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No new fire station coming for Follansbee

FOLLANSBEE — Mayor David Velegol Jr. said he and other city officials have dropped the idea of building a new fire station, choosing instead to pursue renovations of the present one near the intersection of Main and Allegheny streets. On Monday council agreed to advertise for an engineer to ...

GEE’S STATE OF WVU — West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee delivered his “State of the University” address to the school’s faculty senate on Monday. -- Contributed

Gee says West Virginia needs to turn apathy into ambition

WHEELING — West Virginia University will help the state turn “apathy into ambition and recession into recovery,” WVU President E. Gordon Gee vowed Monday during his fall “State of the University” address. Speaking before the WVU Faculty Senate, Gee said West Virginians need to be ...

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POW/MIA Day coming on Friday

Weirton Mayor Harold Miller, during Monday’s council meeting, read a proclamation declaring Sept. 15 as National POW/MIA Recognition Day in the city, honoring those armed service members who were imprisoned during wartime and the more than 83,000 declared missing in action. Miller, left, ...

Steubenville planners sent neighborhoods to City Council

STEUBENVILLE — The city Planning and Zoning Commission set the stage for the 20th Neighborhood Conservation District Monday night when the board accepted a petition from the residents of Brady Circle, Granard Parkway, Hamilton Place, Jackson Place, Longford Drive, Norton Place, William Place, ...

BUSY FOR FREE CARE — A table of medical and dental supplies spans the length of the dental tent at the Remote Area Medical clinic in Wise, Va., on July 21. The weekend clinic gave free medical and dental treatment to more than 2,000 low-income patients. -- Associated Press

Health care debate largely ignores poor in Appalachia

WISE, Va. — They arrived at a fairground in a deep corner of Appalachia before daybreak, hundreds of people with throbbing teeth, failing eyes, wheezing lungs. They took a number, sat in the bleachers and waited in the summer heat for their name to be called so they could receive the medical ...

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Former Wellsburg factory burns

Firefighters from Wellsburg and Follansbee used three ladder trucks to douse a fire that burned through the former Genpak factory on Charles Street in Wellsburg Monday evening. Pumper trucks also were dispatched because a line break in the area affected water pressure for their hoses. Wellsburg ...

HONORED — Members of the Weirton Police Department, Weirton Fire Department and the Weirton Area Ambulance and Rescue Squad were honored Monday as part of a Blue Mass held at St. Joseph the Worker Church. -- Craig Howell

Weirton’s emergency responders honored

WEIRTON — Members of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, along with students from Weirton Madonna High School and St. Joseph the Worker Grade School, came together Monday to thank local emergency responders for their service, holding a Blue Mass on what was the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, ...

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St. Paul remembers Sept. 11

St. Paul School held a program Tuesday, organized by the seventh-grade pupils, to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. As part of the program, the school paid tribute to the approximately 900 K-9 officers who responded on the day of the attacks, working search ...

Council revises budget, hears traffic concern

WEIRTON — Weirton Council, during its meeting Monday, approved resolutions to revise both its general fund and coal severance budgets for current fiscal year. City Manager Travis Blosser, last week, noted the general fund revision was partially put forward to accommodate expected changes in ...

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Weirton United Way kicks off 2017 campaign

The Weirton United Way is kicking off its 2017 campaign this week, working toward its $260,000 goal to benefit its 12 member agencies. Representatives of the agencies gathered on the front steps of the Mary H. Weir Public Library Monday to assist in preparations, with campaign volunteers ...