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United States is ‘open for business’

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WASHINGTON — Last November, diplomats from Brazil to Japan joined oil and gas executives at the headquarters of Washington’s largest lobbying group to christen a new partnership. Inside the marble walls of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a crowd of 200 welcomed the U.S. Gas Infrastructure ...

Camera club competition winners

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The Upper Ohio Valley Camera Club has announced December competition winners. The theme was “Country Roads.” The theme category winners were: First place, Diane Bannister; second place, Anissa Wellington; and third place, John Hanish. The open category winners were: First place, Deb Snider; ...

Democratic leaders announce legislative priorities for 2019

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CHARLESTON — With Republican leaders in the West Virginia Senate talking about their plans for the next legislative session, starting Jan. 9, Senate Democrats unveiled their priorities for the new year. Senate Minority Leader Roman Prezioso, D-Marion, issued a press release Wednesday with a ...

An early visit from Santa

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Santa Claus and a few of his elves gathered a little early at the School of Bright Promise in Steubenville during the annual Christmas lunch provided Dec. 5 by the Steubenville Lions Club. Students and staff enjoyed a roast beef meal and received gifts from Old St. Nick, who had some assistance ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Cited: Jamie M. Polverini, 26, 113 Teresa Drive, Wintersville, expired registration. Theft: House in the 1200 block of Ridge Avenue entered and copper piping taken, Tuesday. Arrested: Sean M. Payne, 38, 671 Prospect Ave., bench warrant out of municipal court, ...

Community news from around the area

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Mingo church continues nut roll tradition Monday MINGO JUNCTION — The Christmas tradition of nut roll baking will be renewed this year at Mingo First United Presbyterian Church on Monday, according to Elder Cathy Woodward. “We have been doing this for more years than I can recall,” ...

Lions Club of Wellsburg plans light-up event tonight

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WELLSBURG — The Lions Club of Wellsburg hopes to start a new tradition this holiday season with the inaugural “Light Up The Park.” The event will take place at 6 p.m. today in Central Park. “The city has not had any true light up night in years,” said Paul Billiard of the parks ...

Happy birthday

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A birthday party was held after a recent meeting of the Unionport No. 360 Order of the Eastern Stars. Sisters and brothers having birthdays from August to December were honored. Preparing for the party were, from left, Le’Ann Gibbons, Leanna Mikesell, Susan Adams, Clara McClure and Stephanie ...

JSW Steel to invest $500M into Mingo plant

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STEUBENVILLE — Pete Vojvodich, vice president of human resources and safety for JSW Steel USA, said the company’s Mingo Junction steelmaking facility plans to employ 1,000 workers in the next couple years, and the company will be investing more than $500 million into the plant. Vojvodich ...

Hutchison appointed to state Supreme Court

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals is whole again after the appointment of Raleigh County Circuit Judge John Hutchison to the bench to replace Allen Loughry, who resigned. Gov. Jim Justice announced the appointment of Hutchison Wednesday afternoon. “I have known ...

Andreozzi stepping down as commissioner

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WELLSBURG — After six years as a Brooke County commissioner, James Andreozzi will be stepping away from the office. During Tuesday’s commission meeting, residents and leaders of the community thanked Andreozzi for his service to the area. “It’s a pretty rare occasion when an ...

BAH at Elks Lodge 1801

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Members of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce gathered Wednesday at Elks Lodge 1801 in Weirton for the December Business After Hours event. The Weirton Elks Lodge was founded in 1950 and is involved in a variety of activities in the community. For information on membership and services, ...

Steubenville gets its first look at $46.1M 2019 budget

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STEUBENVILLE — City Council got its first look Tuesday at a proposed $46.1 million spending plan for 2019. “We did put everything in that was requested,” Finance Director Lewis told council during a finance committee meeting. “It doesn’t quite fit in the box, but it’s not too far ...

Weirton Heights Rotary guest

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Amy Jo Hutchison, northern regional organizer for Our Children Our Future and tri-chair of the West Virginia’s Poor People’s Campaign, spoke to the Weirton Heights Rotary Club on Nov. 27 about the organization’s mission to end child poverty in West Virginia. Pictured, from left, are ...

Former city officer pleads guilty in illegal hunting case

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STEUBENVILLE — Former City Police officer Nate Cline faces up to two years in prison in connection with illegal hunting charges and his misuse of a law enforcement automated database system. Cline plead guilty By to five felonies and 11 misdemeanors during a hearing on Tuesday before ...

WJU staff, students have immersion experiences

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WHEELING — This week, several students and staff members from Wheeling Jesuit University have traveled to either Detroit or Pittsburgh for service-immersion experiences, coordinated and organized by the university’s Service for Social Action Center. This is the university’s first ...

Tri-State Medical Group plans event on winter safety

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WEIRTON — Tri-State Medical Group will be offering an informational display about winter safety, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Tri-State Pharmacy. Sara Lyons, Doctor of Pharmacy candidate, will be on hand to answer questions and provide informational material. For more information, ...

Stephen Smith jumps into race for governor

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WHEELING — The first candidate to jump into the 2020 West Virginia governor’s race believes no politician singularly makes a difference in the world. “It takes a movement,” said Democrat Stephen Smith of Kanawha County. Smith spoke of his intention to run for governor in 2020 during a ...

$5,000 given from memorial golf tournament

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STEUBENVILLE — The Fred Bell Pancreatic Cancer Foundation made a $5,000 local donation to the Trinity Health System Foundation on Dec. 5, with funds representing money raised this summer at the fifth-annual and final Fred Bell Memorial Golf Tournament. Event committee members Rick Perkins, ...