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TAKING A BREAK — Volunteers taking a break during a recent distribution day at the Community Bread Basket, 3501 West St., Weirton, were, clockwise, from left, Chuck Utz, Bessie Utz, Betty Trickett, Don Kennedy, Joanne McClain, Greg Mullins, Jan Futey, Easter Noble, Mike Runkel, Thomas Noble, Bob Johnson, Carolyn Johnson and Jim Pauchnik. The organization is in need of volunteers. Anyone interested can call (304) 748-7595.
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Community Bread Basket seeks helpers

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WEIRTON — “Volunteers Live Longer” is the motto for volunteers at the Community Bread Basket, according to program Administrator Tara Sheperd, who notes the organization needs “more volunteers to help with the day-to-day business of the organization.” Located at 3501 West St., the ...

West Virginia auditor makes push for transparency

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CHARLESTON — State Auditor John B. McCuskey has announced partnership with his office and the administrators, and members of the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, to include posting of all the Court’s spending data on the State Auditor’s Office “OpenGov” transparency website ...

Community news from around the area

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Torchbearer Omicron marks holiday, planning activities STEUBENVILLE — Torchbearer Omicron members held their annual Christmas dinner and secret sisters gift exchange recently, beginning with a limo ride to Pittsburgh to see the off-Broadway play “Xanadu,” then a ride to see the ...

Police reports

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Brooke County sheriff Arrested: Brandon M. Lancaster, 28, Apartment 8, 551 Culler Road, Weirton, driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident with damages, Sunday. Arrested: Shawn A. Chapline, 45, RD 1, Wellsburg, driving under the influence and driving while license ...

Missile-alert error reveals uncertainties

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HONOLULU — When Jonathan Scheuer got an alert on his phone of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii, he and his family didn’t know what to do. They went to their guest bedroom, then decided it would be safer on the ground floor of their Honolulu home. “What do we do?” he wondered. ...

ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY — Randy Swartzmiller, of Chester, is pictured filling out the forms to officially declare his candidacy for the West Virginia House of Delegates. Swartzmiller, a Democrat, is seeking to represent the 1st District in the House, which includes Hancock County and a portion of Brooke County. -- Contributed

Swartzmiller seeking House of Delegates seat

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CHARLESTON — Randy Swartzmiller, of Chester, has officially filed with the West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office as a candidate for the state House of Delegates in this year’s election. Swartzmiller made the announcement Wednesday. A Democrat, he is seeking to represent the 1st ...

SPECIAL DAY — Martin Luther King III, right, with his wife Arndrea Waters, left, and their daughter Yolanda, 9, center, during their visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, Monday. The son of the late U.S. civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., and his family had earlier participated in an event commemorating the life and legacy of his father. -- Associated Press

Martin Luther King Day marked by Trump criticism

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Leaders of the Cherokee Nation marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by welcoming the descendants of slaves into their tribe after years of exclusion, while King’s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where King preached passionately decried disparaging remarks President Donald J. Trump ...

Trump defends himself anew against charges that he is racist

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending himself anew against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations. “No, No. I’m not a racist,” Trump said Sunday, after reporters asked him to respond to ...

REMEMBERING MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. — Bishop Jermaine Moore of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Steubenville was the keynote speaker Monday during the Martin Luther King Jr. Association reflection event held at Harding Middle School. -- Dave Gossett

Civil rights leader is remembered

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STEUBENVILLE — Bishop Jermaine Moore of Mount Zion Baptist Church shared memories of growing up in Georgia while speaking at Monday’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. event at Harding Middle School. “I understood the struggle as a child growing up in Georgia. Dr. Martin Luther King fought ...

Donnelly memorial fund to aid Urban Mission

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STEUBENVILLE —One week after 38-year-old Steubenville High School graduate Michael Donnelly was killed while helping a stranded driver, his father, Rich Donnelly, has created the Michael Donnelly Memorial Fund, with the proceeds to be donated to the Urban Mission Ministries. “Michael was ...

Shelter reservations postponed

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WELLSBURG — Because of last weekend’s inclement weather, shelter reservations for Brooke Hills Park have been moved to 9 a.m. Saturday at the park’s clubhouse. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis. For information, call (304) 737-1236.

Help center fights against human trafficking

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WHEELING — With U.S. Attorney Bill Powell’s office and others teaming up to create an anti-human trafficking website, Megan Palmer of the Upper Ohio Valley Sexual Assault Help Center holds hope that more will be done to help victims of sexual assault and human trafficking. The help center ...

POSTERS FROM WORLD WAR II — Jill Park of Piedmont poses with some of the many posters her late father, Sherman Groenke, made as an artist serving with the Coast Guard during World War II.

Flag raised at Will’s Hill in Bridgeport

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By SHELLEY HANSON Staff writer BRIDGEPORT — A flag-raising ceremony at Will’s Hill was held recently for the late Sherman Groenke, a World War II veteran who used his artistic skills to make recruiting posters, training charts and more for the Coast Guard. He also worked as a combat ...

GABLE POSTCARD

Cadiz postcard

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This postcard, which was presented at a recent Cadiz Community Recognition Banquet, shows a photo from the Cadiz Chautauqua from the early 1900s. The postcard reads that local bands were very important to their communities, and each village had one. Favorite son Clark Gable, a Cadiz native, ...

DYING DREAM — Demonstrators hold up balloons during an immigration rally Dec. 6 in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and Temporary Protected Status, programs, near the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Casting a cloud over already tenuous negotiations, President Donald Trump said Sunday, that DACA, a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children and live here illegally, is “probably dead” and blamed Democrats, days before some government functions would start shutting down unless a deal is reached. -- Associated Press

Trump says Dreamer deal appears dead

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PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children is “probably dead,” casting a cloud over already tenuous negotiations just days before a deadline on a government funding deal that ...

Police reports

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Jefferson County sheriff Arrested: Joshua L. Brown, 32, 227 Crawford Ave., Weirton, bench warrant from Toronto county court and bench warrant from Hancock County.

U.S. considers pulling U.N. Palestinian money

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year’s first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the ...

Community news from around the area

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Benefit dinner for Dave Boyer Jan. 27 in New Cumberland NEW CUMBERLAND — A benefit dinner and fundraiser for Dave Boyer will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Oakland District Fire Department at 1604 Wylie Ridge Road. The meal is a spaghetti and meatballs dinner, including ...