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Trump to sign border deal, then declare emergency

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise that would avert a second government shutdown. But a new confrontation has been ignited — this time over President Donald Trump’s plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency to siphon billions of ...

Steubenville Art Association keeping busy

Community

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville Art Association has been busy hosting open studio sessions every other week since mid-November, and they have become very popular, according to association officials. The next open studio sessions are scheduled for Feb. 25 and March 11 in room 2534 at Eastern ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Cited: Damian D. Michael, 25, 209 Vine St., Follansbee, no license and expired plates; Joshua Slaten, 42, 710 Oakmont Ave., driving with suspended license; Megan M. Core, 26, 119 McDowell Ave., driving with suspended license; Frankie L. Bouslaugh, 75, Carrollton, failure to ...

Education package sent back to Senate

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia House of Delegates passed a shrunk-down education reform package Thursday, sending the bill back to the Senate and a likely conference committee to iron out differences. The House passed Senate Bill 451, the education omnibus bill, 71-29 during its Thursday ...

Sweetheart Chocolate Walk is Saturday

Community

STEUBENVILLE — Some tickets remain available for area residents interested in a chocolately walk Saturday that will enable participants in the first-time event to be part of a drawing for a $100 “dinner for two” gift card to JC Wine Cellars in East Springfield. Historic Fort Steuben is ...

Jeff Davis faces fine, training for ethics violation

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NEW CUMBERLAND — A local county commissioner is facing a fine and ethics training following an agreement with the West Virginia Ethics Commission over the county’s use of his private business. A conciliation agreement between the Ethics Commission and Hancock County Commissioner Jeff ...

Sapphire Sister honors

Community

The Alpha Tau Chapter (WV) of Alpha Delta Kappa, international honorary organization for women educators, held its February meeting at Trinity United Methodist Church in New Cumberland with Velda Icard, immediate past president, presiding. Chaplain Kathy Griffith read two Valentine’s Day ...

W.Va. veterans court bill passes Senate unanimously

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WHEELING — A bill to re-establish veterans courts in West Virginia is moving forward in Charleston. Senate Bill 40, sponsored by Senate Majority Whip Ryan Weld, R-Brooke, unanimously passed the Senate on Wednesday. The measure establishes a Military Service Members Court program within ...

Ex-W.Va. Supreme Court justice handed two years for corruption

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CHARLESTON — A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice who had a $32,000 blue suede couch in his office and was at the center of an impeachment and corruption scandal was sentenced to two years in federal prison Wednesday. “I have not seen evidence of remorse,” U.S. District Judge ...

Lawmakers submit to drug testing

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WHEELING — Union trades asked West Virginia lawmakers Wednesday to voluntarily submit to a drug test — and many of them did. The West Virginia State Building and Construction Trades Council offered free drug testing to lawmakers “in an effort to educate them and remove the stigma that ...

Nine honored for efforts to preserve West Virginia history

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WHEELING — Nine area residents have been chosen as West Virginia History Heroes in recognition of their efforts to preserve the history and heritage of the Northern Panhandle. They and other recipients throughout the state will be recognized Feb. 21 during the West Virginia History Day ...

A gift from God

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The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce and the American Red Cross partnered to ensure area blood donations keep up with demand as the organizations sponsored the sixth-annual Corporate Challenge Blood Drive held Tuesday at the YWCA of Steubenville. Chamber member businesses and their ...

Contestant on competitive baking show has local ties

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STEUBENVILLE — When Gigi Thomas got the e-mail asking her to be a contestant on a competitive baking show that airs on the Discovery Family Channel, she thought it was a prank and threw it away – twice. Then they called. “I got an e-mail and thought it was a joke,” she said. “I ...

School board to hold special meeting

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NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m., Monday, at the John D. Rockefeller IV Career Center. The agenda includes the evaluation of the county school superintendent and other personnel actions.

PRESIDENT’S DAY CLOSING LIST

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Many area government agencies will adjust their schedules this week in observance of President’s Day on Monday. Those changes include: • Brooke County Courthouse will be closed. • Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee Branch will be open. • Brooke County Senior Center ...

MUNICIPAL COURT

Daily Happenings

The following cases were cleared, court costs added, in Steubenville Municipal court with Judge John Mascio presiding: Josea L. Brown, 40, Apartment 15, 5 Maplewood Drive, parking in handicap spot, $250; Norman D. Brown, 40, 88 Palomino Drive, Weirton, suspended license, six hours community ...

DIVORCES

Daily Happenings

The following divorces were recorded in Jefferson County: Miranda Howard of Brilliant from Roger Howard of Hopedale. Former name, Miranda Still, restored. Brandon T. Fowler of Columbus and Meya C. Fowler of Steubenville. Joint decree of divorce. Former name, Meya Potenzini, restored. Lisa ...

The 2020 campaign under way

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WEIRTON — He was the first to declare his candidacy for the 2020 West Virginia governor’s race, and the first to stump in the Northern Panhandle. Stephen Smith, who filed his pre-candidacy paperwork in July and officially launched his efforts for the governor’s seat in November, visited ...

School house museum honors longtime service

Community

STEUBENVILLE — The Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum has marked a changing of the guard and with that an acknowledgment of honors for longtime service. Gloria Renda, director, and Richard Clashman, treasurer, were presented with years of service awards when the board held its ...