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Oak Glen graduates

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Thursday night was a night of celebration and pomp and circumstance as members of the Oak Glen High School’s Class of 2018 received their diplomas during the graduation ceremony in the high school gymnasium. One-hundred-twenty seniors, all donning blue, made up the 55th graduating class. -- ...

WLU opens downtown small business center

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WEST LIBERTY — West Liberty University’s Small Business Center, located at the WLU Downtown Center, is now open for business. Offering resources to business start-ups, the center is part of the vision of President Stephen Greiner and is located in the West Liberty University Foundation ...

Classic rock

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The Marcels brought their classic doo wop sound to the Louis Berkman Amphitheater at Historic Fort Steuben for a Memorial Day concert kicking off the fort’s series of free summer concerts. The series will continue at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with a night of blues and more by the Sensational Soul ...

Ceremonies in Steubenville pay solemn tribute

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STEUBENVILLE — Ceremonies were held at Union and Mount Calvary cemeteries Monday to remember those who gave their lives to preserve the freedom of the daily life of citizens of the United States. At Union Cemetery, Smithfield native Holly Lewis, a Navy veteran who is the commander of ...

Volcanologist at CU offers expertise on eruptions

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ATHENS (AP) — When Janine Krippner was 13 years old she watched the film “Dante’s Peak” about a fictional volcanic eruption set in Idaho, and it changed her life. “That was when I decided I was going to be volcanologist,” she said Wednesday from her office at Concord University, ...

Graduations

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The following is a list of 2018 area graduations planned: HIGH SCHOOLS • Steubenville High School — 7 p.m. Wednesday, Harding Stadium. • Avella High School — 7 p.m. Friday at the school. • Indian Creek High School — 2 p.m. Sunday, Franciscan University of Steubenville. • ...

Marines’ bravery celebrated 100 years after battle

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BELLEAU, France (AP) — High-ranking military officials from the United States, France and Germany took part in Memorial Day ceremonies at an American cemetery in France on Sunday to mark the centennial of the battle of Belleau Wood, a turning point in World War I and a key moment in U.S. ...

Learning more

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Eric Fithyan, president of the Wellsburg Kiwanis Club, chatted with Tonette Alward, left, executive director of the Brooke-Hancock-Ohio-Marshall Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, and Sandy Kemp, administrative assistant for the Brooke County Committee on Aging, at a business after hours ...

Birthdays

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May 28 Eileen Nestor, Steubenville. Patsy Francis, 88, Steubenville. Christopher Barker, Steubenville. Meghan Delaney, Mingo Junction.

Another budget battle brewing

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he will never sign another foot-tall, $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March. His message to lawmakers in both parties: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk. After ...

Community news from around the area

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Free senior aerobics class begins Tuesday in Weirton WEIRTON — The Weirton campus of West Virginia Northern Community College is offering a free senior aerobics class designed for anyone who wants to start exercising at a moderate pace. The class begins Tuesday, but participants can ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Theft: TV taken from residence in the 400 block of South Sixth Street, Saturday. Theft: Vehicle parked at Hampton Inn, 850 University Blvd., broken into and backpack with clothing, speaker and school supplies taken, Saturday. Cited: Mark Vaughn, 35, 991 Fowler Hill Road, ...

Reasons explained for delay in flood recovery money

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice's administration is being criticized for its slow pace in spending nearly $150 million in federal flood recovery money — and the governor admits to "pushing the pause button" on the initiative. But Justice said he has excellent reasons for delays ...

Trump: U.S. team in N. Korea planning summit with Kim

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed in their surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." The Korean leaders' second summit in a ...

Florida braces for impact as Alberto approaches

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Beaches in Florida were largely empty ahead of Memorial Day as a slowly intensifying storm carrying brisk winds and heavy rain approached the U.S. Gulf Coast on Sunday. The storm disrupted plans from Pensacola in the Panhandle to Miami Beach on Florida's ...

Port authority hopes to help out Fort Steuben Mall

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STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Port Authority is hoping to assist the leasing agent for the Fort Steuben Mall by providing marketing materials and support about the county. Evan Scurti, port authority executive director, said he recently had a good meeting with representatives of Jones ...

PNC branch to close in Steubenville

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STEUBENVILLE — Mayor Jerry Barilla said he was disappointed to hear that PNC Bank will be closing its branch office and drive-up facility at 124 N. Fourth St. on Aug. 17. Barilla said it will be another hardship for downtown's low-income residents to do their banking with only one bank ...

West Virginia teacher educates through global excursions

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FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — East Fairmont High School teacher Annalese Weldy teaches more than just math to her students; she teaches them about international culture and travel as well. "I love to travel," Weldy said. "That has just been in my family forever and a day. We used to pick up in our ...

Woman sentenced in federal court

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WHEELING — Nichole P. Northcraft, 44, of New Cumberland was sentenced to six months probation for making a false statement when applying for a program administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Northcraft, as a minority, made a false claim ...

Marland Heights Road to be restricted

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WEIRTON — Traffic on Marland Heights Road will be restricted to one lane, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, weather permitting, to allow for maintenance work. Motorists can expect delays.