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Mountaineer makes annual turkey distribution

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Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, on Thursday, distributed more than 800 turkeys to local charities and organizations to assist those in need for the holidays. Among those receiving turkeys were the Mountaineer Chaplaincy, F.I.S.H., Community Resource Center in East Liverpool, the Wells ...

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Ready to perform

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The Cove Chimers of Cove Presbyterian Church will be performing at the Weirton Community Christmas tree lighting to be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Participants include, front, from left, Susie Hawkins, Sue Baldt, Peggy Baldt and Rick Baldt; middle row, Debbie Rudiger, Jennie Galownia, ...

Grant awarded for Brooke County Courthouse

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Courthouse will receive new lighting and ceiling tiles and the Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle will receive an increase in funding to offset cuts in state funding following Tuesday’s Brooke County Commission meeting. The commission ...

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State scholarship winner

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Gabby Bodo, a student at Harding Middle School, was one of four fifth-grade pupils in Ohio to win a $500 scholarship for her essay in the “Agriculture is Cool” contest held during the Ohio State Fair. Essays that are submitted are reviewed by a panel of judges with the top four honored as ...

Bipartisanship shown in Senate on FBI gun check bill

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WASHINGTON — Republican and Democratic senators have joined forces on legislation to strengthen the FBI database of prohibited gun buyers after the Air Force failed to report the criminal history of the gunman who slaughtered more than two dozen people at a Texas church. Congress has taken ...

Soccer field group seeks parks board help

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WEIRTON — Organizers of an effort to upgrade a local youth soccer field have asked for support from the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation. During Thursday’s board meeting, officials heard from Dan Spickard, president of the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights, and Bob Kolanko, president of ...

PARADE TIME — Frank Carolla, left, owner of Perkins Restaurant and Bakery, and Tim Presseller, Perkins vice president, are finalizing plans for today’s Fantasy in Lights Parade in Wheeling. -- Heather Ziegler

Fantasy in Lights Parade set for tonight in Wheeling

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WHEELING — It won’t be difficult finding Santa Claus in the annual Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Fantasy in Lights Parade this evening in downtown Wheeling. He’s the guy in the red velvet suit and white beard, riding on a sleigh. But there’s another Santa of sorts — in a business ...

WVU hospital to grow children’s services

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MORGANTOWN — West Virginia University’s affiliated hospital system on Thursday announced plans to build a new 10-story tower at J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital to increase capacity to provide services and treatment to children. According to WVU Hospitals, the $152 million tower in Morgantown ...

Toronto drug raid results in arrests

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TORONTO — Three people were arrested Wednesday morning following a drug raid at a residence at 147 Rosewood St., City Police reported. Police Chief Randy Henry said the department had received a large number of complaints about people going in and out of the home. The raid around 8 a.m. on ...

Group clearing ‘criminal vagrants’ in capital

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CHARLESTON — Homeless encampments in West Virginia’s capital city are being cleared in an effort to remove “criminal vagrants,” Charleston officials said. The Kanawha City Community Association has pledged to “rescue and clean” riverbanks in the area, The Charleston Gazette-Mail ...