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10th anniversary for school house museum

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STEUBENVILLE — The 10th anniversary of the Pleasant Hill School House Historical Museum will be observed Saturday, with the public welcome to attend the festivities planned at 3125 state Route 213, Pleasant Hill. A decade has passed since the restoration and preservation of the museum were ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Theft: Two donation containers were taken by a female from the counter at Speedway, 2619 Sunset Blvd., Sunday. Arrested: Benjamin D. Powell, 26, 105 Harrison St., Weirton, bench warrant out of municipal court, Sunday. Cited: Melody J. Zitterbart, no age listed, Indiana, Pa., ...

Waffle House slaying suspect arrested after massive manhunt

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The gunman suspected of opening fire at a Waffle House restaurant in the middle of the night was arrested not far from his apartment Monday after hiding from police for more than a day following the attack that killed four people, authorities said. Authorities had mounted ...

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Harrison Coal, Reclamation Historical Park event May 12 CADIZ — The 24th-annual Harrison Coal and Reclamation Historical Park dinner-auction will be held May 12 at Sally Buffalo Park’s Wallace Lodge, 100 College Way, Cadiz. The guest speaker will be Allen Dieterich-Ward, author of ...

George H.W. Bush hospitalized with blood infection

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HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife, Barbara, a spokesman said Monday. Jim McGrath said on Twitter that the 93-year-old Bush is “responding to treatments and appears to be ...

Senators cling to a fading custom

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WASHINGTON — In Trump’s Washington, traditions are frail and civility a novelty. But one custom that is hanging on — tattered and tenuously — is an unwritten rule: Don’t work too hard to inflict political harm on your Senate colleagues. This election season is testing lawmakers’ ...

Hancock to set up new internet service

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Commissioners in Hancock County have agreed to provide money to set up broadband internet service in portions of New Cumberland that now are considered underserved. The commission, on Thursday, approved a contribution of $5,000 to serve as seed money for the installation of ...

Wheeling Jesuit professor is awarded Fulbright Scholarship

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WHEELING — The study of the German military during World War II is a passion for Jeff Rutherford, and he will get the opportunity to learn more behind European campaigns of the Nazis when he goes to Germany this fall courtesy of a Fulbright Scholarship. Rutherford serves as associate ...

Woman of theYear

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Shari Prichard, left, was voted Woman of the Year when the Ohio Valley Business and Professional Women held their annual Wine and Shoe Extravaganza on Friday at the Steubenville Country Club. With her is club President Sara Lane. Other contenders for the title were Phyllis Riccadonna, Deborah ...

Morrisey’s office tackles elder abuse

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CHARLESTON — Representatives of the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office will emphasize the importance of identifying and reporting elder abuse, neglect and exploitation as part of Money Smart Week, this week. Office representatives will host numerous events across the Northern ...

Gala honorees

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The Ohio Valley Health Center held its annual fundraiser gala to a “Great Gatsby” theme Sunday at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. The event included a social hour; a sit-down dinner; the recognition of honorees; a Chinese and silent auctions; and the announcement of a $40,000 donation to ...

World War II vet to be honored by Veterans park foundation

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WELLSBURG — A former Marine involved in fighting the spread of communism at the end of World War II will be honored at the Brooke County Veterans Memorial Park Foundation’s upcoming annual dinner-dance. Domenic Frio of Follasnbee will be recognized as the group’s Veteran of the Year at ...

Community news from around the area

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Today’s community page offers some candid photos I took at the VIP reception held Thursday at Catholic Central High School’s cafeteria for The Herald-Star Speaker Series guest John Quinones, newsman and longtime anchor of ABC’s “What Would You Do?” After the reception, Quinones spoke ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Gina Lenko, 40, 125 Warren St., Rayland, failure to appear, Saturday. Arrested: Edward Dameron, 30, 20 North Byron St., Wintersville, bench warrant, Saturday. Cited: Cameron B. Johnsey, 142 North Sixth St., red light violation; Karlibeth N. Snyder, 129 Connie St., ...

West Virginia GOP Senate candidates set to debate

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WHEELING — As controversy continues to swirl over the U.S. Senate race in West Virginia, residents will get an opportunity today to hear about the issues from the candidates themselves — all of them — rather than from political advertising geared to persuade, not to inform. The ...

North Korea ‘denuclearization’ under debate

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed North Korea has agreed to “denuclearization” before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un. But that’s not the case. North Korea said Friday it would suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ...

Gunman being sought

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Police are warning residents of a Nashville neighborhood to watch out for a suspect in a Waffle House restaurant shooting that killed four people. More than 80 Nashville police officers continued to search for Travis Reinking early Monday, authorities said. Agents with ...

Justices to weigh in on Trump policy

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has so far had little to say about Donald Trump’s time as president, even as the nation has moved from one Trump controversy to another. That’s about to change. The justices’ first deep dive into a Trump administration policy comes in a dispute over the ...

County to sell old police cruisers

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NEW CUMBERLAND — Hancock County officials are holding off on advertising the sale of police cruisers following a discussion between the county commission and the sheriff’s office. During a recent meeting, the commission tabled a request to advertise the sale of cruisers that had been used ...

Master Gardeners

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The Hancock County Master Gardeners worked with third grade pupils from New Manchester Elementary recently, helping them to plant flowers, and providing a better understanding of the requirements for the germination process in plants. -- Contributed