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Kent Leonhardt: Agriculture commissioner having a harvest of success

FAIRLEA, W.Va. — While the governor's office, the Legislature and the judicial branch have faced storm clouds over the last few months, Agriculture Commissioner Kent Leonhardt is reaping a harvest. One need only walk through the Gus R. Douglass Annex at the State Fair of West Virginia in ...

Short sentence recommended for former Trump campaign adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Trump campaign adviser should spend at least some time in prison for lying to the FBI during the Russia probe, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller said in a court filing Friday that also revealed several new details about the early days of the ...

Wine and Dine sponsor

The Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle will present the annual Wine and Dine at Williams, beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at Williams Golf and Country Club. The event, which benefits the chamber's youth education programs and the community ...

Grow Ohio Valley gets $50K for healthy eating projects in Wheeling area

WHEELING — Sun Life Financial officials presented a $50,000 grant Wednesday to Grow Ohio Valley for its initiatives to control diabetes and encourage healthier eating among all age groups. Grow OV is one of five grant recipients among 180 applicants from all over the country, said Mark ...

Priest’s alleged victim did not want to pursue charges in Ohio County

WHEELING — A victim of a Pittsburgh priest didn't want to file charges for an alleged "sexual encounter" in Wheeling decades ago, an Ohio County prosecutor said. The Rev. David F. Dzermejko is among 300 priests named Wednesday in a grand jury report on clergy abuse in six Roman Catholic ...

What’s Up Downtown event for September

STEUBENVILLE — The Steubenville Revitalization Group will hold its next What’s Up Downtown event in September, at Dee’s Urban Fashions on Market Street. The July 25 What’s Up Downtown event was a bike and walk event that saw about 130 people participate, moving along routes ...

Diapers and defenses: Life as husband, dad, WVU quarterback

MORGANTOWN (AP) — Once Will Grier decided his tenure at Florida was over, he was a popular free agent. Schools like Ohio State and Oregon were suitors. Yet, he said, he just seemed to click with West Virginia University coach Dana Holgorsen. “I talked to Dana on the phone,” Grier said. ...

Teen library intern does much more than shelve books

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Cabell County Public Library was chosen by the American Library Association for a connected internship earlier this year, and the intern sponsored by the program is wrapping up her final hours before she goes back to school. Rebekah Nix, a 16-year-old rising ...

Collecting Old Glory

WINTERSVILLE — A local service organization is on a collection campaign for old U.S. flags in need of proper disposal. And two patriotic red, white and blue hand-crafted containers placed recently in high foot-traffic areas are hoped to facilitate that effort. The OFWC/Wintersville ...

Newspapers seeking veterans’ stories for special section

STEUBENVILLE — This Veterans Day, the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times will publish a special section honoring the men and women who have served our country. This keepsake edition will include photos and stories from their time in the service. We want to reach as many veterans from ...

Trump nixes $92M military parade, blames DC for high cost

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veterans Day military parade, citing the "ridiculously high" price tag — a day after U.S. officials said the November event could cost $92 million, more than three times the price first suggested by the White ...

11 file for open Supreme Court seats, deadline Tuesday

CHARLESTON — By the close of business Friday, 11 candidates have filed for two open seats on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. According to the West Virginia Secretary of State's office, six candidates have filed to fill the unexpired term of former Justice Menis Ketchum, whose ...

Weirton celebrates career of Fire Capt. Bob Hinchee

WEIRTON — Past and present members of the Weirton Fire Department, along with family, friends and other city employees, gathered at the department's headquarters station Friday to celebrate the more than three-decade career of Capt. Bob Hinchee. Fire Chief Jerry Shumate noted Hinchee ...

Capito: Tax reform has helped West Virginia

WHEELING — U.S. Sen. Shelley Capito attributes an improving West Virginia economy to Trump tax reforms passed late last year. Capito, R-W.Va., spoke Tuesday on the effects of the tax reforms while visiting Wheeling. Earlier in the day, she had taken part in a ceremony at the new Brooke ...

Contract talks ongoing for Kroger workers

STEUBENVILLE — Contract talks are ongoing between the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1776KS and the Kroger Co. for a contract covering workers at area Kroger stores. The members overwhelmingly rejected an offer from the company and took a strike authorization vote but no date has ...

Council takes action on several items

WEIRTON — Weirton Council took action on several items during its meeting Monday, including updating portions of city code, and addressing several traffic and building issues. Council approved 6-0 a resolution to enter into a professional service contract with Mackin Engineering for an ...

Scatterday inducted into half marathon HOF

WHEELING — In recognition of his service as race director of the Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic for the past 12 years, Robert “Scat” Scatterday was presented Thursday the 2018 Hall of Fame award by Perry Nardo, general manager of The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, and ...

Statue dedication planned

STEUBENVILLE — The long-awaited monument to a 1950s Steubenville High School football star who made it into the national and international spotlight before a plane crash cut his life short will be dedicated Aug. 24. The Steubenville City Schools Board of Education Wednesday announced the ...

Sheriff’s department opens substation at West Liberty University

WEST LIBERTY — Just in time for the new school year, the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department has established a substation on the West Liberty University campus. “We welcome Sheriff Tom Howard and his deputies to campus and are pleased to have the new substation operational,” said WLU ...