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Trump seems likely to win travel ban case

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump appears likely to win his travel ban case at the Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy both signaled support for the travel policy in arguments Wednesday at the high court. The ban’s challengers almost certainly need one ...

Judge deals setback to Trump

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration must resume a program that has shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation, a federal judge has ruled, but the government has 90 days to restate its arguments before the order takes effect. If Tuesday’s ruling by U.S. District ...

Early voting begins in W.Va.

WHEELING — The first ballots for the May 8 primary election were cast Wednesday across the Mountain State, and voters are reminded to bring their identification. Early voting started Wednesday at courthouses in the Northern Panhandle — with voters in local communities being asked to ...

Development continues at Brooke Hills Park

WELLSBURG — With the arrival of spring, there’s more activity at Brooke Hills Park, with crews building two cabins and volunteers preparing for a May 5 disc golf tournament. “It’s very exciting,” Janice McFadden, the park’s manager, said of the construction of two cabins near the ...

French president urges U.S. to reject isolationism

WASHINGTON — French President Emmanuel Macron urged the United States to reject fear and isolationism Wednesday and instead embrace the historic bond between the two countries to launch a new era of 21st century leadership and security. Macron told a joint meeting of Congress, “the ...

No-parking areas are recommended

WEIRTON — The Weirton Traffic Commission is recommending the creation of a no-parking zone around a cul-de-sac on Denese Drive in an effort to alleviate parking congestion in the neighborhood. The issue has been before the commission over the last several months, being tabled during ...

Kindness

Cara McMahan, a third-grade teacher at New Manchester Elementary School, recently founded a “Kindness Club” for the school’s third-grade pupils. The youth volunteered at the Orchards at Foxcrest in Chester, spending time with residents working on crafts, playing games and completing ...

Athletic training students assist the Marines

WEST LIBERTY — A group of West Liberty University athletic training students recently had an opportunity to assist the U.S. Marine Corps., traveling to Quantico, Va., to work on a research project. “This was great chance to volunteer for an important project that focused on ...

Jefferson County court hands down sentences

STEUBENVILLE — A Mingo Junction man involved in a chase between Steubenville and Mingo Junction was sentenced to one year in prison on Tuesday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Michelle Miller. James A. Roe, 35, of 922 McLister Ave. pleaded guilty to failure to comply with the order of ...

No deal reached on Dilles Bottom property matter

DILLES BOTTOM, Ohio — Living next to a $10 billion ethane cracker, which likely will emit various air pollutants and constant noise, is not something Jonathan Turak said the 10 Belmont County property owners he represents are interested in doing. “It will be impossible for them to ...

Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: Methadone

One in three older Americans with Medicare drug coverage is prescribed opioid painkillers, but for those who develop a dangerous addiction there is one treatment Medicare won’t cover: methadone. Methadone is the oldest, and experts say, the most effective of the three approved medications ...

Manchin builds fundraising lead

CHARLESTON — Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin has built a significant fundraising chest in his bid for a second full six-year term, far outpacing West Virginia Republicans hoping to defeat him this fall. Manchin’s campaign has raised $4.5 million since the start of 2017 and had $5.4 ...

Dems compete for Congressional seat

WELLSBURG — Three Democratic candidates for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives representing West Virginia’s 1st District visited Brooke County recently to share their views and goals. The three, who were in the area for a candidates’ forum held Saturday by the Brooke County ...

McGeehan slated to have heart procedure

Delegate Pat McGeehan is set to have heart surgery at the Cleveland Clinic next month, but the Air Force Academy graduate expects to be back in fighting condition by July 4. Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic have diagnosed McGeehan, R-Hancock, with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy — a ...

Brooke commissioners discuss road issues

WELLSBURG — Concerns about the closed bridge to the community of Virginville and slip areas were raised at Tuesday’s Brooke County Commission meeting. Sheriff Larry Palmer noted the bridge has been closed since Sunday when a truck struck the guardrail along the short span while turning ...

Ziegenfelder recalls frozen pops

WHEELING — Ziegenfelder Co. will voluntarily recall about 3,000 cases of Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops for fear of listeria contamination. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall shortly before 5 p.m. Monday. Calls made Monday evening ...

Hancock schools name top personnel

NEW CUMBERLAND — With the end of the school year about a month away, the Hancock County Board of Education has announced its top teacher and service personnel member. The school board took time Monday to recognize two staff members for their excellence and dedication within the district ...

Plaque dedicated in memory of Ric Cooper

During its meeting Thursday, members of the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation dedicated a plaque in memory of former employee Ric Cooper, who died in April 2017. The board was joined by members of Cooper’s family. Cooper had worked for almost 20 years as part of the park maintenance ...

Weirton transit talks new service routes

WEIRTON — The Weirton Transit Corp. Board of Trustees is discussing the establishment of new route services as it continues to look at expansion options for the local public transit provider. During the board’s meeting April 18, the board looked at a series of proposals, including an ...

New Manchester Elementary celebrates Let’s Read WV Day

New Manchester Elementary School recently celebrated Let’s Read WV Day. Each grade level paired up with a “Buddy Class” and read a story to their partners. The fourth-grade students read to first-grade students. The third-grade students read to the kindergarten students. The second-grade ...