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Friends since their Weir High School days are Army veterans Guy Ceraolo, 98, left, and Dominic Schell, 96, who attended the Christmas party.
-- Janice Kiaski

Holiday hospitality for nursing home vets

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STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville American Legion Post 33 in Steubenville opened its doors Dec. 5 to extend hospitality and treat special people to a special event. A longtime holiday tradition of more than two decades unfolded with the arrival of disabled veterans from area nursing homes — ...

Community happenings

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John Hancock Pen Club to hold Christmas party Sunday WEIRTON — Members of the John Hancock Pen Club will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mario’s Restaurant on Main Street in Weirton for their annual Christmas and holiday get-together. To RSVP contact Jane Kraina or Pam Makricosta at (304) ...

TEXT TROUBLES — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks before a House Committee on the Judiciary oversight hearing on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, in Washington, after hundreds of text messages between two FBI officials on the special counsel’s Russia investigation revealed a strong anti-Trump bias. -- Associated Press

Mueller supporters playing defense

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WASHINGTON — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, facing congressional questions about anti-Donald Trump text messages exchanged between two FBI officials assigned to the Russia probe, defended special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday and said he had seen no cause to fire him or ...

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Fun Seekers donate toys to Table of Hope

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The Fun Seekers’ Christmas party included the donation of toys to Table of Hope that operates out of the First United Methodist Church at 3301 West St., Weirton. Participating in presenting the toys were, from left, club members Larry Bauer, Mary Beth Bauer and David Krause; Table of Hope ...

GOP says tax cuts will be part of deal in ’18

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WASHINGTON — Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement Wednesday on a major overhaul of the nation’s tax laws that would provide generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans — Donald Trump among them — and deliver the first major legislative ...

Community news from around the area

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Weirton Shriners hosting pancake breakfast Saturday WEIRTON — The Weirton Shriners will host a fundraiser pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 16) at the Northern Panhandle Shrine Club, located at the end of Cove Road by the state highway garage. The menu will include ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Christopher Costlow, 20, 1010 Bantam Ridge Road, Wintersville, possession of drugs, Monday. Arrested: Robert E. Myers, 51, 907 Main St., Toronto, aggravated menacing and gross sexual imposition, Tuesday. Arrested: Shannon Allese, 39, 158 county Road 46, Toronto, ...

Weirton looks to establish land bank

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WEIRTON — The City of Weirton may soon begin the process of establishing its own land bank. The issue was raised by Ward 4 Councilman George Ash during Monday’s Weirton Council meeting. “I’m not sure how it works,” Ash said, suggesting the city begin to look into the ...

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Auxiliary officers

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The Tri-State Marine Corp Club Auxiliary members held their regular meeting Dec. 11 with the Christmas dinner held afterward. The Marine men and auxiliary women brought a covered dish. The new officers elected for 2018-19 will begin their duties at the Jan. 8 meeting. Officers are, seated, ...