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  1. DNA evidence nails down same suspect in two casesRead the original story w/Photo

    8 min ago | WTOV9

    WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio -- Thanks to use of forensic evidence, prosecutors say two separate cases, including a recent Jefferson County home invasion, can move forward with one suspect. Doren Thomas pleaded not guilty of aggravated burglary and robbery in an April invasion case of a Cross Creek home.

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  2. Dewine: Progress being made in illegal gambling crackdown caseRead the original story w/Photo

    10 min ago | WTOV9

    WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio -- It's been four months since investigators seized about $1.5 million in an illegal gambling crackdown in Steubenville. The last time anything was publicly learned about the case was earlier this summer inside a Jefferson County courtroom.

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  3. DeWine, Abdalla Announce Cold Case Indictments, ArrestRead the original story w/Photo

    11 min ago | WTOV9

    WTOV9.com STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla announced Wednesday the indictment of a Cleveland man on murder charges in connection with three homicides dating back to the 1970s. On Wednesday, special prosecutors with the Attorney General's Special Prosecutions Section presented evidence to a Jefferson County Grand Jury, which returned a three-count indictment against Stanley Rusnak, 65, of Cleveland, Ohio.

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  4. Crews clean up after train derailment, fire, fuel spillRead the original story w/Photo

    16 min ago | WTOV9

    WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio -- Crews from the Environmental Protection Agency in Steubenville are assessing the damage following a train derailment, fire, and fuel spill Wednesday night. Officials said it doesn't appear the diesel fuel left the accident site.

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  5. Consider College Fest' held TuesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    19 min ago | WTOV9

    WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio - Hundreds of students from 15 high schools around the Ohio Valley were able to get a feel for their futures via the annual "Consider College Fest" at Eastern Gateway Community College. Choosing where to go to college is a big decision and an important one.

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  6. Community meets to discuss violence in SteubenvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    22 min ago | WTOV9

    WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio - Organizers hope to encourage change during Wednesday evening's meeting involving Steubenville community members and city leaders. The meeting, open to the public, was set up to allow those living in Steubenville to be heard and air their opinions about the recent violence in their area.

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  7. Commissioners step up to help keep county cleanRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | WTOV9

    WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio -- Budget constraints have the Jefferson County Solid Waste Authority asking for help in paying an officer to enforce laws and ensure litter and debris gets cleaned up, and county commissioners are answering the call. The Jefferson County Commission will pay for the salary of one officer for the rest of the year to enforce illegal dumping and litter control laws.

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  8. Commissioners find answer to escalating water rates in Mingo JunctionRead the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | WTOV9

    WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio - Jefferson County Commissioners are working to alleviate part of their bulk water rate increase from the city of Steubenville by adding a new source of water. After the rate to purchase water from the city increased, commissioners wanted to avoid shifting the burden to customers, so they added Toronto as a new source of water.

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  9. Bridgeport bank robber pleads guiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WTOV9

    WTOV9.com BRIDGEPORT, Ohio - Rayland's James Oberman will face his sentencing in October after a guilty plea for robbing the Bridgeport Citizens Bank in May. Oberman had just gotten out of prison for robbing a bank in Jefferson County when he robbed the one in Bridgeport and was caught by police a very short time later. He's been charged with aggravated robbery with a firearm specification and with possession of weapons under disability since he was a felon and not allowed to have a gun.

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  10. Board of Elections looking at move into Towers BuildingRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WTOV9

    WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio - The Jefferson County Commissioners recently received a letter from the Board of Elections saying it would like to relocate to the Ohio Valley Towers Building in downtown Steubenville. The Board of Health, Regional Planning Commission, and the Veterans Affairs office are located at the Towers Building, with the Soil and Water Conservation District on its way in.

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  11. Bids accepted for roof project at Towers BuildingRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WTOV9

    WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio -- After purchasing the Ohio Valley Towers Building, Jefferson County commissioners anticipated the building needing a little bit of elbow grease. The major work commissioners want to get done is on the roof of the building, but they also say that they want to sure up issues with the doors and windows.

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  12. Belleview Community Pool closes for seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WTOV9

    WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio -- The Belleview Community Pool has closed its doors for the rest of the season. The decision came Thursday after the pool's computer filtration system broke down as a result of Tuesday's storms.

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  13. Austin Lake named a top 10 urban campgroundRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WTOV9

    WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio -- Chances are if you live in the Ohio Valley and you're a camping enthusiast, you've probably been to Austin Lake. It's a piece of paradise that has caught the attention of more than just the locals, as it was recently named one of the top 10 urban campgrounds by USA Today.

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  14. Audio recording reveals admission of guilt in throat slashing caseRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | WTOV9

    WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio -- Judy Jones, a Dillonvale woman accused of slashing her husband's throat while he was asleep and later saying she did it while dreaming of filleting a fish, appeared in court Friday for a preliminary hearing where she has been charged with attempted murder and two counts felony assault. Jones, who admitted to the crime during a police interrogation, said accusations of infidelity and jealousy in the marriage drove her to the act of violence.

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  15. 24 months in jail for man who doesn't recall details of crimeRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WTOV9

    WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio - Charles Zonker Jr. received a 24-month jail sentence Monday afternoon after he pled guilty to a crime he can't remember the details of. His defense attorney, Aaron Miller, said his client was intoxicated and had taken prescription pills during a robbery of a Dillonvale home from May 12. "So when he says he doesn't remember, that's true statement," Miller said.

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  16. Urban Mission school supply giveaway grows substantiallyRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WTOV9

    WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio -- The end of summer is not something kids typically look forward to, but you wouldn't have known that by the excitement in Steubenville on Thursday. A total 907 bags of school supplies were handed out at the Urban Mission's Back to School Giveaway.

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  17. Rape suspect goes before judgeRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WTOV9

    WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio - Larry Debee, who is accused of raping a young child, entered a not-guilty plea in a Jefferson County court on Wednesday. He's facing felony charges of rape and sexual battery.

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  18. Kids get new school shoesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WTOV9

    WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio - WTOV9, along with Wendy's, the United Way, and Information Helpline, teamed up to Lace up for Kids to provide shoes to children in need for the upcoming school year Thursday. "It's going to make a great difference in their school year," United Way Director Beth Rupert said.

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  19. Jefferson County residents urged to take caution after Mountain Lion sightingRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WTOV9

    WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio -- Experts are taking a claim of a possible mountain lion sighting in Jefferson County seriously because an off-duty wildlife officer is the one who witnessed it while on a run. It was an officer with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources who saw the animal just feet away from him while at the Fernwood State Forest on Tuesday evening.

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  20. Healthcare changes shock FirstEnergy retireesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WTOV9

    WTOV9.com JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio -- For former employees at Stratton's Sammis Plant and the Toronto Power plant, the letters about a change in health care came as shock. For some of them, 20 years away from the industry isn't enough to avoid the decisions the company makes in 2014 as a difficult Jan. 1 deadline fast approaches.

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