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Gov. Justice to W.Va. Legislature: Send clean pay raise bill

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CHARLESTON — After the defeat of the West Virginia Senate’s education reform package, Gov. Jim Justice asked lawmakers to quit sitting on his pay raise bill for teachers and school service personnel. Justice held a press conference Tuesday afternoon hours after the House of Delegates ...

Commission hears concerns from 911 deputy director

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WELLSBURG —The Brooke County commissioners heard concerns Tuesday from 911 Deputy Director Christina White, who said she was worried about the county’s emergency service radio transmissions. “It’s really getting bad,” said White. “My co-workers are concerned that somebody is going ...

Robotics team

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Brooke High School student Ryley McAllister and his robotics team competed Saturday in Fairmont at the Hi-tech Research Facility in a regional qualifier. The team has qualified to be in the state tournament in March. Shown are, from left, Erik Gruda, Gauge Conant, McAllister, Greg Thornfin and ...

Trump says he has ‘absolute right’ to declare emergency

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he would prevail over a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he expected to do “very well,” against the suit, ...

Minimum-wage exempted for disabled workers

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WHEELING — The new executive director of Russell Nesbitt Services says workshops for the disabled couldn’t operate if they were forced to pay all disabled workers minimum wage. Monday was Jane Ketcham’s first day on the job at Russell Nesbitt. It was also the day the West Virginia ...

Care packages

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Fourth-graders at Weirton Elementary School recently participated in a “We Care About You” personal care package activity. Items such as adult coloring books, word search, crossword, inspirational and Sudoko books, lip balm, hand cream and sanitizer, gum, snack foods, stress balls, fuzzy ...

Teachers, service personnel announce strike

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CHARLESTON — The heads of the three unions representing teachers and school service personnel in West Virginia announced the start of a statewide strike starting today. Representatives from West Virginia chapter of the American Federation of Teachers, the West Virginia Education ...

Amazing Grace ‘Share the Love’ sew-in Friday

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STEUBENVILLE — A sew-in to the theme “Share the Love” is next up on the agenda for the nonprofit organization Amazing Grace Pillowcase Inc. And founder Mary J. Albaugh hopes participants will bring a friend to share in the experience of the local outreach whose volunteers have made more ...

Police reports

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Steubenville Arrested: Juliette R.Harton, 55, 531 Maxwell Ave., Steubenville, failure to appear, Sunday. Arrested: Eric J. Stroud, 24, 389 Steubenville Pike, Burgettstown, warrant for assault issued by Pennsylvania authorities, Sunday. Cited: John E. Adlesic Jr., 52, 401 Parallel Ave., ...

State Senate amends education reform package

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CHARLESTON — Remaining defiant until the end in the face of an impending teacher strike, the West Virginia Senate amended back into their education reform package controversial items the House specifically removed or decreased. The Senate amended Senate Bill 451 Monday evening to put back in ...

House of Delegates kills Senate education reform package

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CHARLESTON — With more than 100 teachers and school service personnel yelling on the other side of the chamber door and watching from the galleries, the House of Delegates killed the state Senate's massive education reform package today. The House voted 53-45 to postpone indefinitely any ...

Community news from around the area

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Wellsburg Elks Lodge plans paint and sip for Friday WELLSBURG — The Wellsburg Elks Lodge No. 1553 at 834 Charles St. will hold a “St. Patty’s Fun” paint and sip Friday, beginning at 6 p.m. The cost is $35 and includes everything needed to complete slate painting for St. Patrick’s ...

Hancock talks superintendent’s contract

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NEW CUMBERLAND — The future of Hancock County’s superintendent of schools will not be known publicly for another week, following a special meeting Monday of the Hancock County Board of Education. Following an executive session of two hours and 49 minutes, board members returned to ...

Appeals court bill passes W.Va. Senate

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CHARLESTON — The nearly decade-long effort to establish an intermediate appeals court underneath the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals took one step closer to creation Monday. The state Senate passed Senate Bill 266, the West Virginia Appellate Reorganization Act, 17-16 Monday ...

Orecchio recognized for community spirit

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WEIRTON — A Weirton youth has been recognized as among the nation’s top youth volunteers. Chloe Orecchio, 11, recently was honored by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program recognizing young individuals for acts of volunteerism. As a state honorees, she will ...

Mardi Gras silver sponsor

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First Choice America Credit Union is a silver level sponsor for the annual Mardi Gras Charity Ball, held by the Rotary Club of Weirton Heights, and scheduled for Saturday at Williams Golf & Country Club. Proceeds from this year’s fundraiser will benefit Tri-State United Soccer with ...

China: U.S. of trying to block tech development

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BEIJING — China’s government on Monday accused the United States of trying to block its industrial development by alleging that Chinese mobile network gear poses a cybersecurity threat to countries rolling out new internet systems. And in a potential blow to the U.S.’s effort to rally ...

City Council to hold work session

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WEIRTON — Weirton Council will meet in an informational session at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, in Room 201 of the Weirton Municipal Building. The meeting will focus on possible changes to the city charter.

Park Board reschedules meeting

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WEIRTON — The Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation has rescheduled its regular monthly meeting. The meeting will now be held at 8 a.m., Feb. 28 in the Weirton Room of the Millsop Community Center.

Tense standoff spells endgame for IS militants

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BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — The collection of tents was largely silent on a sunny winter Monday afternoon. Few people were visible, but the few out and about were calm: Two men in long robes and pants walked slowly together through the grass, a woman leisurely came out of her tent to look around, a ...