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HEPC interim chancellor stepping down

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CHARLESTON — The Higher Education Policy Commission is holding a special meeting on Friday in anticipation of the resignation of the commission’s interim chancellor. According to an announcement from the HEPC released Monday, the commission will meet 9:30 a.m. Friday to discuss personnel ...

Council candidate to host meeting

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WEIRTON — Jonathan Curenton, candidate for Ward 1 council in Weirton, will host a meeting at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Dunbar Center, 300 Kessel St. The meeting will include a discussion of current concerns of ward residents and a review of the agenda for the upcoming city council meeting.

Park Board moves meeting

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WEIRTON — The Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation has rescheduled its regular meeting, which had been set for Thursday. The meeting will now take place at 8 a.m., March 28 in the Weirton Room of the Millsop Community Center.

Negotiations stopped

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NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Board of Education will begin the process of searching for a new superintendent of schools at its March 25 regular meeting. The development follows an announcement by current Superintendent Tim Woodward and a second vote by the board to stop negotiations ...

Library team takes top honors in Kiwanis trivia competition

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STEUBENVILLE — Twenty-one teams involving close to 200 participants gathered in the Steubenville High School Commons on March 9 for the ninth-annual trivia competition fundraiser coordinated and sponsored by the Steubenville Kiwanis Club. Tom Timmons, the club’s secretary-treasurer, was ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Cited: Joshua Conner, no age listed, 156 Woodland Road, Mingo Junction, expired plates. Arrested: Kayleigh M. Lancaster, 22, 36 Delta Lane, Colliers, possession of drugs and possession of marijuana, Sunday. Saline Township Arrested: Justin Davis, 31, 81 Prospect St., ...

Follansbee absentee ballots now available

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FOLLANSBEE — Starting today, applications for absentee ballots by mail for the City of Follansbee’s General Election on June 11 will be available at the City Building, located at 872 Main St. Registered voters of the city who will be unable to vote June 11 may obtain an application for ...

Community news from around the area

Community

Rotary Club scholarships deadline set for Friday STEUBENVILLE — The Rotary Club of Steubenville has provided the “Service Above Self” Scholarship for many years to students in local schools, and that tradition continues. Over the years the scholarship has evolved and made changes ...

Births

Daily Happenings

Weirton Medical Center George and Nicole Scott of Mingo Junction, a boy, Feb. 3 Hannah Putnam and Michael Adkins of Steubenville, a girl, Feb. 4 Brianna Whitman and Kyle Vinka of Amsterdam, a girl, Feb. 8 Carley Barnes and Joseph Lower of Mingo Junction, a boy, Feb. 9 Mr. and Mrs. ...

State exports increase for second year

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CHARLESTON — West Virginia exports increased for the second year in a row, reaching $8.1 billion in 2018, state officials said on Thursday. West Virginia outpaced the national average growth rate in 2018 as exports increased 14.2 percent while the nation’s exports grew at 7.6 ...

Weirton taking new approach to property code enforcement

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WEIRTON — The City of Weirton is adjusting its policy when it comes to violations of its property maintenance code. During Weirton Council’s March 11 meeting, council approved, through a 7-0 vote, a resolution changing the way code violations are addressed. Prior to the passage of the ...

Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt in the region, authorities said Monday while warning that the flooding was expected to linger. About 200 miles of levees were compromised ...

Gunman opens fire on Dutch tram

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UTRECHT, Netherlands — A gunman killed three people and wounded five during a mid-morning tram ride Monday in the Dutch city of Utrecht, raising the specter of another extremist attack only days after the murderous rampage in New Zealand. Authorities seized a Turkish-born suspect after a ...

Ardern vows to deny accused mosque gunman notoriety he seeks

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CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The white supremacist accused of gunning down 50 people at two mosques in New Zealand has dismissed his lawyer and opted to represent himself at trial, prompting the prime minister to declare Tuesday that she would do everything in her power to deny him a ...

Date set for Gate 5 Industrial Art Festival

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WEIRTON — The Gate 5 Industrial Art Festival will return for its second year this fall, according to an announcement by the Renaissance Weirton Corp. The festival, whose inaugural event was held in 2018, has been slated for 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sept. 21 at the Weirton Event Center. The ...

Hughes Lecture Series to feature an evening with David Sheff

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WEST LIBERTY — Author David Sheff, who wrote the memoir, “Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey through His Son’s Addiction,” will be the guest lecturer at West Liberty University’s Hughes Lecture on March 28. His talk will offer a personal look at America’s drug crisis and will ...

Weirton Rotary Club inductee

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Elise Carson, with the Italian Sons and Daughters of America, recently was inducted as a member of the Weirton Rotary Club. Pictured, from left, are Tracy Lemley, Rotary board member; George Kondik, sponsor; Carson and Dr. Gurdev Purewal, club president. -- Contributed

EGCC will not acquire any part of Argosy or Art Institute

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STEUBENVILLE — Eastern Gateway Community College simply “didn’t have enough time” to figure out if it made sense to take on Argosy University’s online degree program or the Art Institute of Pittsburgh before it folded, President Jimmie Bruce said. Bruce said EGCC was working its way ...