Wheeling native’s story included in book

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WHEELING — After 1st Lt. Daren M. Hidalgo paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country in Afghanistan, Wheeling native Sarah Kemp found herself in search of a way to express her feelings about the man she met and fell in love with while in Kandahar as a member of the USO. So she started ...


Drool at the Pool

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The first Drool at the Pool event was held recently at Tomlinson Run State Park in New Manchester. Area residents were invited to bring their dogs to swim in the park’s pool on the last day of summer vacation. Pool lifeguard Ashley Montgomery and her friends, Heather Meadows and April Haught, ...

Auditors urge shutting West Virginia’s funeral board of examiners

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CHARLESTON (AP) — West Virginia’s Board of Funeral Service Examiners fails to protect the public against unscrupulous operators and should be disbanded, according to the Legislature’s auditors. They cited four cases in the past few years where they say the board delayed for many months ...

Sarah Kemp

‘The Bracelet’

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I was more nervous standing in the middle of a race expo at a convention center than I had been two days earlier during a rocket attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan. It was the day before the Soldier Marathon, and I was going to meet the family of the soldier — the reason I would be running that ...

GROUND BROKEN FOR NEW HOME — Representatives of the Weirton Christian Center, city officials, members of Memorial Baptist Church and other guests gathered Sunday for a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the beginning of construction of the Christian Center’s new home on Ivy Street in Weirton. -- Craig Howell

Weirton Christian Center breaks ground for new building

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WEIRTON — The day after celebrating its 100th anniversary, officials with the Weirton Christian Center took a step toward its future with a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new home. Representatives of the Christian Center were joined by members of West Virginia Baptist Convention and ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Arrested: Jody Hawthorne, 56, Steubenville, domestic violence and resisting arrest, Saturday. Arrested: Talia S. Schoonover, 27, 614 Spring Ave., bench warrant and possession of drug paraphernalia, Saturday. Arrested: Shaquille Wade, 24, 1816 Mary Ave., assault and felony ...

States try to block access to public records

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In February, Arkansas lawmakers marked the 50-year anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act with a resolution calling it “a shining example of open government” that had ensured access to vital public records for generations. They spent the following weeks ...

Community news from throughout the area


Hurricane delaying Kiwanis’ local deliveries of roses STEUBENVILLE — The roses will be delivered, but just a little later than expected, no thanks to Hurricane Irma. Members of the Kiwanis Club of Steubenville were supposed to make local deliveries of roses Tuesday as part of what is ...

TIME CAPSULE BURIED — Beech Bottom officials recruited Florence Cronin, the resident who has lived longest in the village, and one of its youth, Gracie Sheperd, to aid them in burying a time capsule containing a variety of items during its annual community picnic on Sept. 2. Among those taking part were, front, from left, Sheperd, Mayor Becky Uhlly and Councilwoman Sharon Jordan; and back, Cronin, Councilwoman Debbie Murdock, Recorder Linda Dowell and Councilman Greg Sheperd, Gracie’s father. -- Warren Scott

Beech Bottom marks 100th anniversary with time capsule, book

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BEECH BOTTOM — Beech Bottom officials and residents celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first home being built in the community with the burial of a time capsule and creation of a book collecting memories of growing up and living there. Built in 1917, the home was followed by many ...