President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, in New York. -- Associated Press

Trump weighing options as travel ban nears expiration date

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing the next iteration of his controversial travel ban, which could include new restrictions on travelers from additional countries. Trump's ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority nations is set to expire this coming Sunday, 90 days after ...

ON THE ROAD — A competitor prepares to throw an iron ball on Park View Road in Wheeling during a past Irish Road Bowling Ohio Valley Championship. This year’s event is Saturday. -- File photo

Irish road bowling event taking place in Wheeling Park

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WHEELING — Bring a strong arm and a few friends to Wheeling Park today and you just might find yourself the winner of the annual Irish Road Bowling Ohio Valley Championship. Registration for the ninth annual tournament, hosted by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a local Catholic men’s ...

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United Way site revamped

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The Weirton United Way’s website has undergone a renovation. The site, at, has been redesigned by local firm Mobilize 360. Pictured, from left, is Don Gianni, president of the Weirton United Way; Melia Forrester of Mobilize 360 and Jake Young, owner of Mobilize 360. ...

Steubenville Police task force will be formed

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STEUBENVILLE — City Manager Jim Mavromatis has announced the creation of a five-member police task force that will take on the problem areas of the city starting in the near future. “People in the community will see an increase in our police presence in certain neighborhoods that are ...

Ohio offers winter heating assistance

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STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County Community Action Council is continuing to assist residents with state Home Energy Assistance Program and the Percentage of Income Payment Plan enrollments and verifications. The guidelines are at or below 150 percent of the poverty level. The maximum ...

Engineering students find opportunity at WJU

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WHEELING — Wheeling Jesuit University had its first graduates this year in the engineering science degree program. There are currently 30 students enrolled in the four classes offered for the program. The school is looking to double the number of students for this degree. The class sizes ...

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Ice cream eater

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Bella Gallop, 9, of Chester, was happy about taking second place in the Ice Cream eating contest in Lisbon on Sunday at the Johnny Appleseed Festival. Her sister, Willow Gallop, in back, also participated. -- Contributed

Manchin staff to visit Weirton

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WEIRTON — A representative of U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., will be in Weirton for a Manchin Mobile Monday, meeting with residents to discuss their concerns. The event will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Mary H. Weir Public Library.

W.Va. seeing deer disease cases

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SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Deer in eight West Virginia counties have died from a disease that causes extensive bleeding. The state Division of Natural Resources says in a news release that Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease was confirmed in the deer found in Boone, Brooke, Hancock, Lincoln, ...

RIBBON-CUTTING— Surrounded by employees, local officials and other guests, Dan Martin, vice president of manufacturing for Bidell Gas Compression, cut the ribbon, Thursday, on the company’s new facility in Weirton. The company produces gas compressor systems for the natural gas industry, and currently has 34 employees with plans for expansion. -- Craig Howell

Bidell ready to begin operations in Weirton

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WEIRTON — A more than $3 million investment into the area was unveiled Thursday, when Bidell Gas Compression hosted an open house to showcase the renovations undertaken at its new home in the north end of Weirton. The 100,000-square-foot building at 1400 Main St., formerly used as a machine ...