SLIDESHOW: Burned Wilson Furniture building coming down

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T-L Photos/JOE LOVELL Workers begin to demolish the remains of the Wilson Furniture store after a fire gutted the structure several weeks ago. Owner Jason Wilson said the building, built in the 1880s, was damaged too severely to save. A portion of the old store may be salvageable, but that ...

Valley Avengers in search of new recruits

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BRIDGEPORT — The Valley Avengers, a group of local teens who aid in fundraising efforts and events, is looking to add more members to its team of superheroes and princesses. Tom Wensyel, the group’s adult adviser who goes by “Mr. Stark,” said the Valley Avengers led by Spider-Man is ...

Lots of sound and fury on U.S. debt, but not a crisis — yet


WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the sound and fury about raising the nation’s debt limit, most economists say federal borrowing is not at a crisis point ... at least not yet. The national debt is at the core of a dispute about how to raise the government’s legal borrowing authority, a mostly ...

Razing of former Patrick’s Restaurant gets board approval


BARNESVILLE — The possible razing of the former Patrick’s Restaurant is moving to the next stage after the proposal received approval from the Barnesville Board of Architectural Review. The owner of the building — located on the corner of Chestnut and Main streets — submitted a ...

Chief Deputy Zusack to run for sheriff

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ST. CLAIRSVILLE — After years at second-in-command, Chief Deputy James Zusack is throwing his hat into the ring to succeed Belmont County Sheriff David Lucas following the 2024 election. “Sheriff Lucas advised me that he was not going to run another term, so being chief deputy since 2014, ...

Democratic Party leader stepping down


STEUBENVILLE — The leader of the Jefferson County Democratic Party has chosen to step down, citing work-related commitments he felt kept him from devoting sufficient time to the role. “If I can’t dedicate myself 100 percent to something, I’d rather let it go,” said Robert Martin, ...