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Planners take comment on plan for future

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WEIRTON — The Weirton Planning Commission took the next step in implementing an update to the city’s Comprehensive Development Plan Wednesday, holding a public hearing and agreeing to send the plan to Weirton Council for its consideration. Seven residents were in attendance, with five ...

Steubenville Woman’s Club combines history, music, plans

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STEUBENVILLE — History, music and plans for the club year constituted the first meeting of 2018-19 for the OFWC Woman’s Club of Steubenville, held Sept. 6 at the YWCA of Steubenville. President Carlotta Jordan presided at the meeting where Kate Sedgmer, vice president and program chair, ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Cited: Candice E. Gampolo, 28, 430 Lawson Ave., driving with suspended license; and Jade M. Rush, 30, Bulger, Pa., marked lanes. Arrested: Lawrence Luke Sr., 54, 732 N. Sixth St., failure to appear warrant out of municipal court, Tuesday. Arrested: Thomas J. Maloney, 57, 213 ...

Community briefs

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21st-annual Buddy Walk Saturday at Jim Wood Park STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio Valley Down Syndrome Support Group will host its 16th-annual Buddy Walk from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Jim Wood Park in Steubenville’s West End. The event, which serves to raise awareness and educate, will ...

Chief health officer next to leave DHHR

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CHARLESTON — Dr. Rahul Gupta, who headed the West Virginia Bureau of Public Health and supervised the Office of Drug Control Policy, is the next high-profile Justice administration official leaving. Gupta will join the non-profit March of Dimes as its senior vice president and chief medical ...

Trump visits disaster zone

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WILMINGTON, N.C. — Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods blamed for nearly three dozen deaths, including those of two women who drowned when a sheriff’s van taking them to a mental ...

GOP, Dems unite behind addictive drugs bill

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WASHINGTON — Republicans and Democrats joined forces to speed legislation combating the misuse of opioids and other addictive drugs through Senate passage Monday, a rare campaign-season show of unity against a growing and deadly health care crisis. The measure passed by a 99-1 vote Monday ...

RISE West Virginia program makes slow, but steady progress

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CHARLESTON — Since June, the West Virginia National Guard has made progress in getting people who lost their homes during 2016 flooding into houses and trailers, but it acknowledged it remains months from meeting every need. That’s according to Adjutant Gen. James Hoyer, who gave a ...

Rules of order

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Approximately 20 area business representatives and government officials learned about Robert’s Rules of Order and their use in running meetings, Tuesday, as part of an educational seminar presented by the Weirton Area Chamber of Commerce with support from Hancock County Savings Bank. John ...

Weirton board addressing property concern

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WEIRTON — The Weirton Building Enforcement Agency wants to find a solution for one property in the city after learning more about the personal difficulties of the occupants and their efforts to rehabilitate the structure. John and Louise Tate currently live at 3110 Orchard St., which city ...

Work on Mountain Valley pipeline halted by judge

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HINTON (AP) — Work being done on the Mountain Valley Pipeline in a West Virginia county will be halted as a judge has ordered a temporary stay. The Register-Herald reports Summers and Monroe counties Circuit Court Judge Robert Irons issued the stay on Tuesday over construction in Summers ...

Rose Angelica honored at Josie Music Awards

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MINGO JUNCTION — Country music artist Rose Angelica took top honors at the 2018 Josie Music Awards held Sept. 8 at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., winning Female Entertainer of the Year for Traditional Classic Country Music. Century ll Records in Nashville, the Mingo Junction woman’s ...

Symphony to open with music of the Beach Boys

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WHEELING — Officials with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra have announced the first concert of the 2018-19 season — Surf’s Up! A Tribute to the Beach Boys, conducted by music director finalist Timothy Hankewich. The concert, also to feature guest artists Phil Dirt and the Dozers, is set ...

Residency requirement showdown

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CHARLESTON — A petition to compel the governor to reside in Charleston was refiled on Tuesday by a member of the House of Delegates. Delegate Isaac Sponaugle, D-Pendleton, asked the West Virginia Supreme Court to order Gov. Jim Justice to reside in the seat of government as required by the ...

Weirton Madonna High School Class of 1978 reunion

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Members of Weirton Madonna High School Class of 1978 held their 40-year reunion on Sept. 1, which began with a Mass at St. Joseph the Worker Church, followed by dinner at Undo’s, Holiday Inn, Weirton. On hand were, first row, from left, Debbie Kurensky Chadwick, Loretta Colantonio Jones, ...

Committees hear from gas and oil

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CHARLESTON — A coal mining lobbyist group is asking for a lower severance tax rate for coal, while two organizations representing natural gas interests are asking to keep their severance tax rates the same. The Legislature’s joint standing committees on energy and finance heard from ...

Community news from around the area

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Cub Scout Carnival, Cub Mobile Race gets rescheduled STEUBENVILLE — Heavy rain on Sept. 9 forced the postponement of plans by the Ohio River Valley Council and the Two Chiefs District of the Boy Scouts of America to hold a Cub Scout Carnival and Cub Mobile Race. But it has been ...