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Senate OKs incentives for cities, counties to consolidate services

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WHEELING — West Virginia’s counties and municipalities could get financial incentives to work together to provide public services under a bill before the State Legislature. Senate Bill 117 passed the Senate this week in a 32-0 vote, and is now before the House Government Organization ...

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Drawing for Dr. Seuss board books to be held STEUBENVILLE — To celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2, all branches of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County will have a drawing for Dr. Seuss board books. Patrons can enter to win at any library branch from Monday ...

Waiting for Mueller report? It could be short on detail

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WASHINGTON — Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has to end with a report. But anyone looking for a grand narrative on President Donald Trump, Russian election interference and all the juicy details uncovered over the past 20 months could end up disappointed. The exact timing of ...

Blair: No to pay raise, yes to roads

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CHARLESTON — While a pay raise for teachers and school service personnel is expected to pass the House of Delegates today, the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee is still sour over the loss of the Senate’s education reform package which also included the pay raise. House Bill 2730 ...

Robbery reported at area Subway

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FOLLANSBEE — Police responded to a call Wednesday evening from a Subway employee after an armed robbery was reported at the restaurant located in Follansbee Plaza. The robbery took place around 8 p.m., according to police reports. “We have a warrant out for an armed robbery,” said ...

House committee advances casino satellite bill

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WHEELING — Legislation permitting Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack to establish a second gambling location in Ohio County has passed committee, and is on its way for a vote in the House of Delegates. House Bill 2901 was introduced by Delegate Erikka Storch, R-Ohio, on Feb. 7. It ...

Mavromatis gets vote of approval

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STEUBENVILLE — City Manager Jim Mavromatis will be back for another two years. At a special meeting Wednesday, council first voted unanimously to proceed with the renewal of Mavromatis’s contract, then went behind closed doors to hammer out the details. They emerged 45 minutes later to ...

Scrappy Pappy’s aims to make Wheeling more recycling friendly

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WHEELING — Recycling is Scott Ludolph’s passion. He’s spent years taking in Wheeling residents’ discarded junk — plastic, glass, cans, paper, metal — and processing it at his recycling center, Scrappy Pappy’s. The center, which might look like a junkyard to some, features a ...

Island park to honor historic Wheeling Suspension Bridge

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WHEELING — A $1.9 million park on Wheeling Island intended to celebrate the history of the Wheeling Suspension Bridge is now in the works by the city. Officials announced Wednesday that the the Fitzsimmons Family Foundation donated $150,000 to help pay for two phases of a six-phase ...

Boil order lifted for Theresa Drive in Weirton

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WEIRTON — The boil order for the area of Theresa Drive in Weirton has been lifted, according to the Weirton Area Water Board. The order, issued Thursday afternoon, had included all of Theresa Drive to Cove Valley Estates, and all streets in between following work on a water line on Kings ...

MARRIAGE APPLICATIONS

Daily Happenings

The following marriage applications were filed in Jefferson County: Patrick A. Williams and Stephanie M. Morris, both of Steubenville. Javaughn J. Mullings and Sarah A. Hinerman, both of Toronto. David N. Abbott Jr. and Sharon Jean Lehn, both of Ambridge, Pa.

MUNICIPAL COURT

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The following cases were cleared, court costs added, in Steubenville Municipal court with Judge John Mascio presiding: Thomas M. Andrews, 31, 233 Lovers Lane, domestic violence, amended to disorderly conduct, 30 days in jail suspended, $150, domestic violence, disorderly conduct, $150; Luis ...

McGeehan booted from judiciary committee

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CHARLESTON — Del. Pat McGeehan is no stranger to being at odds with House leaders, and it happened again this week. The Hancock County Republican was removed as a member of the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday by House Speaker Roger Hanshaw, R-Clay. “I enjoyed judiciary,” McGeehan ...

Off and building!

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Tuesday night marked the start of the “Weir Building” LEGO Club launched at the Mary H. Weir Public Library, 3442 Main St., Weirton, attracting 16 participants. The club will meet from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month through May, according to Nikki Jagela, children’s ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Arrested: Joshua H. Zook, 35, 1165 township Road 204, Bloomingdale, probation violation out of Jefferson County Common Pleas Court and driving with suspended license, Tuesday. Cited: Vandellia M. Hearn, 36, 1588 state Route 43, Richmond, driving with suspended license; Brian ...

State teachers opt to end strike

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CHARLESTON — Unions for West Virginia teachers ended their two-day strike Wednesday night after lawmakers did not act on a doomed, broad-based education bill. Leaders of three unions representing teachers and school service personnel said at a news conference that classrooms would reopen ...

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Steubenville Woman’s Club to meet March 4 STEUBENVILLE — The OFWC/GFWC Woman’s club of Steubenville will resume meetings as of March 4 after a two-month winter hiatus. Members will convene in a new location – the Laurels at 500 Stanton Blvd. The program will feature Ruston Baker ...

Justice’s teacher-trooper pay raise bill moving forward

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CHARLESTON — Shortly before Gov. Jim Justice held a press conference calling on the Legislature to pass a clean pay raise bill for teachers, school service personnel and state troopers Tuesday, the House Finance Committee put an item on its Wednesday agenda to do just that. Members of the ...

‘Dirty Dozen’ is demolished

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NEW CUMBERLAND — The last of the “Dirty Dozen” has come down. Crews were on the scene Wednesday morning, finishing up the efforts of demolishing the former Call’s Variety Store buildings in New Cumberland. The two buildings, which shared a common wall, were demolished as part of the ...

Weirton Council discussing charter changes

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WEIRTON — Weirton Council is discussing a series of changes to the city charter, including adjustments to the city’s election schedule and attendance policies for members of council. Council, along with Mayor Harold Miller and representatives of the city’s administrative staff, met in ...