struck out nine. George Ash and Jayden Sanders each tallied a single and an RBI. Corey Cottis also drove a run home. Aiden Fernandez added a triple.
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Police reports

Fight: A Yorkville woman said a neighbor was beating on her door, yelling for her boyfriend to come out and fight him, Wednesday. She said the man eventually went back in his own apartment, and when they arrived on scene deputies said they could hear screaming from inside the man’s apartment as they approached the door. His girlfriend initially told them he’d run out the front door, but later admitted he’d struck her in the eye and mouth because they’d come home from a bar intoxicated and she couldn’t unlock the door. She said he also threw her rabbit across the room. Deputies found the man lying in bed fully clothed and pretending to be asleep.
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Community news from around the area

STEUBENVILLE — Join the “Throwback Summer Reading Challenge” at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County. Children, teens and adults can join in person by visiting a library branch or online at Some online library offerings available include”. For adults: “The Greatest Sitcoms of All-Time” is available from...
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Mt. Zion Baptist Church holds vaccine clinic

JEFFERSON COUNTY, OH -- Today the Jefferson County Health Department and local church leaders continued their mission to vaccinate residents. The clinic was a part of the "Vaccinate to Congregate" program. It aims to vaccinate people who have not yet received a Covid-19 shot. By getting a vaccine, church leaders...

Martin’s legacy reason to celebrate

His talent made him, even by today’s standards, larger than life. He was the symbol of the era of cocktail cool, hanging out with his pals, holding a cigarette in one hand and a glass of whiskey in the other, a beautiful woman or two not too far away. Together...