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Bridgeport to purchase water from Ferry

BRIDGEPORT — The village of Bridgeport finalized an agreement with the city of Martins Ferry on Tuesday to purchase water after contaminants were found in the village’s wells. On Tuesday, Village Council voted in favor of allowing Mayor Norma Teasdale to sign the water purchase ...

Israeli experts announce discovery of more Dead Sea scrolls

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists on Tuesday announced the discovery of dozens of Dead Sea Scroll fragments bearing a biblical text found in a desert cave and believed hidden during a Jewish revolt against Rome nearly 1,900 years ago. The fragments of parchment bear lines of Greek ...

Elite Heating and Cooling to have yearly furnace giveaway

BRIDGEPORT — A local woman received a free furnace Tuesday as the result of a contest through Elite Heating and Cooling in Morristown, and the business will offer another giveaway when fall rolls around. Steve Williams, install estimator, and his crew were at the home of the winner Tuesday ...

St. C. creating new wastewater position

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Water and wastewater issues were again front and center during Monday’s teleconference meeting of City Council. An unexpected malfunction of neglected equipment at the wastewater treatment plant spurred city leaders to begin the search for someone to take a more active ...

Extent of COVID-19 vaccine waste still largely unknown

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As millions continue to wait their turn for the COVID-19 vaccine, small but steady amounts of the precious doses have gone to waste across the country. It’s a heartbreaking reality that experts acknowledged was always likely to occur. Thousands of shots have ...

Vaccine eligibility expands again

COLUMBUS -- Ohio and age 40 and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines beginning Friday. Gov. Mike DeWine announced the change Tuesday, adding that Ohio residents with certain conditions such as cancer and cardiopulmonary disease also will become eligible Friday. And, on March 29, any ...