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Pelotonia fundraiser Saturday at East Springfield center EAST SPRINGFIELD — The second-annual Pelotonia spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction fundraiser will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the East Springfield Community Center, located on county Road 39 next to the East ...

Officials ID fatal house fire victim

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WEIRTON — The woman killed in Sunday morning’s fire in Weirton has been identified as 62-year-old Christine M. Chanoski. Weirton Fire Chief Jerry Shumate said Chanoski died in the blaze at 4109 Washington St. that began at about 3:30 a.m. The cause of the fire is undetermined, Shumate ...

Chess competition held

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Members of the Fellowship of the Pawns Chess Club competed July 13 in the 2019 Pennsylvania State Game/45 Minutes Championship held in Pittsburgh. Mason Gray, left, played in the scholastic division, and Phillip Rawson, right, and Coach Gary Rawson competed in the premier section with Phillip ...

Fatal overdoses may be on decline nationwide

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NEW YORK — U.S. overdose deaths last year likely fell for the first time in nearly three decades, preliminary statistics suggest. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday posted the provisional numbers showing nearly 68,000 drug overdose deaths were reported last year. ...

It’s shaping up to be a scorching-hot weekend

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DETROIT (AP) — The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend. Communities are preparing by offering buildings as cooling centers and asking residents to check in on ...

Board of Education members decline coverage

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Members of the Hancock County Board of Education declined to be placed on the school district’s workers’ compensation plan, as part of actions taken during the board’s meeting Monday. “It hasn’t been here for the five years that I’ve been on the board,” said ...

Events Calendar

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¯ Friday — Alice Cooper, with Motionless in White, KeyBank Pavilion, Burgettstown, www.livenation.com. ¯ Saturday — Wiz Khalifa, with French Montanna, Playboi Carti, Moneybag Yo, Chevy Woods and DJ Drama, KeyBank Pavilion, Burgettstown, www.livenation.com. ¯ Saturday — Third Eye ...

United Way fashion show set

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The Weirton United Way is planning its annual Fashion Show event, set for Aug. 25 at Williams Golf and Country Club. Tickets are $35 each, and include the show and lunch. Tickets will only be available in advance. For more information, contact the Weirton United Way at (304) 748-7213. Members ...

Health effects of petrochemical industry discussed

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WHEELING — An environmentalist and a physician who spoke in Wheeling Tuesday paint a dire picture of health impacts of the petrochemical industry, including oil and gas fracking and ethane cracker plants. Matthew Mehalik, executive director of the Breathe Collaborative in Pittsburgh, and ...

VIP winner

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Crystal Willis of Wellsburg, right, the winner of of two VIP tickets to the Blame My Roots country music festival, is congratulated by Barbara Ballint, executive director of the Belmont County Tourism Council. The contest was conducted on Facebook from June 1-30, and the winner was chosen July ...

UAW president opens contract talks with GM

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LORDSTOWN — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones opened contract talks with General Motors reminding the automaker of what the union has repeatedly said since GM announced it would close four U.S. plants, including its assembly plant in Lordstown. We invested in you, now it’s your ...

Pentagon nominee faces senators

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Secretary Mark Esper, President Donald Trump’s nominee to become secretary of defense, told his Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday he is troubled by Turkey’s decision to defy the United States by acquiring Russian-made air defenses. “It is very disheartening to ...

10th-annual Steubenville Valley Sarasota Reunion attracts 56

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SARASOTA, Fla. — Another record crowd of 56 former and present Ohio Valley residents attended the 10th-annual Steubenville Valley Sarasota Reunion held June 21-22 in Sarasota, Fla. Sponsored by Sam and Donna Fornsaglio and Kevin and Anita Pestian, the reunion has grown annually since its ...

Judge orders release of opioid data

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A look at how the opioid crisis grew and spread may be much clearer soon after a federal judge overseeing nearly 2,000 lawsuits filed against manufacturers, distributors and retailers of prescription painkillers ordered the release of data showing where those drugs were ...

Sassie Lassies enjoy outing

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The Weirton Red Hat Sassie Lassies met recently for an outing at Central Diner in Robinson Township, Pa. On hand were, front, from left, Connie Norwood, Sheila Falk, Margie Lemasters, Diane Pastoric, Judith Mikula, Patty Channing, Carla Colson, Martha Varitek and Mary Louise Danek; and back, ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Arrested: Antonio Taylor, 34, 1232 Maryland Ave., bench warrant out of municipal court, driving with suspended license, failure to signal turn and possession of marijuana, Monday. Arrested: Jamie Defrank, 30, Apartment 5, 5 Maple Drive, bench warrant out of municipal court, ...

City gets loans for utility upgrades

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WEIRTON — City utility officials are moving forward with plans to potentially expand on Weirton’s water and sanitary services in anticipation of future economic development in the city. During a July 8 meeting, members of a task force created to study the issue announced the city had been ...

Community news from around the area

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Free picnic Saturday to celebrate military personnel STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Veterans Association, supported by AMVETS Post 275, are inviting all military veterans and active members and their families to their free annual picnic celebrating America’s military service ...

U.S. industrial production remained flat during June

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production was flat in June, as a slump in utilities was offset by gains in output by factories and mining. The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that manufacturing production increased 0.4 percent last month, aided by a nearly 3 percent surge at auto plants. ...