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Montani Semper Liberi returning NEW MANCHESTER — Montani Semper Liberi — Music and Art at Oak Glen will be returning for the fourth consecutive year to the Oak Glen High School complex March 9-11. Purchases of both single session and full event passes for the roots music and cultural ...

Hope Players auditions are extended

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HOPEDALE — Due to last weekend’s wintry weather, the Hope Players have scheduled further auditions for its upcoming production of the comedy, “Our Miss Brooks.” Adapted by Christopher Sergel from original material by R. J. Mann, the play will be performed at 7 p.m. March 16 and 17 ...

LISTENING TO THE DISCUSSION — West Virginia Senate Majority Leader Ryan Ferns, R-Ohio, looks on during an interim committee meeting in Charleston in October.	 -- Photo by Perry Bennett, W. Va. Legislature

Legislators looking at elections for W.Va. school board

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WHEELING — Members of the West Virginia Board of Education would be elected by the state’s voters under a bill introduced during the first week of the West Virginia Legislature’s annual session. There are 12 members of the state board, nine of whom are appointed by the governor. They ...

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Trinity Medical Center West Dane Vause and Bryan LaFond of Chester, a girl, Jan. 1. Katrina and Richard Murphy of East Liverpool, a girl, Jan. 6. Chelsy and Randy Byron of Bergholz, a boy, Jan. 6. Mercedes Parr and Seth Leek of Middlebourne, W.Va., a boy, Jan. 6. Kaylin Parks and ...

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McGeehan plan needs two-thirds for tax, fee increases

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CHARLESTON — Del. Pat McGeehan has sponsored a resolution to amend the West Virginia Constitution to require a two-thirds majority to pass any future tax or fee increase by the Legislature. McGeehan, R-Hancock, announced the resolution Tuesday. “The people of West Virginia are taxed ...

Community news from around the area

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Shriners to hold fundraiser pancake breakfast Saturday WEIRTON — The Northern Panhandle Shrine Club will be the site of a Weirton Shriners pancake breakfast, which will be held from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday. The club is located at the end of Cove Road by the state highway garage. The ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Cited: Robert D. Hayden Jr., 22, Apartment D9, 720 N. Seventh St., driving with suspended license; and Nathan J. Coppa, 37, 1660 county Road 53, Irondale, no license. Arrested: Tavian M. Williams, 20, 1341 Oregon Ave., failure to appear warrant out of municipal court, ...

RUSSIA PROBE SHOWDOWN  — House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., center, walks from a committee meeting on Russia where former White House strategist Steve Bannon is testifying, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. -- Associated Press

House panel subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe

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WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday in a showdown over whether he could be forced to testify in the panel’s Russia investigation. Bannon walked into a closed-door meeting with House members Tuesday morning ...

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Jeff Davis will seek re-election

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County Commissioner Jeff Davis has announced his plans to seek a fourth term as part of this year’s elections. Davis, 54, said Monday he has filed the necessary paperwork for his re-election bid. A small business owner and Hancock County native, Davis was first ...

N.D. oil output cut to meet capture rules

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BISMARCK, N.D. — Fearing sanctions by the state, some North Dakota oil drillers have begun cutting output to control the amount of natural gas that’s being burned off at well sites and wasted as a byproduct of crude production, industry and state officials say. Rebounding oil prices and ...

Japan TV sends mistaken N. Korean missile alert

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TOKYO — Japan’s public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert Tuesday warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then minutes later corrected it, days after a similar error in Hawaii. NHK television issued the message on its internet and ...

Church to host addiction discussion

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WHEELING — The substance abuse addiction crisis in the Ohio Valley doesn’t appear to be going away any time soon, so the local faith community wants to get people together to discuss ways to address it. The Community Impact Coalition, United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley and the Upper Ohio ...

Commissioners approve loan for waste authority

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WELLSBURG — In an effort to ensure the future of the county’s recycling program, the Brooke County Commission will provide a loan to the county’s solid waste authority. On Tuesday the commissioners agreed to lend $25,383 to the board for two state grants it must repay because the money ...

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Remembering George Creegan

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STEUBENVILLE —Growing up with George Creegan was never a problem for the Creegan children. He may have been the man on television known as the star of the “Creegan and Crow” show and the father who took his children to work at the Creegan Co., but he was also a constant ...

WVNCC to host another session of Lifestyle, Nutrition series

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WHEELING — West Virginia Northern Community College will offer the third class in a 10-month series focusing on lifestyle and nutrition on Thursday. The class topic, “Sugar, Stress and Cravings,” will take place on the Wheeling Campus as part of the college’s Community Education ...

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St. Paul schedules open house

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St. Paul School pupils Tyler Van Camp and Morgan Owens work on a project in one of their classes. The school, located at 140 Walnut St., in Weirton, has scheduled an open house for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 23 for anyone who may be interested in enrolling their child for the 2018-2019 school year. ...

W.Va. OHCF grant applications are being accepted

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Outdoor Heritage Conservation Fund is accepting applications for small and large grants. Up to $1.2 million may be awarded, including $100,000 reserved for small grants. The OHCF’s land-protection projects can include important wildlife habitats, working ...

BOARD MEMBERS SWORN IN — Members of the Toronto City School board were sworn into office Thursday evening as the district held its reorganization and first meeting of the year. The board includes, from left, front,  Karen Walker and Julie Ault; and back, Jay Foster, George Dobbs and Randy Henry. -- Julie Stenger

Toronto BOE holds first meeting of the new year

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TORONTO – The Toronto City Board of Education held its first meeting of the year Thursday, welcoming new members Randy Henry and George Dobbs. Board member Julie Ault was appointed president pro tem and presided. Jay Foster was elected as president and Karen Walker was elected vice ...

DEMONSTRATION — West Virginia Northern Community College petroleum technology instructor Curt Hippensteel demonstrated a plunger lift, which is commonly found at natural gas wells that already have been drilled. -- Casey Junkins

Local jobless rates are improving

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WHEELING — As the Upper Ohio Valley waits to learn whether a $6 billion Belmont County ethane cracker will bring hundreds of permanent jobs, officials at West Virginia Northern College are training students to work in a wide range of petroleum technology careers. According to WorkForce West ...