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Woman of theYear

Shari Prichard, left, was voted Woman of the Year when the Ohio Valley Business and Professional Women held their annual Wine and Shoe Extravaganza on Friday at the Steubenville Country Club. With her is club President Sara Lane. Other contenders for the title were Phyllis Riccadonna, Deborah ...

Morrisey’s office tackles elder abuse

CHARLESTON — Representatives of the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office will emphasize the importance of identifying and reporting elder abuse, neglect and exploitation as part of Money Smart Week, this week. Office representatives will host numerous events across the Northern ...

Gala honorees

The Ohio Valley Health Center held its annual fundraiser gala to a “Great Gatsby” theme Sunday at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. The event included a social hour; a sit-down dinner; the recognition of honorees; a Chinese and silent auctions; and the announcement of a $40,000 donation to ...

World War II vet to be honored by Veterans park foundation

WELLSBURG — A former Marine involved in fighting the spread of communism at the end of World War II will be honored at the Brooke County Veterans Memorial Park Foundation’s upcoming annual dinner-dance. Domenic Frio of Follasnbee will be recognized as the group’s Veteran of the Year at ...

West Virginia GOP Senate candidates set to debate

WHEELING — As controversy continues to swirl over the U.S. Senate race in West Virginia, residents will get an opportunity today to hear about the issues from the candidates themselves — all of them — rather than from political advertising geared to persuade, not to inform. The ...

North Korea ‘denuclearization’ under debate

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed North Korea has agreed to “denuclearization” before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un. But that’s not the case. North Korea said Friday it would suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ...

Gunman being sought

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Police are warning residents of a Nashville neighborhood to watch out for a suspect in a Waffle House restaurant shooting that killed four people. More than 80 Nashville police officers continued to search for Travis Reinking early Monday, authorities said. Agents with ...

Justices to weigh in on Trump policy

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump’s time as president, even as the nation has moved from one Trump controversy to another. That’s about to change. The justices’ first deep dive into a Trump administration policy comes in a dispute over the ...

County to sell old police cruisers

NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County officials are holding off on advertising the sale of police cruisers following a discussion between the county commission and the sheriff’s office. During a recent meeting, the commission tabled a request to advertise the sale of cruisers that had been used ...

Master Gardeners

The Hancock County Master Gardeners worked with third grade pupils from New Manchester Elementary recently, helping them to plant flowers, and providing a better understanding of the requirements for the germination process in plants. -- Contributed

Prison time turns man from addict to drug counselor

FAIRMONT (AP) — While a lifetime of bad decisions and mistakes can lead some down a path to self-destruction, Bill Dickey found himself crawling right back up that road late in life. Dickey’s bad decisions would eventually lead to his own arrest and imprisonment, and maybe it was because ...

Meeting the candidates

Belinda Biafore, chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party, welcomes many attending a meet the candidates event held Saturday at the Crooked Dock restaurant in Wellsburg by the Brooke County Democratic Executive Committee and Federation of Democratic Women. Attendees heard from candidates ...

Officials recognize county dog warden

NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County commissioners and the Hancock County Sheriff's Department are recognizing the county dog warden for the second time this year — this time for tending to someone involved in a vehicle accident. Dog warden Floyd Schulte was commended during Thursday's ...

Stuffing the bus

Members of the Brooke High boys soccer team assisted in loading donations as part of a Stuff the Bus event held Saturday at Holiday Lanes to benefit the Weirton Christian Center. The event, also featuring a bowl-a-thon and a Chinese auction with approximately 80 items, was organized by Holiday ...

Four honored by Barons Club

STEUBENVILLE — The four individuals honored at Franciscan University of Steubenville's Barons Club dinner pursued diverse paths in life but they all shared a love of sports and a love of the school and the Steubenville community. Serving as keynote speaker was veteran Major League Baseball ...

Dioceses won’t name sex offenders

WHEELING — The Roman Catholic dioceses of Wheeling-Charleston and Steubenville don't plan to issue any lists of alleged sexual offenders as dioceses in neighboring states have done in recent weeks. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, ...

N. Korea, setting stage for talks, halts nuclear, ICBM tests

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea announced that it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped short of suggesting it has any intention of giving up its hard-won nuclear arsenal. The announcement, ...

US calls on IMF to do more to address unfair trade practices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Steven Mnuchin wants the International Monetary Fund to do more to address what the Trump administration says are unfair trade practices and says the World Bank should steer cheap loans away from China and toward poorer countries. Such trade policies "impede ...

Deputy named Officer of the Year

CHESTER — Detective Sgt. Chris Waide of the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department is the recipient of the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award for the State of West Virginia. The award was announced by the Chester Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6450. Waide, a veteran of Operation ...

Mayor visits Weirton Heights Rotary

Weirton Mayor Harold Miller, center, attended Tuesday’s meeting of the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights to present a $500 contribution from Renaissance Weirton toward the continuing efforts to renovate and expand the Rotary soccer complex on Colliers Way. Miller is pictured with Weirton Heights ...