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RIBBON-CUTTING— Surrounded by employees, local officials and other guests, Dan Martin, vice president of manufacturing for Bidell Gas Compression, cut the ribbon, Thursday, on the company’s new facility in Weirton. The company produces gas compressor systems for the natural gas industry, and currently has 34 employees with plans for expansion. -- Craig Howell

Bidell ready to begin operations in Weirton

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WEIRTON — A more than $3 million investment into the area was unveiled Thursday, when Bidell Gas Compression hosted an open house to showcase the renovations undertaken at its new home in the north end of Weirton. The 100,000-square-foot building at 1400 Main St., formerly used as a machine ...

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Weirton Knights donate to school

Community

The Weirton Council of the Knights of Columbus No. 3734 recently donated $1,000 to St. Joseph the Worker Grade School to assist students for the fall semester. K of C Grand Knight James Kelly presented the check to school Principal Recheal Fuscardo. Also in attendance were K of C officers Kevin ...

CHAPTER HAPPENINGS — The Fidelis Gamma Chapter of W.Va. Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Teachers Sorority met Sept. 7 at Williams Country Club where a Sapphire sister ceremony involved,  seated, from left, Sapphire Sister Carolyn Allison, 39 years; special guest W.Va. Alpha Delta Kappa State President Ginger Greene; President Ruth Fuller; and President-elect Chris Snyder; and standing, Sapphire sisters Pat Accettolo, 35 years; JoAnn Kerr, 39 years; Juanita “Twinkle” Smith, 35 years; and Janet Benzo, 44 years. R
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Fidelis Gamma Chapter honors Sapphire Sisters

Community

WEIRTON — The Fidelis Gamma Chapter of W.Va. Alpha Delta Kappa International Honorary Teachers Sorority met Sept. 7 at Williams Country Club in Weirton. President Ruth Fuller presided, welcoming members and special guest Ginger Greene, WV Alpha Delta Kappa state president. Liz Pugh ...

Birthdays

Daily Happenings

Olivia Dylewski, Mingo Junction. Vincent McFarland, Steubenville. Linday Perine, Mingo Junction.

Early voting on referendum begins

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WHEELING — Early voting in a special election to determine the fate of $1.9 billion in proposed road projects across West Virginia begins today, two days after Gov. Jim Justice made two stops in the Northern Panhandle to drum up support for his “Roads to Prosperity Highway Program” ...

Community news from throughout the area

Community

Library announces programs and activities STEUBENVILLE — The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County has announced the following lineup of programs and activities at its various locations: Adena Branch, (740) 546-3782 Adults: Make a craft at the library on Tuesday at 5 ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Cited: Christopher K. Presutti, 21, 228 Florida Ave., Weirton, speeding; Isaac F. Miletic, 37, 131 Crawford Ave., Wintersville, driving with suspended license; and Robert R. Burch III, 21, Apartment 7, 900 Fifth St., Brilliant, speeding and possession of marijuana. Theft: ...

SMOKING HILLSIDE — This view from Race Track Road in Newell shows a billow of smoke as crews from a dozen area fire departments worked to extinguished a fire on a hillside on Trotter Drive Thursday afternoon. -- Steve Rappach

Crews from three counties respond to Newell fire

Local News

NEWELL — Close to a dozen fire crews from three counties covering two states worked Thursday afternoon to extinguish a blaze that charred a large portion of a hillside in Hancock County. Officials say the fire on property on Trotter Lane, accessible via Race Track Road, was the result of a ...

DAR Fort Steuben Chapter learns about Constitution

Community

STEUBENVILLE — The Fort Steuben Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution held their September meeting in the visitors center of Historic Fort Steuben. Chapter Regent Karen Blanc presided. Opening ceremonies involved Rebecca Hersko; Vickie Joseph, second vice regent; and DeeAnn ...

WEIGEL HONORED — During Thursday’s meeting of the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation, board members and city officials honored Terry Weigel, left, the outgoing parks director who is retiring Sept. 30. The city administration presented Weigel with a watch in recognition of his 28 years of employment, while the park board presented him with gift certificates for local restaurants. Weigel is pictured with Ed Bowman, park board chair. -- Craig Howell

Board looks to draw customers to Starvaggi park, pool

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WEIRTON — Weirton parks officials say revenue continues to be at a loss for the city’s public swimming pool, but they are working to invest in improvement projects for the facilities at Starvaggi Memorial Park. “This was a below-average season at Starvaggi Pool,” Parks Director Terry ...