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CONCERNS — Beech Bottom Councilman Greg Sheperd had many questions for Brooke County school officials during a public hearing Thursday at Beech Bottom Primary School concerning plans to merge the school and Colliers and Lauretta B. Millsop primary schools with four others. The board's next hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Millsop Primary School. -- Warren Scott

Brooke school board faces merger questions

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BEECH BOTTOM — Brooke County school officials were asked about financial issues spurring the decision to close three primary schools and questioned about data included in the 10-year facilities plan submitted to the West Virginia Department of Education during a public hearing Thursday at ...

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Thanksgiving dinner set for Tuesday

Community

The Order Of A.H.E.P.A. Hancock Chapter No. 103 is sponsoring the ninth-annual Thanksgiving dinner for the children and staff of the Weirton Christian Center and the Dunbar Recreation Center. Chairman Steve Psaros has announced it will be held Tuesday at the All Saints Greek Orthodox Church ...

BELLS WILL BE RINGING — Maj. Mike Morton of the Brooke and Weirton Salvation Army is seen with one of the many kettles used to collect donations to help local residents in need. Salvation Army bell ringers can be found at many Brooke and Hancock county locations this weekend as the nonprofit organization begins its regular Christmas campaign, which allows it to help people throughout the year. -- Warren Scott

Salvation Army kettle campaign ready to begin

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Area shoppers will hear the familiar sound of bells ringing at many local stores as volunteers with the Brooke and Weirton Salvation Army seek donations to aid a growing number of local residents in need. Officials with the nonprofit organization said about 150 families in Brooke County and ...

Weirton Light Up Night postponed until 6 p.m. Sunday

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WEIRTON — The Weirton Light Up Night event has been postponed until 6 p.m. Sunday. Officials with the City of Weirton and Renaissance Weirton made the announcement Saturday morning, citing inclement weather. The rescheduled activities will still be held at the intersection of Main Street ...

Church news from throughout the area

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Thanksgiving Day service Thursday at First Church of Christ, Scientist STEUBENVILLE — First Church of Christ, Scientist, 600 Lovers Lane, will conduct its 104th-annual Thanksgiving Day service on Thursday, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Christian Science congregations in more than 70 countries ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Jess Turner, 34, 714 Oakmont Ave., contempt, Thursday. Arrested for failure to appear: James Turick, 21, 531 S. Fourth St.; Jonathan P. Johnson, 22, 614 Spring Ave.; and Mark Blancato, 40, 28 township Road 281. Cited: Robert DiBacco, 71, 314 Braybarton Blvd., stop ...

During Thursday's event at the Mary H. Weir Public Library, a plaque dedicated in memory of Julia N. Schaltenbrand was unveiled in the library's lobby. Assisting with the unveiling are, from left, library board President Joe Evano and board member Karen Gould; John Semerakis, Schaltenbrand's brother, and Anna Semerakis. -- Craig Howell

Weir library accepts $100K as memorial

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WEIRTON — The Mary H. Weir Public Library announced Thursday a memorial gift aimed at helping their efforts to serve the Weirton community. Library officials and guests gathered in the lobby to announce a bequeathment of $100,000 from the estate of Julia N. Schaltenbrand, who died May 12, ...

Church sermon topics

Community

-- Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Eighty-four Thousand Six Hundred.” -- Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “My God I Entrust to You” -- Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, Steubenville: “When the Word is Challenged.” -- Covenant ...

Births

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Trinity Medical Center West Jessica Cruise and William Olson of Steubenville, a boy, Nov. 8. Katherine Greer and Jeremiah Squires of Chester, a boy, Nov. 9. Caitlin and Brandon Canestraro of Mingo Junction, a boy, Nov. 10. Ashley and Charles Alexander of Weirton, a girl, Nov. ...

Hancock County Museum renovation update given to commissioners

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NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Museum received some help as it gets ready for renovation work, and also discussed other events that took place this year. Museum board member Bob McNeil provided the Hancock County Commission, Thursday, with an update on the museum's latest developments, ...