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Trump indicates he won’t declare emergency “so fast”

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tamped down expectations that he is close to declaring a national emergency to get the money he desires to build his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall as a three-week impasse closing parts of the government continued on Friday. Meanwhile, some ...

Community news from around the area

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MLK community musical tonight at Agape Apostolic STEUBENVILLE — A community musical beginning at 6 p.m. tonight at Agape Apostolic Church at 525 Slack St., kicks off a variety of events and activities planned by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Association of Steubenville to honor the ...

Advisory opinion paves way for medical marijuana fix with caveats

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CHARLESTON — An advisory opinion from West Virginia's top attorney could give lawmakers the green light to proceed fixing the state's medical marijuana law while at the same time warning about long-term legal issues at the federal level. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey ...

Church sermon topics

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¯ Bell Chapel United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “Marco _____!” ¯ Buena Vista United Methodist Church, Steubenville: “With You, I Am Well Pleased.” ¯ Calvary Community Missionary Baptist Church, Steubenville: “A Transforming Assignment.” - Covenant Presbyterian Church, ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Cited: Jason M. Monigold, 34, 108 Elm St., Wintersville, failure to signal turn; Erica L. Pitts, 34, 314 Henry Ave., expired plates; Brad E. Valentine, no age listed, 422 N. Fifth St., marked lanes; and Joshua T. Curtis, 28, 1667 county Road 56, Toronto, expired plates and driving ...

Givens remembered for commitment to serving others

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WELLSBURG — Former West Virginia Delegate Roy Givens died Jan. 3. after a lifetime of helping others and a long list of political experience to show for it, according to friends and those who served beside him. "He was dedicated to the people of Brooke County and Ohio County," said Brooke ...

Hancock County grand jury indicts 24

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NEW CUMBERLAND — A Hancock County grand jury issued indictments against 24 area residents as part of its January term, according to information released by county Prosecutor James Davis earlier this week. Those indicted by the grand jury include: • Andre R. Sims, 23, 3241 West St., ...

US starts withdrawing supplies, but not troops, from Syria

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military said Friday it has started pulling equipment, but not troops, out of Syria as a first step in meeting President Donald Trump's demand for a complete military withdrawal. The announcement fueled concern about how quickly the U.S. will abandon its Kurdish ...

Final roll call

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As part of Monday's Weirton Council meeting, city officials observed a "Final Roll Call" ceremony, in tribute to military veterans living in Weirton who have died in the last year. As council and the audience stood, Police Chief Rob Alexander tolled the bell as a list of names was read by City ...

All eight Hancock County schools to have PROs

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NEW CUMBERLAND — All eight Hancock County schools will have a prevention resource officer for a full term for the first time following an agreement approved by the Hancock County Commission on Thursday. The agreement approved was with the Hancock County Board of Education, which consists of ...

Animal shelter upgrades discussed

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STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners on Thursday took under advisement a request for $90,000 in improvements to the county’s animal shelter. Chad Coil, county dog warden, requested a generator and fuel tank for the shelter in the event of a power failure. Coil said the ...

More ‘BAD’ buildings come down in Chester

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CHESTER — Two dilapidated houses came down Thursday morning, as part of a continuing effort to address “B.A.D.” buildings in Hancock and Brooke counties. Representatives of the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle and members of the Hancock County Commission gathered in ...

Music guild donates to Grand’s restoration

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STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio Valley Music Guild has again demonstrated generosity in providing a donation to the Grand Theater Restoration Project, which continues efforts to restore the only standing theater remaining in the downtown. Located at 121 S. Fourth St., the theater is where three ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Theft: Xbox and cash taken from apartment in the 1400 block of Ridge Avenue, Wednesday. Cited: Margaret A. Hubbard, 66, 150 Grandview Ave., Wellsburg, red light; Deborah L. Miles, 36, 605 McDowell Ave., red light; and Brandon Z. Balwanz, 36, Wheeling, driving with suspended ...

Panhandle: Justice too optimistic on finances

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WHEELING — After Gov. Jim Justice unveiled his plans for 2019 on Wednesday, several lawmakers from the Northern Panhandle expressed doubt that the Mountain State can afford to fund his proposals. Delegate Erikka Storch said Justice gave no hints about what the next hour might bring as she ...

Community news from throughout the area

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Business and Professional Women to meet Tuesday STEUBENVILLE — Members of the Ohio Valley Business and Professional Women’s Club will continue their “Getting to Know You” program theme Tuesday when they have their dinner meeting beginning at 6 p.m. at Manfred’s on Sunset ...

Lawmakers get details on Justice’s proposed budget

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CHARLESTON — Lawmakers got specifics Thursday on the budget Gov. Jim Justice presented during the State of the State for fiscal year 2020 budget. Deputy Revenue Secretary Mark Muchow and State Budget Director Michael Cook took turns briefing the finance committees of the West Virginia ...

Honored as Silver Sister

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The Alpha Tau chapter (WV) of Alpha Delta Kappa, International Honorary Organization for Women Educators, held its January meeting at Trinity United Methodist Church in New Cumberland with President Amanda Fisher presiding. The “Thought for the Day,” “A Prayer for the New Year” by Billy ...

Trump threatens emergency declaration ahead of border visit

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can’t reach a deal with Democrats to fund his promised border wall. He headed to the U.S.-Mexico border to draw further attention to his case after negotiations with ...