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WARNER IN WELLSBURG — West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner spoke to Brooke County officials Monday about efforts to clear voter registration records of those who are deceased and rendered ineligible because they have been convicted of a crime. With Warner, second from right, are, from left, county Clerk Sylvia Benzo; county Election Clerk Pam Northcraft; Penny Brick, field service representative for the secretary of state’s office; and county  -- Warren Scott

Secretary Warner discusses voter rolls during Brooke stop

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WELLSBURG — The West Virginia secretary of state visited the Brooke County Courthouse on Monday to talk about efforts to make voter registration efforts more accurate. Secretary of State Mac Warner said when he entered office earlier this year he was encouraged to drop the Electronic ...

POSTER CONTEST WINNERS — First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union officials congratulated the 2017 anti-bullying poster contest winners recently. Those attending the event included, from left, front, Alaina Bilby, Follansbee Middle School; Mikayla Childers, Follansbee; Owen Petrella, Follansbee Middle; Tessa Kefer, Oak Glen Middle School; and Lindsey Wheat, St. Joseph the Worker School, second row, Laynie McCarthy, St. Paul School; Mia Pietranton, St. Paul; Ella Wingett, St. Paul; Juliaunna Campbell, Weir Middle School; and Ava Estrada, Wellsburg Middle School, third row, Dan Dudley, Eagle Can Employees Federal Credit Union; Jackie Gaughenbaugh, St. Paul administrative assistant; Tricia McGee, Hancock School Employees Federal Credit Union; Mia Piccirillo, St. Paul teacher; Vicki Hirkala, Tin Mill Employees Federal Credit Union; Janet Stagani, Weirton-Wellsburg Chapter of Credit Unions president and Tin Mill Employees; John Thayer, First Choice America; Jennifer Sissini, Wellsburg Middle principal; Recheal Fuscardo, St. Joseph principal; Weirton Mayor Harold Miller; Edward Kennedy, First Choice America; and the Rev. Dennis Schuelkens, St. Joseph the Worker Church. -- Contributed

Poster contest winners named

Community

The Weirton-Wellsburg Chapter of Credit Unions challenged local fifth graders to make anti-bullying posters in March. Winners were chosen based on the composition of their poster, and the winning pupils were invited to the April 12 chapter meeting, where they received a certificate of ...

Today’s birthdays

Daily Happenings

JoAnn Derosky, Toronto. Barb Crugnale, Mingo Junction. Brody Kurner, 9, Mingo Junction. Bettyanne Jeffries, Mingo Junction. Darlene Wickham, 37, Toronto. Rita Weatherhead, 32, Wintersville.

Hancock school decision will impact 48 jobs

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Following two days of hearings last week, the Hancock County Board of Education on Monday approved a list of 19 personnel reductions and 29 transfers. The personnel changes, announced following a half-hour executive session, will go into effect at the end of the current ...

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Egg hunt held

Community

Eddie Majoris, Weirton Shopping Plaza owner, sponsored an Easter egg hunt April 15 at an empty field adjacent to the plaza. More than 60 children participated in the hunt, including the hunt for 10 golden coins, each of which was worth $20. The children found more than $500 during the hunt. -- ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Vehicle entered: Vehicle entered in the 1400 block of Oregon Avenue but nothing appeared taken, Monday. Arrested: Jonaka Wallace, 21, 460 S. Fifth St., criminal trespass, Monday. Cited: Elizabeth R. Warrick, 39, 1113 State St., driving with suspended license; and Uziah D. ...

Some state parks will charge admission fee

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CHARLESTON — Visiting some West Virginia’s state parks will no longer be free as of Memorial Day weekend. On Monday, the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources unveiled a plan to charge for access to seven parks around the state. The parks that will start charging visitors are ...

Fort Henry Commemoration Speaker Series continues

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WHEELING — West Virginia Independence Hall will host the fourth program of the Fort Henry Commemoration Speaker Series 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The speaker series is observing the 240th anniversary of the first siege of Fort Henry and the 235th anniversary of the second siege. The program is ...

NC Earth Day

Earth Day planting

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New Cumberland Community Projects celebrated Earth Day on Saturday by completing several projects around town, including planting a tree behind the gazebo at Hines Park. Shown are Community Projects Director George Hines and his granddaughter, Sophie, as they finish planting a willow tree. -- ...

Never Alone West Virginia to host roundtable May 10

Community

WEIRTON — Never Alone West Virginia will hold a “Caring Community Seminar” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. May 10 at Weirton Medical Center located at 601 Colliers Way. Lisa Pinney of Pittsburgh will be the featured speaker, discussing trauma and addiction. A round table will include several ...