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Business After Hours at Fairfield

Representatives of area businesses gathered at the Fairfield Inn and Suites in Weirton Thursday for a Business After Hours event organized by the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce. In addition to networking opportunities, the event featured an ugly sweater contest, a collection for Toys for Tots ...

Youngstown man sentenced for trafficking in heroin, cocaine

WHEELING — Daryl "Malik" Walter Hall, of Youngstown, was sentenced Thursday to 100 months incarceration for trafficking heroin and cocaine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. Hall, 31, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine bas in September. The ...

HOUSE CALL — President Donald Trump arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington Thursday. Trump arrived at the Capitol for a pep rally with House Republicans, shortly before the chamber approved the tax bill over solid Democratic opposition. -- Associated Press

House sends tax reform bill into murky Senate

WASHINGTON — Republicans rammed a near $1.5 trillion package overhauling corporate and personal taxes through the House on Thursday, edging President Donald Trump and the GOP toward their first big legislative triumph in a year in which they and their voters expected much more. The near ...

Senate confirms Wheeling’s Zatezalo for MSHA

WHEELING — David Zatezalo says his focus as leader of the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration will be to make America “a world leader in mine safety again.” By a vote of 52-46 along party lines, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed the Weirton native and Wheeling ...

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Mountaineer makes annual turkey distribution

Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, on Thursday, distributed more than 800 turkeys to local charities and organizations to assist those in need for the holidays. Among those receiving turkeys were the Mountaineer Chaplaincy, F.I.S.H., Community Resource Center in East Liverpool, the Wells ...

Grant awarded for Brooke County Courthouse

WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Courthouse will receive new lighting and ceiling tiles and the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle will receive an increase in funding to offset cuts in state funding following Tuesday’s Brooke County Commission meeting. The commission ...

Bipartisanship shown in Senate on FBI gun check bill

WASHINGTON — Republican and Democratic senators have joined forces on legislation to strengthen the FBI database of prohibited gun buyers after the Air Force failed to report the criminal history of the gunman who slaughtered more than two dozen people at a Texas church. Congress has taken ...

Soccer field group seeks parks board help

WEIRTON — Organizers of an effort to upgrade a local youth soccer field have asked for support from the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation. During Thursday’s board meeting, officials heard from Dan Spickard, president of the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights, and Bob Kolanko, president of ...

PARADE TIME — Frank Carolla, left, owner of Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, and Tim Presseller, Perkins vice president, are finalizing plans for today’s Fantasy in Lights Parade in Wheeling. -- Heather Ziegler

Fantasy in Lights Parade set for tonight in Wheeling

WHEELING — It won’t be difficult finding Santa Claus in the annual Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Fantasy in Lights Parade this evening in downtown Wheeling. He’s the guy in the red velvet suit and white beard, riding on a sleigh. But there’s another Santa of sorts — in a business ...

WVU hospital to grow children’s services

MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University’s affiliated hospital system on Thursday announced plans to build a new 10-story tower at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital to increase capacity to provide services and treatment to children. According to WVU Hospitals, the $152 million tower in Morgantown ...