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Wellsburg High School Class of 1958 holds 60-year reunion

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Members of the Wellsburg High School Class of 1958 gathered for their 60-year class reunion on Sept. 8 at Generations Restaurant in Wheeling. On hand were, seated, from left, Barbara Lilly Lewis, Judy McDonald Kimmel, Clara Jones Jackson, Gretchen Savage, Linda Reeves Greathouse, Donna ...

First day of federal trial for Loughry

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CHARLESTON — Nearly a year after reports first surfaced of extravagant spending on his office, Justice Allen Loughry got his day in court. The former chief justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals sat at the defendant’s table for the first day at the Robert C. Byrd United ...

Community news from around the area

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Festival in the Woods returns Saturday to Richmond Park RICHMOND — Festival in the Woods will return to the Richmond Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The fall craft festival was a local staple until it was discontinued several years ago, according to Kim Richardson, committee ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Cited: William L. Edwards, 57, 809 Oakmont Ave., driving with suspended license; Timothy A. Decker, 58, no street address listed by police, Steubenville, expired registration; Jason L. Marasco, 36, Pittsburgh, driving with a suspended license; Katherine A. Morgan, 28, 672 Virginia ...

Pay increase for mayor, council proposed

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WEIRTON — Weirton’s mayor and members of city council may been receiving a pay increase as part of a proposal set for discussion Tuesday. The city’s Finance Committee, during its meeting Wednesday, recommended a set of proposals from City Manager Joe DiBartolomeo, which would amend ...

Karaoke winners

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The East Springfield Community Center was the setting Sept. 30 for a karaoke contest that attracted 17 participants who were pared down to nine contestants after the first round. The final three were Alicia Licause, second from right, first place, $100; Brittany Still, second from left, second ...

Births

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Weirton Medical Center Dalton and Kaitlyn Ramsey of Wellsville, a boy, Sept. 1. Cassondra Mosser of Steubenville, a girl, Sept. 3. Taylor Albert and Joshua Nale of Colliers, a girl, Sept. 3. Carrie West and Jason Kness of Colliers, a boy, Sept. 4. Kandis Arnott and Cecil Shuman of ...

Cement terminal project completed in Weirton

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WEIRTON — LafargeHolcim, on Wednesday, announced the completion of a multi-million-dollar project restoring and expanding its terminal facility in Weirton. The site had been inactive for approximately 10 years, according to company officials, and now will be used to store and distribute the ...

Shirt sale to benefit WMC BreastCare Center, raise awareness

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WEIRTON — An area business is helping to raise awareness of breast cancer and make sure local women receive the medical care needed to detect and treat the disease. Beginning Friday, Dee-Jay’s BBQ Ribs and Grille will be selling special T-shirts recognizing October as Breast Cancer ...

Prayers for first responders

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Area police, firefighters and other emergency personnel attended a Blue Mass Tuesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Follansbee, where the Rev. Cody Ford led parishioners in offering prayers for first responders everywhere. Ford recalled being at the city’s 9-11 memorial service last year ...

U.S. ends 1955 treaty with Iran after ruling by U.N.

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WASHINGTON — In response to a U.N. court order that the U.S. lift sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration said Wednesday it was terminating a decades-old treaty affirming friendly relations between the two countries. The largely symbolic gesture highlights deteriorating relations between ...

Ferns: States to coordinate on addiction crisis

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WHEELING — West Virginia Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, said representatives from states most affected by opioid addiction will work to communicate and coordinate efforts following a conference in Washington last week. The “Best Practices in Combating the Opioid Epidemic: ...

Weirton Church Women United recognized

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Weirton Mayor Harold Miller issued a proclamation recognizing Weirton Church Women United and its 2018 UNICEF campaign, which will take place Oct. 19-27. UNICEF — The United Nations Children’s Fund — was founed in 1946 to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries ...

Area man sentenced following damage to business

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STEUBENVILLE — The man who admitted to cutting a copper pipe out at Nelson’s Fine Art and Gifts on Sept. 5, resulting in about $25,000 in water damage to equipment and inventory, was sentenced Tuesday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Michelle Miller to 11 months in prison. Robert J. ...

Steubenville to study one more rate proposal

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STEUBENVILLE — City Council wants to study one more proposal on keeping a utility rate increase this fall below 30 percent before choosing a rate and taking it before the public in townhall meetings. Meanwhile, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has sent a strong letter threatening ...

Grower: Medical pot available in December

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CLEVELAND — Stepping into the small vestibule, visitors are immediately struck by a slightly musty, slightly skunky odor that provides a redolent clue about what’s happening there. The next clue: An employee takes your identification from behind bulletproof glass and doesn’t give it ...

Offices, agencies closed for Columbus Day holiday

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Here is a list of closings of government offices and agencies and trash collection schedules for the Columbus Day holiday on Monday: • Brooke County Courthouse will be closed Saturday and Monday. • Brooke County Public Library will be open. • Brooke County Senior Center will be ...

Road closed for milling, paving

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WEIRTON — South 11th Street will be closed 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., weather permitting, from Red Rider Road to Weir Avenue because of milling and paving. For more information, call Public Works at (304) 797-8500, ext. 3003