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Film examines hillbilly stereotype

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HUNTINGTON — A documentary film that examines the hillbilly stereotype will be given a free screening in West Virginia next week. Marshall University is presenting the film “hillbilly” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Room 154 of Smith Hall on the school’s Huntington campus. The ...

Combat veteran kills 12 in California bar

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a hooded Marine combat veteran dressed all in black opened fire during college night at a country music bar in Southern California, killing 12 people and sending hundreds fleeing in terror before apparently taking his own life, ...

Weirton Woman’s Club marks 95 years

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WEIRTON — It started the Mary H. Weir Public Library, used to maintain a wildlife sanctuary on Marland Heights and sold close to $60,000 in war bonds and stamps in 1942 and 1943. Its art department donated the Forged in Steel sign at Main Street and Freedom Way and the statue of the girl ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Cited: Amy Bartholomew, 36, 937 Broadway Blvd., two counts no child restraint; and Lisa F. Mills, no age listed, 1309 Cardinal St., driving with suspended license. Arrested: Christine Shannon, 34, 1223 Oregon Ave., bench warrant out of Toronto county court, ...

Motions filed in case against Loughry

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CHARLESTON — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia is asking for an extension of time to file a response to a second motion from state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry. U.S. Attorneys Philip Wright and Gregory McVey filed their motion Wednesday in U.S. ...

Brooke trail affected by bridge work

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County commissioners on Thursday learned much of the Brooke County Pioneer Trail will be closed for at least a year while crews build a retaining wall near the future site of the new Ohio River bridge. The trail extends from the Buffalo Creek Bridge at Wellsburg’s ...

Weirton ornaments ready for purchase

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WEIRTON — The holiday season is just around the corner, and the city of Weirton is getting into the spirit. This year’s Success in Unity ornament is now available for order, with the first batch to be delivered during Weirton’s Light the Night event at 6 p.m., Nov. 17 at the corner of ...

Recognition

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Officials from Hancock County Schools were in Washington, D.C. Thursday, where they officially accepted the recognition of Allen T. Allison Elementary School as a National Blue Ribbon School. The award was announced during a school assembly Oct. 6. A.T. Allison is one of only three West ...

Appeals court rules against Trump on DACA policy

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday that President Donald Trump cannot immediately end an Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals kept in place a preliminary injunction blocking ...

Medicare expands access to in-home support

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a harbinger of potentially big changes for Medicare, seniors in many states will be able to get additional services like help with chores, safety devices and respite for caregivers next year through private “Medicare Advantage” insurance plans. The shift reflects a ...

Weirton looks to purchase four vehicles

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WEIRTON — The City of Weirton continues efforts to update its fleet of vehicles, with four proposed purchases recommended Thursday by the city’s Finance Committee. The vehicle purchases — two for the Weirton Police Department, one for the Weirton Fire Department and one for the city’s ...

Hospital’s help with Nutcracker crucial, city’s leaders say

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STEUBENVILLE — Trinity Health System’s ongoing support of the city’s Nutcracker Village and Advent Market is crucial, Historic Fort Steuben Executive Director Judy Bratten said. Bratten said Trinity, presenting sponsor of the events, is in the third year of its five-year funding ...

Jamboree In The Hills is ‘on hiatus’ for 2019

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MORRISTOWN, Ohio — A local summer tradition four decades in the making is canceled for 2019, and at least one Belmont County official believes a dispute between festival management and country music fans over the handling of alcoholic beverages on site may be to blame. Live Nation, the ...

VETERANS DAY SERVICES

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¯ FOLLANSBEE — The Follansbee American Legion Post and Ohio Valley Veterans Memorial Squad will hold a Veterans Day program at 11 a.m. Saturday at the post home at the corner of Main and Raymond streets. In the event of inclement weather, it will be moved indoors, where the post’s ...

Officials reflect on summit, potential projects

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WEIRTON — Weirton officials feel the recent Regional Economic Diversification Summit already is paying dividends for the community. During an informational workshop Wednesday morning, Weirton City Manager Joe DiBartolomeo said there were multiple potential projects in the city as a result ...

Local bugler to be part of anniversary event

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WINTERSVILLE — On Sunday at precisely 11 a.m. (local times), more than 300 buglers and trumpeters from 39 states and five countries will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with a worldwide sounding of Taps and The Last Post, sponsored by Taps for Veterans. The ...

Arrest made in string of robberies

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WEIRTON — Weirton police, with assistance from the West Virginia State Police, have arrested an individual in connection with a series of armed robberies in Weirton and Steubenville. According to officials with the Weirton Police Department’s Detectives Division, Dale Dante Alexander, 21, ...

Community news from throughout the area

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Weirton Woman’s Club hosting ‘Fashion to the Maxx’ Sunday WEIRTON — The GFWC Weirton Woman’s Club is sponsoring a “Fashion to the Maxx” Style Show featuring fashions by T. J. Maxx of Steubenville. The fundraiser will be held Sunday at Undo’s in Weirton. Doors open at 1 ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: David R. Hoberek, 41, 1340 Arlington Ave., driving with suspended license, failure to signal turn and warrant charging cruelty to animals, Tuesday. Cited: Heratio Gonzalez, 70, 722 Woodlawn Road, expired registration; Neal C. Jackson, 38, 115 Pennfield Road, stop ...