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United Way tourney sponsorship

WTOV-TV will be the food sponsor for Saturday’s Weirton United Way Fall Golf Tournament, to be held at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course. The annual tournament will include breakfast, lunch stations on the course and a steak dinner after golfing has concluded. From left are Patrick Ford, ...

Enforcement agency moves toward home demolition

WEIRTON — The Weirton Building Enforcement Agency agreed to begin the demolition process on one city property, while allowing another property owner to attempt renovations with a warning. The board received a report for a single-family dwelling at 312 Kentucky St. Code Official George ...

C.H.A.N.G.E. will receive share of federal health dollars

WEIRTON — C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. will be among the health centers and rural health organizations across West Virginia to receive a share of federal funding recently announced by U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito. Manchin, D-W.Va., and Capito, R-W.Va., announced the allotment of ...

Three Ohio suspects face West Virginia charges in carjacking incident

WEST MILFORD, W.Va. — Three carjacking suspects from Ohio face felony charges in West Virginia following a Sunday manhunt after the fourth suspect died in an exchange of gunfire with police, authorities said. The man who died Sunday at a hospital in Bridgeport wasn’t immediately ...

RISE IN PRODUCTIVITY — Mine Safety and Health Administration data indicate coal miners continue showing productivity gains, which results from using fewer workers. -- Casey Junkins

Technology helping to increase coal worker productivity

WHEELING — In total, West Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania lost more than 8,500 coal miner jobs from 2009 to 2015, but those who continue working are more productive, according to U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration data. Brian Lego, assistant professor at West Virginia University’s ...

New Cumberland Fall Riverfest set

NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County will be ushering in autumn this weekend with the ninth-annual New Cumberland Fall Riverfest. More than 50 vendors have registered to take part in the festival, to be held Saturday and Sunday along River Avenue in New Cumberland. Activities will begin at 9 ...

Hancock grand jury indictments include drug charges

NEW CUMBERLAND — A Hancock County grand jury returned indictments against more than 40 individuals during the recent summer term, with many of the charges focused on the distribution of illegal drugs in the county. Among those facing drug-related charges are Kevin E. McNeely, 29, 121 Green ...

Justice to visit Weirton Wednesday

WEIRTON — Gov. Jim Justice will be in Weirton Wednesday to discuss the proposed Roads to Prosperity bond referendum. The governor will be holding a public town hall meeting at 5 p.m. in the Weirton Room of the Millsop Community Center. The referendum will be on the ballot for a special ...

Senate candidate to hold town hall

WEIRTON — Jack Newbrough, a Weirton resident who has declared as a Republican candidate for the 2018 U.S. Senate race in West Virginia, will hold a town hall meeting at 7 p.m., Friday at the American Legion hall, 3140 Pennsylvania Ave. The Senate seat on the ballot currently is held by ...

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Fox’s Pizza Den a UW golf tourney sponsor

Kathi Mark Eastham, owner of Fox’s Pizza Den in Weirton is supporting the Weirton United Way Fall Golf Tournament, set for Saturday, by donating pizza lunches for the event. The tournament will be held at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course. Teams and sponsorships are still being accepted. ...