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Council adopts building code

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WEIRTON — Weirton Council passed the first reading of an ordinance, during a special meeting Tuesday, which would ensure the city stays up to date on national building code regulations. Council was presented with an ordinance updating and amending the city’s building code to add the ...

Easter egg hunt is Saturday

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Hancock County Savings Bank is serving as the major sponsor of this year’s Weirton community Easter egg hunt, set for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Millsop Community Center. The event is open to youth from toddlers to 10 years old, and features 10,000 Easter eggs, prizes, a bounce house, cookies ...

Advisory group recommends significant changes to migrant processing

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal advisory group is calling for significant changes to how the federal government deals with the surge of migrant families that officials say is overwhelming the southern border. In a draft report unveiled Tuesday, a committee of the Homeland Security Advisory ...

McKinley talks carbon, health care

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WELLSBURG — U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley, R-Wheeling, made his way throughout Brooke County on Monday. McKinley said that for the past nine years, when not in session, he visits the counties in his district regularly. “It’s a matter of finding out what’s going on, and how we can ...

GOOD FRIDAY CLOSINGS

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Many area government agencies will adjust their schedules in observance of Good Friday. Those changes include: • Brooke County Courthouse will be opened for regular hours, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Brooke County Public Library and its Follansbee Branch will close at noon. • Brooke ...

Steubenville and Jefferson County police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Cited: John T. Wise, 30, 995 McKinley Ave., speeding; Danisha L. Harton, 29, 709 Oakmont Ave., no license; and Bryan Whatley, 29, 163 McDowell Ave., failure to signal turn. Arrested: Joseph M. Bednarek, 37, 1311 N. Fourth St., Brilliant, probation violation out of municipal ...

Feds unsure who lacks broadband

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There is a way around the notoriously sluggish internet in West Virginia. You just need a car and some time. Kelly Povroznik can tell you, when she happens to get a good signal. She teaches an online college course so hampered by unreliable connections that she has had to drive a half-hour to ...

Wintersville club auction set for Thursday

Community

WINTERSVILLE — The Wintersville Woman’s Club is coming down the home stretch for its 2018-19 meetings with only two left before the summer hiatus. Thursday’s noon luncheon and business meeting at St. Florian Event Center features the club’s annual in-house fundraiser, the “Make It, ...

Redacted report expected Thursday

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WASHINGTON — The Justice Department expects to make a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation public Thursday morning, a spokeswoman said Monday. The redacted report would be sent to Congress and also made available to the public, ...

Community news from around the area

Community

School of Nursing Alumni Association meets Wednesday, has Andrea Hale as new leader STEUBENVILLE — Blanche Williams, outgoing president of the Ohio Valley Hospital/Trinity School of Nursing Alumni Association, is encouraging current and prospective members to attend the April meeting ...

Police reports

Daily Happenings

Steubenville Arrested: Patricia M. Robinson, 38, of 1127 Wilson Ave., possession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instrument and possession of drug paraphernalia, Sunday. Arrested: Kenneth D. Mendel, 57, 452 Sunshine Park Road, possession of drugs and unsafe vehicle, Sunday. Shots fired: ...

Trump veterans joining Justice’s campaign

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CHARLESTON — President Donald Trump is sending help to Gov. Jim Justice for the 2020 re-election effort which could see a new challenger. The Justice campaign announced Monday that Mike Lukach was joining the re-election team as campaign manager. Lukach was previously a part of Donald ...

NHS inductees

Community

Eighteen new members were inducted into the Buckeye Local High School Panther Chapter of the National Honor Society on April 7. They include, front, from left, Halie Marshall, Alexis Scott, Brooke Roski, Alyssa Lingenfelter and Brooke Carpico; middle, Conrad Schuetz, Jenna MacAlister, Brianna ...

Weirton’s planned mural project moving forward

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WEIRTON — The history of the steel industry in Weirton soon will be the subject of a new public mural to take shape in the community. “It’s ready to go,” Mike Swartzmiller, who is leading the project, said during Wednesday’s meeting of the Renaissance Weirton Committee. Swartzmiller ...

Pre-candidates for governor of West Virginia bring in donations

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CHARLESTON — The candidate filing period is 10 months away, but potential candidates are already raising money in anticipation of becoming the next governor of West Virginia. Pre-candidates for office had between March 30 and April 5 to turn in their 2019 annual campaign finance report. Any ...

Commissioners thank Long for heroism

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke County Commissioners thanked Bill Long for his heroism during a structure fire. Long assisted his 99-year-old neighbor from a burning building on Jan. 4, around 9 a.m. “I went out on the porch and saw what was happening,” said Long. “I knew it was a fire and I ...