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Weirton mayor honors Vietnam veteran

Mayor Harold Miller, right, recently recognized the military service of Sgt. Phillip D. Sartor, who enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1970 and served in Vietnam, while assigned to the 502nd Infantry Co., 101st Airborne Division. He volunteered as a UH-1H helicopter door gunner, earning multiple ...

West Virginia road bonds vote saw 10 percent turnout

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s secretary of state says 10 percent of the state’s 1.2 million registered voters cast ballots in last month’s road bonds election. According to The Register-Herald, Secretary of State Mac Warner’s office released official results Friday showing ...

West Virginia drops push for exemption from teacher test

CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia officials have dropped a push to exempt certain graduates with bachelor’s degrees in education from a basic knowledge test to become a public school teacher. According to The Charleston Gazette-Mail, the West Virginia Board of Education proposed the ...

TRIBUTE TO NATIVE SON — The statue of Edwin McMasters Stanton, who served as Abraham Lincolnn’s secretary of war, is located near the Jefferson County Courthouse in downtown Steubenville and is a tribute to Steubenville’s native son. Author Walter Stahr will discuss his new biography, “Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary,” during local visits this week, including at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Schiappa branch of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County and at noon Thursday at the Ohio County Library in Wheeling.
-- Mark Law

Special visitor, special topic

STEUBENVILLE — Historic Fort Steuben and the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County will present New York Times best-selling author Walter Stahr at the Schiappa branch library at 6 p.m. Wednesday to discuss his new book, “Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary.” Stahr tells ...

Attorney Bill Cipriani reflected on the military service of his late father, Anthony, and many other local veterans at a Veterans Day service held by the Brooke County Veterans Memorial Park Foundation Friday at Brooke Hills Free Methodist Church. -- Warren Scott

Brooke County holds service for local veterans

WELLSBURG — As speaker for the Brooke County Veterans Memorial Foundation's Veterans Day service Friday, attorney Bill Cipriani, noted John F. Kennedy once said, "A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers." Cipriani said it's ...

Chinese investments could boost natural gas

WHEELING — A natural gas-fired power plant in Brooke County could be one of the initial projects funded by the $83.7 billion that China Energy plans to spend in West Virginia. While in China Thursday, West Virginia Secretary of Commerce Woody Thrasher signed a memorandum of understanding ...

Tax split between House and Senate poses challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House and Senate tax overhaul plans are broadly similar, but crucial differences are creating headaches for Republican leaders determined to keep myriad interest groups and factions of the GOP satisfied. And then there's the ambitious timetable they've set of finishing ...

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at an event to sign a proclamation honoring veterans at the Hyatt Regency Danang Resort in Danang, Vietnam, Friday. Trump is in Vietnam to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit. -- Associated Press

Trump talks tough on trade, emphasizes ‘America First

DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump stood before a summit of Asian leaders keen on regional trade pacts and delivered a roaring "America first" message Friday, denouncing China for unfair trade practices just a day after he had heaped praise on President Xi Jinping in Beijing. "We ...

President Trump hails ‘new’ VA as old problems persist

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump speaks with pride about the progress of his overhaul of health care for veterans, declaring that the Department of Veterans Affairs already "is a whole new place." Old problems persist, though, and some of his steps are not as advanced as he ...