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Steubenville Cited: Jessica Moralee, 35, 922 N. Eighth St., dog at large and no dog registration; Theodore G. Keenan, 45, 1461 Wilson Ave., Mingo Junction, driving with suspended license; Sara T. Gasparro, 23, Apartment 1, 1219 State St., expired plates; Stanley Long Jr., 52, 1529 Ridge Ave., ...

Brooke tables lighting, tile bid

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commission Tuesday moved to table a bid for new lighting and ceiling tiles for the county courthouse. The move came after Lombardi Development of Follansbee submitted the only bid, an apparent bid of $282,500, more than was estimated for the project. County ...

Steubenville High School Homecoming court

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Steubenville High School will crown the 2018 homecoming queen during halftime ceremonies at Friday’s game against USO. The court consists of, front, from left, Hannah Bowman, Makayla Crownover and Leah Ferguson; and back, Haleigh Feist, T’Kayla Kelley, Haelee Jenkins and Gabrielle Lulla. ...

Lawmakers briefed on betting issues, Lottery staff turnover

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CHARLESTON — Sports betting is alive at two West Virginia casinos with more to follow, but lawmakers are concerned about recent staff turnover at the West Virginia Lottery Commission and attempts to circumvent the will of the Legislature. The Joint Standing Committee on Finance met Monday ...

Audits find issues with state mine safety agency, state parks

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CHARLESTON — The state agency that performs mine inspections is unable to explain increases in mine injury rates, while another agency in charge of state parks doesn’t have the resources to keep up on maintenance. Those were the determinations of two audits submitted to the Joint ...

Florence evacuees can’t return home yet

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hundreds of people waited in long lines for water and other essentials Tuesday in Wilmington, still mostly cut off by high water days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods, and North Carolina’s governor pleaded with more than 10,000 evacuees around the state ...

United Way golf tourney gold sponsor

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Lyle’s Auto is the gold sponsor of the Weirton United Way Fall Golf Tournament, set for Saturday at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course. Pictured, from left, Luke Myers, 2018 campaign chair; Dave Lyle of Lyle’s Auto; Chris Hatala, 2018 campaign vice chair; and Linda Stear, Weirton United ...

‘Redshoes’ leads to ballot issue for Sheehan

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WHEELING — Wheeling attorney Martin Sheehan is known for making a bold fashion statement with his footwear, but the last name of the State Supreme Court candidate won’t be in boldface on the Nov. 6 election ballot. Ohio County Coordinator of Elections Toni Chieffalo explained since there ...

Warner critical of lawsuit settlements

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia secretary of state is outraged and frustrated over the out-of-court settlements of four wrongful termination suits filed against him in 2017. Twelve of the 16 employees terminated in January 2017 sued Mac Warner last year and four recently settled with the ...

Wheeling marks W.Va. Day of Hope

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WHEELING — One had 46 years clean, while another had just 19 days. The differences among those who gathered Saturday in Wheeling to promote substance abuse prevention and recovery were vast. But many of them had one thing in common — they were those in various stages of recovery from ...

Work of art

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Retired Wintersville K-9 officer Ali showed off his portrait Friday at the Wintersville Police Department. Wintersville Police Chief Art Fowler’s wife, Becki, and son, Noah, surprised Fowler recently with the painting of Ali as a birthday gift. The portrait was painted by Mary Ann Reese of ...

Crews throw a lifeline to an isolated Wilmington

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WILMINGTON, N.C. — Throwing a lifeline to a city surrounded by floodwaters, emergency crews delivered food and water to Wilmington on Monday as rescuers picked up more people stranded by Hurricane Florence and the storm’s remnants took aim at the densely populated Northeast. The death ...

WMC Auxiliary Gift Shop celebrates new look

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WEIRTON — The Weirton Medical Center Auxiliary Gift Shop has a fresh new look, one that was celebrated during an open house grand opening held Wednesday. The auxiliary’s annual donation of $45,000 was used to remodel the gift shop during a portion of August, a project that involved new ...

USW gives authorization to strike

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WEIRTON — The United Steelworkers have given authorization to strike ArcelorMittal USA if negotiations fail to reach an agreement. With nearly 400 total attending any one of three meetings held Monday at USW Local 2911 hall on West Street, unanimous support was given to the strike ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: William P. Hunter Jr., 27, 57 Doman St., Wellsburg, possession of hypodermic needles and possession of drugs, Sunday. Arrested: Earl S. Stewart, 62, no fixed address, public intoxication and petit theft, Sunday. Arrested: Hilary Batenburg, 36, 1107 township Road ...

Physician sentenced for writing fraudulent prescriptions

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WHEELING — Dr. Tod Hagins, of Wintersville, was sentenced Monday to 57 months incarceration for writing fraudulent prescriptions to be sold on the streets from his Weirton practice, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. “This case should send a clear message to all those who practice ...

Two injured following ATV crash

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Two individuals were hospitalized Saturday following an all-terrain vehicle crash on Lyons Road, according to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department. According to information released Monday morning by the sheriff’s department, county 911 dispatch received a call at ...

Community Stars

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Froehlich’s Classic Corner in Steubenville was the setting Monday evening for the largest crowd ever to attend what was the 21st-annual installment of the Herald-Star and The Weirton Daily Times’ Community Stars awards program saluting unsung heroes in area communities. The honorees ...

Update given on Roads to Prosperity bids

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CHARLESTON — Legislators received several reports on major transportation issues facing the state during the start of legislative interim meetings Sunday. The Joint Legislative Oversight Commission on Department of Transportation Accountability met Sunday evening with DOT Secretary Tom ...

Title sponsor for UW golf tourney

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First Choice America Community Federal Credit Union is serving as the title sponsor for the Weirton United Way’s 2018 Fall Golf Tournament, set for Saturday at Mountaineer’s Woodview Golf Course. Tee off for the four-person team scramble event is 9 a.m. Proceeds go to the Weirton United ...