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Commission hears comments on littering

NEW CUMBERLAND — A local resident, who has urged residents throughout the county to prevent littering at several Hancock County Commission meetings, questioned the Commission and the Hancock County Sheriff’s office about the littering problem. During Thursday’s meeting, New Cumberland ...

Ogden Half Marathon adding photo service

WHEELING — You’ve just ran more than 13 miles of what many consider to be among the hardest half-marathon courses in the country. The finish line is in sight as you make the final turn and run down 14th Street, and all you can think about is raising your arms in triumph as you cross the ...

Mayor recognizes Fair Housing Month

Weirton Mayor Harold Miller presented a proclamation on April 3, recognizing Fair Housing Month in the city. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the national Fair Housing Law enacted by Congress, which prohibits discrimination in the sale or rental of residential housing based on race, ...

WVNCC professors preparing for retirement

WHEELING — Nursing Director Linda Shelek and three other nursing professors from West Virginia Northern Community College are taking the next step in their lives by hanging up their white hats. Nursing professors Rita Berry and Donna Hans will be retiring from the Wheeling campus this ...

First Fridays on Fourth to start in May

STEUBENVILLE — First Fridays on Fourth celebrations are on the way downtown, commencing May 4 in the 100 block of North Fourth Street. The street will close after the work week winds down and a celebration of art, music, friendship and fun will take over the block, according to Therese ...

Wellsburg chamber hands out top honors

WELLSBURG — Members of the Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce and other community members cast a vote for friendliness and hospitality in declaring their choices for the chamber’s Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year. Receiving the two honors at the chamber’s annual dinner Saturday ...

Trump: ‘Big price to pay’ for attack

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Sunday condemned a “mindless CHEMICAL attack” in Syria that killed women and children, called Syrian President Bashar Assad an “animal” and delivered a rare personal criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin for supporting the Damascus ...

Lawncare approved, vacancies filled by commission

NEW CUMBERLAND — Two local landscaping businesses will handle lawn and maintenance care at several county-owned locations following approval by the Hancock County Commission. The commission, on Thursday, approved the winning bids for five summer grass cutting packages, selecting D&S ...

McKinley asked about student debt in WLU visit

WEST LIBERTY — Many college students are amassing huge amounts of debt that could take decades to repay, so some at West Liberty University on Friday asked U.S. Rep. David McKinley if Congress has any plans to lessen their financial burdens. McKinley, R-W.Va., addressed students majoring in ...

Franciscan commencement set for May 11-12

STEUBENVILLE — Franciscan University of Steubenville will hold its 70th commencement exercises May 11-12. More than 700 students are registered to graduate, making the Class of 2018 one of the five largest graduating classes in the history of the university, according to officials. Events ...

Health center gala auction set

STEUBENVILLE — A Pittsburgh Steelers package, Jamorbee in the Hills tickets and a catering package to accommodate 30 people are just a few of the main auction items that patrons of the upcoming Ohio Valley Health Center gala will have a chance to take home with them. A live auction and a ...

West Virginia’s elk herd could top 100 by summer

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s elk herd could rise to more than 100 by early summer, after this year’s calves are born, according to the state’s elk project leader. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that so far this year, the Division of Natural Resources has imported 51 elk from ...

Petition for sanitation workers being circulated

WEIRTON — A city resident has made it her goal to get employee benefits for a group of Weirton’s sanitation workers. Patricia Evano currently is circulating a petition in the city, with plans to present it to Weirton Council during its May meeting. The effort is encouraging city officials ...

Commission approached concerning broadband

NEW CUMBERLAND — An area of Hancock County that has trouble with obtaining broadband internet service may be getting help from state and county officials. During Thursday’s Hancock County Commission meeting, Mark DeBruyn, a representative of the West Virginia Office of Technology, ...

Easter observation

The Rev. Andrew Nelko, acting rector of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Weirton, stands with the tomb of Christ following services Friday afternoon. Orthodox Christians are observing Easter today, capping off a week of services and celebrations commemorating the death and Resurrection of Jesus. ...

GOP Senate hopefuls set to debate April 23

WHEELING — Six months ago, no one predicted the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate during the May 8 primary election would be anything but a two-person race between current U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. No one except Don Blankenship, that ...

Catholic Central hosting April 19 Speaker Series presentation

STEUBENVILLE — Near the end of his book “What Would You Do?”, John Quinones writes that while he’s had the opportunity to interview some of the most famous people in the world, that’s not what has given him his greatest satisfaction. “I would much rather give a voice to the people ...

White House sends mixed signals on trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — The trade clash between President Donald Trump and China’s government is escalating, with Beijing pledging to “counterattack with great strength” if Trump follows through on threats to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods. Trump made his ...

Military artifacts’ workshop planned

WEIRTON — With the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I being observed in 2018, commemorative events and exhibits are being planned across the country. One such event will be held at the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center at 9 a.m., April 14, with a presentation by Weirton ...

Rotary hears from Weirton Police Department’s K-9 Division

Members of the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights, during their meeting Tuesday, heard from officers Ryan Kuzma and Scott Cook, of the Weirton Police Department’s K-9 Division, who explained the training and uses of the city’s five dogs. Pictured, from left, are Kuzma, K-9 Rico, Cook and club ...