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FBI agent defiantly rejects bias charges

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WASHINGTON — An embattled FBI agent whose anti-Trump text messages exposed the Justice Department to claims of institutional bias launched a vigorous defense Thursday at an extraordinary congressional hearing that devolved into shouting matches, finger pointing and veiled references to ...

Commissioners talk sewer extension

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commissioners were asked on Tuesday about the possible extension of sewer lines to the Washington Pike and Rabbit Hill Road areas. The question came from Norm Schwertfeger, Brooke County West Virginia University Extension agent. Due to its high population, ...

Clarence Warrick honored for military service

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During Monday’s Weirton Council meeting, Mayor Harold Miller, right, presented a proclamation recognizing the military service of Clarence P. “Junior” Warrick. Warrick enlisted in the Army in January 1966, serving until December 1967. Following basic and advance individual training, he ...

Water board: Long-term project almost complete

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WEIRTON — The finishing touches are being made on a long-term water project in the city. During Thursday’s meeting of the Weirton Area Water Board, Steve Hamit of Thrasher Engineering reported contractors have completed all but a few final touches and tests for the project, with a leak ...

Fitzsimmons Dog Park re-opens in Wheeling

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WHEELING — Rambunctious 9-month-old canine Smokey — a large black lab and bloodhound mix — let out a few howls Tuesday while he anxiously awaited the re-opening of the Fitzsimmons Family Dog Park: A PetSafe Park in East Wheeling. Smokey and his owner, Ted Weaks of McMechen, arrived more ...

Panhandle Head Start program to receive $1.2M

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WHEELING — Northern Panhandle Head Start Inc. will receive more than $1.2 million from federal sources thanks to the state’s U.S. senators. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., announced the funding totals for several Head Start programs throughout West Virginia. ...

Trump OKs disaster declaration

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CHARLESTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a major disaster declaration in West Virginia after flooding, mudslides and high winds ravaged parts of the state. Trump on Thursday approved the declaration for state and local governments and certain nonprofit groups for the repair or ...

Trump body language speaks to frosty relations

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BRUSSELS — He didn’t shove anyone this time, but President Donald Trump’s body language during NATO events Wednesday suggested his relationships with key U.S. allies aren’t exactly buddy-buddy. Trump started the day with a tense breakfast meeting with Jens Stoltenberg in which he ...

Wellsburg Oil Can Derby winners

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Trophies were presented to the 34 children who competed in the Wellsburg Oil Can Derby, including the top four finishers in two divisions. Winners of the stock division, for racers and vehicles weighing no more than 215 pounds combined, were: Dakota Martin, first place; Marlee Ewusiak, second; ...

Ketchum resigns as W.Va. justice

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CHARLESTON — Members of the House Judiciary Committee will meet today to start the process of drawing up articles of impeachment against one or more justices of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals — a job that just got simpler. Menis Ketchum, one of two justices under fire for ...

Support for picnic

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Supported by a contribution from First Choice America Credit Union, the Weirton Steel 25-Year Club will stage its 72nd-annual women and men’s summer picnic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 21 at the Serbian Picnic Grounds in Weirton. On hand for the donation were, front, from left, Kenneth ...

Police reports

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Wintersville Cited: Izel Cooper, 21, 1405 Orchard Ave., Wintersville, failure to stop in assured clear distance ahead; Brenda Green, 49, 150 Leonard Ave., Wintersville, failure to reinstate license; Matthew D. Rose, 18, 334 High St., Hopedale, failure to control; and Veronica L. Dent, 62, New ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Wintersville Cited: Izel Cooper, 21, 1405 Orchard Ave., Wintersville, failure to stop in assured clear distance ahead; Brenda Green, 49, 150 Leonard Ave., Wintersville, failure to reinstate license; Matthew D. Rose, 18, 334 High St., Hopedale, failure to control; and Veronica L. Dent, 62, New ...

Weirton moves ahead with TIF application

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WEIRTON — Weirton Council, during its meeting Monday, authorized the submission of an application for Tax Increment Financing funding, as part of a proposed business project within the Park Drive development area. The resolution to submit the application to the state Development Office was ...

Community news from around the area

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Harrison County Beekeepers organizing July 21 seminar SCIO — Kirsten Traynor will be the guest speaker at the Harrison County Beekeepers seminar, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on July 21 at Scio United Methodist Church, 117 Maple Ave. Traynor will cover topics that include, ...

Storm damages county 911 system

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County’s emergency management services experienced damage to its equipment last week during a storm. During Tuesday’s meeting of the Hancock County Commission, Office of Technology and Communications Executive Director Bob Vidas discussed the damage that ...

Five generations

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Five generations are represented with great-great grandmother Freeda Randolph Wurschum Enochs of Brilliant holding 2-month-old Ethan Riley Wurschum, who are joined by, back, from left, Kenneth “Nick” Wurschum, grandfather; Cody Riley Wurschum, father; and Ken Wurschum, great-grandfather.

Lottery releases emergency rules for sports betting

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CHARLESTON — Almost three weeks after approving rules governing sports betting at the state’s casinos, the West Virginia Lottery released the emergency rules for public consumption. The Lottery Commission released the rules through the Secretary of State’s rule filing system July 9 ...

U.S. proposes tariffs on $200 billion more in Chinese imports

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is readying tariffs on another $200 billion in Chinese imports, ranging from burglar alarms to mackerel, escalating a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative proposed 10 percent tariffs ...