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‘Space force’ announced

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Vowing to reclaim U.S. leadership in space, President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new “Space Force” as an independent service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space. Trump envisioned a bright future for the ...

Credit unions host senior prom

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The Weirton-Wellsburg Chapter of Credit Unions hosted a senior prom at Serra Village Retirement Community in Weirton recently for its residents in what was an evening of food, fun and entertainment. The credit unions provided favors to all residents attending the event; a disc jockey provided ...

Weirton Hall of Fame 2018 inductees announced

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WEIRTON — The Weirton Hall of Fame Committee has announced its 2018 inductees, selecting nine individuals to honor for their contributions to the community. The honorees, selected from nominations by area residents, will be inducted during a banquet at 2 p.m., Aug. 12 at Undo’s in ...

4-h news from the area

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Ohio 4-H State Leadership Camp Bryan Blazeski was selected to represent Harrison County at the Ohio 4-H State Leadership Camp at 4-H Camp Ohio, which was held June 2-6. Nationwide and Farm Credit Mid-America partially sponsor the program by providing camp scholarships to 4-H members ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Cited: Edward P. McFadden Jr., 71, 636 Gilbert Ave., Follansbee, expired plates. Jefferson County sheriff Arrested: Donald A. Hayes, 49, 1715 county Road 74, Mingo Junction, domestic violence and failure to appear warrant out of Jefferson County Juvenile Court, ...

Judge considers access to opioid data

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CLEVELAND — A federal judge in Ohio will consider whether to allow public access to government data detailing years of prescription opioid painkiller shipments. The information is at the heart of lawsuits filed by hundreds of local governments against the companies that manufacture, ...

Flag retirement ceremony

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James Funeral Home of Follansbee hosted the sixth-annual American flag retirement recently. The staff, with assistance from the West Virginia Patriot Guard, Tri-State Young Marines, Brooke Place and numerous community members, retired more than 350 American flags. “It is an honor that the ...

Community happenings

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‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Saturday at Mary H. Weir Library WEIRTON — The Mary H. Weir Public Library will present Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time,” rated PG, on Saturday, beginning at 2 p.m. The film is based on Madeline L’Engle’s Newbery award-winning novel for children. ...

Bill would map opioid treatment facilities in U.S.

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MARTINSBURG — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. wants to create a special U.S. map to show where opioid addiction treatment facilities are — and where they are not — around the country. Manchin and Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, recently introduced the “Examining Opioid Treatment Infrastructure ...

Scholarship awarded

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Rachel Reardon, center, a Brooke County teacher, was awarded a $1,000 Carrie Higginbotham Memorial Scholarship at the West Virginia Alpha Delta Kappa convention in Huntington. Reardon plans to use the scholarship, which was named for the group’s first state president, for further training. ...

Immigration issue sparks crisis for migrant families

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WASHINGTON — Facing rising outrage from some Republicans as well as Democrats over the forced separation of migrant children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, President Donald Trump dug in Monday, again blaming Democrats and declaring he would keep the U.S. from becoming “a migrant ...

Outing for Sassie Lassies

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Meeting recently for a special outing of the Weirton Red Hat Sassie Lassies at Ponderosa Golf Course in Frankfort Springs were Connie Norwood, Joan Weaver, Wadeane Nardo, Marge Phillips, Peggy Kula, Queen Ruth Dalesandri, Shirley DeLuca, Barb Coburn, Bonnie Courtney, Judith Mikula, Cheryl ...

Director: FBI won’t repeat mistakes in report

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is determined to not repeat any of the mistakes identified in a harshly critical watchdog report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, Director Chris Wray said Monday at a congressional hearing at which he repeatedly sought to distance himself ...

Museum to celebrate birthday

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WEIRTON — The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center will sponsor a birthday celebration, Wednesday, in honor of West Virginia Day, marking the state’s 155th birthday. Activities will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the museum, 3149 Main St., Weirton, and include a magic show by the Amazing ...

Insurance program changes sought

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice is seeking a $2,700 increase in the tiers for health insurance premiums to avoid bumping teachers and other public employees into higher tiers from a recent 5 percent pay increase. Justice announced at a news conference Monday he will ask the Public ...

Scholarship presentation

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Representatives of the Fraternal Order of Police, Weirton Lodge 84, on Friday, presented the FOP’s annual scholarship to Jared Reinard and Bailey Stead. Reinard, a 2018 Brooke High graduate, will attend West Liberty University, majoring in exercise physiology. Stead, a 2018 Weir High ...

Jefferson County Relay for Life raises funds

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WINTERSVILLE — A time-abbreviated version of the Jefferson County Relay for Life was not short on participant enthusiasm, entertainment or its weather issues. The Saturday fundraiser for the American Cancer Society embraced “Friends Don’t Let Friends Fight Cancer Alone” as its theme ...

Author sees book as a metaphor for fighting spirit

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WHEELING — Author Todd Snyder regards his new book, “12 Rounds in Lo’s Gym: Boxing and Manhood in Appalachia,” as a metaphor for West Virginians’ fighting spirit. Snyder, who grew up in Cowen in Webster County, spoke at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library on June 12. ...

Scavenger race enlivens downtown Wheeling

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WHEELING — When the city closed off a block of 14th Street on Saturday, it did it so adults could don costumes, dance to Top 40 fare and sprint in opposite directions at the sign of a go-ahead. Those who participated in Youth Services System’s Challenge Wheeling scavenger race made ...