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Weirton’s heritage showcased at Gate 5 festival

Local News

WEIRTON — The industrial history of Weirton was on full display Saturday, with the launch of the inaugural Gate 5 Industrial Arts Festival. Centered at the Weirton Event Center, the festival included close to 20 arts and crafts vendors, live music and more. It was conceived as a heritage ...

Glyptis is inducted into WVU Academy of Industrial Engineers

Business

From staff reports WEIRTON — Phillip T. Glyptis of Weirton, a Burns White LLC attorney, recently became the 75th inductee into West Virginia University Academy of Industrial Engineers. The academy is the “hall of fame” for WVU’s Industrial and Management Systems Engineering ...

Campus news

Community

Geneva College BEAVER FALLS, Pa.— Geneva College awarded diplomas to the following local students who graduated during the 2017-18 academic year at its May 2018 commencement ceremony. Burgettstown: Jacob Rozmus; Toronto, Matthew Coppa; and Weirton, Stephen Maus.

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Theft: Several appliances were reported stolen from a garage on the 1300 block of Oregon Avenue, Friday. Arrested: Wayne Lot, 58, 319 Terrace Ave., petty theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and obstruction of official business, Friday. Arrested: ...

Superintendent asks for support of Hancock County Schools levy

Local News

WEIRTON — The voters of Hancock County have shown their support for local education for decades, and county school officials are hoping to see that support continue on Nov. 6. "This community has partnered with us for many years," Hancock County Schools Superintendent Tim Woodward said. "We ...

In the military

Community

Marine Corps Brian David Vukelic, son of David and Teresa Vukelic of Toronto, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps on Oct. 1. Vukelic is stationed at Marine Corps Air Ground Task Force Training Center, 29 Palms, Calif., assigned to Marine Corps Tactics and ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Theft: Several appliances were reported stolen from a garage on the 1300 block of Oregon Avenue, Friday. Arrested: Wayne Lot, 58, 319 Terrace Ave., petty theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and obstruction of official business, Friday. Arrested: ...

Weirton museum continues tribute to Haworth’s influence

Local News

WEIRTON — The influence of Robert Haworth can still be felt in the Weirton community and beyond, and for the last several years the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center has worked to pay tribute to the lessons he taught while working as a local educator. Saturday, the museum continued ...

Deputy director of EOCC receives Dinitz Award

Business

From staff reports WINTERSVILLE — Tracy Walenciej, deputy director of the Eastern Ohio Correction Center, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the Dr. Simon Dinitz Award by the Ohio Justice Alliance for Community Corrections. The Ohio Justice Alliance for Community Corrections is an ...

Holiday Inn-Weirton earns award

Business

WEIRTON — The Holiday Inn-Weirton has received the 2018 Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor.com. Now in its eighth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor during the past year, according to officials. ...

Herbalist takes on apprentice to carry on plant traditions

Local News

KERENS (AP) — One small step or wrong turn in Marion Harless’ garden, and you might never find your way out. But losing yourself in Harless’ array of plants means you’ll likely gain something else — like an understanding of how scouring rush horsetail, a plant that belongs to the ...

Sears store at area mall not closing

Business

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Sears Holdings is keeping its Sears store open at the Ohio Valley Mall despite plans to close 142 unprofitable stores after announcing Monday it would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Meanwhile, a national sub shop chain is planning to open in the mall early next ...

Covering costs

Business

With Breast Cancer Awareness Month under way, the WMC Auxiliary is covering the cost of a special treatment for breast cancer patients in need. The auxiliary will pay for patients who need lymphedema index testing but are not be able to afford it. Lymphedema is a complication of breast surgery. ...

FBI joins search for missing couple

Local News

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, (AP) — The FBI has joined local law enforcement in the search for a couple who went missing earlier this year in eastern Ohio. Brian Goff, 64, and Joni Davis, 55, were last seen June 10 leaving a Pizza Hut restaurant in Bridgeport, a village along the Ohio River. ...

QUICK TAKES

Business

AGENTS WELCOMED: Agents Leah Scherich and Lisa Longo have joined Howard Hanna Premier Real Estate Services in Toronto. Scherich graduated from Brooke High School in 2005 and earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from West Liberty University in 2009. She held sales and ...

Special trip, special honor

Local News

BRILLIANT — Marine Corps veteran Darold “Kirby” Sutphin has pictures, videos and memories of a special trip involving a special honor earlier this month. The Brilliant resident was one of four ironworker military veterans chosen for a weekend trip to Washington, D.C., an occasion ...

New business

Business

The Spoiled Pup, located at 4405 Kings Creek Road, Weirton, held an open house Tuesday, joined by representatives of the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce. The Spoiled Pup, owned by Shelby Pell, offers daycare and boarding services for dogs, with an outdoor turf play yard and indoor play area. ...

Busy Beaver headed to Kmart’s Calcutta location

Business

CALCUTTA — As Kmart begins the process of leaving its state Route 170 location, a new tenant already has plans for the building. Busy Beaver — a home improvement chain based in the Pittsburgh-area with a store in Weirton — plans to open there by next summer. “Calcutta is a wonderful ...