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‘Don’t Shop But Swap’ event May 5 for women

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STEUBENVILLE — A first-time “Don’t Shop But Swap” event for area women will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 5 in the cafeteria of East Garfield Elementary School, 936 N. Fifth St. The swap event is “completely free,” and free food will be provided, according to Tiffany ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Cited: Taylor Banks, 28, Rear 217 Cunningham Lane, unsafe vehicle and expired plates; Shyheen Richmond, 18, Bridgeport, possession of marijuana; Jerome Edwards, 19, 1241 Ridge Ave., possession of marijuana; Sofia E. Cantu, 22, 1488 Columbus Circle, expired plates; and Danielle N. ...

Dems compete for Congressional seat

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WELLSBURG — Three Democratic candidates for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives representing West Virginia’s 1st District visited Brooke County recently to share their views and goals. The three, who were in the area for a candidates’ forum held Saturday by the Brooke County ...

Community news from around the area

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Annual Minority Health Luncheon scheduled Saturday STEUBENVILLE — The Ohio Valley District National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs is sponsoring its 34th-annual Minority Health Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Greater Zion Temple Church, located at 500 Logan ...

McGeehan slated to have heart procedure

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Delegate Pat McGeehan is set to have heart surgery at the Cleveland Clinic next month, but the Air Force Academy graduate expects to be back in fighting condition by July 4. Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic have diagnosed McGeehan, R-Hancock, with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy — a ...

Brooke commissioners discuss road issues

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WELLSBURG — Concerns about the closed bridge to the community of Virginville and slip areas were raised at Tuesday’s Brooke County Commission meeting. Sheriff Larry Palmer noted the bridge has been closed since Sunday when a truck struck the guardrail along the short span while turning ...

Ziegenfelder recalls frozen pops

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WHEELING — Ziegenfelder Co. will voluntarily recall about 3,000 cases of Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops for fear of listeria contamination. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall shortly before 5 p.m. Monday. Calls made Monday evening ...

Hancock schools name top personnel

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NEW CUMBERLAND — With the end of the school year about a month away, the Hancock County Board of Education has announced its top teacher and service personnel member. The school board took time Monday to recognize two staff members for their excellence and dedication within the district ...

Plaque dedicated in memory of Ric Cooper

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During its meeting Thursday, members of the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation dedicated a plaque in memory of former employee Ric Cooper, who died in April 2017. The board was joined by members of Cooper’s family. Cooper had worked for almost 20 years as part of the park maintenance ...

Weirton transit talks new service routes

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WEIRTON — The Weirton Transit Corp. Board of Trustees is discussing the establishment of new route services as it continues to look at expansion options for the local public transit provider. During the board’s meeting April 18, the board looked at a series of proposals, including an ...

New Manchester Elementary celebrates Let’s Read WV Day

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New Manchester Elementary School recently celebrated Let’s Read WV Day. Each grade level paired up with a “Buddy Class” and read a story to their partners. The fourth-grade students read to first-grade students. The third-grade students read to the kindergarten students. The second-grade ...

Port Authority leaving E.L., sells property to Heritage Transport

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EAST LIVERPOOL — The Columbiana County Port Authority is moving to Leetonia, at least for now, after selling the only place it has called home since the economic development agency was created 40 years ago. The Port Authority board agreed at Monday’s meeting to sell the 108-year-old ...

Area college, high school graduations

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The following is a list of 2018 area graduations planned: COLLEGES • Wheeling Jesuit University — 10:30 a.m., May 5, McDonough Center. • West Virginia Northern Community College — May 11, WesBanco Arena. • Franciscan University of Steubenville — 1 p.m. May 12, Finnegan ...

GOP Senate hopefuls debate in Wheeling

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WHEELING — All six Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in West Virginia say they support the Second Amendment right to bear arms, and some say mental health issues are most often to blame for gun-related deaths. The Senate GOP hopefuls took the stage Monday night for a debate at Wheeling ...

Grand update for Mingo club

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MINGO JUNCTION — The GFWC Woman’s Club of Mingo Junction held their April meeting at the Mingo Senior Citizens Center with Vice President Stephanie Rouse extending the welcome and Roetta Lewis giving the invocation. Recording Secretary Clara Sue Milewsky and Treasurer Kathy Maguschak gave ...

Birthdays

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Today Tom Jones, 54, Wintersville. Kristina Lesho, Weirton. Barbara Spinella, Weirton. Harold Elliott, Weirton. Deidre Wright, Weirton. James Reed, Paris, Pa.

Wellsburg business noted for success in exports

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WELLSBURG — Many who pass the sign for American Muscle Docks & Fabrication on state Route 27, or even many who live in Brooke County, where the business has operated for more than 50 years, probably don’t know the company has provided docks for 13 countries, from Australia to the Virgin ...

Auction to aid Tomlinson Run State Park Foundation

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CHESTER — The Tomlinson Run State Park Foundation will be holding a quarter auction on Saturday at the Chester City Building. Doors open at 1 p.m., and the auction will start at 2 p.m. Bidders are required to buy one $5 paddle and have the option of purchasing up to two additional paddles ...

Birth

Daily Happenings

Out-of-town Jeffrey and Jennifer Dennis of Las Vegas, formerly of Steubenville and Mingo Junction, a girl, April 9 at Southern Hills Hospital, Las Vegas. Grandparents are the late E. Arnold Dennis of Steubenville and Donna Crisante of Mingo Junction.

WVU students present ideas for Weirton

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WEIRTON — Working since January, a group of West Virginia University students have been meeting with residents and officials and studying the community to develop proposals for potential revitalization projects in Weirton. Monday, they made their final presentations for the city, showcasing ...