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Two approved to serve on broadband committee

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Two appointees will serve on the Broadband Committee for the Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Planning Commission as approved by the Hancock County Commission during Thursday’s meeting. Commissioners approved the appointments of Jonathan Chomor and Lester R. Shields, both of ...

Mission seeks support to help hungry at holiday time

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STEUBENVILLE — Tiffany Beckwith hasn’t had a lot of what-to-wear issues lately in the workplace. The community engagement director at Urban Mission Ministries has been donning a turkey outfit — personalized with orange pumps — to spread an important message in a light-hearted ...

Electric bill issues at former W.Va. penitentiary come to light

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CHARLESTON — Concerns over electric bills and poorly written leases at the former West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville have surfaced following a report by the West Virginia Legislature’s Post Audit Division. Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety Secretary Jeff Sandy asked ...

Bennigan’s opens

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Bennigan’s restaurant officially opened Monday at Franciscan Square featuring a traditional ribbon cutting and the cutting of the Monte Cristo, one of its most famous sandwiches on the menu. Fraspada Management purchased the rights to the restaurant, which will be operated by Prospera ...

Recognizing the importance of service

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WEIRTON — Those gathered at the Millsop Community Center Sunday morning were reminded of the importance of the service provided by the nation’s veterans, both while serving in the military and after they return home. Sunday’s service began with a dual purpose, marking a special ...

Brooke High School Class of 1973 holds 45-year reunion

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The Brooke High Class of 1973 held its 45-year reunion on Oct. 13 at the Wellsburg Banquet Center with 108 of 444 classmates for the picture taken by Action Images. The reunion festivities included a golf scramble at Brooke Hills Park; a BHS and middle school tour; and a dinner-dance. ...

Fallen Vietnam veteran remembered

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FOLLANSBEE — A young man who died while serving his country will be remembered each day the U.S. and state flags are raised or lowered at the Cross Creek War Memorial outside the Follansbee American Legion Post at Main and Raymond streets. That’s because the flagpoles have been replaced ...

Local effort under way for Wreaths Across America

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STEUBENVILLE — The Tri-State Young Marines are working to ensure that all veterans laid to rest at Union Cemetery in Steubenville are honored this December on National Wreaths Across America Day. This year, the ceremony, held simultaneously across the country at more than 1,400 locations, ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Arrested: Michael Mazik, 39, 235 Hallock Ave., Mingo Junction, possession of drug paraphernalia, Saturday. Arrested: Kelci Walters, 26, no fixed address, violation of no contact order, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of hypodermic needles, Saturday. Arrested: ...

In remembering WWI, world warned of resurging ‘old demons’

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PARIS — World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I’s slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that drove home the message “never again” but also exposed the globe’s new political fault lines. As Donald Trump, ...

Community news from throughout the area

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Relay to discuss being part of Toronto Christmas parade STEUBENVILLE — Planning for the 2019 Jefferson County Relay for Life will continue when participants meet Tuesday in room 1504 at Eastern Gateway Community College, beginning at 6 p.m. Emily Russell and Tom Simmons are serving as ...

Gov. Justice calls off special session after Loughry’s resignation

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CHARLESTON — The resignation of a West Virginia Supreme Court justice recently convicted of federal charges prompted the governor Sunday to cancel a special legislative session that was to consider the justice’s removal. It was the latest development in an impeachment scandal miring some ...

Donation aids multi-handicapped class

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A special donation will assist students in the multi-handicapped class at Buckeye Local High School by building upon their literacy resources. Members of the Ohio/South Ohio Women’s Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopalian Church presented a $250 check to BLHS Principal Coy ...

DONATION

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The employees of Dee-Jay’s BBQ Ribs and Grille, on Friday, presented Dr. Carol Slomski with a donation of $2,500 to benefit Weirton Medical Center’s BreastCare Center. The donation is the result of a T-shirt sale and employee donations held at the restaurant in October as part of local ...

Gold Star Families monument planned for waterfront

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WHEELING — A tribute to the families and relatives who sacrificed a loved one for our freedom is being planned for the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater at Wheeling’s Heritage Port. The campaign to raise funds for a Gold Star Families Monument is well underway, said John Nanny, chairman of ...

Grow Ohio Valley champions winter farming

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WHEELING (AP) — Traditionally, the autumn harvest signals the end of the growing season, but that isn’t the case anymore in the Wheeling area. In fact, leaders of Grow Ohio Valley and several local farmers are demonstrating that vegetables and herbs can be grown locally throughout the ...

W.Va. officials expect few trappers

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CHARLESTON (AP) — Prices are down for furs, and West Virginia authorities are not expecting many trappers this year. Rich Rogers is the furbearer project leader for the state Division of Natural Resources. He told the Charleston Gazette-Mail likely only the most die-hard trappers will put ...

O Christmas tree

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Two large Christmas trees were put up on Saturday at Historic Fort Steuben in preparation for the opening of Nutcracker Village and Advent Market. Volunteer Dan Carroll of Wintersville works to install a branch on the tree near the Federal Land Office. The other tree is located in the fountain ...