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Lowney to speak at Wheeling Jesuit commencement May 5

WHEELING — Chris Lowney, one-time Jesuit seminarian, the author of the bestselling book, “Heroic Leadership,” will give the commencement address at Wheeling Jesuit University May 5. The university will hold its 60th commencement ceremony at 10:30 a.m., inside the Alma Grace McDonough ...

Sisters of St. Joseph to mark 165 years

WHEELING — It’s been 165 years since four brave nuns stepped ashore in Wheeling, having traveled by flatbottom boat to their new home and adventure in a town that was not so friendly to them at first sight. The West Virginia Auxiliary of the Congregation of St. Joseph will celebrate and ...

Steubenville Council approves raise for city manager

STEUBENVILLE — City Council approved a 2.2 percent raise for City Manager Jim Mavromatis, who is entering the third year of his three-year contract with the city. Sixth Ward Councilman Bob Villamagna cast the lone “no” vote on the raise, but would not comment publicly after the meeting ...

Never to be forgotten

WELLSBURG — The American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor Museum and Education Center is said to have the nation’s largest collection of photos, written recollections and other items related to the experiences of the men who fought against the Japanese invasion of the Philippine ...

Comey, Trump in agreement on tracking down leaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — James Comey and President Donald Trump seem to disagree on most everything, but the ex-FBI director's memos show consensus on at least one thing: the need to hunt down leakers. The two men bonded over the idea of a proposed leak crackdown, even sharing a chuckle over a ...

A guide to the May 8 W.Va. primary

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Candidates in West Virginia's May 8 primary are hoping for the chance to earn their party's nominations for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House or the Legislature. Early voting in West Virginia runs from April 25 through May 5. Here is a summary of those races: U.S. ...

Riley retiring from top post at WVNCC

WHEELING — West Virginia Northern Community College President Vicki L. Riley has announced her retirement from the college, effective June 30, 2018. The WVNCC Board of Governors has appointed J. Michael Koon as interim president starting July 1, pending approval from the West Virginia ...

WTC board says goodbye to Angelini

WEIRTON — The end of an era has come for the Weirton Transit Corp. Board of Trustees. During their meeting Wednesday, members accepted the resignation of Walter Angelini. Angelini was the last remaining member of the original Transit board, formed as part of the WTC incorporation in the ...

WVU students to present Weirton revitalization drafts

WEIRTON — In recent months, landscape architecture students from West Virginia University have been studying areas of Weirton's downtown, with plans of designing beautification and revitalization projects for two of the city's "gateways." More than 20 students have been working on the ...

Russia: U.S. did not violate red lines during Syria strikes

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said Friday that the U.S. sought out and respected Moscow's positions in Syria when it launched its air strikes last week. Sergey Lavrov noted that despite the escalating tensions between Moscow and Washington, the U.S. made sure it didn't harm any ...

Science, Engineering Fair inspires discovery

WEST LIBERTY — The annual West Liberty Regional Science & Engineering Fair, sponsored by Southwestern Energy, will take place today. “West Liberty University’s College of Sciences is pleased to continue to offer the annual fair as an active way to encourage youngsters to get ...

Golf scramble

First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union is an event sponsor for the Weirton Steel 25-Year Club second-annual golf scramble, to be held May 5 at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course. The proceeds from this golf scramble will help with the annual Weirton Steel 25-Year Club Picnic. ...

Jefferson County commissioners receive engineer department report

STEUBENVILLE — Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday received the 2017 report from the county engineer’s department, showing 23 bridges were replaced or repaired and more than 24 miles of county roads were improved by gas and oil companies. Engineer James Branagan said it was a ...

East Liverpool cameras will not be on May ballot

LISBON — The battle against traffic cameras in the city of East Liverpool will not be decided this May. The East Liverpool Citizens Against Traffic Cameras sought to prohibit the use of the traffic cameras, which began in the city on April 27, 2017, shortly after City Council passed an ...

Intermodal lease plan called ‘market interference’

WHEELING — Just around the corner from where Grow Ohio Valley officials want to run a market in a Main Street space they would rent for $150 per month, Steve Cohen plans to open a deli, bakery and cafe at the triangular Flatiron Building. Cohen declined to say how much building owner, Kevin ...

Steubenville man found guilty on drug, gun charges

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – After a two-day trial, Emory Chiles, 43, of Steubenville was found guilty Wednesday on drug and gun charges by a U.S. District Court jury, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. The jury deliberated for 26 minutes being finding Chiles guilty of one count of possession with ...

Water, sewer boards to meet Tuesday

FOLLANSBEE — Last week’s water and sewer board meetings were canceled and moved to Tuesday at the City Building. The water board will begin at 6 p.m. with the sewer board to follow immediately.

WMC, WVNCC team to help future nurses

WEIRTON — Weirton Medical Center and West Virginia Northern Community College, on Thursday, announced the beginning of a new partnership aimed at providing financial assistance for those interested in joining the field of nursing. As part of the Future Nurses Program, several local nursing ...

Catholic Charities sets up permanent spot in city

WEIRTON — In an effort to better serve the residents of the Northern Panhandle, Catholic Charities West Virginia unveiled its new location in Weirton Thursday. The office, which has been open a few weeks already, is located at the Weirton Christian Center’s Evyenia’s House of Hope, at ...

Quinones is embodiment of the power of American Dream

STEUBENVILLE — He’s perhaps best known for the popular ethics series “What Would You Do?” on ABC-TV, but John Quinones is much more than the show he created. He’s the embodiment of the power of the American Dream, rising up from an impoverished family life in Texas to achieve the ...